Destination guide

Explore Dallas from vacation home rentals

Situated in northern Texas, Dallas is a bigger-than-a-10-gallon-hat metropolitan city offering tons of fun for the whole family to enjoy. This cultural hotspot is definitely not all hat and no cattle. Dallas sports everything from an NFL team to art museums, and even the tallest cowboy during it’s annual State Fair of Texas. You can check out the zoo, botanical gardens or go ice skating in the middle of summer. And be sure to enjoy deep fried, well, everything. Cause y'all gonna love it. You can hang your hat on it.

Things to do

Attractions near your Dallas summer rental

If you want to blend in with the locals, visit the Sixth Floor Museum in downtown Dallas at Dealey Plaza, which commemorates President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. And speaking of Presidents, check out The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, along with works of art at Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art. Visit Dallas World Aquarium, and then take a 12-minute walk over to the famous Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures at Pioneer Plaza.

Activities

What to do during your trip to Dallas vacation homes

Dallas has so much to offer, they had to divide it up into 9 districts just to keep track of it all. Just saying. To assimilate with the locals, go shopping and ice skating at the Galleria mall, followed by seeing the Dallas Cowboys play football. And even if you didn’t see the game, say you did. With earnest. The annual State Fair of Texas offers up local delicacies like corny dogs, and deep fried anything. Be sure to check out the gorgeous city skyline at night, or take one of the popular wine tasting tours.

Weather

Best time to travel to Dallas vacation homes

The summer season in Dallas can be hot. Like hot as Hades hot. Think upper 90s. During winter, temperatures will dip down into the low 30s, so you'll definitely need your parka. And while you may be used to snow where you're from, Dallas natives stay home when it snows. Seriously, they do. And everyone complains about the rain. Then it stops. Then they complain about how dry it is. You get the idea. You'll find the lowest prices when booking Dallas vacation rentals during the spring and fall, when temperatures are more moderate.

Natural features

Dallas, where the big city offers big nature

Yep, everything’s bigger in Texas, even the cities. Dallas ranks in the top 10 largest in the country with a population of 1.3 million residents. But among all these people are cool opportunities to view nature and wildlife including at the Dallas Zoo and the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Check out the birds at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, or visit Cedar Ridge Preserve, where mammals and reptiles are king. Nearby Cedar Hill State Park is home to armadillos, raccoons and coyotes. Or you can learn about real giants at Dinosaur Valley State Park, about 81 miles southwest.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Dallas

Fly into Dallas, TX (DAL-Love Field), the closest airport, located 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Dallas, TX (ADS-Addison), which is 12.7 mi (20.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Dallas Union Station, Dallas Market Center Station and Dallas Medical-Market Center Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Dallas by jumping on the metro at St Paul Station, Akard Station or West End Station.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Dallas vacation rentals

Kids will enjoy the array of family attractions in Dallas. Vacation rentals are available near places like Cedar Hill State Park, a wooded park with mountain biking trails, bird-watching, fishing, boating, and swimming, and the Cedar Ridge Preserve, a nature preserve with miles of hiking trails through mammal, bird, and butterfly habitats. You could also visit Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park, an extreme park with bungee jumping, free fall, and high-thrill rides.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Dallas

The serene locations and unique attractions of Dallas make it perfect for a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near places like the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, a botanical garden on White Rock Lake with concerts and special exhibitions, and Reunion Tower, a landmark observation deck with light shows, panoramic city views, and restaurants. You'll also like Klyde Warren Park, an urban park with special events for arts, music, and families.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dallas?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,488 vacation rentals near Dallas. From 670 Houses to 630 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dallas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dallas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dallas:

  • Uptown: 554 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 540 vacation rentals
  • Lower Greenville: 589 vacation rentals
  • Oak Cliff: 71 vacation rentals
  • Old East Dallas: 420 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dallas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dallas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dallas Convention Center: 728 vacation rentals
  • American Airlines Center: 1,265 vacation rentals
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU): 806 vacation rentals
  • Dallas Market Center: 1,282 vacation rentals
  • George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum: 1,284 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dallas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dallas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 670 Houses in Dallas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dallas include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 630 rentals available
  • Cabins: 15 rentals available
  • Cottages: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dallas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 579 vacation rentals with pool available in Dallas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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