Average rainfall In inches …2.18
Average days with rainfall …6.5
Average high temperature …58.9F
Average low temperature …36.9
Dallas is best seen by car. but you can get by without one if you are slaying 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 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-up times 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 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.
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: 214570-6703.
Major airlines serving Dallas and Fort Worth: American, 214-267-1151; Continental. 214-268-2300: Delta, 214-630-3200; Southwest Airlines, (metro] 214-263-1717; and TWA. 214-741-6741.
DALLAS AND FORT WORTH MEDIA
D Magazine, which is published monthly, can be found on area newsstands.
Daily newspapers The Dallas Morning News and 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 in 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.
DALLAS AND FORT WORTH-AREA RADIO STATIO
KLIF-AIM S70: 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
KEDG-FM 94.5: Alternative
KRRW-FM 97.9: Oldies, classic rock
KLUV-FM 98.7: Oldies
KPLX-FM 99.5: Country
WRR-FM 101.1: Classical
KOMX-FM 102.9: Adult contemporary
KVIL-FM 103.7: Adult contemporary
KYNG-FM 105.3: Country
KHKS-FM 106.1: Top 40
KOAl-FM 107.5: Light 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 Central Expressway: West End Marketplace. 603 Munger Homepage-
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. Homepage-
Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau. 1250 E. Copeland Rd., Ste. 650, 817-265-7721; 800433-3574. Other location: 921 Six Flags Dr. Homepage-
Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1201 Elm St.. Ste. 2000. 214-746-6600
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 10707 Preston Rd., 214-368-6485
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
For Valentine’s Day, Gary Bellomy, major-domo at Hotel St. Germain, suggests an open landau carriage ride (try the West End), followed by shopping for a full-length mink coat at Stanley Korshak and dancing to the sultry sounds of David Cartr Jr.’s jazz saxophone in the moonlit courtyard of the St. Germaine, where you can sip Nicolas Feuillat champagne and share a dessert of sliced strawberries and raspberries in a Waterford compote.