Hotel Palomar―This hip hotel has posh rooms and is centrally located next to the tony Highland Park neighborhood. Even better―guests get a pass for a free yoga class at exhale spa beside the hotel. 5300 East Mockingbird Lane; hotelpalomar-dallas.com or 888-253-9030
Cooper Guest Lodge―Part of the famed Cooper Aerobics Center, the best part of this boutique hotel is that guests have full use of the Fitness Center, including more than 70 group exercise classes and the pool, tennis courts, and track. 12230 Preston Road; cooperaerobics.com or 800-444-5187
When To Visit
You won’t find snow, but the temperate December weather makes visiting now ideal. With pro sports in full swing, buy tickets and catch the Dallas Cowboys, Stars, or Mavericks.