Things to Do in Dallas
Get the insider scoop on all things Dallas
Even before it secured its independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas has done things its own way, and its largest landlocked city, Dallas, epitomizes this brash mentality. Just like the eponymous 70s television show Dallas, the city epitomizes big living. In a state famous for its conservatism, it is a place of risk-takers, as demonstrated by both the city's voting patterns and its lax stance on street art, which has populated the city with vivid murals. At the same time tradition matters and can be found in both the city's dedication to classic manners and its love of football. Still, rodeo remains the state sport, evident at the Texas State Fair. The largest state fair in the nation, it is hosted by Big Tex, a 52-foot-high cowboy and is home to the Texas Star Ferris wheel, the tallest in North America. In short, when Dallas does it, they do it big.
- Dallas Love Field
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
- American Airlines Center
- The House of Blues
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science
- Cook Hall
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Medina Oven
- NEO Pizza Napoletana
- The Living Room Bar
- Victory Tavern
How To Get Here
American Airlines Center
Distance: 0.1km/0.2 miles
Stay at our hotel near American Airlines Center for a front row seat to downtown sporting events. Home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, the American Airlines Center anchors the 72-acre Victory Park development. As one of the closest hotels near American Airlines Center, guests can enjoy both luxury accommodations and great Dallas events that take place within 2 blocks of the W Dallas - Victory.
Distance: 6.4km/4 miles
The Dallas Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals and represents more than 406 species. An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the 106-arce zoo is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas.
W Dallas is located near premier luxury shopping including the Neiman Marcus flagship store, Highland Park Village and the Galleria Mall. Contact the W Concierge to set up a shopping play date at nearby retailers or for recommendations on the best places to shop. Here's a look at nearby shops:
- Neiman Marcus Dallas - 3.2 km/2.0 miles
- Dallas Market Center - 3.2 km/2.0 miles
- West Village Shopping Center - 4.2km/2.6 miles
- Highland Park Village - 6.9 km/2.6 miles
- Northpark Center - 11.3km/7.0 miles
- Galleria Dallas Mall - 16.7km/10.4 miles
House of Blues
Distance: 0.32km/0.2 miles
Offering a distinct blend of live music, southern inspired cuisine amidst an eclectic décor of folk art, House of Blues Dallas offers guests a truly amazing experience.
Located only 3 blocks from W Dallas Victory Hotel, House of Blues is Dallas’ premier live music and special events venue offers a unique space for corporate events, meetings, concerts, receptions and wedding events alike.
Live Music Venues
Dallas sounds are as appealing as its sights. Check out what our W Insider has spotlighted as what's hot and happening during your stay. Some of the more popular Dallas live music venues include:
- Granada Theater - 7.7 km/4.8 miles
- AT&T Performing Arts Center - 1.7 km/1.1 miles
- American Airlines Center 0.3 km/0.2 miles
- Gexa Energy Pavilion - 7.2 km/4.5 miles
- Verizon Theater at Grand Prarie - 21.5 km/13.4 miles
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Distance: 0.65km/ 0.41 miles
Located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has been inspiring curiosity since it opened its doors to the public on December 01, 2012. Called a "world of wonder" by The Dallas Morning News, The Perot Museum is ready to amaze your brain through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games.
The 180,000-square-foot facility provides guests of all ages the opportunity to explore five floors of 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3D computer animation and so much more. With a mission of “Inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow” the museum exhilarates and entertains visitors of all ages...because after all, it's never too late to learn.
A walkable, urban neighborhood, Uptown Dallas, is a vibrant shopping district with celebrated history and modern amenities. One of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in all of Texas, Uptown is home to more than 100 restaurants, 2 shopping districts and a free trolley line that connects you to the Arts District and DART Rail at Cityplace Station.
Located steps away from W Dallas - Victory, Victory Park is not only home to American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, it's also a vibrant urban community at the heart of Dallas featuring a variety of retailers and restaurants. Head on out and see what everyone is talking about.