Friday, September 29, 2023 Sep 29, 2023
76° F Dallas, TX

Visitor Information

Things You Need to Know; How to Get Around
By D Magazine |


Average rainfall In Inches… 3.39

Average days with rainfall… 6.7

Average high temperature …87.8 F

Average low temperature …66.9 F


Dallas is best seen by car. but you can get by without one if you are staying downtown or at one of the large hotels. Taxis and private shuttles are available to and from D/FW International Airport and Love Field. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses also run between downtown and Love Field.

For the most part, other DART routes go to and from downtown and around downtown; fare is $1 for local service, $2 for premium service. A light-rail line also runs from downtown Dallas to South and West Oak Cliff. Call 214-979-1111 for information.

Bus service in Fort Worth is operated by The T. Buses around downtown are free, and the fare on other routes around the city is 80 cents. Call 817-871-6200 for schedules and information.

If you are driving, construction on U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) is ongoing, seemingly forever, south of Walnut Hill Lane. For lane closing and construction information on area roads, call 214-374-4100.

GRAY LINE TOURS: 214-630-1000

Dallas tours available seven days a week: pick-uptimes vary by hotel, starting at 8 a.m. Dallas city tours are in the morning; JFK-Historic District tours are in the afternoon. Southfork Ranch tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Gray Line offers no Fort Worth tours.


D/FW International Airport is located on State Highway 183 about 25 minutes from the downtown area of either Dallas or Fort Worth. Taxi service ($25 to $35 from D/FW to either downtown} is available on the upper level: all other forms of ground transportation, including hotel shuttles, depart from the lower level. Terminal-to-terminal transfer is available via bus and tram from the lower level. Parking can be found at terminal garages, in the infield garage and in remote lots. For information on parking, call 2145747275.

Call the D/FW Travelers’ Assistance office at 214 5744420 for help with travel problems, including emergencies and military travel. This office also rents baby car seats to travelers and can handle social service problems such as runaways and battered women.

Love Field, located in central Dallas on Mockingbird Lane at Cedar Springs, is served by Southwest Airlines, which flies nonstop from Dallas to cities in Texas and in adjacent states. Information: 214-670-6703.

Major airlines serving Dallas and Fort Worth: American Airlines, 267 1151; Continental Airlines, 268-2300; Delta Air Unes, 630-3200; Southwest Airlines. (metro) 214263-1717; and TWA, 741-6741.


D Magazine, which is published monthly, can be found on area newsstands.

Daily newspapers The Dallas Morning News ai id the Fort Worth Star-Telegram publish last-minute movie and event listings in weekend guides every Friday. Some movie and event information can also be found m the Arlington Morning News and the Arlington Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram publishes a separate edition for Northeast Tarrant County that is available on newsstands in that area.

Alternative weeklies: The Met, the Dallas Observer and FW Weekly can be found free at restaurants, clubs, hotels and retail establishments throughout the area.


KLIF-AM 570: Talk, news

KKDA-AM 730: Soul, gospel, talk

WBAP-AM 820: Talk, news

KRLD-AM 1080: Talk, news. Texas Rangers games

KTCK-AM 1310: Sports

KAHZ-AM 1360: Children’s programming

KERA-FM 90.1: National Public Radio

KLTY-FM 94.1: Contemporary Christian

KEOG-FM 94.5: Alternative

KEWS-FM 94.9: All-News/CNN

KRRW-FM 97.9: Oldies, classic rock

KLUV-FM 98.7: Oldies

KPLX-FM 99.5: Country

WRR-FM 101.1: Classical

KVIL-FM 103.7: Adult contemporary

KYNG-FM 105.3: Country

KHKS-FM 106.1: Top 40

KOAI-FM 107.5: Light jazz. New Age


Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1201 Elm St.. Suite 2000. 214-746-6677; 24-hour events hotline. 214-746-6679. Other locations: 1303 Commerce; NorthPark Center, Northwest Highway and Central Expressway: West End Marketplace. 603 Munger Home Page-

Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. 415 Throckmorton. 817-336-8791 or 800-433-5747; events hotline. 817-332-2000. Other locations: Stockyards Visitor Information, 130 E. Exchange; Cultural District, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery St. Home Page-

Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1250 E. Copeland Rd.. Suite 650. 817-265-7721; 800-433-3574. Other location: 921 Six Flags Dr. Home Page-. net:80/~acvb/

Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1201 Elm St.. Suite 2000, 214-746-6600

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. 10707 Preston Rd., 214-368-6485

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 777 Taylor St., Suite 900. 817-336-2491

D/FW Airport Visitor Information, 214-574-3694

Concierge Tip of the Month

Many visitors are unaware that Dallas is still hot in September. Lisa Meara, the Grand Kempin-ski’s chief concierge, suggests enjoying a frozen drink at one of Dallas’ many coffeehouses. Her favorite is the frappuccino at Starbucks, but she also recommends the frozen cappuccino at Cafe Brazil, 2221 Abrams, or La Creme {go for chocolate sprinkles!), 4448 Lovers; or the caffe sorbetto at Grinders, 2100 Greenville.

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