Dining, Lodging and Shopping

A variety of hotels are available in DeSoto for visitors  who want to spend some time touring local and area attractions. DeSoto’s proximity to Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington makes it the ideal location for dining and entertainment without the hassle of big-city traffic.

DeSoto can meet anyone’s dining needs. The city’s superb food choices include name brand eateries and mom-and-pop diners serving Mexican, Asian, Italian, steak, seafood, barbecue or home-style cooking. DeSoto has about a dozen food trucks that regularly sell in the area. So, whether the occasion calls for an elegant or romantic dinner, a casual family restaurant or fast food, DeSoto has plentiful choices.

Boasting an assortment of retailers, DeSoto makes shopping a pleasant and convenient experience. Within the city limits, DeSoto shoppers can take advantage of discount outlets, grocers, hardware and houseware retailers and a number of small specialty shops and boutiques to meet the needs of area residents. Fresh produce and groceries are available at major supermarkets, budget-friendly value stores and a Farmers Market.

DeSoto’s locally owned jewelry store offers the services of a certified gemologist who is a member of the Gemological Institute of America, the American Gem Society and the Independent Jewelers Organization. National chains like Payless Shoe Source, Beall’s Department Store and Walmart Supercenter are located in DeSoto as well.

The neighboring city of Cedar Hill has a variety of restaurants, retail shops (including an upscale clothing boutique for women) and movie theater. Cedar Hill also features Hillside Village, an outdoor shopping mall complex with dozens of national retail stores and eateries.

DeSoto’s location at the intersection of I-35 and I-20 gives shoppers easy access to major malls in Dallas and Arlington. This means that DeSoto residents have a variety of specialty shops, boutiques and malls at their fingertips — from national retailers to one-of-a-kind stores.