Dallas is an urban giant, a sprawling city, where a hire car is a necessity for really experiencing all that there is to offer. There’s so much to see and take in in this Southern city: from significant historical sites, over unique sporting activities, to traditional Texas BBQ restaurants, and renting a car in Dallas is a perfect way to make sure you really get to grips with the city.
Activities in Dallas are varied and there’s definitely something to suit everybody! The city boasts a range of quirky and interesting museums, such as the National Cowgirl Museum, the Dallas Firefighters Museum, and the African American museum. The George W. Bush Presidential Library, which tells the story of the former president and his term of office, is a must visit for any presidential history fans and the Log Cabin Village, a living history museum of six log cabins from the 1800s, promises a fascinating snippet into this part of the city’s history. Art enthusiasts will love Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and History delivers a fun day out for adults and children alike.
Are museums not really your thing or would you rather spend more time outdoors during your stay in Texas? There are many contemporary things to do in Dallas, which is perfect for the adventurous type. You may be miles from the coastline, but the city provides a chance at trying out surfing at the City Surf Fitness Center. In case, the Texas heat gets too much, you could cool off with a swim in one of the city’s 17 public pools. For the real hip side to the city, check out the 42 Murals – a fascinating collection of street art which makes for an awesome photoshoot location!
After all of these activities, you’ll probably be rather hungry! The most renowned restaurant in Dallas is Pecan Lodge and it’s famous for a reason. You might have to wait a little for a table, but anyone who has been there will tell you that it’s more than worth it. If you fancy some fine dining, check out Zodiac Room or the French Room, where you can feel like royalty for the evening as you sip champagne and admire the exquisite decor. If you’re feeling thirsty, check out Truckyard for some traditional Texan outside drinking or High and Tight Barbershop, a working barber store with a secret bar out the back.
If you need a break from the urban scene of this busy city, there are lots of lakes and parks in driving distance. Some favorites are the City of Grapevine, which contains a good few wineries, and the River Legacy Park near the mid cities. The freedom of having your own rental car means that you can visit them all!
We at Orbitz are perfect for your Dallas car rental because we offer low rates – meaning that you will have more dollars to spend on all of these activities – and a range of vehicles, perfect for any size group. Whether you are on a solo trip, traveling with a family, as a couple, or in an adult group, we guarantee that we have the car to suit your needs!