Flights to Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, and business appears to be booming. It is home to 22 Fortune 500 companies and 42 Fortune 1000 companies.
Dallas-Fort Worth has a thriving arts scene with more than 20 performing venues for music, dance, opera, and theater. There are also 24 major museums, including the African American Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and AT&T Performing Arts Center, the 70-acre Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the country.
As big as the arts are in Dallas-Fort Worth, professional sports is a major player, too. The metropolitan area is home to seven major league teams. The Dallas Cowboys are considered the second most valuable franchise in sports history. The Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship in 2011. And the Texas Rangers made it to the World Series in 2010 and 2011. Other teams include the Dallas Futbol Club Major League Soccer team, the Dallas Griffins Major League Rugby team, the Dallas Wings Women’s National Basketball Association team, and the Dallas Stars National Hockey League team.
The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is one of the highest capacity commercial airports in the world and one of two international airports in Texas. The airport serves 28 passenger airlines, including Delta Air Lines, and 20 cargo carriers out of five terminals and 165 gates.
Skylink light rail train system provides free transportation between all five terminals, with trains arriving every two minutes.
Dallas-Fort Worth’s rich culture is apparent at DFW, which boasts a multi-million dollar arts program featuring more than 30 commissioned works of art by local, national, and international artists on display throughout International Terminal D and Skylink stations.
There are more than 30 restaurants at DFW, including fast-food options Chick-fil-A, Blimpie, Pizza Hut and Popeyes. Full-service restaurants include White Tail Bistro by Kent Rathbun, Bleu Mediterranean Bar, and Abacus. There’s also a La Madeleine French Café.
In addition to the usual duty-free stores souvenir shops, and newsstands, there are several upscale and designer shops including Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, and Mountblanc.
- DART Orange Line rail service provides transportation between the airport and Parker Road Station. Catch it at the lower Terminal A, lower level curb, Entry A-10.
- DART TRE commuter rail service provides transportation Monday through Saturday to Dallas’ Union Station or downtown Fort Worth’s ITC Station.
- Free shuttle service is provided between DART’s CentrePort/DFW Airport Station and airline terminals via the Remote South parking lot.
- Thirty taxi companies service the airport at the upper level of Terminals A, B, C, and E and on the lower level of Terminal D.
- Courtesy Cars from area hotels are listed on information boards located near baggage claim inside all terminals. Passenger pick up is located at the lower level of each terminal.
- Uber, Lyft, WINGS, and other rideshare services pick up passengers at the Passenger Pick-Up sign, marked in white and green lettering.
Texas is known for its abundance of cattle ranches and Dallas-Fort Worth proudly claims to have some of the state’s best steak houses. Options range from old-fashioned joints and modern chophouses that serve internationally inspired fare. Bob’s Steak & Chop House is a top choice, as is Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, which hangs its meat in a refrigerator up front for all to see.
In an area where the sun shines on average of 232 days a year, there are a myriad of recreational opportunities at area golf courses, zoos, lakes and state parks for boating, water sports, hiking and biking. The Dallas Arboretum and the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens offer a peaceful setting amidst the hustle and bustle of the region.
Shopping is big business in Dallas-Fort Worth, where there are more malls and shopping centers per capita than any other U.S. city. The 87-year-old Highland Park Village, with its expansive, charming Mediterranean feel, was the first planned shopping center in the country built in 1931. But it sells all the latest fashions by all the big designers at stores such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior, Stella McCartney, and Tom Ford.
The Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas is a historic landmark built in 1924, offering classic luxury along with gracious hospitality. The hotel has 184 guest rooms, 21 suites, and a presidential suite, each one with striking views of the city. The iconic Landmark Restaurant celebrates the hotel’s history with an updated approach to American classics, and the Library bar offers live entertainment nightly, an extensive drink menu, as well as a menu of small and large plates.
Hotel ZaZa Dallas is a boutique hotel in the fashionable Uptown neighborhood in the heart of the city, offering travelers a combination of Mediterranean elegance and cozy chic. This 169-room, eclectic hotel offers exquisite guestrooms with original art, and seven concept suites ranging from the Crouching Tiger suite to the Rock Star suite. For something more private, The Bungalows at Hotel ZaZa offers 12 new luxury suites in a 1930’s historic home on a tree-lined street adjacent to the main hotel. Amenities include the award-winning restaurant Dragonfly: A Modern American Kitchen with a bar offering a nightlife scene, and an inspiring day spa called Zaspa.
There are hundreds of homes available on Airbnb, from a craftsman bungalow in Fort Worth to an urban warehouse loft in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas.
Dallas-Forth Worth has a humid subtropical climate, which means it experiences four distinct seasons characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers.
July and August are the hottest months of the year, with average highs in mid 90s. The coldest months are December and January with average lows in the high 30s. The Dallas-Fort Worth area averages about 33 inches of precipitation a year, most of it rain, although it does average about 2.5 inches of snow. The driest months are December and January when average precipitation is 1.8 inches. The wettest month is May, when it averages about five inches. In general, spring and fall are the wettest months.