The ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,240,499. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making it the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. DFW International Airport is the world’s third busiest airport, offering nearly 1,600 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 128 domestic and 37 international destinations worldwide. In addition, Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Once here, visitors can ride one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops.
Throughout the city, a visitor will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, 13 entertainment districts and much more. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports and true Southern hospitality for a true “taste” of the Dallas difference. Visitors are exposed to a city that models its slogan, “Live large. Think big.™” Its pioneering spirit is alive and well, and the philanthropic contributions from its many residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life. Dallas is also a leading business and meeting city. In 2008, 24 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil, JCPenney and TXU. Dallas/Fort Worth is ranked fifth among metropolitan areas for Fortune 500 companies.
About Ft. Worth
Welcome to Fort Worth, the 17th-largest city in the United States and one of “America’s Most Livable Communities.” Today, Fort Worth, Texas is a thriving center of culture and commerce. Visitors are often surprised by everything Fort Worth has to offer: the Historic Stockyards, remarkable museums, a dazzling downtown area, Texas Motor Speedway, spectacular annual events and a lot more. The city is the second-largest cultural and economic center of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area (commonly called the Metroplex). Fort Worth and the surrounding Metroplex area offer numerous business opportunities and a wide array of attractions. Established originally in 1849 as a protective Army outpost situated on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River, the city of Fort Worth today still embraces its western heritage and traditional architecture and design. In its youth, Fort Worth was a frontier town, home to the brave and the brawling. Today, it is known as the "City of Cowboys and Culture," shaped by its revitalized downtown, world-renowned cultural arts district and well-preserved Western heritage. This unmistakable mix of historic resources and 21st-century city living appeals to both young and old, distinguishing it as one of the great southwestern urban centers. Another defining aspect of Fort Worth is its renowned cultural institutions. In the cultural district, Museums abound and feature masterpieces from past to present, as well as western heritage and Fort Worth's colorful history. Superlative collections of art can be found at the architecturally significant Amon Carter Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art - designed by internationally renowned architects Philip Johnson, Louis Kahnand Tadao Ando, respectively. Fort Worth’s thriving downtown area—Sundance Square—is a 35-block entertainment district named for the Western outlaw Sundance Kid, who along with Butch Cassidy, spent time in the city. Strolling the brick-paved streets, visitors can enjoy an interactive architectural view of the past by exploring the many shops, galleries, restaurants, theaters and hotels occupying the turn-of-the-century buildings that line the square. Ft. Worth also has an exceptional Zoo, Water Gardens, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, and much much more.