Denton, Texas is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has more than 113,000 residents. Together, Denton, Fort Worth, and Dallas are known as the "Golden Triangle." Originally founded in 1846, Denton was incorporated 20 years later. The city is named after a Texas military captain named John B. Denton, and is a college town – home of the University of North Texas. Consider booking a Denton vacation package to get the best deals on a visit to the area. There's a wide variety of Denton hotels close to popular attractions and nightlife.
Out and About in Denton
Head down to Denton Square, the center of culture in town. Tour the downtown museum or visit the former county courthouse, which has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You're in horse country in Denton, so bring out your inner cowboy – take a guided tour of a horse farm or go on a trail ride. You're going to love staying in hotels in Denton because you're a stone's throw from the bustling metropolis of Dallas. Head on over to the Dallas Zoo, the oldest in the state, as well as the first zoological park in this region of the country. Or get a birds-eye view of the area from the observation deck at Reunion Tower – 460 feet above the ground.
Eating and Drinking
Texas is all about great food. Be sure to try some down-home Texas barbecue, and ask for some slow-cooked beef brisket or genuine pork ribs in the area around the University of North Texas. If you've got a hankering for some Mexican food, try the Texas version called Tex-Mex in popular spots on Wind River Lane and University Drive. Ready for dessert? Pecan pie is so popular in Texas that you can get it in almost every diner from Lewisville Lake to North Denton. When you're ready to visit the area, Travelocity can help you find the best Dallas flight and cheap hotels in Denton. With Travelocity, you can search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide.