BEST WESTERN Duncanville Dallas Hotel Blog

January
23


Visiting Dallas? Good idea! Here are some upcoming events that prove it’s always a great time to visit Texas!

 

FORT WORTH RODEO

If you’re visiting Texas, you owe it to yourself and to Texas to visit a rodeo – and I can’t think of a better opportunity than at the Rodeo Cowboys Association’s weekly rodeos in Fort Worth on January 23-28. It’s a bit of a drive from Dallas, but it’s worth it when you see the best of the best roping and riding at the height of their games. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out on the thunderous excitement of the crowd, or the edge of your seat tension as a rider aims for that eight seconds on the back of a bucking bronc. Full schedule available here.

 

GODFREY

If you don’t know him, Godfrey is one of the funniest people in America. He brings an easy charm to the stage and talks about both the ridiculousness of everyday life and important topics like race and injustice with the same, unflappable sense of humor that finds the funny in everything. He’s a master performer and a must-see at the Addison improve on February 1. Tickets are available here.

 

BØRNS

Michigan born singer Garrett Clark Borns is the best thing to happen to 70s rock since the 70s. Going by the styled name of BØRNS, he channels the sleek sensuality of singers like Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury David Bowie, and maybe most tellingly, T-Rex’s Marc Bolan, while writing truly infectious pop songs that channel yesteryear while making you happy to alive NOW. He’s playing at the House of Blues on February 1 – don’t miss out on this electrifying young singer!

When staying in Dallas, save by staying in nearby Duncanville. Here at the Best Western Plus Duncanville/Dallas, we aim to give you world-class luxury in a Texas style. Book your room today!

 

 


October
20
posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Duncanville on: October 20, 2017 2:49:25 PM


Dallas is home to some of America’s best. Check out these American originals next month!

 

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

The acclaimed photographer and observer of modern life, Annie Liebowitz, is coming to Dallas for a talk and a presentation of some of the pieces that make up her new book, Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016! Come to the McFarlin Memorial Auditorium at SMU this November 14 for what is sure to be a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of America’s most influential artists.

Leibovitz first shot into the public sphere taking photographs for The Rolling Stone, and is one of the most prolific contributors to both Vogue and Vanity Fair. Her photographs are composed and candid in equal measure, always revealing something intimate about her subjects while placing them in painterly compositions that show them as makers of modern mythology. The collection on display includes portraits of Cate Blanchett, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna, Meryl Streep, Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour, Leonard Cohen, Jasper Johns, Caitlyn Jenner, LeBron James, Jeff Koons, Joan Didion, Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and many, many more. Don’t miss out.

 

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW PERFORM BLONDE ON BLONDE

Old Crow Medicine Show are one of Americana’s most beloved bands; if you’ve been to a party with a guitar in the last ten years, chances are you’ve heard their hit “Wagon Wheel,” a classic sing-along from the moment it was released. What you might not know, though, is that Bob Dylan is credited as a co-writer on that song! Lead singer of OCMS, Ketch Secor, added verses to an unfinished song by Dylan and crafted a brand new hit. In that way, OCMS have been gifted interpreters of Dylan their whole careers!

On November 14 at Winspear Opera House, Old Crow Medicine Show will perform the entirety of Dylan’s classic album, Blonde on Blonde. Come see some of American’s most gifted performers play the work of one of our most gifted songwriters.

When visiting Dallas, save on your accommodations by staying at Best Western Plus Duncanville/Dallas! 15 minutes from downtown, we provide first class luxury for an affordable price. Book your stay today!

 

July
31
Summer fun Dallas zoo waterpark

Maximize your summer fun with memories to last a lifetime! These family-friendly activities will entertain your kids--and give you the rest, adventure, and playtime you deserve. These activities are conveniently located near Best Western Duncanville Dallas. 
 

Dallas Zoo

 
Conservation and species management are prime goals at this wildlife zoo. You won’t want to miss Winspear the Cheetah and his best friend, Amani, the labrador retriever! Visit the hippo outpost, elephants on the savanna, the reptile display, and the petting zoo. For hours and pricing, click here.
 

Six Flags

 
For serious fun, take the family to Six Flags theme park! The 212 acre park includes white-knuckle thrill rides, superhero theme rides, and live performances. From Bugs Bunny Cloud Bouncer to the brand-new and completely insane Joker roller coaster, Six Flags has something for the whole family. Pizza, burgers, Asian cuisine, and snacks are available for hungry adventurers! Find all the details here
 

Texas Motorplex 

 
Have the need for speed? Head out to the motorplex and feel the stands tremble with the roar of engines. Watch top drivers careen at high-adrenaline speeds as they attempt to outmanoeuvre each other around the racetrack. Click here for race events and tickets. 

 

Bahama Beach Waterpark

 
Whether you want to drift gently down the Calypso Cooler or plunge 45 feet down high-speed inner tube slides, Bahama Beach Waterpark has what you need! Young children will love the interactive water rain fortress at Coconut Grove. Preteens can spend hours sliding down the Bermuda Triangle water slides. Relaxing adults can watch the fun from a shaded table. Click here for information
 
Enjoy the fun and then come home to the peace and comfort of Best Western Duncanville Dallas. Our perfectly air-conditioned rooms come complete with fridges, microwaves, and high-speed wifi. Our pool, fitness room, and complimentary hot breakfast add to your rest and enjoyment. Book your reservation today and let the good times roll! 
 
May
31
posted by: Jesse Smith on: May 31, 2017 3:11:31 PM
 
WHEN Monday, July 4th, 2016
Gates open @ 6:00 PM
Fireworks show @ approximately 9:30 PM
WHERE Armstrong Park (100 James Collins Blvd)
ADMISSION

Wristbands will be required for entrance to the evening festivities.

Starting June 15th, wristbands will be available upon request at:

The Duncanville Recreation Center (201 James Collins Blvd).

While supplies last. Limit 10 wristbands per person; must be 18 or older to pick up. If quantities remain, wristbands will also be available at the event.

SAFETY
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All bags and coolers will be subject to search upon entry.
  • The following items will not be permitted inside the park:
    • alcohol
    • glass containers
    • tents
    • canopies
    • umbrellas (other than handheld)
    • all animals other than service animals
    • fireworks
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.

restaurant food

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.

love hands

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.

craft beer
 

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:

 
taste addison, dalla food festival 
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!