When to Visit Dallas

by SmarterTravel Staff

Dallas rarely experiences cold weather, as most of the year is warm and sunny. Most people visit in the spring, when sporting events and outdoor activities are at their peak.

Business travelers come to Dallas in the spring and fall for conventions, creating a rise in hotel prices. Summer is a popular time with families, even though the weather can get hot, as this is when schools are on break, festivals happen all over the city, and prices are lower. Winter is the least expensive time to visit, though during the holidays people come to shop and prices rise.

  • high season: March to May
  • low season: November to February
  • shoulder season: June to October

Weather Information

With a temperate climate, Dallas experiences warm weather throughout the year and has an annual average high of 76 degrees. Spring and fall have the most favorable weather, with high temperatures ranging between 66 and 89 degrees. Summer can be hot, with highs reaching 96 degrees, while winter cools down to an average high of 58 degrees.

Crowd Information

The city gets busy in the spring, with baseball, basketball, hiking, and biking around White Rock Lane as a major draw. Dallas also sees more visitors in the summer with sporting events and concerts at the American Airlines Center, and in December at America's oldest shopping center, Highland Park Village for shopping. Many annual events and festivals also draw large crowds, including Savor Dallas in March, Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum in March and April, and the CityArts Celebration during the second week in June.

Closure Information

Hotels, shops, and attractions remain open year-round.

When to Save

As Dallas is a big city, deals are offered year-round, but are the most prominent around the holidays and special events. Room rates are lowest during the summer and winter. The most expensive time to visit is in the spring and fall because of the rise in convention and business travel.

Information provided by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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