Want to get away? You don’t have to take an expensive trip across the country or around the world to have an unforgettable vacation experience. There’s ample opportunity right here in town. From Downtown Dallas to Carrollton and from Oak Cliff to Uptown, these are the staycation destinations that should be on your radar this summer.
Where: Oak Cliff
This chic and Instagrammable hotel overlooks the Downtown Dallas skyline. It’s just far enough from the urban center to feel like you’re on vacation. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, go for a relaxing walk around the hotel property or dine at the on-site restaurant — all of which make for an unforgettable staycation experience. The Belmont is currently offering specials including the “For Lovers Only” or the “Romance” package.
2. NYLO Dallas
Where: Lamar/Cedars neighborhood
The historic building that NYLO Dallas is housed-in was originally built in 1919 and lacks no shortage of charm. Within walking distance of Southside Music Hall and the Dallas Farmer’s Market and nearby Dallas’ Arts District, NYLO is an urban getaway for staycationers this season. Amenities include a rooftop pool, free Wi-Fi, complimentary shuttle services and pet-friendly lodging. Check out the Terrace Bistro for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Check the hotel website for current pricing.
3. Hotel ZaZa
Where: Uptown Dallas
This unique boutique hotel is located in Uptown Dallas. It offers an award-winning dining scene that all foodies can appreciate, a relaxing spa for those who are looking to be pampered and is within close proximity to the area’s nightlife scene. Hotel ZaZa is currently running promotions, which includes the Breakfast, Parking and Cocktails Package which features two complimentary cocktails, overnight parking and a complimentary breakfast. The hotel is also hosting the #ZaZaSummer contest via social media. Guests who tag their pool experience photos can potentially wine prizes like dinner for two, a spa treatment, or a complimentary one night stay.
Where: Downtown Dallas
Forgo the traditional resort and enjoy a staycation this summer at a bed-and-breakfast instead. Corinthian Bed & Breakfast is a great option. The historic home is located nearby Downtown Dallas. Here, the innkeepers offer up a delicious breakfast for its guests each morning to help get the day started off on the right foot. Guests can choose to stay in rooms like The Governor’s suite, First Lady’s suite or the Presidential. Rooms can be booked online.
This larger than life resort is what some may call Texas-sized. The Gaylord Texan is a magnificent sight to behold with views of the nearby Grapevine Lake. But it gets even better once you’re inside. The hotel is filled with first-class restaurants, shops, indoor gardens and winding waterways. There are also on-site kid-friendly western-themed 10-acre water park, a spa, luxe fitness center and a night club. Staycationers can choose from three great summer packages this season.
Where: Cottonwood Valley
If luxury is what you seek, look no further than the Four Seasons at Los Colinas. Great for those who want to play a round of golf at TPC or Cottonwood Valley, or for those who would rather spend a day at the spa, Four Seasons at Los Colinas has amenities for everyone. The resort also offers impeccable rooms and dining experiences, too boot. The Four Seasons lists its specials and current offers online, some of which include golf packages or wellness packages.
7. Spa Castle
Staycation like royalty at Spa Castle in Carrollton, Texas. This spa-centric staycation destination is home to The One Boutique Hotel, which features standard and deluxe rooms as well as suite options. When booking a staycation at The One Boutique Hotel, all guests receive a special discounted admission rate for the Spa Castle. Kids are encouraged to visit, too, as Spa Castle features special pricing for kids and admission to the kiddie pool, waterfalls and jet pools.
8. The Joule
Where: Downtown Dallas
Spend your staycation in the heart of Downtown Dallas at The Joule. This hotel is a revitalized 1920s neo-gothic landmark building that boasts its own art installations, a world-class spa, retail boutiques and award-winning dining. There are a selection of rooms to choose from that range from rooms, suites, lofts and penthouses. The Joule is just a short distance from the happenings in the Downtown area, which makes it perfect for those who want to spend an evening out on the town. Be sure to check the hotel website for current pricing options and best available rates.