Mesquite, Texas, is only 14 miles from downtown Dallas, and offers small-town hospitality with access to big city landmarks. Traveling with children? This family-friendly suburb is a stone throw's away from attractions that will appeal to all ages, including the Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Zoo, and Nasher Sculpture Center. Book one of the great Mesquite hotels to be close to dazzling D-Town.
Visit Florence Ranch Homestead, one of the oldest buildings in Mesquite, and step back into the 1800s. The homestead was donated to the city by the Florence family, and has been completely restored and refurbished. If you're an animal lover, travel into downtown Dallas to Dallas Zoo, a 106-acre space that was opened in 1888, making it the oldest zoological park in Texas. The zoo is home to 2,000 animals and an African habitat best viewed by monorail. For species of the aquatic kind, head over to the nearby Dallas World Aquarium, a not-for-profit aquarium in the West End Historic District. Little ones will love the shark tank, exotic fish, and penguins. Search for Mesquite hotel deals if you want to travel to the top the Reunion Tower, one of the most iconic landmarks in the Dallas skyline. Measuring 561 feet, the tower's main draw is its observation deck, which provides panoramic views of the metropolis.
Feeling hungry? Visit the Marketplace DFW in Mesquite for locally sourced fruits and vegetables, including ruby red grapefruit and fresh, crunchy peppers. If you have an appetite the size of Texas, take a trip to the Dallas Arts District where you can find cheap Tex-Mex offerings like burritos and tacos. Alternatively, you can stay close to the hotels in Mesquite TX for local delicacies like chicken fried steak, fried catfish, cornbread, and squash casserole.