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.


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

Dallas/Fort Worth


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


Car Rental Agencies
Advantage       800-777-5500
Budget            972-615-4400
Dollar             866-434-2226
Enterprise       972-586-1100
Thrifty             972-456-5980


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


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

Events subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.


September 2023


1-2 Palestine: 47TH Annual Bluegrass Festival – Grapeland, music, theatre, family fun,


1-10 College Station: Global Vistas – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, this exhibition highlights some of the unique and fascinating art from the university’s collections made by artists all around the world,


1-24 College Station: Gas Lighting: An Exploration of Light & Shadow – Forsyth Galleries, this exhibition lowers and filters light to give viewers an idea of how paintings and decorative items might have looked in their original homes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contrasted with similar items lit in a modern manner,


1-29 Fort Worth: Happy Hour – Kimbell Art Museum, every Friday enjoy live music and a selection of beverages and snacks available for purchase,


1-30 Irving: Creating for Change – Irving Arts Center, this exhibit features art created by Irving Arts Center Teen Ambassadors and Volunteers,


1-10/04 Fort Worth: Kimbell at 50 – Kimbell Art Museum, learn about the history of the Museum, onsite visitors can explore the digital presentation,


1-10/14 Waco: Hermès in the Heart of Texas: The Art of Kermit Oliver – Art Center Waco, exhibition of wearable art, a 30-year collaboration between Waco Artist, Kermit Oliver, and French Fashion House, Hermès, the humble artist, created sixteen silk scarf designs for Hermès, each one a vibrant and intricate depiction of American culture and history,


1-10/28 Irving: Works by Benjamin Munoz – Irving Arts Center, Dallas-based multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans painting, installation, and monumental printmaking. Muñoz grew up in the vibrant Chicano culture of Corpus Christi, Texas, which boasts the country’s largest Day of the Dead celebration, lowriders show, and unique food culture,


1-01/02/24 College Station: Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, visitors will experience works of art by combat artists, focusing on Marine Corps service immediately following the Vietnam War through recent years,


1-04/28/24 College Station: A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told… A Century of Aggie Football Exhibit – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Texas A&M football has shaped traditions, forged camaraderie for generations of fans, and embodied a spirit that even presidents of the United States embraced, especially George H.W. Bush,


2-30 Grand Prairie: Farmers Market – Downtown Grand Prairie, Saturdays featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, baked goods, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, soaps, candles and more,


2-30 Greenville: Greenville Farmers Market – Market Square, our Farmer’s Market is very special and unique, because everything sold there is grown or made in Texas. Find the most delicious seasonal produce, as well as local honey, eggs, jams, pickles, nuts, breads, sweets, locally roasted coffee, plants and more,


2-30 Palestine: Palestine Farmers Market – Spring Street, local farmers have plenty of goodies to share as well as plants, meat, eggs, crafts, jams, and pickles,


2-30 Waco: Waco Farmers Market – Downtown, every Saturday a variety of vendors featuring local producers within 150-miles,


8-30 Palestine: Piney Wood Express Diesel – Texas State Railroad, this excursion takes passengers on a journey through the impressive Piney Woods of East Texas and 135 years of history. Unplug for an experience where history, nature and adventure meet,


9-11/4 Irving: Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (photographs by Bill Wittliff – Irving Arts Center, Wittliff captures the muscle, sweat, and drama behind a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition,


9-11/25 Irving: Over, Beyond, Between: Landscape and the Transcendent (paintings by Dawn Waters Baker)  – Irving Arts Center, through her art, Baker captures the emotional and spiritual landscape, translating our shared human story,


10 Grand Prairie: Fiestas Patrias – Traders Village, fun with the whole family, live music all day long, food, entertainment,


13-14 Irving: Esther the Musical – Irving Arts Center, Esther the Musical includes beloved songs from the past like Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz” and the classic “Trumpet Voluntary” to the current release “BAD” from Royal Deluxe. Coming to life on stage this battle for good and evil, love and courage from ancient times still rings true,


15 Greenville: Lee Street Jamboree – Thompson Square, concert, bounce houses, food, music, family fun,


15 – 10/01 Waco: Fall Fest Weekends – Camp Fimfo, autumn fun begins with two weekends of seasonal drinks, activities, and crafts,


16 Grand Prairie: Epic Art & Music Festival – EpicCentral, see DFW’s newest entertainment district, it’s a weekend of creativity, art, and music – where festival grounds will be brimming with artistic flair,


16-02/04/24 Irving: Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Quiche – Irving Archives Museum, featuring 65 original artworks by artists Jaime Arredondo,


16-02/04/24 Irving: Fashion of Ballet Folklorico: Expressing Mexican Culture through Dance – Irving Archives Museum, featuring traditional outfits used for ballet, the exhibition highlights several states across Mexico and regalia used in dances,


17 Fort Worth: My Americas – Kimbell Art Museum, Mexico: Fiesta of the Pastorelas/Guatemala: Holy Week, understand the diverse cultures, customs, and spiritualities of populations across different regions,


17-01/07/24 Irving: The Art of Quilting – Irving Archives Museum, an exhibition featuring twenty-five years of quilting by the Irving Quilt Guild,


21-12/16 College Station: The Artistic Legacy of Buck Schiwetz – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, provides a long-overdue examination of this important Texas artist and his legacy,


23 Grand Prairie: Flowapalooza – Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, enjoy family-friendly fun with arts and crafts booths, local food trucks, live music, and activities for all ages,


29-10/22 Dallas: State Fair of Texas – Fair Park, annual state fair, rides, fair food, 100 daily things to do, livestock, concerts, auto show, concerts and more,


30-12/15 College Station: 5 Senses 4 Seasons – Forsyth Galleries, the focus is on North American handcrafted functional items,

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


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