Find a Wealth of Things to Do in Dallas, Texas
Take advantage of the central location of The Westin Dallas Downtown to explore the city's premier attractions and activities. Located within One Main Place, a mixed-use building that occupies a full city block in the heart of downtown Dallas, our hotel is close to an endless array of things to do. Spend a weekend seeing such top sights as The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the Reunion Tower and Belo Garden.
Downtown Dallas is divided into districts and The Westin Dallas Downtown is located in the Main Street District. Explore Dallas' top attractions via the nearby DART station, which can take you from the American Airlines Center to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and beyond.
Belo Garden - adjacent to hotel
Situated next to our hotel, Belo Garden is a 1.7- acre urban oasis filled with beautiful plants and trees; it's designed to give Dallas residents and visitors alike a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend a weekend walking the grounds and enjoying the more than 100 trees and over 10,000 individual ornamental grasses, seasonal flowers and decorative shrubs.
Dallas Convention Center (Kay Bailey Hutchison) - Distance 0.4 miles
The area's premier events destination, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is located in downtown Dallas, Texas.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (JFK Museum) - Distance 0.4 miles
Touring the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is an essential thing to do for history buffs visiting Dallas. This unique museum chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Explore history through one of the world's most significant repositories of original photographs, film and video footage, documents and artifacts related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy—a continually growing, multifaceted collection of approximately 45,000 items.
JFK Memorial - Distance 0.5 miles
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a monument to U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. It is located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas and is designed by the noted architect Philip Johnson.
Dallas World Aquarium - Distance 0.5 miles
One of the city's most family-friendly things to do, the Dallas World Aquarium is a for-profit aquarium and zoo located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Distance 0.6 miles
Five floors house 11 permanent exhibit halls containing state-of-the-art video and 3D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations where visitors can exercise their brains through hands-on activities, interactive kiosks and educational games. The extraordinary building and outdoor space serves as a living science lesson, offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Distance 0.6 miles
Since 1900, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has grown from a 40-person ensemble to a nationally-known orchestra that performs in one of the world's finest concert halls.
Reunion Tower - Distance 0.7 miles
A visit to the Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The Geo-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and change your view forever.
Klyde Warren Park - Distance 0.9 miles
Klyde Warren Park creates green space “out of thin air” that connects the vibrant Uptown neighborhood with the Dallas Arts District and downtown.
Hard Rock Café - Distance 1.1 miles
The Hard Rock Cafe Dallas is located at the Southern end of the Victory Park urban development center. Enjoy outdoor dining and a living museum of music history on the walls.
American Airlines Center - Distance 1.1 miles
The American Airlines Center is home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars. The arena is also used for concerts and other live entertainment events.
House of Blues - Distance 1.2 miles
Rock- & blues-themed chain with Southern dishes and live music.
Fair Park - Distance 2.5 miles
Fair Park is the most-visited attraction in Texas and is a State and National Historic Landmark. The park is home to five museums and ten performance and sporting venues that include the Music Hall, Gexa Energy Pavilion, Band Shell, Texas Discovery Gardens and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. It also includes the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco exposition-style architecture in the United States located on 277 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
Dallas Zoo - Distance 3.7 miles
Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo located 3 miles south of downtown Dallas, Texas, in Marsalis Park. Established in 1888, it is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas and is managed by the non-profit Dallas Zoological Society. It is home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 species.
Gexa Energy Pavilion - Distance 3.7 miles
Gexa Energy Pavilion is where music enthusiasts flock to when they would like to benefit from the top touring functions in Texas and the Southwest. Opened up in 1988, Gexa Energy Pavilion has hosted more than 700 concert occasions in excess of 7,000,000 patrons.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - Distance 5.3 miles
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum "serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - Distance 7.1 miles
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden was founded upon the dreams of a few visionaries with a passion for preserving both history and nature.