November 2, 2020 8:28:41 PM
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Festive season is not too far away and we couldn't be more excited. Whether you're planning a staycation or visiting Duncanville to see family and friends; there are plenty of fun activities to do while you're in town.
Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets - which are only a short drive from Duncanville. With enough stores for you be able to shop until you drop, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list here.
If you’re someone who finds more joy being surrounded by nature, then make sure to head on over to Lakeside Park. This 50+ acre park has 2 playgrounds and plenty of sports facilities for you to enjoy. Lakeside is also a great place for catching channel catfish - just be sure to check the most up to date rules on fishing licenses before heading out.
Golf Club of Dallas
With temperatures being a little more bearable during the fall and winter months, it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy a round of golf. Founded in the 1950s, this golf club is very rich in its history and is open to the public year-round.
If you plan on spending any time in Duncanville this season, make sure to book your stay at the Best Western Plus Duncanville/Dallas. We offer a convenient locations, comfortable accommodations and quality amenities for your stay.
When folks ask what’s so special about Duncanville, many might bring up it’s proximity to popular sports venues (AT&T Stadium, Global Life Park, etc), Six Flags, the Museum of International Cultures, etc.
However, some would say an underlooked aspect in Duncanville is the beautiful lakes that the city is home to. Whether you want to canoe or just take in the beautiful water, Duncanville definitely has a couple of lakes that can fit most of your wants.
CEDAR RIDGE PRESERVE
Approximately ten minutes away from our Duncanville Hotel is the beautiful Cedar Ridge Reserve. If you’re the kind of person who would enjoy checking out a beautiful lake that is surrounded by trails, grasses, wild mammals, and other aspects which are entrenched in raw nature, this could definitely be a fun place to go to.
JOE POOL LAKE
If jet skiing, spending time in your boat, and lighting up your barbeque sounds like a fun idea, then make sure to head on over to Joe Pool Lake. This 1800+ acre marquee park is an approximate 20-minute drive from the Best Western hotel and has room for all sorts of different activities.
This 50+ acre park has an amazing body of water with a beautiful fountain and can be a good place to go out fishing with the family. Approximately ten minutes away from our hotel, the Lakeside Park also has plenty of amenities including a basketball court, volleyball court, a practice football field, playgrounds, and many more.
If you need more time to digest the beautiful lakes and raw nature that this city has to offer, and are enjoying taking a step back from the busyness associated with day-to-day life, then feel free to stay in for a night or two at the Best Western Plus Duncanville Hotel. We put the health and safety of our guests and staff members as a top priority.
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Duncanville is ideally situated near major cities such as Dallas and Fort Worth, within minutes of big city attractions. Duncanville also offers visitors a perfectly secluded retreat from the big city centers where you will see beautiful attractions such as the Trinity River Audubon Center, a nature preservation which is home to over 150 species of wildlife, and Cedar Hill State Park, a wonderful greenspace with lakes, limestone hills, campsites, and trails. To further explore the very best of this town, look no further than the upcoming events throughout February and March.
Tiesto Live in Dallas
World renowned house artist, record producer, and Grammy-Award winner Tiesto will deliver a night you won't forget at Stereo Live in Dallas, Texas. Known as a superstar DJ, he's worked with the brightest luminaries in music such as Beyonce, Maroon 5, John Legend, Moby, Kanye West, Coldplay, Sam Smith, and the list goes on. His world tour kicked off last January, and his final show will be in San Bernardino, CA on March 20, 2020. If you want to see "the Godfather of EDM", and dance yourself into a trance, catch him live in concert when he makes his stop in Dallas on February 22 at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale for $99.00. Purchase your tickets soon as they will definitely sell out!
Big Texas Beer Fest 2020
Venture out to Dallas for the 9th annual Big Texas Beer Fest 2020, where it is expected that over 100 breweries will be in attendance, offering more than 450 fine and craft beers to thirsty festival goers. Sample brews from our great state of Texas and other parts of the US. There are also international breweries represented here as well. This is the premier event where you can get your hands on exclusive and rare brews, one-off beer batches and special firkins. This year, the festival will be headquartered at the Fair Park Automobile Building (1010 1st Avenue Dallas) on March 27, 7:00 p.m, to March 28, 6:30 p.m. There will be live music, a fleet of food trucks, local artisan food vendors and a vintage arcade! Purchase your early bird tickets for $37 before they sell out!
Duncanville is a gateway to world class entertainment and large scale festivals. It is also a town slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of major cities. If you're seeking comfortable and peaceful accommodations a little off the beaten path, but still close to attractions and major events, consider booking at Best Western Plus Duncanville Dallas. You'll have many spacious rooms and suites to choose from, all of which have impressive amenities including 42-inch LCD TVs, cable TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and convenient kitchen appliances. Feel free to take advantage of our hotel amenities such as an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness facilities, complimentary breakfast served daily and so much more. For a premium stay experience, inquire about our Whirlpool Suite. Make your reservations with us today!
The holidays are approaching and that shopping list seems to be growing day by day! This year, don’t leave all your holiday shopping to the last minute. Instead of rushing around, plan a holiday where you can knock off some errands all at once. Whether you’re shopping for gifts or for yourself, check out these unique events in Dallas where you can shop for holiday gifts and have a great time doing it!
Duncanville Holiday Craft Bazaar | November 2
If you’re keen on getting your holiday shopping done early, be sure to check out the Holiday Craft Bazaar hosted by Duncanville’s First Christian Church. From 9 am to 4 pm, you can browse the best of our local vendors, bid on awesome raffle baskets, and get lots of tasty homemade baked goods, all while supporting our great local community!
Chi Omega Christmas Market | November 20-23
The Chi Omega Christmas market has all the holiday shopping you want without the crazy crowds at the mall! This beloved annual event has over 220 merchants showcasing gifts of all kinds including holiday decor, women’s apparel, home accessories, children’s toys, tasty treats, and more. General admission starts at just $12, with proceeds donated back to the Dallas community through grants to local charities and college scholarships. There’s nothing like getting in the holiday spirit through giving back while giving gifts!
DWE Annual Holiday Women’s Expo | December 7
This expo is all about the Dallas Women Entrepreneurs! On December 7th, head to the Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria for a day of shopping, networking, and supporting women entrepreneurs in our community. You can shop for unique beauty and fashion products, health and wellness products, and other awesome goods offered by our talented vendors. You can also treat yourself with free reiki treatments, stress relief sessions, spa facials, and more. Plus, if you’re an entrepreneur or aspiring business owner yourself, you’ll get a chance to speak to the vendors throughout the show and network during happy hour (which includes cocktails!). Admission is free, so why not check out this awesome event?
There are so many ways to get your holiday shopping done in Duncanville — without fighting the crowds at the mall. You can have a blast, find original gifts, and give back to small business owners in the community all at the same time! And when your feet are worn out from a long day of shopping and browsing, you can head back to your cozy room at Best Western Plus Duncanville and enjoy our great amenities, such as our pool, outdoor hot tub with whirlpool jets, and fitness centre. Happy shopping!
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The Texas heat can make anyone feel lethargic and sloth like. Well, get out there and move! Nothing better than to get out there, start moving, and enjoy the heat and sun. You’ll, for sure, be saying this when the winter months come. Certainly movement doesn’t have to be rigorous (while it is highly encouraged), your movement can be any pace you want. Here are two events to elaborate on that.
Boot Camp and Brunch
Yeah, you read that right-- and yes, it is in that order, and for good reason, too! Boot Camp and Brunch is brought to you by Heat to Toe Fitness. If you’re looking for a jumpstart to your day then head on over to Head to Toe Fitness by 10:40 AM! At 11:00 AM sharp you’ll be lead through a bootcamp, then once you’ve cooled down you’ll be introduced to healthy options until your brunch is served!
You also read that one right! Medieval times are coming (back) to Texas. This fun family event is actually a show, which means you likely won’t be getting your hands on a sword or wearing chain mail. This is a sit down (no movement for you) type of event, but you can still enjoy with the family and speculate what it might have been like back in medieval times. Medieval Times occurs on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Tickets are $50 per head and show starts at 2:00 PM. This is one thing you won’t want to miss.
The Best Western Duncanville Hotel in Dallas will be exactly what you need after a full day of excitement. Our stylish rooms and additional perks such as complimentary breakfast, pool, and fitness facility are the ideal amenities for any visitor. What better choice than to stay with us?
What better way is there to explore a new city than through its food? As we’re sure you know, us Texans sure love our food and Dallas is no exception. Next time you come to Dallas, see (and taste!) the city in a new way with a unique culinary tour. Here are some of our food-centric tour suggestions below:
Calling all of those with a mighty sweet tooth! If you love chocolate, have we got a tour for you. Dallas by Chocolate is an award-winning tour company that specializes in - you guessed it - chocolate-focused tours of the city. You’ll get to explore multiple neighbourhoods by coach, stopping to sample tasty treats at some of the city’s finest chocolate-makers, ice cream shops, and other confectionary destination spots. Be sure to book in advance, as tours are known to sell out fast!
A history buff’s gotta eat! The JFK tour by Food Tours of America is a two-part tour perfect for those who want to learn about the history of the city and also explore its culinary scene. 2019 marks 55 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. You’ll begin this walking tour at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and see historically significant spots such as the assassination site and the sniper’s perch. After 45 minutes of this guided tour focused on JFK, you’ll transition into the second part of your tour in Uptown Dallas. This latter part of the tour features sit-down restaurant tastings and dessert tastings in the West Village, all narrated by a knowledgeable guide who will give you the inside scoop on Dallas’ best spots for dining, shopping, and more.
Everyone knows that Texas has some of the best Mexican food in the nation. The Dallas Bites! Food Tours company was previously awarded Dallas' Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour by the Dallas Observer. On this taco-sampling adventure, you’ll get to try a diverse range of the Mexican favorite, including classic tacos, ones featuring unique twists, and national award-winners. Of course, a day of tacos is nothing without a tasty margarita, and there will be multiple of those to sample during the tour.
Our hotel in Duncanville is just 15 minutes outside of downtown Dallas, and offers great amenities like free parking, free breakfast, and a pool. And with these amazing food tours, you’ll get to feel like you’ve properly explored the city of Dallas without spending a fortune on a pricey downtown hotel, so you can go back to your favourite restaurant on the tour and ask for seconds.
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The beginning of the year is often when emotions are at their height. And by height, this means, there are just so many emotional things going on that it feels like a rollercoaster. From a new year, seeing family the one time you do each year, seeing old friends, and the gusto that comes with starting something new every year. Here’s two ways to expedite that cathartic experience:
Copeland. The band started out in 2001 in Lakeland, Florida, and they’ve gained traction since. While they’re not always walking the Hollywood red carpets, they still make an emotional impact for many of their listeners. Their alternative-rock style mixed with beautiful lyrics will surely get your right in the feels. Join them live on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Curtain Club. Doors at 7 PM and tickets are $23.
Bridal Expo 2019
So, maybe listening to music that evokes a deep emotional response isn’t exactly something you’re looking to do. And maybe you are looking for something more exciting and heartwarming. Well, the DFW Bridal Expo 2019 is back. This free event will surely inspire you to take a look at the newest, latest, and greatest wedding themes to come for 2019. And if you are in the market to do some bridal shopping yourself, well don’t worry: many vendors, event planners, cakes, and other decor will be there! This is your one stop shop for all your wedding needs.
With Copeland visiting Dallas, and the Bridal Expo further south in DeSoto, why not stay at our wonderful accommodations at Best Western Plus Duncanville? Whether you’re travelling for business, or you’re looking for a place that serves a hot breakfast, we’ve got your covered.
Only a month left until December! Dallas has already started getting the holiday cheer going by having various holiday themed events all around the city. Already excited? Here’s 2 family friendly events that you definitely need to check out to start off the holiday season!
'NEATH THE WREATH HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET
Starting from November 8th to the 11th, the ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market will be hosted in The Piano Event Centre! It costs $12 if you purchase the ticket online or $15 if you buy it at the door. This event is perfect for the family because children under 12 get in for free! There is plenty to see like unique holiday décor, clothing, accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s item and gourmet food. Make sure to stock up on unique Christmas gifts so you can give gifts that will definitely be remembered!
A Christmas Carol
A cult classic holiday movie is coming to life! Dallas’ Theatre Centre is putting on a production of a Christmas Carol to celebrate the holiday season! Make sure to go to the Wyly Theatre to see the three ghosts of Christmas. You’ll get to see the past, present and future ghosts that try to show Scrooge the true meaning of Christmas while enjoying fun songs, dance and Christmas carols that will definitely put you in the holiday mood! Make sure to get your tickets here!
Whether you’re just in town or going on a family vacation, Dallas is definitely a perfect place to explore! With so many amazing family friendly events for families with young children or older kids, make sure to stay at the Best Western Plus in Duncanville/Dallas! A super friendly accommodation, close to these holiday themed events and definitely perfect if you’re bringing the kids!
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The summer in Dallas has a little something for everyone. Grab your calendar because you're going to want to mark off these events you won't want to miss.
International Champions Cup: FC Barcelona vs. AS Roma
If your World Cup fever still hasn’t faded, you’re in luck. On Tuesday, July 31 watch international soccer champions go head to head in a game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington - a 20 minute drive from Duncanville. The opportunity to see FC Barcelona play against AS Roma live doesn’t come often so be sure to grab your tickets
for the experience of a lifetime.
Jason Aldean’s High Noon Neon Tour 2018
Now that’s my kind of party. Hear the hit ‘Dirt Road Anthem’ live as country music star Jason Aldean takes to the stage at Dos Equis Pavilion on July 28. Aldean will be joined by Luke Combs who knows a thing or two about weather with classics such as ‘When it Rains it Pours’ and ‘Hurricane.’ Nothing makes a summer night like chilling out to some country music so be sure to check for tickets online
Second Annual Texas Latino Comic Com
Explore beyond the world of Marvel and DC Comics at the second annual Texas Latino Comic Con on July 28. Throughout the day, learn the art of making comics with Elia Maria or participate in a Q&A with Hector Rodriguez, creator of the internationally renowned series El Peso Hero. Hosted at the Latino Cultural Center, the event will celebrate the work of Latino artists, writers and creators in the comic book community. Admission is free and more event details are available online
Sweet Tooth Hotel
Finally no trip is complete without some dessert! Sweet Tooth Hotel is an experiential art and retail pop up in Dallas running until August 31 in Victory Park. Unwrap the sweet surprises that lay behind every door and don’t forget to pick up unique treats at The Gift Shoppe before you leave. Do not miss your chance to walk through five interactive rooms based on popular treats - but which ones? That’s for you to find out. Tickets can be purchased on the official Sweet Tooth Hotel site
Now while a hotel made out of candy may sound sweet, Best Western Duncanville has plenty of treats and amenities to compete. The hotel is fully equipped with a pool and gym for you to work off the excitement of the soccer game and a free hot breakfast after you’ve satisfied all your sugar cravings at the exhibit. Located just minutes away from Dallas, check out which rooms are available during your stay
Whether it’s sugar, soccer, or the sweet sound of country music, there’s plenty to do in Dallas this summer.
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.
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!