Dallas is the New L.A.

24 10 2011

You heard it here folks… with world-class shopping and restaurants, along with some of the South’s trendsetters, Dallas is quickly becoming the spot to be. And we’d agree. Every time I’ve been to the heart of Texas, I’ve had a fantastic time. We had the chance to visit Mr. SIT’s family there last fall, and I’ve been wanting to do one of our famous Sweet Iced Tea City Guides ever since.

With so much to see and do, we decided to dedicate an entire week to Dallas … y’all, you know us here, we can’t keep it short! So each day, we’ll be featuring another facet of the city, from where to stay, where to eat, where to shop, and what to see.

The Belmont Hotel epitomizes Dallas cool.

First off, you’ll need a place to sleep. Our favorites places to rest your weary head are …

  • The Belmont Hotel — The Belmont is a boutique hotel that have become so popular because of their smaller, charming, vintage vibe. The Belmont is near downtown, but you don’t have to leave the grounds to hear some live music on the poolside green or take in the skyline from atop North Oak hilltop. And don’t miss their award-winning fare at their restaurant, SMOKE.
  • The Adolphus — I love a hotel with history, don’t you? The Adolphus is a landmark, almost a century old, opened by beer legend Adolphus Busch in 1912 and stands as shining lady of Baroque masterpiece with antiques, tapestries, and ghosts of guests past (including Queen Elizabeth II and U2 amoung others).
  • Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa — The Stoneleigh is where you want to be if you love a comfortable glamour. Set in the Uptown district, this hotel & spa puts the “art” in art deco. But it’s been preserved to perfection. You’re going to be just steps away from the Dallas Museum of Art, restaurants, shopping galore. If you can spring for it, the penthouse was designed by Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper & Co.
  • Rosewood Crescent Hotel — The Crescent is located in the Uptown district near the Opera House and Wyly Theatre. This luxurious building is nestled right in a thriving, urban district and consistently stands out with accolades among hotels in the city. You’ve got everything you’d want at your fingertips — a spa, dining, even a Starbucks offered with celebrated Texas charm.
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24 10 2011
Ally Garner

I completely agree! I’ve only been to Dallas 4 times, but each visit blew me away. I’d love to spend a week’s vacation in Dallas, rather than just a few days while at a business conference. I’ve heard amazing things about the Stoneleigh – sounds heavenly & right up my alley!

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