Hotel at a Glance: Westin Dallas Park Central
Located on the city’s north side, Westin Dallas Park Central offers easy access to Dallas’s many attractions. The complimentary shuttle will drop you off anywhere within a 5-mile radius so you can explore sights such as the Galleria Dallas mall, which offers more than 135 stores, plenty of restaurants, and a full-size ice-skating rink.
- Included perks: All options come with complimentary overnight garage parking; some options also include breakfast for two.
- Get a good night’s sleep atop your guest room’s pillow-top mattress.
- Enjoy a signature cocktail at the hotel’s evening gathering, which takes place Monday–Friday in the lobby lounge.
- Grab a bite at the onsite Café in the Park, a casual eatery offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner; lobby bar Unwind serves up cocktails and snacks.
- Take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, or get fit with calisthenics, yoga, and weightlifting in the fitness center.
Dallas: Historical Parks and Rejuvenated Urban Districts in North Texas
Though some know Dallas only for the massive AT&T Stadium (which is actually in Arlington), the city is also an enclave of arts and nature, overflowing with botanical gardens, art galleries, and live theater. Historic Main Street connects many of the city’s recently rejuvenated urban districts, as well as the popular Main Street Garden, a block-long public park surrounded by architecturally significant buildings. Locals come here to picnic on the expansive lawn or watch a movie under the moonlight in the summer and fall.
You’ll find horse-drawn carriages clopping along brick streets in the city’s historic West End district, which dates back to the 19th century. This part of the city also contains Dealey Plaza, where President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963. At The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, housed in the former Texas School Book Depository, you can visit the spot where Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have shot at Kennedy’s presidential motorcade.
Joggers and bikers can zip through the fashionable Turtle Creek neighborhood, located about 4 miles west of downtown, via the Katy Trail, which follows an old interstate railroad. Back near downtown Dallas, the 277-acre Fair Park is the location of North America’s largest Ferris wheel and seven museums and four performing-arts centers, many of which are inside art-deco buildings built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.