Addison, Texas is known as the "Heart of Dallas." Many families live in Addison and commute to work in Dallas. There are arrays of happenings for your Addison vacations that are great family fun. There are also many Addison hotels that offer many amenities that will make your stay in Addison as fun as your vacation.
The first stop of your Addison vacations should be at the Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest. The aquarium features 85,000 gallons of water with sharks, stingrays and an abundance of reef fish. The rainforest features plants and animals native to Venezuela. You can walk through a 20,000 gallon water tunnel and view sharks and fish from all sides. The rainforest has creatures from the Orinoco Rive in Venezuela. There are canopy tours as well as river tours. From Toucans to Manatees, the Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest will have the family wanting to come back for more Addison vacations.
While in Addison, Texas, you will be sure to want to check out the many museums the city has to offer. The Cavenaugh Flight Musuem features 50,000 square feet of aircraft and aircraft artifacts. The aircraft range from World War I to the Vietnam War. The Dallas Museum of Art features over 60 acres of fine art. The Mary Kay Museum tells the story of Mark Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The museum features her story as well as the gifts and awards that her Independent Beauty Consultants can win.
The next stop in your Addison vacations should be at the Dallas Mavericks. The Dallas Mavericks are the 2006 Western Conference Champions. They put up a good fight this year against the Miami Heat and next season's games are sure to sell out.
The Addison Square Garden is also a lot of family fun. The Addison Square Garden features great ice-skating for the whole family. They offer youth and adult hockey, ice-skating lessons and party packages on ice.
If you're looking for great shopping, it is a must to check out The Galleria Dallas on your Addison vacations. There are three levels of awesome shopping at The Galleria Dallas. The mall has all the best stores from Banana Republic to Nordstrom and Macy's as well as some other great stores like Kenneth Cole and Ann Taylor. The Addison Beverage Center is your one place stop if planning a special occasion or party. There are two square miles of liquor stores and other adult beverage stores. There are stores from large chains to specialty boutiques where you can find all your fine wine or liquor desires.
While on your Addison vacations you will need a place to stay. Check out the many great amenities offered at the Addison hotels. The Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas is sure to be a hit with the family on your Addison vacations. The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool along with tennis, track, racquetball, a health club as well as fine dining and nightclubs. You may never need to leave your hotel to have fun on this vacation! There are other great Addison hotels to choose from as well including the Crown Plaza Dallas/Addison hotel and the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria hotel. These Addison hotels are also great places to stay and will put you close to the great shopping at The Galleria.