It is a pleasure to welcome you to Dallas. My name is Teklu Berhane, and I am the Chef Concierge at InterContinental Dallas. My Concierge team and I are here to ensure that all your needs are met and that you have an enjoyable and memorable stay in our city.
There is no better way to enjoy the warm Texas morning sunshine than at Addison Circle Park. It's conveniently located just north of the hotel between Addison Road and Quorum Drive, adjacent to the popular urban area known as Addison Circle. The locals enjoy the park for their active recreation which might include running, walking, and rollerblading on the paved walking trails among the water garden and interactive fountains. After a brisk workout, you'll no doubt have quite an appetite and Addison offers a world of taste, boasting over 150 restaurants just steps from the hotel.
Lunch at Kenny's Wood Fired Grill is an absolute must before you head out for some of the best shopping the Southwest. Addison hosts scores of local shops specializing in modern fashion, turn-of-the century antiques and everything in between. The Dallas Galleria offers more than 200 upscale stores, from Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Tiffany to Macy's and the flagship Banana Republic. Village of the Parkway, a Mediterranean retail setting, also offers unique treasures, fine clothing, books, music, galleries and a multitude of restaurants. Recover and rejuvenate at one of Addison's papering day spa, the Grand Spa International, directly across from the hotel.
With more than 175 restaurants of every taste and style, Addison offers plenty to tempt your taste buds. Difficult, but if I had to choose one, it would be Chamberlain's steakhouse. After dinner, dance the night away or just enjoy one of our many popular nightspots. Memphis, Sambuca's, Mercy Bar, The Improv Comedy Club, Gloria's, Ernie's, Pete's Dueling Pianos and the Flying Saucer to name just a few or simply head back to the hotel for a night cap in Q Bar before turning in for the night.
Weather in Texas
Texas Weather is unpredictable; always wear layers
Standard tipping is between 15-20 percent for services rendered
The North Dallas Tollway connects all the main major traffic arteries allowing for ease of travel.
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Did you know America's money is printed in Fort Worth, Texas? The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) operates two facilities - one in Washington, DC, and one in Fort Worth, TX. Take a tour of the facility and see millions of dollars being printed. The tour features the various steps of currency production, beginning with large, blank sheets of paper, and ending with wallet-ready bills.
Fort Worth, Texas has the only daily Longhorn cattle drive in the US. Daily cattle drives begin at 11am and 4pm.
The frozen margarita was invented in Dallas on May 11, 1971 by Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez. Martinez modified a soft-serve ice-cream machine into the first frozen margarita machine. It is now displayed in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Horse Country Trail
Texas is the horsiest state in the nation, with an estimated 1 million equines and a Texas-sized passion for their beauty and power. Denton County is the heartbeat of horse country. More than 25,000 equines representing 80 breeds live on the county's 300 horse farms and ranches.
Addison Texas boasts more than 170 restaurants, per capita than any other city in the United States. Many are within a three-mile radius of the hotel.
The Texas weather is unpredictable, so it's always good to pack a mixture of clothes. What's more, as buildings are air-conditioned in the Summer, you may want to bring a light wrap or sweater for indoor comfort.
Traveler flood to the Dallas Area for shopping, remember to bring extra or empty suitcase for shopping. You'll need it.
Texas sun shines bright, Sunglasses are a must for the Texas Summer, especially for drivers.
Exit DFW Airport via the North Exit (pay for parking/ toll at exit tollgate) and follow signs to I-635/ LBJ Freeway. Take I-635 East & follow it for app. 10 miles. Start merging right once you've passed Marsh Lane. Take exit 22C for Dallas North Tollway - North. (This is the second exit for the Dallas North Tollway; the first one is for the Dallas North Tollway - South, which is a bit confusing.) Follow the tollway for app. 2 miles, then exit at Beltline/ Arapaho (toll is 40 cents). You are now on Dallas Parkway North. Go straight through the 1st light (Beltline Rd), then stay left and enter the u-turn lane. Make a u-turn at the 2nd light (Arapaho Rd.) to get onto Dallas Parkway South. Go south for 1/2 a block until you see the hotel driveway on the right hand side.