Visiting Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex: Best Ideas to Spend Your Time

The harsh Texas Fort Worth is so close to Dallas and half a dozen cities of its metropolitan area that is often treated with it as a whole. In addition, it is called metroplex. Generally, metroplex includes 12 districts. If you still have not been here, you certainly don’t know how to spend your time. Let’s consider the main things to do in Dallas-Fort-Worth Metroplex:

Rent a Car

Before travelling, it is advisable to think of the transport you are going to use. The majority of tourists choose to rent a car in Dallas-Fort Worth airport. There are cars of different models and classes. To hire a car you should have a passport, a driver’s license and a credit card. The age restriction in the area is from 25 years old, but some companies are agreed on 21 (in this case prepare to pay additional sum of money).

Take an excursion to various museums

In the west, three kilometers from Dallas center, there are several interesting museums, united under the auspices of the Kimball Art Museum. Among them, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Science and History with the Planetarium certainly deserve your attention. Especially popular among tourists is the National Museum Kowgirl and Hall of cowboy fame, located in Hereford in a small cellar of the library, as well as the Museum of American Art Amon Carter. A pleasant moment for tourist, who like budget rest, is Free Dallas Art Museum – a showcase of those treasures that cannot be bought for money. You can see a rich collection of the artworks of the XIX-XX centuries.

Try the local cuisine

A rich hereditary of Texas traditions, Dallas-Fort Worth will offer the tourist a whole range of local cuisine. Especially popular are chicken steaks, barbecue and culinary fusion, long inherent in the southern American states on the border with Mexico. In addition, you may also taste the highest delights such as lobster and hot flat cakes with baked seabass.  Rent a car in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and make a trip choosing the best place to eat.

Watch a special hat

In 2012, British furniture magnate Timothy Oulton ordered the sculptor Keith Turman to make a giant hat to decorate the roof of his Anglophile store on Central Expressway and Henderson Avenue. Thurman happily agreed and started to work. He said that the construction of a hat in 20 feet wide and 10 feet high is his most difficult art project.

Have an active rest on the Lake

Lake White Lake is another watermark of Dallas. The lake and the adjacent park are a popular place among oarsmen, bicyclists, skateboarders and other vacationers. On the shore of the lake, there is also a 66-acre Dallas arboretum and a botanical garden, which will be interesting to everybody.

Feel the spirit of past times

This city, all turned to the future, has retained only one piece of land with the evidence of its past – the Park of the Old City. Here you can have a snack on the grass among the restored Victorian houses, old log cabins, orchestral entertainments, shops of the beginning of the XX century as well as a mansion in the neo-Greek style of 1855. Nevertheless, namely people, but not buildings carry the past of the city itself. Look at them by visiting the Farmer’s Market (1010 South Pearl).

If you use car rental, keep in mind that traffic on the highway during rush hours is complicated and there are very few free parking spaces in the city center.


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