Dallas is the pulsing beat of the modern West that draws visitors from the world over to north Texas. Yes, it has cowboy hats, country bars and barbecue, but you will also find couture fashion, world-class museums and fine dining.
If you are bringing the kids along, there are plenty of family activities you will all enjoy, but couples and singles will have no problem finding attractions and nightspots that are all about the grown-ups.
Getting To Dallas
The two major airports that serve Dallas are Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL).
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the larger of the two airports and the primary international airport serving the Dallas-Fort worth metroplex area in the U.S. state of Texas. There are five terminals, with an additional terminal to come in the future.
Dallas Love Field (DAL) is a full-service but smaller airport which was Dallas main airport until 1974 when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) was opened. This airport is home to Southwest and Virgin America airlines.
Getting Around Dallas
DFW and DAL both offer extensive choices for car rentals. In addition they both offer taxi service and shuttle to your hotel or arrange for a shared ride van.
The most cost efficient transportation in Dallas is DART, the light rail system, and you can catch a ride from either airport. Both airports also offer broad shopping and dining choices from national chains to local flavour.
It is quite easy to pre-arrange your car rental pick-up at Dallas airport before you make your trip.
Where to Stay in Dallas
All the major hotel chains are represented in Dallas, so lodging is never a problem. For a unique experience you can choose different accommodation from budget hotels, luxury hotels, family hotels, business hotels and partner hotels. You can use our hotel comparison tool to compare hotels in Dallas.
Attractions and Things to Do in Dallas
The list of things to do in Dallas has something for everyone. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the George W. Bush Presidential Library offer glimpses of presidential history.
Outdoor types will enjoy the Dallas Zoo and the Arboretum, and sports fans will want to tour the new AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys.
Children may particularly like the Perot Museum of Science and History. Featuring interactive exhibits from dinosaurs to robots, it was designed to fascinate children and adults alike.
A visit to the Dallas Museum of Art, a shopping excursion at Neiman Marcus, and walks through the Deep Ellum and Bishop Art’s neighbourhoods will round out your Dallas adventure.
The Reunion Tower is an observation tower featuring light shows, 360-degree city views, restaurants and a gift shop and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Dallas.
There are additional entertainments for person who enjoy the night life including night clubs. Country music fans will not want to Miss Gilley’s Dallas, with the mechanical bull and live music on weekends.