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June 1, 2021

Relish unbeatable accommodations in Uptown Dallas at Hotel Crescent Court for a family getaway of the highest order! Here are a few of the all-ages attractions within easy reach of our magnificent luxury hotel.

Dallas Zoo (650 S.R.L. Thornton Freeway)

A surefire bet for family fun in Dallas? Why, the oldest and biggest zoo in the Lone Star State, of course! The Dallas Zoo opened its doors back in 1888, and many generations later it’s still introducing visitors young and old to the wonders of the animal kingdom. Better than 2,000 critters constituting more than 400 species call the zoo home, including such perennial favorites as lions, tigers, elephants, gorillas, and chimps, plus painted hunting dogs, lemurs, giant anteaters, and much more. 

Dallas World Aquarium (1801 N. Griffin Street)

Bounce from the Orinoco rainforest with its green anacondas, three-toed sloths, and bird-eating spiders to a South Africa prowled by everything from panther chameleons and tomato frogs to black-footed penguins at the Dallas Word Aquarium. This super-popular institution includes both above- and below-water marvels—a case in point being the long-running Mundo Maya exhibit, where ocelots, Antilles pink-footed tarantulas, and harpy eagles roam terra firma above Morelet’s crocodiles and Goliath groupers.

Perot Museum of Nature & Science (2201 N. Field Street)

Delve into physics, biology, paleontology, anatomy, astronomy, and other disciplines—and have an all-out blast in the process—at the venerable Perot Museum of Nature & Science, established in 1936 (as the Dallas Museum of Natural History, originally). Highlights include the one and only Tyrannosaurus rex and other fearsome fossils populating the T. Boone Pickens Life Then & Now Hall, the scientific fundamentals of athletics in the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall, and diverse Texas ecosystems among the exhibits in the Discovering Life Hall. Other fabulous permanent resources include the Moody Family Children’s Museum and the institution’s state-of-the-art educational theater. 

Then there are the traveling exhibitions, among the current offerings of which include The Science Behind Guinness World Records (through September 6th).

Other Family-Friendly Attractions

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area includes a host of other world-class family destinations. These include a variety of amusement parks, from Six Flags Over Texas and Zero Gravity to Adventure Landing and Trinity Forest Adventure Park. Then there’s the Dallas Arts & Botanical Garden, which includes the wonderful Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

Perfect Family Accommodations in Dallas at Hotel Crescent Court

Hotel Crescent Court, among the most celebrated luxury hotels in America, provides a spectacular home base for family vacations in Dallas. Our Uptown stunner, which underwent a dazzling $33 million renovation in 2018, offers impeccable rooms and suites and a smorgasbord of amenities, including an outdoor pool, onsite dining, and The Spa at The Crescent (perfect, needless to say, for parents needing a bit of “me-time” unwinding). Plus, our family stay-cation package, Crescent Goodnights & Pleasant Days, allows you to enjoy a luxury getaway without breaking the bank.

Come join us this summer and explore the many attractions greater Dallas has to offer the whole gang!