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Dallas at a Glance

For big fun, be sure to visit the "Big D" while you're in Texas. Memorials to President John F. Kennedy, year-round sporting games and the largest arts district in the country have helped to make Dallas one of the largest tourist destinations in the Southwest. 

Whether you are just spending a day or two before jet-setting out of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport or you plan to explore every corner, you won't have a minute of boredom in this growing city. If you need to engage in some retail therapy, you will be delighted to know that Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the country. Topnotch restaurants, hotels, nightlife and Southern hospitality help to guarantee a good time while visiting this must-see metropolis.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

      Getting Around
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      • Light Rail / Rapid Transit Dallas Area Rapid Transit
      • Railroad Dallas Union Station
      • Bus Dallas Bus System
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      6,613 miles
      Estimated Drive Time
      120 hour(s)
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Dallas lies in Tornado Alley. The area also experiences severe thunderstorms during the summer. Watch out for freezing rain a few times during the winter.  Stay alert to changes in weather, no matter what time of year you are visiting.

      Safety Concerns Dallas is a higher crime area, but a few commonsense precautions can make your stay safe and pleasant. Avoid leaving valuables visible in your car. Stay in safe, well-lit places at night and stick with the crowd.

      Health Concerns Dallas frequently has poor air-quality. Check air-quality ratings if you are sensitive. Additionally, visitors need to be careful not to over exert themselves in the heat. Staying cool and well-hydrated helps you avoid getting heat-related illnesses.