Despite several documented attempts, only four U.S. presidents have been assassinated: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy. And not every man died from his bullet: both Garfield and McKinley died from infections days after being attacked.
In Dallas you’ll likely center your trip around a visit to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the former Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald aimed his gun at the passing motorcade–unless you believe alternate theories.
Before you check out the grassy knoll, drop off your bags at one of these fine establishments:
The Joule lives up to its name, with impeccable design, a restored 1920′s facade and a rooftop cantilevered pool. Must be fancy: the Jonas Brothers and Martin Scorcese attended the grand opening–imagine that conversation.
Guests rave about the warm, personal service and luxurious details: in-room phones connect directly to a personal shopper at nearby Neiman Marcus, and Charlie Palmer at The Joule is just downstairs. Rates start at around $275 per night.
Pet-friendly Hotel Lumen is just across from the Southern Methodist University campus, which probably accounts for its status as the hip young thing of Dallas hotels. The stylish boutique property (part of the Kimpton chain) is small, with fewer than 60 rooms, and within a quick walk of the bars and restaurants in the Park Cities area. It’ll set you back about $169 a night
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