Four Seasons Offers 9 Reasons to Visit Dallas and Have All the Fall Feels
Ahh fall, the season that can be defined by perfect Texas weather, autumn-inspired sweets to bake, the smell of apple and pumpkin, football and outdoor festivals, as well as everyone’s favourite drink – the pumpkin spice latte. Dallas is an ideal vacation spot this fall season and Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas is the perfect place to rest after making memories with family and friends. Here is a list of Four Seasons employees’ fall favourites in Dallas.
Autumn at the Arboretum
Fall calls for all things pumpkin, and during Autumn at the Arboretum there are pumpkins for as far as the eye can see. Rated as "One of America's Best Pumpkin Festivals" by Fodor's Travel, the attraction features pumpkin houses and creative displays utilising more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. This year's theme is “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” featuring the Great Pumpkin filled with marigolds, Linus and Sally looking through the pumpkin patch, Snoopy and Woodstock sitting atop his dog house, Lucy at her advice hut giving “garden advice” and Schroeder playing a giant topiary piano. Guests can snap selfies with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and Marcy behind the infamous brick wall and visit Pig Pen getting lost in the hay bale maze. Be sure to visit the Peanuts gang at their school house and stop at the multi-gourd decorated house for their autumn carnival. Dallas' favourite fall tradition runs September 21 - October 31, 2019. The Arboretum is located approximately 30 minutes from the Resort. Visit online for more details.
Irving Main Street Festival
Irving's small town charm comes to life each fall during the annual Irving Main Street Festival. This two-day weekend festival takes place September 21 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and September 22 from 12:30 to 6:00 pm and features a wide range of music, a classic car show, free rides and activities for the kids, delicious food from vendors from all across DFW, and ample shopping. Things get started in the Irving Heritage District located at 217 S. Main Street, just a 5 minute drive from the Resort.
State Fair of Texas
Howdy Folks! Welcome to the State Fair of Texas. At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest. Through its rich and lengthy history, the Fair is an annual celebration and promotes Texas agriculture, education and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. The activities on the fairgrounds include live music concerts, rides, auto shows, food, games, creative arts, shopping, performances and more. The State Fair of Texas runs September 27 – October 20, 2019 at Fair Park, a quick 30 minute drive from the Resort. To purchase tickets and learn more information, visit online.
Cowtown & Cowboys
The Old West comes to life during the world's only twice-daily cattle drive presented by the Fort Worth Herd and the Fort Worth Stockyards. In preserving its heritage as Cowtown, the City of Fort Worth has its own herd of 16 Texas Longhorns – one for each decade of Fort Worth's 160-year history. Real Texas cowhands drive the herd every day at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm. Every detail of the cattle drive - from the saddles and chaps to the boots and hats – is authentic and historically true. Directly following the cattle drive on Saturdays and Sundays, stick around the Stockyards Station for live Legends of Texas weekend gunfight re-enactments.
Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase
Car enthusiasts will want to hurry and snag tickets to this year’s Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase on September 28, 2019 at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. This unique luxury lifestyle and auto showcase features some of the world’s most exciting luxury and high-performance vehicles. Guests will enjoy the Collectors' Concours Invitational Car Show on the #1 and #18 fairways of the TPC Four Seasons golf course, the Car Club Expo, the Allie-Beth Allman & Associates URBAN VIP Lounge featuring more than 20 restaurants, a stunning fashion show from Highland Park Village produced by fashion powerhouse Jan Strimple, the Mercedes-Benz Beer Garden, the Celebrity Cruises Captain's Lounge, sensational live entertainment on the Lexus Live Stage, meet and greets with industry experts, the Kids Zone and much more. Park Place Dealerships generously donated a 2020 Lexus UX to be raffled off at this year’s event, with all raffle ticket proceeds benefitting the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation. For more info and ticket details for this year’s event, visit online.
Nothing describes fall better than football games and tailgating! Dallas his home to “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, who play at the infamous AT&T Stadium, which houses one of the world’s largest HD screens above the field. Fans can download the free Dallas Cowboys app to enhance the experience at AT&T Stadium and gives access to mobile ticketing, directions, transportation, and interactive maps for concessions and amenities at the stadium. Schedule of 2019 home games:
- September 22 - Cowboys vs. Dolphins
- October 6 - Cowboys vs. Packers
- October 20 - Cowboys vs. Eagles
- November 10 - Cowboys vs. Vikings
- November 28 - Cowboys vs. Bills
- December 15 - Cowboys vs. Rams
- December 29 - Cowboys vs. Redskins
Make a weekend of it. The day before each home game, fans can experience Rally Day, which offers activities on the field including performances by the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blues Dancers, Dallas Cowboys Alumni and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader autographs, ability to test football skills, fames, face painting, inflatables and more. The stadium is a 20 minute drive from the Resort. Visit online for more information on all Dallas Cowboys games.
Located 20 minutes from the Resort in the heart of downtown Dallas, the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower offers visitors the only indoor/outdoor observation deck in the city with unique views of Dallas and its surrounding communities from 470 feet (140 metres) in the air. As it is affectionately known by locals, “The Ball” has been a staple of the Dallas skyline since 1978. Reunion Tower Constellation is a new interactive experience featuring a series of touch screen monitors located along the inner wall of the GeO-Deck. Screen prompts encourage visitors to add their name and geographical information to a star, create an avatar and describe their experience with creative illustrations. Each visit begins as a single “star,” and additional visits result in a larger Constellation. Complete a GeO-Deck visit with a stop at Cloud Nine and enjoy casual food and drinks with a revolving view.
Toyota Music Factory
Recently ranked as the number two amphitheatre in the world and the number one amphitheatre in the United States by Pollstar 2019 Midyear Review, the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is a boutique open-air pavilion that hosts a variety of entertainment and concerts. Located just minutes from the Resort, the venue offers an array of bars, restaurants and movie theatre, as well as local, regional and national live music acts. Fall 2019 concert line up:
- October 3 - 97.1 The Eagle Presents Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons
- October 10 and 11 - Kacey Musgraves
- October 22 - We Will Rock You - The Musical by Queen and Ben Elton
- October 29 - Dane Cook - Tell It Like It Is Tour
- November 12 - Sara Bareilles
- December 11 - Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
For runners, the Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon, 10K and 5K takes place on November 17, 2019 with all proceeds benefitting the Irving Police Association. For more information or to register, visit online.
The Art of Dallas
Located in downtown Dallas, the Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres (28 hectares) and 19 contiguous blocks. This iconic neighbourhood has more buildings designed by Pritzker award-winning architects than any location in the world. The district is home to the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Museum of Asian Art and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Representing the performing arts, the district is home to the Winspear Opera House, Meyerson Symphony Center, AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Wyly Theatre and others. Here are some of Four Seasons employees' favourite happenings this fall in the Arts District:
‘til Midnight at the Nasher
- Third Friday of the month through November 2019 - Nasher Sculpture Center
‘Til Midnight at the Nasher features live outdoor concerts paired with film screenings in the beautiful Nasher Garden. The event is free and open to the public, and allows guests the opportunity to also see the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
A Night to Remember featuring Steve Martin and Martin Short – benefitting CitySquare
- September 21, 2019 - Winspear Opera House
This is a must-see event hot off the heels of the successful Netflix special. Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short will be presenting their roadshow for one night only in Dallas, and will present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and their legendary lives in show business.
Park & Palate Grand Taste
- October 26, 2019 - Klyde Warren Park
The premier food and wine festival, Park & Palate features more than 30 wine and spirit brands, 40 of Dallas’ favourite chefs, a beer garden and BBQ Alley, VIP lounge, music, pop-up shops, cookbook signings, lawn games and live entertainment.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
- October 31 – November 3, 2019 - Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, spend the spookiest weekend of the year with Disney’s stop-motion animated phenomenon The Nightmare Before Christmas performed live to picture.
- November 10, 2019 – March 8, 2020 - Dallas Museum of Art
Explore the many ways in which we connect to the world around us through our senses in Speechless, an exhibition of multisensory, interactive, and immersive experiences for visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Created in collaboration with designers, scholars, and scientists, Speechless presents unique opportunities for discovering new perspectives through communications beyond speech and words.
Book a Fall Holiday in Dallas
The concierge team at Four Seasons Resort Dallas is available and happy to assist guests with purchasing tickets, making reservations and arranging transportation to off property experiences.
To book a fall getaway to Dallas, reserve online.
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