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Welcome to Dallas

Located in North Texas, Dallas serves as a popular meetings destination, particularly for those event planners looking to host gatherings in the southern U.S. With more than 13,000 downtown area hotel rooms and 35 new hotel projects in the works, the city offers accommodations that fit any preference or budget. Walkable neighborhoods, a thriving arts district, top-rated shopping, and world-class dining attract visitors from around the world to Dallas, and its innovative medical facilities make it a hot spot for healthcare conferences too.
Dallas Highlights
A blend of Southern hospitality and cosmopolitan living, Dallas offers a range of activities—from sightseeing adventures like the Reunion Tower and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to lively neighborhoods like the Design District. Plus, you’ll find eats for every taste bud including Texan mainstays like tacos, steak, and barbecue of course.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, this 66-acre garden features floral displays all year long.
Dallas Museum of Art
This prestigious art venue features exhibits from Ancient Mediterranean to Contemporary Art and Design.
Reunion Tower
Located next to the Hyatt Regency Dallas, this iconic Dallas landmark offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
This museum serves as a living science lesson, offering exhibits on engineering, technology, and conservation.
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, this 66-acre garden features floral displays all year long.
Dallas Museum of Art
This prestigious art venue features exhibits from Ancient Mediterranean to Contemporary Art and Design.
Reunion Tower
Located next to the Hyatt Regency Dallas, this iconic Dallas landmark offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
This museum serves as a living science lesson, offering exhibits on engineering, technology, and conservation.
Dallas Weather
You can expect year-round sunny skies in Dallas, which means it’s easy to plan an outdoor event here. Summers (from June to August) can be sizzling hot and muggy. Springtime (from March to May) and the fall (from September to November) are when you’ll enjoy the most comfortable temps. And despite the city’s southern location, it still experiences all four seasons, with wintertime temps typically in the 50s and 60s along with a chance of freezing rain.
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Dallas Weather Essentials
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July95°71°2.8 in
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October80°52°4.9 in
November68°43°3.3 in
December58°32°2.8 in
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Dallas Resources
Get There
What is the best way to get to Dallas?
Flying: Dallas-Fort Worth airport is the busier of the city’s two airports. Dallas Love Field is located closer to downtown but it has fewer flight options. Both provide daily direct flights into Dallas.
Train: Two Amtrak routes serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area: the Texas Eagle, which runs between San Antonio and Chicago, and the Heartland Flyer, which runs between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
Car: From Houston, which is 250 miles north of Dallas, drivers should take I-45, and from Austin, you’d use I-35 North. The downtown area is laid out on a grid, making it easy to navigate. But highways and major roads around Dallas can become congested during rush hour, so keep that in mind when traveling by car.
What is the best time to visit Dallas?
Dallas is known for its blazing hot summers and rainy winters, which is why spring and fall are considered the best times to visit. In addition to experiencing pleasant temps, from March to May, you can catch the bluebonnets in bloom. This is also when the Dallas Blooms, the biggest floral festival in the Southwest, is held at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. In the fall, tourist activity usually quiets down, but football season kicks off then, driving up hotel prices. Plus, the State Fair of Texas is held every year in Dallas, starting at the end of September, so expect crowds during that time. Other notable events include the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in April and the Taste of Dallas in June.
Get Around
Walking: While the downtown area and some tourist-friendly neighborhoods are exploreable on foot, visitors should plan to rent a car or use public transit to get around Dallas.
Transit: The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (or DART) encompasses both the bus system and the connecting light rail network that has four different lines. The Trinity Railway Express train connects downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as DFW airport.
Taxi: You can’t hail a taxi on the street in Dallas. You can find them stationed at taxi stands throughout downtown or you can call to order a pickup. Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft also operate in the city.
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