The City Center District is the heart of Dallas' arts and financial areas. It is located in the north-central area of downtown Dallas is conveniently located next to the arts and historical district. Visitors to the City Center District can arrive there via the light rail transit. The city district is home to clubs, restaurants, museums, art galleries, and shopping. Locals and tourists are drawn to the City Center District for the entertainment options. Residents of City Center District are drawn to the area not only for entertainment, but because of the close proximity to work, superb educational system, and urban housing. The area's centralized location makes it a desirable place to live.
The selection of restaurants in the City Center District can satisfy numerous palates. The Stephan Plyes Restaurant caters to those who want to try new millennium Southwestern cuisine. Another restaurant, Kaba-N-Curry is a moderately priced Indian restaurant that is located in the center. One of Dallas' most popular comedy clubs is also located in the City Center District. The Back Door Comedy Club was selected as the best comedy club by a local Dallas publication and is the city's longest running venue to see stand-up comedians. Eight or more comedians perform each night at the club. Nationally televised comedy shows have all contributed credits to the club. Dancing and drinks are also found in the City Center at places like Blue. Blue is a dance club that attracts a very young and energetic crowd that enjoys hip-hop and pop music. Famous rappers and R&B singers have all held performances at the club.
There are many places of note that are located in the City Center District. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Dallas Museum of Art are two prominent fixtures of the district. Other notable structures and buildings in the City Center District are Elm Place, Energy Plaza, Fidelity Union Tower, Hardwood Center, Lincoln Plaza, Plaza of the Americas, Gables Republic Tower and the Thanksgiving Tower.
The historic Majestic Theatre is also located in the area. It was the only movie theatre that survived through the 1920's and still stands today while other historical theaters were demolished. In 1983, the theatre was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Majestic Theatre is now a restored showplace where a diverse range of performers do shows. Every year the theatre hosts the Majestic Broadway Series. The venue seats over 1,600 people.
The most convenient hotel located in the area is the Westin City Center. The hotel is located on North Pearl Street and is a luxury Starwood hotel that is famous for its Heavenly Bed and Bath amenities. The hotel is so posh that it was awarded Hotel of the Year from Starwood in 2005. The hotel rooms are oversized and each suite has spectacular views of the city. The hotel's best feature is the 650 North Bar and Restaurant which has garnered awards for its American cuisine and cocktails.