Waxahachie, Texas, a historic city about 30 miles south of Dallas, is known as "The Gingerbread City" for its ornate Victorian houses. Adding to its picturesque charm are hundreds of crape myrtle trees, which reveal their full glory in flourishes of pink blooms in summer. A historic downtown, interesting cultural venues, and natural beauty further add to the appeal of Waxahachie hotels.
You have a number of convenient transportation options for the approximately 35-mile journey from Dallas Love Field Airport to hotels in Waxahachie TX. The airport is served by three private shuttle companies and nine limousine companies, whose services you should arrange in advance. You can also grab a cab by crossing the street from the baggage claim area on the lower level of the terminal. Most visitors enjoy the convenience of Waxahachie car rentals. You could drive to Lake Waxahachie, two miles south of the city, and go boating, fishing, or jet skiing. On weekends in April and May, head to the nearby Scarborough Renaissance Festival to experience the fun and festivities of the 16th century. Learn about local history at the Ellis County Museum, where, in addition to interesting exhibits, you can pick up historic walking and driving tour maps. Explore Waxahachie's Historic Downtown District, which features many boutiques and antiques stores, a farmers market on Saturdays, and the Ellis County Courthouse, a beautiful Romanesque landmark built in 1895. See the works of local artists at the Ellis County Art Museum, or visit the Webb Gallery, which is open on weekends. On a sunny day, take a walk along the Waxahachie Creek Hike and Bike Trail, a four-mile path that will take you through woodlands, parks, a historic cemetery, and along the historic Rogers Street Bridge. If you booked one of the cheap hotels in Dallas for a family vacation, take the kids to Waxahachie's water park and paint ball venue, a fun attraction for all ages.
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