Everything is bigger in Texas, and the biggest region of them all is the Dallas-Ft. Worth area! Known to locals as the “Metroplex", Dallas and Ft. Worth are right next to each other - and offer true Texan charm, mixed with cosmopolitan flair.
Over 6 million people a year visit Dallas, the City of Cowboys and Culture, a stunningly beautiful city that holds a diverse range of people, activities, history, and culture. No other city can boast the wide range of activities and experiences this area has to offer. With only about 30 miles between the two cities' centers, you can spend time in both Dallas and Ft. Worth.
And, there is virtually an endless array of Dallas-Ft. Worth hotels to choose from, in any price range - from the most extravagant luxury to the budget traveller -- all are welcomed with the same Texan hospitality.
Top Dallas - Fort Worth Attractions
Activities are plentiful in this outdoor-enthusiast's dreamland. Travel the miles of river and countryside on horseback, or cycle, or experience the wonders of the city by water. Numerous activities are totally free and immensely popular. Botanical and water gardens, museums of western history and art, and numerous heritage trails provide the perfect day out.
For a look at this major metropolitan area, head to Reunion Tower. At the top, you will get an amazing, 360-degree view of the Dallas skyline. And, inside, there is a rotating gourmet restaurant owned by famous chef Wolfgang Puck.
Also near downtown Dallas is the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The museum chronicles John F. Kennedy's life and each detail of the day that he was assassinated in Dallas. Inside, you can take a look at various conspiracy theories, and even head to the corner of the Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald pointed his gun at JFK.
Over in Ft. Worth, a trip to the zoo is an absolute must. With more than 5,000 animals, the Ft. Worth Zoo is one of the biggest and most popular zoos in the entire country.
But a trip to the Metroplex would not be complete without venturing about 40 minutes out of town to the Southfork Ranch. If you were obsessed with trying to figure out who shot JR on the famous TV show “Dallas", a trip to Southfork is a must. There, you can get up close and personal with the ranch that JR, Bobby, and Sue Ellen called home - complete with guided tours, themed stores, and restaurants.
A premier destination for performing arts, the city boasts numerous theatres, halls and open-air concerts with world-class orchestras and ballet stars performing.
Dallas Fort Worth Accommodation
Luxury hotel or cabin on a plantation, family suite or tent by the campfire, whatever your choice, there is the perfect accommodation for the type of vacation you wish. Wherever you stay, you will be hosted with a warm smile and masses of western hospitality and culture. The pride this city holds in its history is inescapable, providing unique accommodation experiences with an enduring charm.
Kids and Families
History is relived twice each day within the Stockyards National Historic District, where the cattle drive is a remarkable sight, and the live rodeo extravaganza excites and amazes. Top Country and Western stars provide music, and shopping is dominated by hand-crafted clothing, souvenirs, and cowboy boots with numerous demonstrations of how they are made. The Western experience is one not to be missed; it is the foundation from which this incredible city has grown.