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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Dallas TV returns to Southfork

With much anticipation, the new Dallas TV series premiers June 13th on TNT
The opening music will be similar, with an updated Dallas skyline that includes the impressive new Omni Hotel Convention Center.

The venerable Larry Hagman reprises his role as J.R. Ewing. We have made several travels over the years to the Dallas metro area to feature unique area hotels, b&bs and attractions. With the new series, it should generate renewed interest in Dallas and the Southfork Ranch attraction. My first trip to Southfork was the mid-point on a whirlwind road trip to California in 1988. The show was still rolling along, and I got a chance to walk through Larry Hagman's Winnebago. Now, almost 25 years later, Hagman in his own unique style is having a custom Airstream made for when he does choose to retire for good and enjoy the open road. Read about in a recent interview with Larry Hagman.

Southfork Ranch

We plan to make a return trip to the Dallas area and will provide updates soon.

View our video above and read our online feature on the historic Adolphus Hotel.
Book a stay now at the Adolphus.

Carlos at the French Room, the ultimate in fine dining in Dallas and located at the Adolphus
Enjoy fine dining at the unparalleled French Room at the Adolphus.

Posted by Carl Burnham at 3:33 PM
Edited on: Friday, June 08, 2012 12:17 AM
Categories: Attractions, Entertainment

Monday, December 06, 2010

Trans Siberian Orchestra Holiday Tour

A holiday show like no other to get you in the Christmas spirit, if you have ever witnessed a TSO concert you know what I mean.

Exhilirating and mesmorizing, read about the Trans Siberian Orchestra experience in our feature.

TSO Tour Schedule - Order Tickets

Posted by Carl Burnham at 12:36 PM
Edited on: Monday, December 06, 2010 9:33 PM
Categories: Attractions, Entertainment

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Willie's Place at Carl's Corner, Texas

While on a return business trip from Dallas, we stopped in at Willie's Place at Carl's Corner. Even though Willie Nelson has gotten in trouble with the law with a weed possession, by the looks of Willie's Place he appears to be doing well with his Cafe/Saloon/Restaurant/Bio Fuel Station. Entertainers play at the Saloon often. Check them out on Twitter.
A fun and entertaining stop between Dallas and Waco for country music fans and travelers alike.
The only thing that would make it an all around experience for those that travel through would be to open an RV Resort with cabins next door....
Willie's Place at Carl's Corner, Texas  
The Blue Skies Cafe offers a wide selection of tasty dishes. Photos, posters, awards, and Willie memorabilia line the walls. The Whiskey River Saloon offers nightly entertainment. You may just see Willie make an appearance.

Staying in the area? Read about top hotels and attractions we have featured in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Looking for a great stay? Reserve a Hotel in Dallas or Reserve a Hotel in Waco

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Hollywood Attraction Cards!

Planning a visit to the Hollywood area? Use these new attraction cards to get theme park admission and full VIP access to the backlots to see how movies are made.
If only wanting to visit a few you can customize your pass.

You can save a good bit compared to buying individual admission tickets. One card also includes admission to the San Diego Zoo (highly recommend!).
We have long been a partner with Smart Destinations (formerly named Go Cards) for the quality Attraction cards they have available. When ordering through Southpoint, get exclusive free shipping (enter the coupon code southpointfreeship)!

Check out these new Hollywood Entertainment Cards:
All Access Hollywood Theme Park Cards
All Access Hollywood Studio Pass
With this card you get full access to Universal Studios (the park plus the backlot studio tour), Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour, Sony Pictures Studio Tour, Paramount Pictures Studio Tour,
AND the Kodak Theatre Guided Tour!

Social Theme Park Hopper
The Socal Theme Park Hopper includes admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, LEGOLAND California
AND Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Social Theme Park Hopper+San Diego Zoo
The Socal Theme Park Hopper (including San Diego Zoo) includes admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, LEGOLAND California, Six Flags Magic Mountain
AND San Diego Zoo!

When ordering, get our exclusive discount! When checking out be sure to enter the coupon code southpointfreeship and receive FREE standard shipping!
(If picking up your packet directly from the destination instead of being shipped, enter the coupon code southpoint instead when ordering to receive a 5 percent discount!)

These cards also make great gifts for birthdays or the holidays. View all Smart Destination Attraction Cards available. Note, this page will be updated this week to reflect new cards and linkages.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Interesting travel trivia

Harpers has put together an assortment of quirky travel tidbits. Here is a sample:
Old Safe at ghost town of Bodie. Not related, just interesting...

Amount of loose change recovered at U.S. airport-security checkpoints since 2005: $1,050,371.78
(since 10/08, wonder what it's up to today...)

Chances that a worker anywhere in the world is employed by the travel and tourism industry: 1 in 15

Average number of miles an item of food consumed in the United States travels before it is eaten: 1,200

To read more, visit Harper's.

We are planning many new features, stay tuned..

Posted by Carl Burnham at 11:58 PM
Categories: Entertainment

Friday, September 17, 2010

Entertainment Book only $9.99

The Entertainment Coupon book is a coupon book that we always take along with us when we travel or are just out and about. It's packed with valuable coupons on dining (many offering 2 for 1s), groceries, shopping, movies, attractions, and more. Plus, you can register online for downloadable coupons and specials.

Check out their end of the summer special for only $9.99!
Get a FREE 2010 Entertainment Coupon Book when you Reserve your 2011 Book Now!
Southpoint receives a commission for promoting this program.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Houston Restaurant Focus: Cullen's Upscale American Grille

To say that the new Cullen's restaurant is massive is an understatement. At just under 40,000 square feet, Cullen's near Clear Lake offers an upscale American dining experience indoors or outdoors, with bar, billiards room, and live entertainment all under one roof. The cozy decor is tastefully appointed with dark wood and casino style surroundings.

Since opening in 2008, Cullen's has continued to expand their menu selections, ranging from steaks, chicken, seafood, subs or pizza. The menu includes a large wine list that includes over 100 Texas wines. For special events, there is a circular ballroom that can accomodate up to 200 guests.

Cullen's, 11500 Space Center Blvd., Houston, TX 77059
Cullen's is open 7 days a week.

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Posted by Carl Burnham at 8:11 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:12 PM
Categories: Accommodations, Entertainment, Restaurants, Videos