Things to Do in Dallas, Texas
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Even before it secured its independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas has done things its own way. Dallas epitomizes this idea ⎯ it's big, it's bold, and it's one-of-a-kind. 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. At the same time, tradition matters and can be witnessed in both the city's dedication to Texas hospitality and its unrelenting love of football.
Guests at W Dallas - Victory can enjoy all sides of the city during their Dallas getaway. Our hotel is perfectly positioned for exploring the many things to do in this inimitable destination ⎯ from top shopping to world-class entertainment to fine dining. Review our recommended picks, below, and plan your weekend escape to Dallas today. And stay connected to what's New/Next in our Dallas Destination Guide.
American Airlines Center
Distance: 0.1km/0.2 miles
Enjoy a front row seat to downtown sporting events during your stay at W Dallas - Victory. Home of both 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 an ideal location two blocks away from the arena.
Distance: 6.4km/4 miles
One of the most family-friendly things to do in Dallas, the Dallas Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals across over 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.
Don't miss spending a weekend afternoon exploring the many shopping opportunities in Dallas. Our hotel is located near the Neiman Marcus flagship store, Highland Park Village and the Galleria Mall. Contact the W Concierge to set up a shopping excursion or to inquire about 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 three blocks away from W Dallas - Victory, the House of Blues is Dallas’ premier live music and special events venue. An essential thing to do for music buffs, the House of Blues also offers a unique space for corporate events, meetings, concerts, receptions and weddings.
Live Music Venues
Dallas sounds are as appealing as its sights. Check out what our W Insider has spotlighted for 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 in 2012. Called a "world of wonder" by The Dallas Morning News, The Perot Museum is ready to amaze 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 a celebrated history. 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.