Where can you go for an exciting, action-packed weekend? Head south to Texas of course! If you only get a weekend to spend in Texas, you’ve got to make it Dallas. Home of the Cowboys, the birthplace of Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez and Meat Loaf, and of course - the setting for TV’s Dallas, it would be rude not visit for a weekend.
Get the lowdown on what to do and how to enjoy an unforgettable weekend in Dallas.
Where to stay
You’ll find no shortage of hotels and places to stay in Dallas, with some incredible options to suit all budgets. If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle, book a hotel in Richardson, Texas, which could save you some money for the rest of your weekend. If you prefer a more central locale, then you’ll be able to choose from top of the range luxury all the way to budget hostels - the choice is yours.
What to see
With just a weekend to enjoy all the delights of Dallas, you’ll need to map out your time carefully. You’ll need to bear in mind that the city is vast, so be prepared to do a lot of walking. There is public transport, of course, but people tend to drive to get from A to B.
Try to spend your mornings sightseeing to take in as much as you can. The Sixth Floor Museum, Klyde Warren Park, and the Bonny and Clyde Tour are particularly stand out as some of the best things to do in Dallas during your stay. If you love horses, visit the Texas Horse Park and play the cowboy or cowgirl for the day.
Where to eat
You could spend your entire weekend eating your way around Dallas, the choice is that good. The amazing Legacy Food Hall has plenty of diverse food stalls satisfying all sorts of cravings, while Pecan Lodge is a particularly popular spot to enjoy some traditional southwestern cuisine. Take your pick of the best places to eat in Dallas and enjoy everything from incredible street food to fine dining.
Where to go out
The Dallas nightlife is also something to savor during your visit, with some amazing bars and clubs to enjoy. The House of Blues is a popular music spot, while the Joule Hotel has a fantastic speakeasy-style bar which is great for stepping back in time. If you want to enjoy a drink while taking in the views of Dallas, there are some breathtaking rooftop bars, including SODA Bar and The Woolworth. Ideal for watching the sunset or sipping cocktails after hours, enjoy a taste of Dallas nightlife in style.
Dallas is a great city to enjoy a weekend at any time of year. If you love exploring new sites and being a part of a lively and rich atmosphere, then Dallas is the perfect location for you. A staycation in the US is a great way to explore some great states and cities, so why not make a wishlist of places to go and start ticking them off one by one!