Dallas, or “The Big D” as Texans call it, is the second largest in Texas has an endless variety of options for your vacation plans. Food, shopping, sports, and art draw thousands of tourists each month. With major NFL (Dallas Cowboys), NBA (The Mavericks), MLB (Texas Rangers) and Hockey teams (Stars) as well as playing host to the annual Red River Shootout game, Dallas sports are a major draw to the city for locals and non-locals alike.
Into food? Dallas is known for its tex-mex and barbeque, but as a large, culturally diverse city, it offers an endless array of restaurants for everyone’s taste buds and budget. For the culinary adventurous, visit the Texas State Fair each year to sample the latest and greatest in fair-food (think chicken fried alligator, butter, and deep-fried Oreos).
Into Art? Dallas has one of the largest arts district in the U.S, as well as the renowned Dallas art museum which is in the top 10 largest in the U.S. Safe to say, you won’t have to look far for art in Dallas!
Bringing the family? There are plenty of options to keep the kids entertained. The Dallas Zoo and Aquarium are must-see attractions, while Six Flags Over Texas is just a short drive away in Arlington. If your visit aligns, take the kids to the Texas State Fair to ride the carnival rides and play the fairway games.
No matter what the occasion, book your Dallas, Texas vacation rental today to explore all that this classic Texas city has to offer!
Dallas has 2 major airports, Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW), located about 20 miles northwest of Downtown, and Dallas Love Field (DAL) which is only 8 miles outside of downtown. DFW is one of the larger airports in the country and a hub for American Airlines and serves many international flights while Love Field has more domestic flights and serves as the hub to the local favorite, Southwest Airlines.
There are multiple options for getting into town via taxis, shuttles, major rideshare companies or car rentals that all serve the airports and can get you to your vacation rental.
Getting around town? As the city of very spread out, the best way to get around town if by car. But don’t worry, the city is laid out on a grid which makes it surprisingly easy to navigate. Rideshare companies or taxis are readily available to get you to and from the hot spots.
In Dallas, July – August are the hottest months of the year with many days above 100 degrees. December – February are the coldest months and temperatures can drop to around 40 degrees. January historically is the wettest month and July and August the driest. However, Texas is known for its weather mood swings, hence the saying “if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. If you visit in the summer, your best bet is to rent a vacation rental with an air conditioner to keep you cool and ready to explore.
In Dallas proper, half of the almost 6,200 accommodation options are apartment/condo rentals. With an average nightly price of around $190 and a median size of about 1900 ft², these are a great fit for larger groups or families, as most can accommodate 5 people. House rentals represent the second most available accommodation type option in Dallas. The average price of a house rental is $250 a night for an area of around 2000 ft². Whatever type of accommodation you are looking to rent, there are many options in Dallas’ many areas to choose from for your next vacation rental.