Destination guide

You can paint the town and the front porch in Dallas

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.

Activities

Everything's bigger in Texas, including game day

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

Yep, sometimes the weather is bigger in Dallas

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.

Transport

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.

Where to stay around Dallas?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,218 vacation rentals near Dallas. From 582 Houses to 469 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:

  • Downtown: 425 vacation rentals
  • Uptown: 413 vacation rentals
  • North Dallas: 23 vacation rentals
  • Deep Ellum: 140 vacation rentals
  • Bishop Arts District: 33 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 Market Center: 1,046 vacation rentals
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU): 656 vacation rentals
  • Cotton Bowl: 932 vacation rentals
  • Fair Park: 944 vacation rentals
  • Highland Park Shopping Village: 599 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 582 Houses in Dallas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dallas include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 469 rentals available
  • Cabins: 13 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dallas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 375 vacation rentals with pool available in Dallas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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