If you're planning a US road trip for your holiday-of-a-lifetime, make a pit stop in this funky city.  Slap-bang in the middle of all the action, the giant Omni Hotel is the best base you could ask for: vast rooms with stunning skyline views, a fab rooftop pool area and a vibrant American sports bar.

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There's so much fun to be had in Dallas, it'll blow your mind. First, head to Bread Winners Cafe for brunch, but get there early, as its awesome hangover cures (the Bloody Diablo, a bacon-infused Bloody Mary with jalapeños, is sure to perk you up) attracts queues.

Next stop: the botanical gardens, which are huge and perfectly preened - come in October and it's a Halloween pumpkin fest.

If American football is your thing, hotfoot it to a Dallas Cowboys game (don't worry if you can't get tickets, as the atmosphere outside the stadium is just as electric).

For dinner, don't go anywhere else but the famous Gas Monkey Bar 'N' Grill - the ribs will be the size of your head - before catching a movie at the local drive-in. Then it's back to Omni for another raucous rooftop party…

GO: Western & Oriental (westernoriental.com; 020 7666 1234) offers four nights from £999 per person. Includes flights.

WOW FACTOR: Take a tour that explores one of the most history-changing events  of our time: the assassination of JFK.   

FLIGHT TIME: 10 hours

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