Visitor Information

Things You Need to Know; How to Get Around

MAY WEATHER

Average rainfall In Inches …4.63

Average days with rainfall …11

Average high temperature….. 83 F

Average low temperature …63 F



TRANSPORTATION

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 214-3744100.

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 SO cents. Call 817-871-6200 for schedules and information.



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.



AIRPORTS

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 S35 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 Jots. For information on parking, call 972-574 7275.

Call the D/FW Travelers’ Assistance office at 972-5744420 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: 214-6706703.

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.



AREA SPORTS TEAMS

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has six major professional sports teams. Season and ticket information: Dallas Cowboys (4-time Super Bowl winner, 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 Stars (hockey. October-April): 214-467-8277, 939-2836.

Dallas Sidekicks (indoor soccer. June-September!: 214-6530200.

Dallas Burn (outdoor soccer, March-September): 214-373-8000.

DALLAS AND FORT WORT AREA RADIO STATIOS

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

KKZN-FM 93.3: Rock variety

KLTY-FM 94.1: Contemporary Christian

KDGE-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

KDMX-FM 102.9: Adult contemporary

KYNG-FM 105.3: Country

KHKS-FM 106.1: Top 40

KOAI-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; 800-433-3574. Other location: 921 Six Rags Dr, Homepage-. net :80/-acvb/

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

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 10707 Preston Rd., 214-36 & 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

Theda Edmonds. concierge at The Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, suggests an afternoon exploring downtown’s art museurns and galleries-The Modern at Sundance Square, the Sid Richardson Museum and the city’s newest. The Contemporary Art Center. Follow with an Outlet Square shopping tour. Top it all off with a Chef’s Table dinner at the hotel’s Reflections restaurant, where your meal will be prepared at a table in the kitchen.

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