Dallas is the most mythical city in Texas, with a past and present rich in all the stuff American legends are made of. Recently it has been made particularly famous by the football team the Dallas Cowboys as well as the long-running Dallas tv show. Dallas is endlessly occupied with growth and status; it's a city known for its commerce, its restaurants and its shopping. Book cheap car hire in Dallas here today and let us compare quotes from over fifty leading car rental companies, to help find you the best deals.
There are many sights to see and experience here in Dallas. Definitely worth a visit is the Sixth Floor Museum, displaying the life, death and legacy of the American president JFK - John F Kennedy, and suggests that Kennedy's assassination was a coup d'état attempt.
The Dallas Arts District, a 60 acre section north of downtown is dedicated to the fine arts as well as the performing arts. Here tourists will come across famous landmarks including the Dallas Theater Center; Trammel Crow Center Pavilion; and Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center.
Visit Fair Park's museums including the hands-on Science Place, which is great for the whole family and allowing visitors to get involved. There are also attractions here such as the display of a real life beating heart and a human brain, which can be found at the Medical Gallery. There is also a planetarium, IMAX theatre and robotic dinosaurs.
Today Dallas is a busy city, that is highly influenced by Texas’s wealth from the oil industry, but still retains a lively character, especially with its annual film and arts festivals.
Take a trip out to South Fork Ranch, located around 20 miles northeast of Dallas, home to the TV show Dallas. Today it is a well established working cattle station, but thanks to the popular tv show, it has become increasingly popular over the years.
With car hire in Dallas take a trip to Fort Worth. Known as part of the Chisolm trail when more than ten million cattle walked through the centre of Fort Worth during the 1880's. Remembered from this era is the cowboy legend Butch Cassidy. Another reminder of the ranching industry is Stockyards National Historic District. There’s also an interesting mural in Sundance square depicting this time.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the main air hub, with more than 1500 daily flights. Internationally it has a few Trans-Atlantic routes, but mainly operates flights to Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico. The bulk of its traffic is domestic. It’s 16 miles northwest of Dallas and well serviced by taxi, limo and shuttle. Alternatively, Dallas Love Field Airport, located 7 miles northwest of the city, is much more convenient and less hassle for passengers flying locally. Car rentals are available at both airports from suppliers such as Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, National, Alamo and Thrifty. Book online with us for even more options on cars and suppliers.
Amtrak rail service departs from Union Station, in Dallas' west end, with services non-stop to east and west coast destinations. It is serviced by Dallas’ DART public transportation system, with light-rail trains serving downtown Dallas and the outer districts.
Greyhound buses service Dallas and its suburban towns, as well as many other major towns and cities across the US. It is a cheap and easy way to travel, especially over long distances.
Dallas is at the convergence of about a dozen major highways and easy to access from all points of the compass. Houston is south on the I-45; Austin and San Antonio are southwest on the I-35. Opting car hire in Dallas makes these places more accessible if you plan on touring the region.