Thursday, February 13, 2014

Rock 'n Roll Dallas Half Marathon

Rock 'n Roll Dallas Half Marathon

and Health and Fitness Expo

Events at a Glance

Dallas: Health & Fitness Expo

Participant Info
Rock n Roll Dallas Half Marathon and Health Expo

For two days, over 80 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Brooks Official Merchandise Store. All runners must visit the expo to pick up their race number, gear bag and t-shirt.
  • Dates: March 21-22, 2014
  • Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center • Hall C 
  • Expo Hours: Friday, March 21, 12pm – 6pm & Saturday, March 22, 9am – 5pm 
  • Admission: Free and Open to the public

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Half Marathon, 2 Person Half Marathon Relay 
2 person half marathon relay

Start Line: Young St. & S. Lamar St.
Finish Line: Fair Park

Start Line

  • Time/ Location: Young St. & S. Lamar St, 8:00 am*
    *subject to change
  • Getting to the Start
  • Corrals
  • Wave Start
  • Gear Check
  • Clothing Pickup:  RUN, ROCK, RECYCLE with ATRS! 
    American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS) believes that its partnership with the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series has started to substantially change the competitive race space with the mission to Rock, Run, and Recycle! Bring a bag of unwanted clothes, shoes, or running gear and drop it off at our convenient recyclers at the Health & Fitness Expo March 21st and 22nd, OR discard unwanted layers at the start line and ATRS will collect them for recycling!


The half marathon course is as action-packed and scenic as they come – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels.
Rock 'n Roll Dallas Half Marathon Course

Finish Line

  • Location – Fair Park
  • Getting to the Finish
  • Secure Zone
  • Finish Line Festival - After the race, reunite with family and friends in the Family Reunion area and relish in your post race accomplishment with refreshments and live music at the finish line stage.

Rock 'n Roll Dallas Half Marathon Hotel
Rock 'n Roll Dallas Half Marathon Hotel Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria

  • Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria 14021 Noel Road, Dallas, Texas, 75240
  • TEL: 1-972-364-3640

  •  Click Here to choose one of the Rock 'n Roll Dallas Half Marathon Hotel Special Offers

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Romance Dallas

Dallas Texas Romantic Date Ideas 

There's plenty of romance in the air, whether you're in the mood to escape to a romantic restaurant, a gorgeous outdoor oasis or a private rendezvous -- Dallas has them all.

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Take a sunset cruise with JT's Private Charter


JT's offers a weekly two-hour 'adults only' sunset cruise during warm seasons. Just bring your own food and drinks and join the rest of the group for a tour around Lake Lewisville.

Appreciate live jazz at Thursday Night Live


The DMA offers a wonderful collection of art, various interesting special exhibitions, as well as concerts, hands-on programs, tours, lectures, and more.

Taste wines to your heart's content at Savor Dallas


Savor Dallas is a premier food and wine festival showcasing star chefs and premium wines while raising funds for area arts and culinary programs.

Go on a grown up play date


Hot and fun … They don’t call ‘em ‘playmates’ for nothing. Red Rover, Red Rover, let your best pal (looking and otherwise) come over.

Navigate a wine festival like a pro


Breeze through like a pro when you learn what to do, how to prepare, when to arrive, what to wear, how to take risks, and even how to gracefully ditch wines you don't care for.

Learn the very basic basics of wine


Wine is like art. It has a little to do with what's pleasing to most, but everything to do with what pleases you. And with these few tips, you'll be well on your way to becoming an oenophile.

Customize a chocolate candy bar


chocri, a popular German chocolate company, has made its American debut. Design your own candy bar starting with a base of dark, milk, or white chocolate.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra 


Enjoy the sweeping sounds of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, where there's always an interesting twist on classical presentations. Plan a romantic date to experience events like the Halloween Spooktacular, a New Year's Eve concert, or pops presentation with recording artists like Chicago.
Address: 2301 Flora St., Dallas TX 75201 - MAP 
Phone: (214) 692-0203 
Web: www.dallassymphony.coma popular German chocolate company, has made its American debut. Design your own candy bar starting with a base of dark, milk, or white chocolate.


Romance Del Frisco


Enjoy a Romantic Dinner at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse in North Dallas and a romantic evening at Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria. 

Romance Del Frisco includes:
  • $50 gift card to Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
  • Free internet access
  • Two room suite
  • Complimentary Evening Reception*
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Late Checkout
Call 972-364-3640 or Click Here and feel the romance begin with Romance Del Frisco

Thursday, December 26, 2013


BIG D NYE at American Airlines Center

Big D NYE is the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the Central Time Zone. Over 35,000 people enjoyed Big D NYE 2013 from inside the gated venue, with thousands more celebrating from surrounding areas. The live television broadcast was viewed by over 611,000 households* in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It was also seen in over 20 markets throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and New Mexico with additional markets scheduled to be added this year.

Over 400 staff and crew-members contribute to the production of Big D NYE. The technical execution involves 15 high definition cameras positioned throughout the venue, three jib cameras, two robotic tower cameras, a helicopter, two music stages, two front of house mix boards, two stage and monitor mix boards, a pair of control rooms (an HD event production switch truck, and WFAA's control room), four Go Vision portable HD screens, 10 Victory Park HD mega video boards, pyrotechnics and crew from three rooftops. Whew! It's quite a production!

Produced in partnership by the southwest's largest ABC television affiliate, WFAA and the American Airlines Center, this outdoor Times Square experience is like none other. The FREE, family friendly event takes place in Victory Park, which is home to the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars and WFAA's sleek Victory Park television studio. Big D NYE boasts gigantic HD video screens, live music, special celebrity guests, and one of the largest New Year's fireworks displays in the nation.


December 31, 2013
7:00 P.M.
DOORS OPEN: 12:00 A.M.


Where To Stay?

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria

14021 Noel Road
Dallas, TX  75254

Enjoy Big D NYE at the Dallas New Year's Eve Hotel : Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria.
Welcome the New Year with:

  • Free cooked to order breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Free hotel shuttle in 3 mile radius 
  • Packages that include Free WiFi, Gift Cards, Bonus HHonor Points, Discounted Rates and more
CLICK HERE and join the Big D NYE Celebration!

Dallas Big Things Happen Here

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Heart of Dallas Bowl Kicks Off New Year's Day

Heart of Dallas Bowl Presented by PlainsCapital Bank

Heart of Dallas Bowl   Cotton Bowl Stadium  Fair Park, TX

January 1, 2014 | Historic Cotton Bowl in Fair Park

North Texas and UNLV Rebels To Play In Heart Of Dallas Bowl On New Year's Day

Dec. 8, 2013 - UPDATED 9:20 PM
DENTON, Texas - In the centennial year of North Texas football, the Mean Green today accepted an invitation to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on New Year's Day.
"It is an honor to be invited to participate in the Heart of Dallas Bowl," North Texas head coach Dan McCarney said. "We are tremendously excited to be involved in a New Year's Day bowl game at a venue with all the history of the Cotton Bowl Stadium. This will make it easy for all of our fans to come and watch this team make history while going for its ninth win of the season."
The Heart of Dallas Bowl will pit North Texas against UNLV on Jan. 1, 2014, at the 92,000-seat Cotton Bowl in historic Fair Park, the 277-acre landmark complex of art-deco architecture that hosts the State Fair of Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Heart of Dallas Bowl Hotel :

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria

14021 Noel Road
Dallas, TX

All Heart of Dallas Bowl attendees will enjoy:

  • Free Cooked to order breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Packages that include Free Internet, Gift Cards, Bonus HHonor Points
Click Here and pick the overnight package at your Heart of Dallas Bowl Hotel

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria is 16 miles/23 minutes from Cotton Bowl Stadium

Deep in the Heart of North Texas - ATT Cotton Bowl Classic

ATT Cotton Bowl Classic

The 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is scheduled for Friday, January 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. CST live on FOX.

The Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (CBAA) is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas to promote, sponsor and stage an annual postseason intercollegiate football game in Arlington, Texas.

AT&T Inc. became the official title sponsor of the game on September 18, 1996.

The first Classic was conceived by the late J. Curtis Sanford, a Dallas oilman and business executive. Sanford's first game promotion, a private enterprise guaranteeing each institution $10,000, matched TCU and Marquette on January 1, 1937, at Fair Park's Cotton Bowl Stadium before 17,000 fans. In 1941, the affiliation with the Southwest Conference began, with the SWC voting to send its champion annually to the Classic as the host institution. A partnership was formed in 1998 to create one of the top collegiate matchups in postseason play. Each year the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic will serve as the New Year's Day home for the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference.



The ATT Cotton Bowl Classic Hotel -- Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria -- close enough to ATT Stadium to enjoy all the action and far enough away to rest and relax and relive all the Football action.

All Fans will enjoy:

  • Free cooked to order breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Two Room Suite
  • Discounted rates, Bonus HHonor Point, Free Internet, Gift Cards and more
CLICK HERE to reserve your overnight package now at your ATT Cotton Bowl Classic Hotel -
Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria

Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria is 25 miles/30 minutes from ATT Stadium

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Travel Tips from

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips


These simple steps can save you time and headaches with air travel, baggage and crowds
by: Alexis Flippin, Frommer’s Travel, from:

'Tis the season to be traveling, whether you're jetting off to far-flung places or taking a road trip to see family. Crowded airports and gridlocked roads — not to mention free-floating anxiety — can make holiday travel a headache. With our holiday travel tips, though, it doesn't have to be.

picture of Santa asleep on plane

These holiday travel tips will make your journey a breeze.

1. Avoid Flying at Peak Times
If your travel schedule is flexible, avoid flying on the busiest days of the season: the day before Thanksgiving and the two days immediately preceding and following Christmas and New Year's. Also, book flights at off-peak times, such as early morning. If at all possible, fly on the holiday itself, when airports have an almost empty, tumbleweed-blowing-in-the-desert feel.

2. Hit the Road With Technology by Your Side
Portable GPS navigators are wondrous things, providing the fastest and most direct routes to your destination — and voice auto-commands help keep your eyes on the road. Upgraded models offer real-time traffic information, but unless your car has built-in GPS capability, these can be pricey. A much more economical alternative — as infree — is Google Maps, available on most smartphones. It not only provides driving directions but also has color-coded lines indicating the severity of traffic ahead: green lines indicate good conditions, yellow means fair, and red or red/black signal poor conditions.

3. Travel Light
Don't be weighed down with packages. Order gifts online, and have them sent directly to the recipient, or mail your packages ahead of time. If you're a procrastinator, you can take advantage of the annual Free Shipping Day on December 17, when some 1,500 merchants guarantee free delivery by Christmas Eve. And, if you're flying, don't wrap the gifts you bring — airlines have the right to open any wrapped package.

4. Don't Check Your Bags
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are traditionally the busiest times to fly, which means the odds of losing your luggage rise exponentially with the increased air traffic. Not to mention the expense of paying $25 or more per bag. (Consider shipping your luggage ahead of time with these tips from AARP money expert Sid Kirchheimer.) Be on the safe side: carry on your luggage.

5. Take the Back Roads
Driving the interstates can be dull at any time, but holiday travel often adds big-time gridlock to the mix. If you have some time on your hands, why not leave the major highways behind, and hit the back roads for serendipitous pleasures? (These 7 iconic drives are some of the best in the U.S. any time of year.) Of all the holiday travel tips, this one will help you to focus on the joys of the season most of all.

5 Holiday Travel Tips from AARP

Friday, November 15, 2013

Cyber Monday Dallas Countdown


SPECIAL OFFERS Macy's Tree Lighting
cyber monday hotel sale
Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria
Cyber Monday is December 2, 2013 and the countdown has begun for one of the biggest Cyber Monday Hotel sales in Dallas, Texas.
For one day, enjoy 20 % off regular hotel rates till December 31, 2014 at Embassy Suites Dallas Near the Galleria. *
Can't wait till December 2?
Check out our other offers that include free cooked to order breakfast, complimentary evening reception, free high speed internet access gift cards, bonus points and more.
enjoy free nights 2x,3x, 4x faster
Our More Nights, More Points promotion lets you earn 2x points on two-night stays, 3x points on three-night stays, and 4x points on four-night stays. Book your stay by January 31, 2014....LEARN MORE
Galleria dallas holiday Shop till you drop package
Get your Holiday Shopping started at one of the most famous malls in Texas - Galleria Dallas.   Our Holiday Shop Till You Drop Galleria Dallas package includes: a $50.00 American Express® gift card,
 $25.00 meal certificate to our very own on-site Ethan's American Bistro Restaurant (maximum three certificates)
Complimentary transportation to/from the Galleria Mall 
military family holiday special
Our way of saying, "Thank You".   For active & retired military and their families enjoy exclusive savings of 10%.  And of course with every stay at Embassy Suites Hotels, guests enjoy two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary drinks and snacks at the nightly Evening Reception....LEARN MORE
DECEMBER  2013 through DECEMBER  2014
20 % off regular rate
Free Internet Access
Free cooked to order breakfast
Complimentary Evening Reception
Two Room Suite

* offer subject to availability. black out dates apply

Book Online or Call (972) 364-3640 to reserve your package today!
Embassy Suites Dallas
14021 Noel Road, Dallas, TX 75240
TEL: 972-364-3640 | FAX: 972-364-3641
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