It's the "New" West, where wide-open spaces meet blue Texas skies.
Where abundant shopping includes international couture and boot-scootin'
Texas chic. Dallas is the 8th largest city in the United States and is
a top gay visitor destination. The city is alive sprawling over 100
sq. mi. Big D is served by two airports: DFW International (Dallas Ft.
Worth) located between the two Texas giants, Dallas (23 miles from
downtown Dallas) and Ft. Worth. When this airport opened, it was the
world's largest commercial airport with all the modern conveniences
including its own light rail system. DFW is served by all major
national airlines and many international carriers, as well. Accessible
in less than four hours from most major cities in the US, Canada and
Mexico, DFW offers nonstop service to more than 160 international and
domestic destinations and is ranked the third busiest airport in the
world.The second airport is Love Field located about 8 miles north of
Transportation into the city is abundant. The early railroads in Dallas have been gradually transformed into a sophisticated, efficient and continually expanding network of modern DART light rail, winding from South Dallas, through the West End Historic District and downtown to northern neighborhoods and suburbs; traditional commuter rail (Trinity Rail Express) delivering a workforce and visitors between Dallas, Fort Worth and DFW; and a free, historic trolley service (McKinney Avenue Trolley) running from downtown's Arts District through Uptown and intersecting light rail at Cityplace Station.
DFW has undertaken a $2.6 billion capital development program to include a 26-gate, consolidated international terminal and a bi-directional automated people-mover system designed for endto-end airport delivery in eight minutes. The system is undergoing testing, at this time with an opening in 2005.
In addition to the rental car agencies, taking a taxi to downtown is a good choice taking about 30 minutes during normal traffic conditions.