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Hotels in Dallas near Starplex Pavilion

Starplex Pavilion Introduction

Situated 3 miles east of downtown Dallas, the Starplex Pavilion is an outdoor live music venue which has featured numerous recording artists and international acts such as Coldplay, Elton John, and Tina Turner. Opened in 1988, the amphitheater seats 20,000 visitors between the pavilion and the lawn. It forms part of the sprawling 277-acre Fair Park complex, a National Historic Landmark, which was constructed for the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936 and hosts the State Fair of Texas. It includes the African American Museum, the Texas Discovery Gardens, the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, and the Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Hotels near Starplex Pavilion

There are several budget hotels and roadside inns within a 2-mile radius of the Starplex Pavilion. These offer basic rooms with microwaves and fridges, plus free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. Most 3- and 4-star hotels are found downtown, 3 miles west of Fair Park. Most feature bright, modern rooms and outdoor pools, plus sleek cocktail bars and stylish restaurants. You'll also find fashionable boutique hotels in downtown, many boasting pool bars, rooftop terraces, and complimentary city shuttles. Dallas is busiest in the summer, when temperatures reach highs of 95 degrees, so for the best deals, visit between December and February.

Where to stay near Starplex Pavilion

The Starplex Pavilion is in the Fair Park complex, 3 miles east of downtown Dallas. Budget travelers opt to stay northeast of Fair Park, along I-30 and near Tenison Park Golf Course. One of the most popular areas for overseas visitors is downtown Dallas, which is ripe for exploring the city's wealth of attractions. The West End Historic District, centered around Market Street, is a bustling entertainment area featuring bars, restaurants, and theaters housed in ornate redbrick buildings. Culture lovers tend to flock to the Arts District for the Winspear Opera House and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Things to see near Starplex Pavilion

Visit the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, a 5-minute walk from the Starplex Pavilion. Designed with families in mind, it features 55 eye-level exhibits, and hands-on areas with turtles, stingrays, and starfish. Time your visit right and catch a football match at the Cotton Bowl Stadium, an 8-minute walk from the Pavilion. It's then just a 5-minute wander over to the African American Museum of Dallas. Head 3.4 miles west to downtown, where you'll find historic sites such as the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Grassy Knoll, and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County.

How to get to Starplex Pavilion

Fair Park and the Starplex Pavilion are easily reached by car and public transport, and there's ample parking available. It's a mile from I-30, which connects to I-35, I-45, and Highway 75. The city is also on 2 Amtrak routes, both of which come into Union Station on South Houston Street. Getting around is easy. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) runs an extensive network of light rail trains and buses. The nearest stop to Fair Park is MLK Station, which is a 12-minute walk from the Pavilion. It's also 30 minutes' drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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