About Dallas

To steal the old cliche, everything actually is bigger in Texas. And that goes for the savings, too, when you choose a stunning Dallas rental from FlipKey. Often more affordable than hotels, vacation rentals provide extra living space, a full kitchen, and amenities like swimming pools—making them the perfect accommodation for friends, families, or couples.

Rent an apartment in downtown Dallas or a home in the suburbs; either way you’ll be experiencing this neat American city up close and personal. Start your vacation with some beautiful outdoor sights at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the top-rated attraction in the area. The 66-acre garden is a sight to behold, whether you’re witnessing the spring cherry blossoms or regular flowers in bloom. Within the arboretum is the Degolyer Estate, an historic home well worth a tour.

It only makes sense that the country’s largest contiguous arts district is in Dallas. You’ll find Wyly Theatre, a can’t-miss destination for art and culture aficionados for its design and stellar productions from Dallas Theater Center. The notable regional company puts on a spectrum of offerings from classics and musicals to new works and collaborations. Other excellent local performance companies include Lyric Stage and Theatre Three, plus venues like the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Winspear Opera House, Kessler Theater, and House of Blues.

The museum scene is top-notch, too. There’s the Sixth Floor Museum celebrating the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, The George W. Bush Presidential Library (a local favorite), Perot Museum of Nature and Science (great for kids), and the always-interesting Dallas Museum of Art. A Dallas rental from FlipKey is particularly perfect for a girlfriend getaway or bachelorette party.

Why?

Aside from having plenty of room to spread out, the locals take shopping seriously—but we expect nothing less from the birthplace of Neiman Marcus. You’ll find some fun spots in both the West End and neighborhoods like Uptown and Highland Park. And Forestwood Antique Mall is a 45,000-square-foot opportunity to stumble on vintage decor and furniture. And since this is Texas, it only makes sense that the flavors are as big as the finds. Hit a farmers market and grab ingredients for your own home-cooked meal, or give one of the terrific (and enormous) steakhouses a try. Some fan favorites are Lockhart Smokehouse and Dakota’s Steakhouse, but you can’t really go wrong no matter where you choose.

Sports fans can catch a Dallas Mavericks game at American Airlines Center, which also hosts concerts frequently. Nightlife venues range from breweries, comedy clubs, and classic saloons, to modern cocktail bars and old taverns. For the perfect Dallas stay that won’t break the bank, consider a rental from FlipKey and enjoy the comforts of home while you experience this larger-than-life southern escape.