Flying to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
With an impressive selection of shops, restaurants and bars, Dallas’s main airport could almost be considered a tourist attraction in its own right. It’s visually impressive too, with a collection of sculptures, paintings and terrazzo floors. If you’re a real aviation fan, stop off at the Founders' Plaza observation area in the airport grounds, where you can watch planes taking off and landing throughout the day.
Getting to Dallas from the Airport
Many local hotels offer complimentary shuttle buses from Dallas-Fort Worth, so you can transfer with ease after your Dallas flight. If you’re planning to drive, you can pick up a hire care from one of several providers at the airport. It’s worth booking in advance to guarantee a vehicle. There are public transport options too, with plenty of taxis available and a direct connection to Dallas’s excellent DART light rail network at DFW Airport Station.
Flights to Dallas from US Destinations
If you’re on a multi-centre trip or connecting from another US city, you could be flying into Love Field, Dallas’s other major airport. Love Field handles mostly domestic flights, and is slightly closer to Dallas city centre. Like Dallas-Fort Worth, Love Field is noted for its public art. It’s also the location of Frontiers of Flight, a museum that explores the history of US aviation and space flight.
Business Flights to Dallas
Dallas is an important business destination within the US and worldwide. A number of tech, telecoms and energy firms have offices and headquarters here, and major events take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center and Market Center. With a wide range of full-service airlines serving Dallas-Fort Worth International, there are plenty of options for business and first-class flights. You’ll also benefit from access to the airport’s excellent airline lounges on departure.
What to See and Do in Dallas
Dallas is a cultural hub as well as a business hub. The Downtown area is packed with museums, from the Dallas-focused Old Red Museum to the interactive and family-friendly Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Visit the Arts District in the north of Downtown to find Dallas’s best galleries, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, which has an innovative mix of indoor and outdoor displays.
Flying to Dallas with a Family
Dallas is a fantastic family destination. There’s a range of facilities at Dallas-Forth Worth that help take the stress out of flying with children, including play areas in several terminals. Once you’ve arrived in Dallas, take the kids to see sharks, penguins and other aquatic critters feed at Dallas World Aquarium, or let them run riot at Six Flags Over Texas, the huge theme park to the west of the city.