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Where to Stay, Play and Invest in Dallas

The Worth guide to businesses, hotels, restaurants and experiences in Dallas.

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With its sprawling metroplex of more than 7.5 million residents, Dallas is home to a slew of fantastic businesses, hotels, restaurants and attractions. Here, Worth is bringing you some of the most interesting places to visit next time you’re in town.

Business

DALLAS ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

This nonprofit promotes awareness of local arts by organizing gallery walks and educational events and by offering scholarships to local art students. info@dallasartdealers.org, 214.697.3517, dallasartdealers.org

DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT

In addition to supporting local galleries and parks, this nonprofit behind the revitalized downtown neighborhood fosters emerging artists and cultural groups outside of the district with grants programs. 750 N. St. Paul St., Suite 1630, Lily Cabatu Weiss, executive director, info@dallasartsdistrict.org, 214.744.6639, dallasartsdistrict.org

MTV RE:DEFINE

Hosted by the Goss-Michael Foundation, this glamorous annual art exhibition and auction allows bidders to vie for works by heavyweights such as Marc Quinn and Chris Levine. Proceeds benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, a global HIV/ AIDS charity. mtvredefine.com

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Hotels

THE FAIRMONT DALLAS

Along with elegant rooms and gold-level perks, this Arts District hotel features an artist-in-residence program that allows artists with local ties to stay on the property for three months, work in a glass-front studio and interact with guests. 1717 N. Akard St., dallas@fairmont.com, 214.720.2020, fairmont.com/dallas

THE JOULE

This hotel in downtown’s revitalized Main Street houses chic rooms, upscale boutiques and dining, along with a Taschen library and blue-chip art everywhere you turn. 1530 Main St., info@thejouledallas.com, 214.748.1300, thejouledallas.com

ROSEWOOD MANSION ON TURTLE CREEK

This former 1920s mansion became a luxury hotel in 1981 and remains one of the most elegant places to stay in the city. Set near the business and arts districts, it offers complimentary Lexus sedan service for travel within five miles of the hotel. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., themansion@rosewoodhotels.com, 214.559.2100, rosewoodhotels.com

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Restaurants

HOMEWOOD

Get a taste of the season’s best at Homewood, where they are serving up local ingredients that highlight what the Lone Star State has to offer in any given season. 4002 Oak Lawn Ave., info@homewooddallas.com, 214.434.1244, homewooddallas.com

JOSÉ

Headed by chef Anastacia Quinoñes, José features modern Mexican cuisine with a focus on Jalisco-style dishes, such as avocado gazpacho, ceviche la panga and soft-shell crab tacos. 4931 W. Lovers Ln., info@jose.mx, 214.891.5673, jose.mx

LUCIA

Scoring a table at this quaint 36-seat, five-star trattoria, owned by chef David Uygur and his wife, Jennifer, is the toughest reservation in town. Or come early and try to snag one of the four coveted seats at the bar, which are for walk-ins only. 408 W. 8th St., Suite 101, info@luciadallas.com, 214.948.4998, luciadallas.com

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Experiences

DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

This non-collecting museum regularly showcases new works from around the world along with a program of lectures and events. 161 Glass St., info@dallascontemporary.org, 214.821.2522, dallascontemporary.org

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

One of the largest museums in the country, this institution’s permanent collection of more than 24,000 artworks spans 5,000 years. 1717 N. Harwood, 214.922.1200, dma.org

THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION

Home to more than 500 works by over 100 British artists, this contemporary art collection recently relocated to a new, more intimate space within the Dallas Arts District. The foundation supports many fundraising events and a competitive residency program. 1305 Wycliff Ave., Suite 120, Joyce Goss, executive director, joyce@g-mf.org, 214.696.0555, g-mf.org

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