Fly To Dallas, Texas
Dallas may only be the third largest city in Texas, but its top of the list when it comes to image and attitude. With its flashy cars, upscale developments and gourmet dining circuits, it’s certainly not your typical laid-back Texan town, but its reputation for being vacuous and pretentious is largely undeserved.
Sure, you’ll find the height of modern luxury in developments like Uptown and Victory, but you’ll also find old-world elegance and refinement in Turtle Creek. The inner city might be skyscrapers and bright lights, but suburban Dallas is as down-to-earth and homely as it gets.
Dallas is becoming an increasingly popular city to live in, and tourists are finding it an equally attractive destination. Book your flights to Dallas using the online airline ticket search tool above, and choose from the cheapest flights available from all major airlines flying to Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a US Visa to visit Dallas, and anywhere else in the USA. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Dallas is the South African Consulate-General in Chicago. 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago IL, 60604. Phone: + 1 312 939 7929. Website: www.southafricachicago.com.
See and do
For a city that’s renowned for being obsessed with money and image, there are a remarkable number of free attractions in and around Dallas.
Art lovers will enjoy the Art Walk, highlighting favourite outdoor pieces in the city along a 3.3 mile route. The 68 acre Dallas Arts District is the biggest in America, and can captivate visitors for hours on end.
History buffs can visit the famous grassy knoll and nearby John F. Kennedy Memorial. The Dallas Heritage Village takes a look a little further back in time, offering glimpses of Texan life between the 19th and 20th centuries. The Hall of State is another historic treasure trove, with more than 3 million historic documents and objects on display.
The shopping may not be free, but it’s been one of Dallas’ hallmarks for decades, and you’ll want to spend some time trawling the malls of North Dallas, Uptown, Grapevine and Plano. The Bishop Street Market has some unusual and beautiful items, and the pottery, glass and jewellery make good, if fragile, souvenirs.
Public transport in Dallas is extensive, consisting mainly of buses and light rail. The city is large and sprawling, so renting a car might not be a bad idea, but most attractions can be reached using a combination of rail and bus. Day passes are generally a good idea, as you’ll often need several bus transfers to get to your destination.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – DFW
Food and beverage: Dunkin’ Donuts, Ruta Maya Coffee Bar, and Starbucks.
Currency Exchange: Travelex is the official Forex partner of Fort Worth International Airport and has several ATMs and outlets throughout the airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. The airport Lost and Found is located on the Baggage Claim (arrivals) level, just behind baggage claim number 2.
Airport Hotels: Grand Hyatt DFW, Hyatt Regency DFW.
Car Hire: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-a-Car, Hertz, National, Silvercar and Thrifty.
Airport Hub: Fort Worth International Airport (code DFW) is a hub for American Airlines and UPS Airlines, and a focus city for Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.