Two airports serve Dallas, the Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport and the Dallas Love Field Airport, making it one of the most accessible cities in the U.S. These airports manage about 2,200 flights daily. This creates a competitive climate between the airlines, making it likely to find cheap flights to Dallas, including from London. Many visitors fly to Dallas in the autumn, when the city hosts the biggest State Fair in Texas. Visitors attending this trade fair are treated to livestock contests, pig and ostrich races, and car shows. The trade fair also showcases the best of Texan gastronomy, including tasty barbecue meals, and delicious chilli con carne that will leave you yearning for more. At any other season, start off your visit at the Dallas Arts District. This is a great location for culture lovers with concerts at the Symphony Center, opera performances at the Opera House, and a number of art museums and galleries to visit. There are many good Dallas hotels in this district. Easily reached by car, the Klyde Warren Park is another must-see in Dallas. Rent a car in Dallas and discover this spacious, green park with its children's play area and beautiful botanical gardens. It is a local favourite for dog walkers, outdoor yoga enthusiasts, and anyone looking to relax.
Dallas is a great place for shopping, as there are more shopping malls here than in any other city in Texas. Major shopping malls include the Galleria Dallas, the Northpark Center, and the West Village shopping centre. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping, and all the major shopping areas are easily accessed by car. For lovers of the arts, the Dallas Museum of Art is showcases art from all over the world, including Africa, Asia, America, and Europe. It is among the biggest art museum in the United States and has won awards for its educational programs and original exhibits. Alternatively, check out the Dallas Sixth Floor Museum, which celebrates the life of former President John F. Kennedy. The great thing about Dallas, is that it is located close to other major cities in the area. By car, you can reach the thriving student city of Austin in just a couple of hours, or take a slightly longer drive to see the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee. Closer to the city, don't miss a visit to Southfork Ranch, the ranch that provided the setting for the popular Dallas television show.
Dallas is not only a cultural haven with beautiful parks, it is also home to many Fortune 500 companies. You can combine business and pleasure in Dallas, where culture and commerce meet. Dallas is also the place to come if you are into sports. The city has five major professional teams including the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, and Dallas Football Club. The region also has over 200 golf courses. You won't want to miss out on Texan gastronomy in Dallas. The city is heaven for meat eaters, with many delicious barbecue specialities, such as Beef Brisket. But there are also delicious deserts to try here, such as Whiskey Cake.
The rush hour in Dallas lasts from 6 to 10am, so it is wise to plan your day so that you avoid getting caught in traffic. Friday afternoon and evening, starting at 2pm is also a time when traffic can get very slow on the roads. But the rest of the time, the city's superb parking and road infrastructure makes sure it is worth your while to rent a car in Dallas. Like most states in the US, Dallas has an alcohol driving limit of 0.08%. So despite the thrills of Dallas nightlife, make sure you don't drink too much, or arrange for someone else to drive when you really want to party.