Destination Guide

Dallas-Fort Worth

As a premier urban destination, deep in the heart of Texas, the Dallas / Fort Worth area is filled with activity, excitement, and a variety of entertainment options. Spend your days at the museums, shopping at unique stores, or local sports events. In the evening, choose from the most restaurants per capita in the country, find a party at one of the many clubs, or catch your favorite musicians on stage. With so many attractions and year-round events, the Dallas / Fort Worth area is an ideal destination for the entire family. Select a category from the menu below, or scroll down to find an attraction and nearby La Quinta hotels.


The Southfork Ranch - Dallas

Relive TV history with a touch of Texas hospitality at The Southfork Ranch. Check out the memorabilia exhibit, have lunch at Miss Ellie's Deli, and hunt for souvenirs at the two shops located at the Ewing Mansion and ranch grounds.
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Fort Worth Zoo - Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Zoo is recognized as one of the top zoos in the entire nation and is home to 5,000 exotic and native animals. Its natural--habitat setting allows for incredible views along the tree-shaded paths.
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The Dallas Zoo - Dallas

The Dallas Zoo provides year round entertainment for the entire family and features the "best African zoo exhibit in the nation" according to The Zoobook: Guide to America's Best. An endangered Tiger habitat and expansive primate facility also reside at this thriving zoo.
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Reunion Tower - Dallas

Reunion Tower is one of the most distinct features of the Dallas skyline. Take the 55-story elevator ride to the rotating Anteres Restaurant at the top and capture a magnificent birds-eye view of the metroplex.
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Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not! - Arlington

Adults and children alike will find amusement in the fascinating oddities on display at the Plaza Wax and Ripley's Believe it or Not! museums. See your favorite celebrities and super heroes in the wax museum's themed galleries before examining the unusual artifacts collected by Robert Ripley throughout his world travels.
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Six Flags Over Texas - Arlington

This exciting amusement park is open all year and has attractions for the whole family. Enjoy rides, shows, and carnival games. Jump onto line for the latest heart-stopping roller coaster or try the bumper cars.
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Dallas World Aquarium - Dallas

With tunnels leading through various ecosystems around the globe, visitors can explore the sea like never before. View exotic ocean life and explore one of the nation's most extensive and amazing aquariums.
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Kimbell Art Museum - Fort Worth

Known as "America's best small museum," the Kimbell offers a world-class collection, with masterpieces from the antiquity to the 20th century. Its collection covers a broad spectrum of art rarely seen in museums of the southwest and is well worth a visit.
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Dallas Museum of Art - Dallas

The Dallas Museum of Art showcases an expansive portfolio of Asian, African, contemporary and Indonesian Art, as well as photography, Impressionist and European fine art.
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza - Dallas

Step back in time to November 22, 1963 to examine the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Located at the site of the former Texas Schoolbook Depository building, this museum explores the life, death, and legacy of JFK.
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Amon Carter Museum - Fort Worth

Sample the exceptional works of major 19th and 20th century American artists at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Featured artists include: Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russel, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Stuart Davis.
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Nasher Sculpture Museum - Dallas

Visit this museum and garden for a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city. Reflect on the abundant modern art that decorates the grounds or move inside to see what collections the museum building has to offer.
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National Cowgirl Hall of Fame - Fort Worth

No trip to Texas is complete without spending a little time reflecting on the cowboys and cowgirls of its past and present. The Cowgirl Hall of Fame is dedicated to the gun-slinging women of the Old West and is a rewarding place to visit while in Fort Worth.
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Chandor Gardens - Weatherford

Explore the elegant English gardens and ornate Chinese architecture of the Chandor Gardens located in Weatherford's picturesque historic district.
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Night Life

Deep Elum - Dallas

Once an industrial warehouse district, Deep Elum now serves as a cultural melting pot with an eclectic ambiance. Absorb the live Jazz and alternative music while dining at one of the area's several restaurants.
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Billy Bob's Texas - Fort Worth

There's always room for you at Billy Bob's Texas, the world's largest honky-tonk. This one-of-a-kind venue features an indoor rodeo arena, two large dance floors, 25 bars, restaurants, arcade games, and a general store in addition to live music from some of the nation's top performing artists.
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Medieval Times - Dallas

Watch knights on rare Spanish Andaulsian Horses joust and engage in hand-to-hand combat while enjoying a Medieval feast. This unique dinner show experience is fun for all ages!
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Sundance Square - Fort Worth

Explore the diverse culture of Fort Worth's Sundance Square district, where an array of clubs, shops, and restaurants, line the historic streets.
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Galleria Dallas - Dallas

Surround yourself with over 200 of the world's most celebrated stores including Tiffany & Co., Marciano, Versace, and Banana Republic. Ice skate under a breathtaking vaulted skylight inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, Italy.
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NorthPark Center - Dallas

NorthPark's prestigious collection of stores includes Neiman Marcus, Richard D. Eiseman Jewels, Montblanc, Jaeger, and more.
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Traders Village - Grand Prairie

Try a little bit of everything at Traders Village, a 106-acre marketplace where hot bargains are not hard to find. More than three million shoppers visit the huge open-air environment each year.
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