Dallas Journals

Weekend in Dallas

A June 2002 trip to Dallas by golondon

Quote: Truly a Texas way to celebrate .. fly 600 miles for dinner!

Weekend in Dallas

Overview

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Highlights on this quick, overnight visit were the Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza.

Quick Tips:

The Super Shuttle will take you from DFW Airport and eventually to your hotel for just per person. If you have more than 6 people, call United Limo Services (1-877-428-5466)and they will pick you up and take you directly to your hotel.

Best Way To Get Around:

Staying at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at 300 Reunion Blvd., we could walk to Dealey Plaza, the 6th Floor Museum, to Morton's Steakhouse and to Dallas Historic West End.

Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion

Hotel | "Hyatt Regency at Reunion Tower"

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Huge hotel with 1120 rooms, the very busy lobby had a waterfall, lots of artwork and was spotless.

The rooms were spacious, very clean, decorated in quasi-Mission style furniture. The water was very hot, there were plenty of towels and lots of hangers in the closet. My room's picture window faced the expressway and I could hear the traffic hum very clearly. The night view over the city was terrific.

The hotel is within walking distance of Dealey Plaza and 6th Street Museum, the West End and Reunion Arena.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
300 REUNION BLVD
Dallas, Texas 75207
214-651-1234

Morton's Steakhouse

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Restaurant

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Morton's Steakhouse is located in the basement of the building on the corner across from the 6th Street Museum or Book Depository. Crisp white tablecloths and fresh flowers were on each table or booth. There is a small bar, and the kitchen is open to view from the dining room. Since we were a group of 17, we had the private dining room, 3 waiters (2 of them named John), a wine steward and a maitre d' who popped in from time to time to see how things were going. There were all very friendly and definitely service oriented. A production is made out of showing the various cuts of raw meat, live lobster, even the potato to be baked and the asparagus to be steamed! If you want one of th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Morton's Steakhouse
501 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 741-2277

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza

Attraction | "The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza"

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The museum's lobby had a tribute to Jackie Kennedy which was very nice, with photos of her with Caroline and John and with JFK, smiling, smiling, smiling. Near the ticket office was an exhibit called "5 Days That Changed the World" and was a synopsis of Lincoln's assassination, JFK's assassination, Pearl Harbor, Martin Luther King's assassination, and September 11. It was quite interesting but disturbing. On the actual 6th floor were all the familiar photos, tv, radio, and newspaper coverage of those awful days. You can sit in a small viewing room and see Kennedy shot, or watch Jack Ruby shoot Oswald, or watch the funeral procession. For those of us who lived through it, it brought ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza
411 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 747-6660

Reunion Tower

Attraction | "Reunion Tower, Hyatt Regency Dallas"

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The views from the Tower are fantastic. As is usually the case, drinks and snacks are served at outrageous prices, but consider it the price of admission.

We watched the sun set from the tower and saw the lights of Dallas being turned on. A really nice way to start an evening.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2002

Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75207
+1 214 651 1234