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, 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!
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!
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!
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!
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, 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!
October 28, 2014 7:27:13 PM
Proud of its positioning as one of America’s most influential cities, Dallas encourages its citizens to be contributive, actively thinking members of society. Today’s world provides no shortage of topics to critique; with the gap between the polarities of beauty and barbarity never having been so wide. We’ve reached an era where it is unnecessary to select ourselves as ‘idealists’, ‘realists’ or ‘optimists’ and having our interpretations of the world circumscribed by these stringent labels. Being forward thinking liberates us from labels, it is the acceptance of the world as being both a miraculous and deeply flawed place, containing every shade of grey in between, every hue equally worthy of our attention. Come and give your attention to these provocative workshops being held within the Dallas city area:
Healthcare Conference, Oct.28th-Health is the most fundamental human right, directly proportional to quality of life, yet it eludes many. Hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber and held at the Adolphus Hotel from 7:30-9:30am, this workshop will outline all the pertinent logistics associated with the healthcare industry, delving into the bureaucratic tiers of medication from its point of production, to it’s over the counter accessibility. The panel of healthcare professionals will place emphasis on exploring ways to improve the current status quo of healthcare.
A Conversation with Gil Hoffman: an Insider’s Look at Mayhem in the Middle East, Nov.5th-As North Americans, living in a sphere of abundance and opportunity, it can be difficult to fathom the plight of other nations. In many senses, the calamity in the Middle East is happening a world away, though it is imperative to be cognizant of the fact that an issue involving any group of people pertains to ALL groups of people, as if the situation were to worsen, like tremors radiating from the epicenter of an earthquake, it will reach us. Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, acclaimed for this introspectiveness and objectivity, will touch on issues as they have been unfolding in the Middle East. Tickets are $45 for members of the World Affairs Council, $60 for non-members.
Given the sprawling and bustling nature of our world-class city, at the Best Western Duncanville/Dallas we understand you need a tranquil place to rejuvenate yourselves for the next day’s activities. Book with us today and replenish with our complimentary hot breakfast and luxurious amenities.
July 23, 2014 11:35:53 AM
If you’re staying with us this summer you won’t want to miss some of the Dallas region’s fun and informative attractions. Whether you’re looking to be thrilled or curious about undersea life, our fair city has you covered.
Amazing Jakes is a fantastic place to take the whole family for a day filled with fun, adventure and great food. This 95,000 square foot indoor facility features go-karts, laser tag, surfside miniature golf, a climbing wall, bumper cars and video games. With all these activities, you’ll be working up an appetite. Luckily Jakes has you covered: their all you can eat buffet features an impressive variety of pizzas, salads, soups, pastas and deserts with unlimited beverages. For great and affordable family fun, check out Amazing Jake’s.
This park’s motto is “extreme rides for extreme family fun” which pretty much says it all. The park embodies a Texas ‘go big or go home’ spirit, featuring extreme experiences like bungee jumping and a Skycoaster. The Texas Blastoff will have you rocketing straight up in the air at 70mph and the Nothin’ But Net will challenge you to a 16 story free fall. Zero Gravity boasts a perfect safety record so you can be thrilled without any worry this summer at this truly exceptional park.
The Dallas World Aquarium was re-opened to the public in 2004 after an extensive reconstruction phase. This stunning facility houses 42 informative and entertaining exhibitions. You’ll find intriguing creatures in the aquarium like the Harlequin Shrimp, the Pot-Bellied Seahorse and the Zebra Angelfish. Take public transit to the aquarium and receive $1 off your admission fee.
Here at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Duncanville we’re happy to provide you with superb accommodations in the Dallas region. We offer great on-site amenities like a complementary hot breakfast and full pool and fitness center. We are looking forward to welcoming you today.
While the Dallas area provides plenty of exciting things to see and do, you might want to take a breath of fresh air and check out Cedar Hill State Park. The park lies less then 15 minutes from our BEST WESTERN PLUS Duncanville/Dallas hotel. This North Texas gem features year round activities that are suited to all types of outdoor enthusiasts.
Calling all birdwatchers! Cedar Hill State Park is a birdwatchers paradise, with year-round viewing of a diverse collection of birds (more then 200 species!). The most popular bird, the Painted Bunting, is best viewed from early May until August. Other interesting migratory species include the yellow-billed cuckoo, the chuck-will’s widow, American kestrel, yellow-rumped warbler, and more. The park also features resident birds as well such as the roadrunners, hawks, owls, and vultures.
The Cedar Hill State park covers over 1800 acres, and features over 200 picnic sites with tables and grills. Most picnic sites are nearby the swimming area, which is a great way to beat the heat! No lifeguards on duty, so be sure to practice water safety when enjoying the lake. Kids will love the three playgrounds located in the park as well.
One of the premier North Texas trail systems lies in Cedar Hill State Park. Brought to you by the folks at the Dallas Off-Road Biking Association (DORBA), this trail network features over 1200 acres of fantastic terrain for all riders and features over 15 miles of trail. The trails are closed after heavy rainfall, so be sure to check ahead by calling 971.291.3900 if you’re uncertain about the conditions.
Looking to get out on the water? Cedar Hill State Park features two large concrete boat ramps for launching watercraft easily. Don’t have a boat? You needn’t worry, you can rent two-person kayaks (March-October), making the boating opportunities available to everyone.
Fuel up for a day at the park with our complimentary hot breakfast right here at our Duncanville/Dallas hotel. When you return, relax in our outdoor hot tub while you plan which of Dallas’ world class attractions you’ll want to see next
January 5, 2014 3:17:54 PM
Located just 15 minutes from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Duncanville/Dallas Hotel, the American Airlines Center is Dallas’s premier venue for high-profile concerts and performances. Here are some upcoming events at the AAC that you won’t want to miss:
For anyone who loves basketball and those who simply appreciate displays of amazing talent, the Harlem Globetrotters game makes for a great family outing. More than just a basketball game, a Globetrotters event is a performance that’s both humorous, theatrical and thrilling. Their current tour takes them around the globe; be sure to catch them in Dallas!
A master comedian, performer and storyteller, Jeff Dunham has risen to become one of the top acts in the country. Best known for his work with puppets, Dunham tackles topics both controversial and mundane—he can make anything hilarious. Expect to hurt from laughter after his show in Dallas!
Take it Easy, Hotel California, Witchy Woman: the Eagles have penned some of the biggest songs of all time, songs that continue to fill the airwaves decades after their release. Age hasn’t slowed the band down as they embark on a major tour performing all their hits along with new material. Their live show is known for being flawless, so be sure to check it out if you’re a fan.
One of the hottest rock bands in the country, Imagine Dragons are known for their energetic live performances and dedication to their legions of fans. Tickets are selling fast for their concert in Dallas so get yours soon.
The date stands as one of the darkest and yet most defining moments of the 20th century: Nov. 22, 1963. The day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
And as the 50th anniversary of this tragic event approaches, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is helping people learn more about the infamous assassination by offering a series of speakers, exhibits and teacher workshops that will honor the memory of JFK.
If you’re interested in exploring this grim yet important event in U.S. history, here are just a few of the programs taking place this fall at the museum.
Date: August 18 – October 27
This exhibit provides a rare chance for the public to see archival photos of American presidents taken by AP photojournalists during a 100-year span. This collection of 71 images also features seven moving photos of JFK.
AP has been the leading news source in the U.S. for more than 150 years, which means this exhibit will provide visitors with unique insight into the history of American politics.
Date: Sept. 13-14
Walter Mears is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covered every presidential election for AP from 1960 to 2000. He also had the pleasure of interviewing JFK. The veteran reporter described President Kennedy as someone who “was engaging and made a point to remember every name that he could.”
You’ll have a chance to hear from Mears, who also wrote The Kennedy Brothers, as part of the Sixth Floor Museum’s Living History Series.
Date: Sept. 24
Mere minutes after JFK was shot, a team of doctors worked in vain to save the president’s life. And then, just 48 hours later, they were tasked with trying to save the life of JFK’s alleged killer.
Dr. Ronald C. Jones and Dr. Robert N. McClelland, two physicians who treated both JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, will share their memories about what took place in Trauma Room One at the Parkland Hospital on Nov. 22, 1963. Tickets are $25 and advance purchase is recommended as seating is limited.
LIFE: The Day Kennedy Died
Journalists Dick Stolley, Bob Sullivan, Jim Baker and Alexandra Zapruder will reflect on LIFE magazine’s coverage of the assassination of JFK while discussing their new book LIFE The Day Kennedy Died: Fifty Years Later: LIFE Remembers the Man and the Moment. The book includes rare photography as well as a complete reprint of LIFE’s 1963 special edition on the events in Dallas.
Tickets are $25 per person and seating is limited
2013 Living History Series: Bill and Gayle Newman
Bill and Gayle Newman were the closest witnesses to JFK’s assassination – they were standing with their two young boys on Elm Street when the infamous murder took place.
Both Bill and Gayle will be at the museum on Nov.9, along with their sons Clayton and Bill. This will be the first time all four family members have appeared together publicly.