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Recommended safe neighborhoods/hotels in Dallas, Family of 6

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Recommended safe neighborhoods/hotels in Dallas, Family of 6

Hi everybody!

We are a family of 6 (2 adults and 4 kids (aged 2-9.5)) planning a visit to Texas. This will be our first visit to Texas

We will be spending approximately 4 days in Dallas, during which we will have some errands out of downtown (we will be looking for a travel trailer to buy).

I assume that, as does any large scale city, Dallas has it's better an worse neighborhoods.

Since it is our first visit to the city, and since we are traveling with young kids, we will be more than happy to get some recommendations as to the best safest areas of the city to stay in and the areas to avoid.

Also, we are planning on attending the Mary Poppins Broadway production at fair park.

Is this area safe at night? Is there a *close* parking to the music hall where the show is taking place?

Thank you for your help!

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1. Re: Recommended safe neighborhoods/hotels in Dallas, Family of 6

Stay in Grapevine. Nice Hotels and Restaurants. Grapevine Mills mall has several kid oriented centers. This area has something for everyone. Stay north of I-30. Fair Park is not at all a safe neighborhood. Take DART rail to the show. If someone has a better idea than the train. Please help me. Safety is always a concern for visitors. Back to Grapevine. Bass pro shop across from the mall. Great Wolf Lodge has an indoor water park. Road construction is the only bad part. Any more questions don't hesitate to ask. Dart rail station in Las Colinas. A fantastic Downtown Dallas attraction is Dallas World Aquarium.

http://www.dwazoo.com/

http://www.dart.org

http://www.greatwolf.com/

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2. Re: Recommended safe neighborhoods/hotels in Dallas, Family of 6

When we go to Fair Park, we drive ourselves. There will be parking right behind the Music Hall - enter from Parry between Exposition and 1st Ave...you will cross the Dart Rail tracks. There are also lots across from the Music Hall at the corner of Parry and 1st...kinda across from Craft and Growler. When there is a show, there is a lot of security.

You might want a suite hotel of some sort - Springhill Suites in West End, an Embassy Suites (we have a few). You might like Hyatt House Lincoln Park best for location and ease of getting around....it's across from Northpark Center (down Caruth a little).

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3. Re: Recommended safe neighborhoods/hotels in Dallas, Family of 6

A couple of other hotels you might want to check are Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Central Expressway and La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas North Central, both about 10 min north of downtown (non-rush hour). As with most anywhere anymore, I wouldn't allow children to be on their own unattended, but this is in a nice area of Dallas.

Both are on 75/Central Expressway, which can be quite congested throughout the day, but it's a good location for downtown access or east/west travel on 635/LBJ.

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