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Why fly to Dallas - Fort Worth?
Locals call it The Metroplex, which sure is a futuristic name for a region that holds on to a rustic, classy, southern country charm. Dallas-Fort Worth is made up of 12 counties and is divided into two metro regions. When you visit you will need to plan your downtown Dallas trips and central Fort Worth trips on separate days to cover as much ground as you can.
Dallas-Fort Worth sits on prairie land in Northern Texas, which makes it absolutely perfect for storm chasers who flood the city during the Spring months. The Tornado Valley area is where some of the prime storm-spotting is to be had and Dallas-Fort Worth is known for having some of the craziest lightening shows in the country.
Besides the prairies that go for miles are the few reservoirs dotted through the area that provide residents an opportunity to get out and enjoy some water fun. White Rock Lake is one of the most popular for weekend trips, and activities include canoeing, boating, biking and picnicking.
City residents are huger sports fans and that is evident as Dallas hosts five major sports clubs, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers and the newest edition is soccer club FC Dallas.
The region is home to a number of notable museums including the Kimbell Art Museum which sits in Fort Worth and is known state-wide for its large collection as well as the innovative building it is housed in. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center are all worth your visiting your time.
For a burst of art head to the Dallas Arts District where you will find several of the museums as well as a school for the performing arts, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre as well as the home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Dallas-Fort Worth serves up some of the best Tex-Mex cusinine you are going to find in the state. From spicy chili con carne to dripping burritos and gooey quesadillas, the city has you covered. A popular dish you may want to try out are the deep-fried tacos at The Loon. Locals swear by the combination of heavy-all cheddar cheese, tomatos and green salsa. Don't forget to enjoy it all with a traditional Margerita.
Whether you want to see the skies light up in the most ridiculous natural light show or enjoy a night of tailgating and cheering for the cowboys, Dallas promises big fun on every level.
Dallas - Fort Worth Weather
Summers in Dallas-Fort Worth are hot with temperatures hitting the mid-30s in July and August. The fall brings a significant drop in temperatures into the mid teens. Winter numbers hit 0 and along with that bring sprinklings of snow. Rainfall is spread out over the year although the spring months see more precipitation than other months. The city''s location coupled with rainfall means there is a danger of hail as well as tornadoes.
When to fly to Dallas - Fort Worth
The fall is prime time to visit Dallas-Fort Worth as the temperatures have dropped below scorching and the leaves are lovely shades of orange and red. Flights to the city during September and October can be pricey.
The spring months bring with them particularly stormy weather which is a deterrent to most travelers, this however is good news for extreme storm chasers and those looking for flight deals. The winter months also offer some good prices so booking anywhere from January to May should garner you some discounts.
Getting into Dallas - Fort Worth
Your gateway into he Dallas-Fort Worth region can be found at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. From the airport you have a number of ways of getting into either Dallas or Fort Worth. The Trinity Railway Express will get you to both parts of the city, while the airport shuttle service will get you into Fort Worth. Dallas Area Rapid Transit buses are a good option for getting into the Dallas city center. Taxi service is also an option.
Getting around Dallas - Fort Worth
There are numerous ways to get around Dallas-Fort Worth, but since the area is a metroplex you are going to see some types of transportation limited to specific centers. There are buses that run through the whole area. You can use the light rail service in and around Dallas proper. Additionally, downtown Dallas also has a quaint trolley that can get you to some of the city's tourist attractions. If you are traveling with family and would like to see a larger swath of the region it may be better to rent a car.
- For a museum experience of epic proportions head to Fair Park in Dallas, here you will find 8 museums to marinate yourself in. Besides the museums the park also hosts numerous cultural and sporting events throughout the year.
- The Texas State Fair takes place in October and is worth planning your trip around. This massive event includes a circus, midway, auto show, animal exhibits and delicious if not zany food concoctions like chocolate-fried bacon, cronut burgers among others.
- Football season in the city is huge and if you're in town during game time, experiencing a Dallas tailgate is a must. Get your portable BBQ ready as well as your face paint as you get to know Dallas Cowboys fans pre-game and know them even better post-game.
- Head to the Central Market in Dallas and get your hippie on. You will find all sorts of natural goods and products for your body. The Health Department is a great place to score all-natural hair and body care products,.
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