BEST WESTERN Duncanville Dallas Hotel Blog

June
18



Dallas is a world-class city with a Texas flavor all its own. It’s always a good time to visit Dallas! Just check out some of these upcoming musical events.

 

PAUL SIMON: HOMEWARD BOUND TOUR

“I’m standing in this railway station, got a ticket for my destination, mmmm

On a tour of one night stands, my suitcase and guitar in hand

And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one man band”

Paul Simon needs no introduction. He is one of the most storied songwriters in the world with a career that has spanned multiple styles over decades of critical acclaim, and on June 1 he will be playing at America Airlines Center on his Homeward Bound tour as part of his FINAL TOUR EVER!

If you’ve ever loved a Paul Simon song (and who among us hasn’t?), then this is your last chance EVER to see this living legend do what he does best. See hits like “Cecilia,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Boy in The Bubble” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” LIVE for the very last time. Tickets available here.

 

SWAN LAKE

This all-time classic is receiving a vital new production here in Dallas! The Texas Ballet Theater present this timeless ballet with orchestral accompaniment. Condensed from four acts to two that hit all the high points of this fairy tale story of love’s incredible power, this rendition of Swan Lake is one of the best ways to experience this incredible piece. Takes place June 1 and 2 at Winspear Opera House on the AT&T Performing Arts Center Campus. Tickets and details here.

Whatever brings you to Dallas, you’ll rest easy by booking a stay at the Best Western Plus Duncanville/Dallas. With complimentary parking and a hot breakfast, we take all the trouble out of planning a trip – just book your room today and we’ll take care of the rest!

June
18



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!



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
def leppard events shows concerts dallas hotel 
 

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! 

Things to do in Duncanville, Dallas Concerts, New Kids on the Block

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!

October
28
posted by: on: October 28, 2014 7:27:13 PM
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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
posted by: on: 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 Jake's Food & Fun

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.

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

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.

Dallas World Aquarium

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.

April
28
 

 

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. 

 

Birdwatching

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. 

Family Fun

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.

Mountain Biking

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. 

Boating

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
posted by: on: 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.
 
For anyone visiting Dallas or attending concerts at the American Airlines Center, consider hotel accommodation at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Duncanville/Dallas Hotel. Our quiet, safe location is convenient to countless major attractions and our rooms offer all the comforts of home!