Dallas discounts for you and your family
As a city of modernity and sophistication, Dallas can be an expensive place to vacation. However, there are plenty of affordable activities if you look in the right places. Pick one of Dollar's spacious Dallas rental cars for a comfortable, worry-free way to explore the city. Check for Dallas discounts. And don't forget to hit these free and cheap attractions on your next visit to D Town:
Learn about the rich history behind Dallas
This city is a history buff's paradise. Start your historical tour at the pre-Civil War burial ground, Freedmen's Cemetery Memorial. This site was once home to a community of African Americans freed from slavery in the 1860s. If you come on the third Thursday of the month, you can tour the 19th century structures of the Dallas Heritage Village for free. Don't leave the city without driving your Dallas car rental to Pioneer Plaza for a look at the huge bronze monument depicting a 19th century Shawnee Trail cattle drive with 70 steers.
Tour the museums and galleries
There's more art and culture in this city than can be experienced in a lifetime. Visitors can engage in free, self-guided tours around the city's downtown through Public ArtWalk Dallas. The 3-mile tour takes you by 30 different pieces of public art, like the the spiral tower at Thanks-Giving Square and the Dallas City Hall floating sculpture. For a taste of Spain, browse the galleries of the Meadows Museum, which is home to the most exhaustive collection of Spanish artifacts outside of Spain. The galleries at the Crow Collection of Asian Art features sculptures, paintings and other pieces by traditional and modern artists from Southeast Asia, Japan and China.
Explore the outdoors
Leave the Dallas car rental behind for an afternoon and take in the stunning scenery. The Texas Discovery Gardens is an urban oasis of almost eight acres containing endless colorful botanicals. Step in the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium and look up to find an array of butterflies fluttering overhead. Head to the Trinity River Forest to stroll along hiking trails. Here, you'll also find the Children's Discovery Garden, which offers hands-on activities and exhibits for kids and adults. Admission is free on the third Thursday of each month. For more trails, put on some hiking shoes or grab a bike and make your way to the Katy Trail or White Rock Lake.