A weekend in Dallas #soyseekender | Hampton inn by Hilton - There Goes Monica

A weekend in Dallas #soyseekender | Hampton inn by Hilton

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post created in collaboration with Hampton by Hilton and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Being a California Girl, I do not get out much – of the state that is. It might be something to do with having so many options yet to uncover in my own backyard or the fact that a full time job sometimes does not give enough time to get out. A few months ago, Latinas Bloggers Connect and Hampton by Hilton came to me with a great collaboration idea, to built a dream weekend escape to anywhere in the big major cities. Dallas, a place I have yet to uncover was on the list and I jumped at the idea.

This was before the “big change” happened and it fit perfectly with my new schedule and the schedule of a lot of people that work full-time jobs.  My name is Monica and I am now a #seekender ! You do no have to wait for that yearly week of vacation to travel, take full advantage of your weekends and you might discover more than you ever dreamed.

Now, I choose Dallas because I have never really explored Texas. I have had my fair share of driving thru the state but not actually stopping (circa 2011). If I had a weekend open in the following months, these are the attraction I would love to check off my Dallas Bucket List. P.S. most of it consist of food and let me tell you there is an endless list of awesome eateries in Dallas. It would take me months! 


Most of the time when my family lands later than 5 PM we just want to eat and head to our hotel. I usually have a place in mind that is between the airport and the hotel ready to-go because you do not want to be deciding once you land, it always becomes a hassle.

 After a trip, comfort food is in order. Being a born and bread Mexican, I like burritos and tacos and the occasional Fajita. When I read about Mias, I knew it would be my go-to as soon as we landed. After all the hassle of walking all around a terminal to luggage claim, its good to know somewhere close there is a great burrito waiting for you.  In this case I would consider the Brisket Tacos that are one of Dallas must- haves. Let me just say the shrimp fajitas to Mamas lemon Chicken all sound delicious. 

After looking at all the options I think the Hampton Inn by Hilton in Downtown Dallas would be serve as the perfect base camp. Like always, we try to stick to moderate budget and this hotel ranging from $150 -$200 a night is right in our price range. It is also great because its right in the center of Downtown Dallas with great option to eat and explore.


I believe in breakfast and I believe in very sweet (and late) breakfast during trips (specially after flights that are more than 3 hours. The Whisk looked like a perfect spot to grab a seat and eat a crepe & coffee kind of breakfast. With sweet and savory crepes available you can really not go wrong with taking you family here before a day of exploration. The strawberry, vanilla cream and white chocolate strawberry lemon sauce with almonds sounds right up my ally. Did I tell you all crepes start under $10 ? Sweet spot indeed. 

Fort Worth Stockyard National Historic District
I travel with my family, and my dad is a big western movie fan. I think a visit to the Stockyard Historic District would be in order to give my family a great taste cowboy culture. It might look like a touristy spot but sometimes you have to embrace the tourist inside each and everyone of us.

 Water Gardens - The Forth Worth Water Gardens that was built in 1974 would be another one of my must visit places. I do not know what really attracted me to this urban park but it looks interesting and like nothing I have ever seen before. It was designed by noted architects Philip Johnson (Gate of Europe)  and John Burgee (Lipstick Building) . 

   I am a fan of great interior design and while I was researching CrushCraft I came across a lively scene that I would love to enjoy. With colorful streamers and a laid back attitude, I do not think you could go wrong with a great Thai meal here . Looking at the menu I would most likely get the Kao Prao or the OG Phat Thai that sounds out of this world. At the prices starting at around $7.99 per dish, I think this could be a great way to eat at a new and trendy (and instagramable place) without breaking the bank. 


Top Knot  for Brunch

When I think of Sunday Morning, I think of relaxation before the chaos of the following week begins.  The most relaxing thing to do, in my opinion, is brunch. When I was looking at Dallas, I remembered Top Knot from Eater, one of the websites I tend to live on when I am procrastinating my life away. I had stumbled upon the Dallas version of Eater and I was disappointed that after I had read about it I learned it was in Dallas and not in San Diego.  it described as an Asian with Mediterranean and Latin food influences which pretty much combines my favorite food groups. 

After taking a look at the menu, I think it would have to be between the Hot Fried Chicken Benedict's or Pulled Pork Breakfast Sandwich which sounds like a dish worth the trip. Also, looking at the specialities the Katsudon sounds very interesting and like something I would make my friends order just to taste it and later steal it.  If you want to take a look at the mouth watering menu here you go!  

You what the most awesome part of having this collaboration was? It’s the fact that Hampton by Hilton Inn is having a giveaway! Tag any of your summer memories with #soyseekender  and follow @hamptoninnbyhilton to get a chance of scoring your own weekend escape as a #seekender ! Details here! You can also book your own Hampton Inn by Hilton stay here

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hampton by Hiliton and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, the opinions and text are all mine.

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