Before you travel it’s important to have the information needed for a safe, fun and enriching vacation; including where to stay, what the weather is like and what’s happening during a specific time of year.

Maps

For your convenience, we’ve provided down-loadable maps to help plan out your vacation and trace out your adventure.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Texas

Getting Around

Here is airport information for DFW International Airport as well as a list of car rental agencies to help you get around Dallas/Ft. Worth and beyond in a relaxing enjoyable manner.

 

DFW International Airport
3200 East Airfield Drive
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Main Number 972 973 8888
www.dfwairport.com

 

Car Rental Agencies
Advantage       800-777-5500     www.advantage.com
Budget            972-615-4400       www.budget.com
Dollar             866-434-2226       www.dollar.com
Enterprise       972-586-1100        www.enterprise.com
Thrifty             972-456-5980     www.thrifty.com

 

Car Rental Return
Start out going SOUTH on International Pkwy S/TX-97
Merge onto TX-183 East toward Irving/Dallas
Merge onto TX-161 North toward 161 Toll/President George Bush Turnpike
TX-161 North becomes President George Bush turnpike – Merge onto I-635
Take the Dallas North Tollway South Exit 22D, toward Dallas Pkwy
Take the exit toward Dallas Pkwy
Stay straight to go onto Lyndon B Johnson Fwy – I-635

When to Come

Weather

With a high in the mid 50s and lows in the 30s in the winter and highs in the 90s in the peak of the summer, Dallas/Ft. Worth is a perfect destination all year round.

 

Events Calendar

 

April 2019

 

1-30 Ennis: Ennis Bluebonnet Trails – Ennis Garden Club, showcasing over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnets, these trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show, visitennis.org

 

5 Bryan: First Friday – Downtown Bryan, enjoy the sights and sounds of historic Downtown Bryan, a Texas Cultural District, after hours, there is something for everyone, bryantx.gov/visit

 

5 Waco: First Friday – Downtown Waco, businesses in downtown Waco join together to offer specials, extended hours, live music, wacoheartoftexas.com

 

5-6 Fort Worth: Frontier Forts Muster – Fort Worth Stockyards, two-day heritage event, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life, 817-625-9715 or fortworthstockyards.com

 

5-27 Fort Worth: Real Bulls, Not Steel Bulls – Billy Bob’s Texas, Friday and Saturday Nights, from the very beginning, plans were made to use the former auction ring as a bull riding arena, the real bull riding inside the facility separated Billy Bob’s from any other club in the world, billybobstexas.com

 

6 Fort Worth: iMake – Fort Worth Museum Science and History, a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and celebrate the Maker Movement, meet inventive, creative and resourceful Makers, fortworthmuseum.org

 

6 Palestine: Market Days at the Palestine Farmer’s Market – Main Street, come and shop for fruits, veggies, handmade items, jewelry, art, flowers, seedling, trees, local honey, jam, jelly, Food Truck will be on-site, 903-731-8437 or visitpalestine.com

 

6 TYLER: Tyler State Park Dogwood Days Driving and Walking Tour – Tyler State Park,
take a self-guided vehicle tour or enjoy one of the many trails at Tyler State Park to see beautiful blooming Dogwoods and other Spring Flowers, 800-235-5712 or visittyler.com

 

6 -7 Grand Prairie: Big Mamou Cajun Festival – Traders Village, a pinch of Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop and a whole lot of Cajun music, and you’ve got the ingredients for…The Big Mamou Cajun Festival, 972-647-2331 or tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

 

6-7 Waco: Heart of Texas Air Show – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform for the 1st time in over 30 years! Experience thrilling entertainment with military jet teams, warbirds, aerobatics airplanes, performers; bring the family for fun, heartoftexasairshow.com

 

6-27 Waco: Waco Downtown Farmers Market – Downtown Washington Street, every Saturday a variety of vendors featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco, wacodowntownfarmersmarket.com

 

13 Bryan: Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair – Downtown Bryan, featuring artists and artisans from across the region selling their handmade creations, live music, hands on art demonstrations, street performers and entertainment,  bryantx.gov/visit

 

13 Denison: Kid’s Fest/Easter Egg Roll – Heritage Park, 3rd Annual Texoma Kids Fest benefiting the Boy & Girls Club, denisontexas.us

 

13 Palestine: Easter Bunny Express – Texas State Railroad, BIG bunny sighting in Texas. And, this isn’t just anybunny! It’s somebunny very special! This interactive train ride and Easter Egg hunt has something for children of all ages with games and activities, hay ride, food vendor, 855-632-7729 or TexasStateRailroad.net

 

13-27 Denison: Farmer’s Market – Historic Downtown Denison, every Saturday, come see us for high quality locally grown produce, baked goods and hand crafted items, 903-465-1551 or DenisonTexas.us

 

18 – 07/21 Grand Prairie: Live Thoroughbred Racing – Lone Star Park, thoroughbred racing returns Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with live quarter horse racing, 888-4RACING or racing@lonestarpark.com.

20-21 TYLER: Rose City Artisans & Flower Market at the Goodman – Goodman – LeGrand Museum, an exciting annual open-air market is sure to inspire and entertain the entire family, tours of the Goodman Museum will be available, 800-235-5712 or visittyler.com

 

20 Fort Worth: Texas-Sized Easter Egg Hunt – Fort Worth Stockyards, experience Easter in true Texas style, hundreds of eggs will line the lawns of the historical Livestock Exchange, activities include pictures with the Easter Bunny inside Stockyards Station, face painting, old west gunfight shows and live music, 817-625-9715 or fortworthstockyards.com

 

20 Palestine: Easter Bunny Express – Texas State Railroad, BIG bunny sighting in Texas. And, this isn’t just anybunny! It’s somebunny very special! This interactive train ride and Easter Egg hunt has something for children of all ages with games and activities, hay ride, food vendor, 855-632-7729 or TexasStateRailroad.net

 

24 Grand Prairie: International Cultural Festival – Lone Star Park, celebrating cultures from all over the globe to a single location! At IFC, you get a glimpse of life, food, and sounds of countries near and far without leaving your own, guests are invited to travel the world through cultural dances, live music, story tellers, and travel workshops, internationalculturalfestival.com

 

24-26 Ennis: Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival – Downtown Ennis, arts and crafts, Bluebonnet souvenirs, children’s activities, exciting live music and scenic country rides taking in all the beautiful wildflowers of our Bluebonnet Trails, 972-878-4748 or Visitennis.org

 

27 Denison: Doc Holliday Festival – Downtown Denison, authors, storytellers, kids games, wagon rides, gunfights, vendors, food, music, and more, denisontexas.us

 

27 Fort Worth: Tracy Lawrence – Billy Bob’s Texas, one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums, billybobstexas.com

 

27-28 Palestine: 1836 Chuckwagon Races – Diamond B Ranch,  a unique Western event you don’t want to miss, come early, bring your horses, mules and wagons and enjoy the many activities or just set back and watch, 1836chuckwagonraces.com

 

27 – 05/26 Irving: Braveart: Cistercian Preparatory Upper School Art Exhibit – Irving Arts Center, featuring mixed media student works, IrvingArtsCenter.com

Where to Stay

Grand Hyatt DFW

Grand Hyatt DFW is integrated into DFW International Airport’s Terminal D and is accessible from all terminals via SkyLink or Terminal Link. This luxurious hotel offers elegantly appointed guest rooms featuring pillow-top Grand Beds and oversized bathrooms with freestanding showers and separate soaking tubs. Take advantage of our complimentary 24-hour fitness center, relax in the sparkling rooftop pool, schedule a soothing massage and tempt your taste buds with a globally inspired dining experience. Call us at 972-973-1234 or visit www.grandhyattdfw.com.

 

Best Western
The Lone Star state and Best Western hotels invite you stay awhile with us in Texas. Here you’ll find convenient, comfortable lodging locations all across this big state. So many in fact that you’ll likely to find a Best Western hotel wherever your travels take you. From Dallas to McAllen, El Paso to San Antonio, Austin to Odessa, Lubbock to Houston, and everywhere in between, we’ve got you covered for a great night’s sleep and big Texan hospitality. For great rates, specials, and to reserve your room, visit www.bestwesternTexas.com.