Perfectly situated with easy access to some of North Texas’ hottest shopping spots, we love to stay in Richardson, where we can find a beautifully appointed hotel at a reasonable price. The big bonus is the city’s equidistance from NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas and Allen Premium Outlets, so you don’t have to be in the car all day driving!
Where to Stay
Richardson has a great line up of nice hotels and even better room rates. The Hyatt Regency North Dallas is modern, yet sophisticated, and conveniently located near Main Street, tons of restaurants and golf courses. Located only two miles from CityLine, The Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel is another great option for a stay in Richardson. The hotel’s stylish décor and premier amenities make it an exceptional guest experience. Looking for that warm chocolate chip cookie when you arrive? Then book your stay at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Dallas. At this elegant hotel, guests are valued from the time you arrive to the very last moments before you depart.
Where to Shop
Richardson is only ten minutes away from Dallas, the unofficial “fashion capital of Texas,” where you can find everything from luxury items to deals and steals you couldn’t find elsewhere. Only ten minutes from Richardson, NorthPark Center is a perfect mix of high-end store fronts, department stores and boutique-style retail. With anchors like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, you will feel like you’ve walked into heaven!
Neighboring NorthPark on the opposite side of the highway are The Shops at Park Lane, where you can find incredible brands at affordable prices at stores like Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet. There is more than just shopping here, so if you are in need of a quick bite to eat or to relax between sales, stop at Crisp Salad Co. and eat out on the patio.
Galleria Dallas is home to over 200 stores… better block off an entire day for this one! Featuring top-notch stores like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Banana Republic, and Belk, you’ll have no problem finding everything you need, and even stuff you didn’t know you needed!
Less than 15 minutes north of Richardson, Allen Premium Outlets is home to standout outlet shopping such as Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, J. Crew Outlet and Michael Kors, just to name a few. This place could also take you a day to conquer!
Where to Dine
One of Richardson’s newest developments, CityLine is a stunning mixed-use development with amazing restaurants right along the DART rail system. Looking for a casual dining experience? Then check out CityLine Kitchen—one location, eight fast and yummy restaurants to choose from. Or if sit-down, fine-dining is more your style, be sure to check out Coal Vines or Jasper’s.
What to Do
There is always something to do in Richardson, such as attending the Cottonwood Art Festival! This semi-annual prestigious art event takes place every May and October, located in the scenic Cottonwood Park.
Every May, Richardson also hosts the annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival at Galatyn Park. The three-day music fest is set with six stages and features local and national artists in a variety of music genres! Plan ahead and plan a night out at the Eisemann Center to enjoy music and shows from the Richardson Symphony and more.