Dallas Tours and Travel

Dallas Guided Tours

We are working on guided tours for your Dallas experience. More information to come.


Coach Buses will take you from the Hyatt Regency to make the 18 mile trip to Arlington, TX. You will experience the two hour VIP Stadium tour and lunch. Buses will depart at 9:00am on Wednesday, October 30. Maximum number of attendees for this trip is 100 people. The cost of this transportation is part of your Bouchercon experience. Cost of the stadium tour is $60. This group rate includes the tour, lunch and dessert, one drink ticket, and a 5x7 photograph for each person. Purchase of tour tickets will be made at ATT Stadium on the day of the tour..


See Dallas Texas through the eyes of Harry’s character Lee Henry Oswald. We will board a 50 passenger motor coach at 9:00am at the Hyatt Regency. We will drive the route Lee Henry took in Still River. We will stop at some locations and read the description of the destination in the book. This will be approximately a 50 mile tour of Dallas and will include 18 locations and many Dallas neighborhoods. More complete details about the itinerary will be posted at a later date. This tour will be approximately four hours in duration. Still River is available in kindle and hardcover.


Fort Worth, TX, is approximately 35 miles from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The bus will depart at 9:00am on Wednesday, October 30. This will be a 7 hour tour. Complete details on the tour itinerary will be released at a later date. Here are some of the possible options for this trip:

Dallas Self-Guided Tours

If you prefer self-guided tours and enjoy exploring on your own, here is an easy affordable option. See Dallas's top attractions, handpicked and packaged together as a CityPASS at a significant savings.

CityPASS Admission: $49 (Adult)
(buy your ticket at Reunion Tower in the hotel)

Dallas CityPASS includes:

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
    Get there by Hop-on Hop-off Trolley (details below), taxi, Uber, or LYFT.
    CityPASS saves $20 admission.

  • Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
    This attraction is part of Hyatt Regency hotel.
    CityPASS saves $17 admission (or $11 admission, if purchased at Bouchercon Convention discounted rate).

  • The Sixth Floor Museum OR Dallas Zoo
    The Sixth Floor Museum:
    Get there by walking, Hop-on Hop-off Trolley (details below), taxi, Uber, or LYFT.
    CityPASS saves $16 admission.
    Dallas Zoo:
    Get there by boarding a red-line DART train to Westmoreland and riding to the Dallas Zoo Station, which is at the front entrance of the Zoo; Return to the Hyatt from the Zoo on a red-line DART train to Parker Road and ride until Union Station. DART passes cost $6/day.
    CityPASS saves $15 admission to zoo.

  • George W. Bush Presidential Center OR Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum:
    located 6.0 miles from Hyatt Regency Dallas. Get there by LYFT for approximately $11.17/one-way ride.
    CityPASS saves $19 admission.
    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
    located 8.2 miles from Hyatt Regency Dallas. Get there by LYFT for approximately $12.25/one-way ride.
    CityPASS saves $15 admission.

Pre-con CityPASS Transportation

Wednesday, October 30th, 9:30am-4:30pm

Your Bouchercon 2019 Convention experience will include two 56 passenger buses from the Hyatt Regency Hotel to the Dallas Arboretum, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On Wednesday, October 30, two buses will rotate every half hour between the hours of 9:30am–4:30 pm. (First bus to depart at 9:30am and the second at 10:00am.) The Dallas CityPASS will be your general admission entrance to the venues. The Dallas CityPASS can be purchased online or at the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck inside the Hyatt Regency.

Saturday Excursion

Saturday, November 2nd, 9am-2pm

The convention will provide two buses running at half hour intervals beginning at 9:00am from the Hyatt Regency to Half Price Books Flagship Store, Dallas Public Library, and The Wild Detectives (a bookstore located in the Bishop Arts District). The buses will run from 9:00am–2:00 pm. There will be lunch alternatives for you at all three destinations. More details, including lunch information, will be posted at a later date.

Other Things to Do

Check out these websites for ideas about what to explore in the Big D.

Getting Around

  • Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
    Tickets: $29 adults / $25 seniors (plus, ride your second day FREE!)
    Enjoy sightseeing at your own pace on the only fully narrated Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour in Dallas! With 15 stops and 100 points of interest (including highlights of the JFK Tour), it’s the easiest way to explore the unique, BIG blend of modern entertainment, history and culture you’ll only find in Dallas. Learn where the city got its start, where it is today and where it’s going – with lots of unexpected surprises along the way.

  • DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
    DART offers travel options to, from, and around Downtown Dallas, including trains, trolleys, buses, and even a free-to-ride D-Link bus. Union Station is located across from the Hyatt Regency Dallas and connects to all DART buses and trains and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), which provides transportation to Fort Worth. Also, the DART Rail orange-line connects to the DFW Airport.
    Tickets: $6 all-day train/bus passes.

    FREE-to-ride services:


Mobility Rentals

Our preferred provider of rental mobility services is AABCO-Ready Rental Sales and Repair. They offer a complete line of medical equipment to accommodate most sizes and individuals. With an advanced reservation, they will guarantee your mobility rental will be conveniently waiting when you arrive. For more information, visit our Mobility Rentals page.