Average rainfall In Inches… 2.21
Average days with rainfall …4.7
Average high temperature… 96.2 F
Average low temperature… 73.6 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. Light-rail lines also run from downtown Dallas north to Park Lane and to South and West Oak Cliff. Call 214-979-1111 for 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.
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.
GRAY LINE TOURS: 21M30-1000
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-Historical District tours are in the afternoon. Southfork Ranch tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Gray Line offers no Fort Worth tours.
Dallas-Fort Worth 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 972-574-7275.
Call the D/FW Travelers’ Assistance office at 972-574-4420 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.
Dallas Love Field, on Mockingbird Lane at Cedar Springs Road, is served by Southwest Airlines, which flies nonstop from Dallas to cities in Texas and in adjacent states. Information: 214-6706703.
Major airlines serving Dallas and Fort Worth: American, 214-267-1151; Continental, 214-268-2300; Delta. 2146303200; Southwest Airlines. (metro)214-263-1717: and TWA. 214-741-6741.
AREA SPORTS TEAMS
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has six major professional sports teams. Season and ticket information:
Dallas Cowboys (5-time Super Bowl winners. Labor Day-December): 214-556-5000.
Dallas Mavericks (basketball, October-April): 972-988-3865,
Texas Rangers (’96 American League champs, April-October); 817-273-5000.
Dallas Stare (hockey, October-April): 214-467-8277. 939-2836.
Dallas Sidekicks (indoor soccer, June-September): 214-653-0200.
Dallas Bum (outdoor soccer. March-September): 214-373-8000.
DALLAS AND FORT WORTH- AREA RADIO STATIONS
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
KZPS-FM 92.5: Classic rock
KKZN-FM 93.3: Rock variety
KLTY-FM 94.1: Contemporary Christian
KDGE-FM 94.5: Alternative
KSCS-FM 96.3: Country
KLUV-FM 98.7: Oldies
KPLX-FM 99.5: Country
WRR-FM 101.1: Classical
KDMX-FM 102.9: Adult contemporary
KHKS-FM 106.1: Top 40
KOAI-FM 107.5: Smooth jazz. New Age
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
? Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau,
1201 Elm St., Ste. 2000, 214-746-6677; 24-hour events hotline. 214-746-6679. Other locations: 1303 Commerce; NorthPark Center. Northwest Highway and North Central Expressway; West End Marketplace. 603 Munger Homepage-
Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, 415 Throckmorton. 817-336-8791 or 800433-5747; 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. Homepage-
Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau. 1250 E. Copeland Rd.. Ste. 650, 817-265-7721; 800-433-3574. Other location: 921 Six Flags Dr. Homepage-http : //www.dfw
Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1201 Elm St., Ste. 2000, 214-746-6600
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 10707 Preston Rd,, 214-368*485
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 777 Taylor St.. Ste. 900. 817-336-2491
D/FW Airport Visitor Information, 972-574-3694
Concierge Tip of the Month
James Mistrot, concierge at downtown Dallas’ grand hotel, the Adolphus, suggests beating the heat with a 7:30 a.m. tee time at one of the area’s championship golf courses. After lunch back at the Adolphus, spend the afternoon working out at a fitness center or day spa, then relaxing with a great massage. After a nap, head to Arlington for a Texas Rangers baseball game or out to a nightclub for some great live music.