Dallas-Fort Worth & Arlington
With a business-friendly environment, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is enjoying considerable economic growth currently, not least in Arlington. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, this area alone is home to major bases of Airbus, GM, American Airlines, Bell helicopters and L3 Technologies.
Opened last autumn, Live! By Loews Arlington is a 300-room, 14-storey hotel just a short drive from DFW International Airport. Set in a popular entertainment district, it has proved a hit with mid-week business travellers while at weekends it bustles with sports fans attending Dallas Cowboys (American football) and Texas Rangers (baseball) games. Good options in downtown Fort Worth include the Omni and Hilton, both close to the city’s convention centre, while popular upmarket hotels in Dallas are the Ritz-Carlton, Adolphus and Fairmont.
Sample some of the best Texas steak at the Mercury Chophouse or Cut & Bourbon, both in Arlington, or Dakota’s in Dallas. The City Hall Bistro, at the Aldophus hotel, is a popular all-day option, while over in Fort Worth GRACE and Clay Pigeon are favoured fine-dining spots.
Texas Live! in Arlington houses a host of restaurants and bars and is handily located between the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers stadiums. North of downtown Dallas, Lower Greenville is the place to go for lively bars and restaurants, or if out to eat in Forth Worth head to Sundance Square.
DFW International Airport lies midway between Dallas and Forth Worth – both cities are around a 30-minute drive away. Arlington is 15 minutes away. Taxis are plentiful at DFW, while the DART rail service connects to Dallas and TEXRail trains connect to Fort Worth.
Must see sights
Dallas’ 70-acre Arts District is home to various museums, theatres and galleries, and then there’s the Sixth Floor Museum that celebrates the life of John F Kennedy on the spot from which he was assassinated in 1963. In Fort Worth, the Stockyards celebrates the city’s Old West heritage while the Cultural District hosts three art museums.
American Airlines and British Airways operate daily flights from London Heathrow to Dallas Fort Worth. One-stop options are available with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Further information
(Published February 2020)