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

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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

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events below may be affected. Please visit the attached links for latest updates.

 

March 2021

 

1-14 FORT WORH: Queen Nefertari’s Egypt – Kimbell Art Museum, Nefertari was one of the most celebrated queens of ancient Egypt. The favorite wife of the great pharaoh Ramesses II (reigned 1279-1213 BCE), she was highly regarded, educated, and could read and write hieroglyphs, kimbellart.org

 

1-10 COLLEGE STATION: Armchair Travel: Exploring International Art and Artists from the Permanent Collection – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, uart.tamu.edu

 

1-16 COLLEGE STATION: A Cast of Blues – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts, uart.tamu.edu

 

1-26 COLLEGE STATION: Compare & Contrast: Exploring Form and Function in Design – Forsyth Galleries, uart.tamu.edu

 

1-26 COLLEGE STATION: Nationally and Design – Forsyth Galleries, uart.tamu.edu

 

1-27 IRVING: Natalie Lambert: I love you very much but…- Irving Arts Center, MFA Thesis Exhibition for University of Dallas graduate student in Painting, Natalie Lambert. This exhibition will feature drawings and paintings that explore the perception, materiality and communication of skin as form, irvingartscenter.com

 

1-31 FORT WORTH: Collections in Conversation – Kimbell Art Museum, now as an ongoing exhibit, view in the world-renowned Louis I. Kahn Building, works from our African, Asian, Ancient American, and European collections appear in thoughtful dialogue – masterpiece to masterpiece – across time, place, and medium. Kimbellart.org

 

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

 

6 & 20 McKinney: Farmer’s Market – Chestnut Square, ranked as one of the top farmers markets in Texas, a wide variety of vendors offering local, grass fed beef and free range chicken, eggs, and farm fresh produce you’ll also find specialty items such as tamales, pastries, teas, ginger beer, jerky and so much more, chestnutsquare.net

 

6-27 BRYAN: Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market – Main Street, every Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm, this the place to be for the freshest produce in town. All produce is grown locally, from friends and neighbors you know and trust. We also sell eggs, jellies and jams, honey, herbs, garden crafts, visit.bryantx.gov

 

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

 

6 – 07/11 IRVING: Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff – Irving Arts Center, The Wittliff is home to the production archives of one of the most beloved television miniseries of all time, the legendary Lonesome Dove. Screenwriter Bill Wittliff donated his own materials and convinced many of the crew to do the same. The result is a unique archival treasury that preserves every aspect of the beloved film’s creation, irvingartscenter.com

 

13-19 PALESTINE: TEXAS STATE RAILROAD EXCURSION – Texas State Railroad, Texas State Railroad’s 2021 season kicks off Saturday with Palestine Diesel Roundtrip Runs. Check out updated schedule of events to book tickets aboard The Official Railroad of Texas, texasstaterailroad.net

 

18 Forth Worth: The Steele Woods – Billy Bob’s Texas, we offer a one of a kind experience in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards! While you’re here check out the Honky Tonk Kitchen, Billy Bob’s gift store, and the Handprint Wall of Fame! For Ticket Office at 817-624-7117 or email tickets@billybobstexas.com.

 

19 – 04/04 PALESTINE: 83rd Annual Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration – Davey Dogwood Park, this long-time celebration takes place the last two weekends in March and first weekend in April. Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park and the surrounding area. Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment the Celebration. Don’t miss the Piney Woods Excursion Train at the Texas State Railroad, the Main Street Farm & Flower Market, a play at the historic Texas Theatre & much more, visitpalestine.com

 

19 – 05/31 PALESTINE: Fairy Garden Trails – Davey Dogwood Park, there is so much to explore this spring! We know that the 5.5 miles of driving trails make for some amazing views, but park the car and step onto the trails and see how many of our hidden fairy gardens you can find, visitpalestine.com

 

20 Fort Worth: Easton Corbin – Billy Bob’s Texas, we offer a one of a kind experience in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards! While you’re here check out the Honky Tonk Kitchen, Billy Bob’s gift store, and the Handprint Wall of Fame! For Ticket Office at 817-624-7117 or email tickets@billybobstexas.com

 

20 PALESTINE: OLD TOWN SPRING MARKET – Wells Creek Crossing, featuring local arts, artisans, and vendors at an open air market, visitpalestine.com

 

20-21 PALESTINE: DOGWOOD BRUNCH TRAIN – Texas State Railroad, passengers aboard Texas State Railroad will savor the flavor, and the sights, of East Texas. Expand all of your senses with a scrumptious 3-course meal and a front row seat to the Dogwood Days springtime show. The luminous white and pink dogwood blooms will light up the East Texas Woods as the radiant blossoms and Piney Woods scenery pass by your window, texasstaterailroad.net

 

23 – 05/14 COLLEGE STATION: Architecture Faculty Biennial – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, uart.tamu.edu

 

25 – 05/21 COLLEGE STATION: Moveable Mosaics: Interactive Floral Interpretations – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, uart.tamu.edu

 

26 COLLEGE STATION: Living History School Day – The Museum of the American G.I., in conjunction with the Living History Weekend, The Museum of the America G.I. hosts a Living History School Day for regional home and private school students. This is an opportunity for students to view history in a new way, americangimuseum.org

 

27 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

 

27-28 COLLEGE STATION: Living History Weekend – The Museum of the American G.I., Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas. Visitors from across the nation come to view Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactments, and watch on “Over the Top” WWI Trench battle! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone, americangimuseum.org

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.