BEST WESTERN Duncanville Dallas Hotel Blog

April
30
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Duncanville on: April 30, 2017 11:09:32 AM
We all know just how exciting Dallas can be. This is a city that hums with event and event, and always guarantees that visitors and locals alike are able to have a good time. And of course, June is no different. Visit Dallas then and you’ll have the opportunity to attend events that showcase the very best of the city, including sampling its food, attending one of its cultural events, and enjoying a balmy Dallas night with the family.

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A taste of the city

Hungry? You’ll want to bring your appetite when you attend the Taste of Dallas festival, which is taking place in Fair Park from June 9 - 11. You’ll be able to choose foods from more than 70 vendors, and when you’re not eating you can enjoy the extensive entertainment provided. This is one event foodies won’t want to miss!  

Indie films

The Oak Cliff Festival is one of the hippest festivals in the city. Taking place in the Bishops Art District, the film festival includes screenings from some of the hottest indie filmmakers around and is regarded as one of the best small film festivals in the country. It’ll be taking place June 8 - 11 at various venues. Find out more by clicking here.

Movies in the park

There’s going to be some pretty special film screenings in Main Street Garden this summer as part of the Movies in the Park event. It all kicks off on June 1 with a free screening of Superman. Grab your family and some snacks and head down there for the free screening.

Book your stay at Best Western Duncanville Dallas and you’ll be just a short journey from the great attractions found across Dallas. All our well-appointed rooms include free high speed wi-fi, a 42” LCD TV, and a coffee maker, among other features.

January
30
Ah, love is in the air. Or at least it will be as we make our way toward February 14, better known as Valentine’s Day. Dallas will be making sure visitors and locals alike have all the loved energy they need to make it a special Valentine’s Day, with films, events, and food all on the agenda. What more could you need? Only one thing, a great hotel to unwind in! Enter Best Western Duncanville Dallas, a spacious and affordable hotel just a short drive from the sights, sounds, and events of the big city.

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Hearts in the Park

Aw, how sweet! On February 11, Klyde Warren Park will be transformed into a loving, romantic green space that is open to the whole family. Head down between 3 and 6pm and you’ll find animals from Dallas Zoo, a parade of adorable puppies, dancing lessons, and much more. The perfect way to get into the Valentine’s Day mood will be finalised at 6:30pm, when there’ll be a showing of Beauty and the Beast. We’re sure you’ll love this day!

Cold Treats for a Hot Day

Here’s a tough one: Who do you love more, your partner or ice cream? OK, that’s too hard to decide. Luckily, you don’t have to: head down to Ice Cream Wasted on Valentine’s Day and try the delicious (and frankly creative and inspiring) flavors they’ve come up with. Tickets are $45 for two people, so you’ll both be able to try ice cream at its best!

Friday Night at the Movies

Ah, visiting the cinema is the perfect date, and even more so on Valentine’s Day. Head down to the Texas Theatre for a showing of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a romantic, heartwarming musical from 1964 that inspired La La Land! After, head on hand in hand and find one of Dallas’ cozy wine bars.

Book a room at the Best Western Duncanville Dallas and you’ll be just a short fifteen minute drive from the many excellent events taking place in the thriving metropolis. Stay with us during November and you’ll be treated to three events that showcases the city’s thriving music, craft beer, and cultural scene. You’ll also have comfortable and stylish accommodations to return to after you’ve finished exploring the city, allowing you to sufficiently recharge before setting off to explore again the following day.

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Untapped Festival

Fine beer and even better music, what’s not to love? The 5th Untapped Festival will be taking place on November 12 at Fair Park and features a stellar musical line-up that includes Brooklyn indie rockers TV on the Radio and gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello, among others. With these fun loving bands on the stage and more than 400 beers being served from 100 breweries, you can expect it to be a day to remember!

2016 Brewer’s Ball

Untapped Festival still not quite quenched your thirst? Then head down to the 2016 Brewer’s Ball, which will be taking place on November 18 at 7pm. This is a more sophisticated craft beer festival, with tickets limited to 500. They’ll be a representative from each brewery on hand to talk you through their offerings. Also served is food from some of the best gastro restaurants in Dallas, ensuring you’re sufficiently fed as well as well watered. For more details, check this link.

The Lantern Fest

Head down to Texas Motorplex on November 19 and look the skies: you’ll be rewarded by thousands of glowing lanterns, and can even release one yourself. The Lantern Fest begins at 12pm and will include live music and dancing before the main show - the release of the lanterns - just as the sun begins to set.

 Zac Brown Band, Duncanville Texas Events, Things to Do in Dallas, Dallas Concerts

Our cozy hotel’s proximity to Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion means that our guests can easily enjoy the many events that touch down in Pavilion each month. This coming August, many of those events happen to be big-ticket concerts, as some of the most recognizable names in music are scheduled to take the venue’s stage! 

Here are a few of the Pavilion’s August highlights!

Sublime with Rome | August 6

On August 6, The Gexa Energy Pavilion will host a concert by reggae-rock outfit Sublime with Rome—a band composed of former Sublime member Eric Wilson and guitarist Rome Ramirez. Better still, Sublime with Rome will be supported by popular bands 311 and Dirty Heads, and talented rapper Matisyahu. Tickets for this night of good vibes range from $15-$65. Get yours by clicking here!

Zac Brown Band | August 14

A little over a week after Sublime with Rome rocks the Gexa Energy Pavilion, country music star Zac Brown will take the venue’s stage with his talented band. Tickets for this one start around $75—not a bad deal for the chance to catch songs like Chicken Fried, Toes and Whatever It Is live! Enjoy the show!  

Snoop Dogg | August 19

On Friday, August 19, rap legend Snoop Dogg will take his turn on the stage of the Gexa Energy Pavilion with classic songs like Drop It Like It’s Hot and Gin and Juice. And here’s where the news gets even better: Snoop will be supported by talented performers like Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates, and Jhene Aiko. Get your tickets, which start at just $34.00, here!

Yes, this August, the Gexa Energy will welcome some big stars to the Dallas area, and for guests of our comfortable Duncanville Hotel, all the fun is just a short drive away. To enjoy any of the concerts listed above—and all the other excitement that calls our area home—simply book a room at our hotel today. We look forward to making your stay a special one! 

April
26
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Duncanville on: April 26, 2016 10:36:10 PM

Dallas is dishing up some fantastic events over the coming weeks, including a delicious food festival perfectly complimented by top-notch musical acts. When you arrive in the Dallas area, check yourself in at the Best Western Duncanville Dallas for the best of both worlds – a quiet, small town feel to come home to after a great day in the bustling city. We have immaculate rooms and suites outfitted with the very best amenities and features, and a great hot breakfast on the house each morning of your stay! Book now, and check out these fun local events:

 
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Photo Credit: Taste Addison Facebook

Taste Addison: May 13 to 15

 

Take a half-hour drive into Addison Circle Park, where you will be greeted with food, music and a whole lot of Texas fun! The Taste Addison event brings together the best eateries and music acts at Addison Circle Park – we’re talking about 180-plus restaurants in less than 4.4 square miles. Move seamlessly from main samplers to tasty desserts in a several times over at this three-day culinary extravaganza.

You’ll also find great wines from around the country, as well as a gorgeous Marketplace full of great food items and take-home treats. Live music acts include Fin City Band, A Hard Day’s Night, Wareouse, Jackie Don Loe Band, Loyal Sally, Ray Johnston Band, Northern National, Sean McConnell, The Band Perry, Phil Pritchett and the Full Band, Parallel Play, Soul Track Mind and Escape.

The event runs rain or shine on Friday, May, 13 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday May 14 from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday May 15 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $20 per adult, $10 per child ages four to 10. Addison is north of downtown Dallas, just half an hour from our Duncanville Hotel.

January
24
dallas tours hotel room events

Dallas is a beautiful, thriving, and historical city that embodies the shining star that is the state of Texas. Whether it’s our colourful, varied skyline, our Reunion Tower, or our world-famous aquarium, there’s always something to do. But there can be a lot, so sometimes the best thing to do is simply tour the city! We’ve picked out three of our favourite events that will help acquaint you with our home.

Dallas & JFK Combo Tour – Daily

Start by getting to know our city—both the beauty and tragedy that lives inside. First, enjoy a 45-minute city tour. Get an intimate view of downtown from a sightseeing bus, including our Trinity River. Next, revisit the assassination of one of our greatest presidents, John F. Kennedy, including exclusive inside visits to Oswald’s rooming house and the Texas Theater. This is the best way to get acquainted with Dallas, and by the end of the tour you might just have a Texan accent! Learn more here.

Dallas by Chocolate Taste Tour – Daily

Next, enjoy the sweet side of Dallas with this chocolate tour of the city. You’ll spend 3.5 hours visiting 4-5 of the best local chocolatiers, learning from the masters themselves as they educate you through eyes, ears… and mouth! You’ll also learn about the city’s neighbourhoods along the way, as well as getting the chance to win prizes and gift certificates from their trivia. Beverages will also be included. Learn more here.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure – Until July 26

Now that you’ve learned all about the city, put your knowledge to the test with this Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt. You’ll get to play at your own pace as you follow clues and solve puzzles that will take you around the entire city. A great way to get some exercise and tour the town, especially if you’re looking for a way to make travel fun for the kids! Learn more here.

Congratulations—you’re now an expert on Dallas! And all experts of the city know the best valued hotel is right here with us. Book your room today. We look forward to your visit!

October
31
posted by: on: October 31, 2015 1:32:07 PM



Dallas is a sports city, through and through. People flock from all over the state to watch the Cowboys do their thing. The same is true when the Mavericks step out onto the hardwood. And though our balmy Texas weather doesn’t exactly suggest it, our excellent NHL Franchise, the Dallas Stars, is also wildly popular.  

The Stars, who play at the American Airlines Center, just a short drive away from our cozy hotel, have a busy schedule this time of year. For sports fans staying at our hotel, that means that fun is never far away!  

Here’s a quick rundown of the Stars’ November home games!

Toronto Maple Leafs | November 10

The Stars first home game of the month goes down on November 10, when they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Lone Star State. Can they shut down this storied, Original 6 team? There’s only one way to find out.

Winnipeg Jets | November 12

Next up, the Stars welcome the recently revived Winnipeg Jets to Dallas for a key Central Conference matchup. Don’t miss it!

Minnesota Wild | November 14

Two nights later, the Stars face another conference rival in the Minnesota Wild. And while Zach Parise’s dynamite offense is sure to make this a tough one, it’s a winnable one too. Grab your tickets early for this awesome night of hockey.

Buffalo Sabres | November 21

After two tough games on the road, the Stars return to home ice on November 21 to take on the Buffalo Sabres. And while its unwise to count any team out, this game looks like it could be a real showcase for the Stars.

Ottawa Senators | November 24

Three nights later, the Stars welcome the Ottawa Senators to town. Will our scoring dynamo Jamie Benn be able to outmaneuver Ottawa’s legendary defenseman Erik Karlsson? Get yourself a ticket to find out.

Vancouver Canucks | November 27

The Stars’ final November home game goes down on November 27, when they’ll tangle with playoff regulars in the Vancouver Canucks. All signs point to some epic hockey as Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin mix it up with Vancouver’s Sedin brothers!

Yes, the Dallas Stars have an action-packed month ahead. To get in on that action, simply grab a ticket, and book a room at our conveniently-located hotel. With excellent amenities, competitive rates, and an expert staff dedicated to ensuring your comfort, we’re sure you won’t regret it!

Go Stars!

July
31

Dallas’ slogan is “Big things happen here.” It makes sense, then, that only the biggest concerts make their way into Dallas’ big stadiums. If you’re ready to go big or go home, then get your tickets now for these larger-than-life performances next time you’re in town.

Kevin Hart – August 14

The biggest man in comedy, Kevin Hart is on yet another whirlwind tour of North America for his What Now comedy special. With hit after hit, Kevin Hart continues to dominate the scene with his sharp wit and bigger-than-life personality. If you’ve never been in a room with tens of thousands of people laughing their heads of, you won’t want to miss this hilarious occasion. Learn more here.

Def Leppard – August 21

Speaking of larger-than-life, it doesn’t get much bigger than Def Leppard. One of the biggest bands of the 80s, this group made hit after hit with their heavy rock sound. The band will be playing their classics, such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Love Bites,” and “When Love and Hate Collide.” Openers include the highly venerable Tesla and Styx. Learn more here.

Kelly Clarkson – August 30                 

After rising to fame in 2002 when she won the first season of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson took grab of the radio and never let go. With hits like “Hearbeat Song,” “Stronger,” and “Since You’ve Been Gone,” Kelly continues to wow fans with her raw talent. Nowhere is this more evident than when she is working her magic onstage, so don’t miss this chance to catch one of the biggest top-40 talents on the scene right now. Learn more here.

Without a doubt, Dallas is going to be home to some of the biggest acts around this August. If you’re in town, don’t miss these shows. Or, if you prefer something more intimate, there’re a multitude of gigs that will fit everyone’s musical tastes. One thing’s for sure, though—if you’re in Dallas or Duncanville, be sure to stay with us. With our premium amenities, we make every night feel like a big occasion. Book your room today. We look forward to your visit!

April
20
Texas’s awesome live music scene is no secret, and this May, it’ll be on full display as a handful of awesome concerts come to the Duncanville region. From country, to pop, to classic rock, wherever your tastes lie, there’s a good chance you’ll find something you like near our hotel over the coming weeks.

Here are some of the upcoming highlights!  

New Kids on the Block with Nelly and TLC | May 14

 On May 14th, prepare yourself for some serious 1990s nostalgia, as New Kids on the Block, Nelly, and TLC take the stage at the American Airlines Center just 20 minutes from our hotel, in beautiful Dallas. Tickets for this pop music epic range from $30-$95—for the chance to catch pop music classics like Step by Step, Ride Wit Me, and No Scrubs, that’s quite a bargain! 

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Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney | May 16

Two days later, country music superstars Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney take the stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, which you’ll find just a short drive from the cozy rooms of our hotel. To catch songs like Burnin’ it Down, Dirt Road Anthem (Aldean) American Kids and When the Sun Goes Down (Chesney), all it’ll cost you is $34. How’s that for a good deal? 

Rush | May 18

On May 18, also at the American Airlines Center, guests of our hotel will have the chance to catch rock icons Rush, live in concert. Tickets for this one range from $50 to $155, depending on seat locations. Get yours before they’re gone and enjoy timeless tunes like Closer to the Heart and Tom Sawyer. Enjoy the show!

Rush, Dallas Concerts, Duncanville Events

Over the next month, Duncanville and the surrounding cities will be alive with fantastic concerts. As a guest of our hotel, they’re all yours to enjoy. Book your stay today and enjoy awesome amenities, a great location, and unbeatable rates!  We look forward to welcoming you to town!

January
28
posted by: on: January 28, 2015 4:12:30 PM

Many have been in and out of Dallas Fort Worth airport, but that’s not the only way to see Dallas from the sky. If you have a thing for heights, check out these three alternatives to getting high in the sky in Dallas, Texas.

Gliding High in Dallas

Many people claim that airplanes have taken the fun out of flying, so to really feel the wind in your hair, visit Hang Gliding in Dallas for the ultimate true flying experience. The company offers lessons for first-timers all the way to experienced fliers, so you’ll be pulling off stalls and dives in no time. Tandem rides are even offered for those who want to take in the sights together. Visit their website for more information.

Full of Hot Air

If you want to fly but at least want to have something solid under your feet, you might be more interested in a hot air balloon ride. Rohr Balloons have you covered—literally—with their first-class balloon rides. Experience views unadulterated by windows or engines in a calm, quiet floating basket, up to 3,000 feet high. You’ll even leave the experience with pictures to prove that you were really lighter than air. Check out their site to book your balloon ride today.

Dinner and a Flight

For the ultimate in-air experience, book two tickets for the Couples Dinner & Flight over Dallas. You’ll first be treated to a gourmet three-course dinner on the ground. Then, you’ll be treated to a private sightseeing flight over Dallas, seeing landmarks such as the Fair Park and the Cotton Bowl. Be sure to bring a camera—you’ll come away from this with amazing pictures. Book your private flight today.

Of course, you can’t stay up there forever, so when you’re back on the ground, be sure to book one of our comfortable rooms—our beds will make you feel as if you’re floating on air and our luxury amenities will make you feel like a first-class flier. We look forward to your visit!