They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the Metroplex area is so big, it contains the two major cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Hotels near Dallas Fort Worth airport are situated between the two cities, giving you ample opportunity to explore both. Dallas is the ultra-modern, city-slicking big brother, while Fort Worth retains a rustic, old West ambiance. Get ready to say a big "yee-haw" to an amazing Texas vacation.
Dallas Fort Worth Airport
The airport is located in and around several smaller towns in the Metroplex, primarily Grapevine—aptly named for the many superb wineries there. Some of the best cheap hotels near Dallas Fort Worth airport are in Grapevine, making it a great place to base yourself in the area. Main Street has some excellent restaurants and many alternative and specialty shops. When you want to hit up one of the big cities, take a historic steam train ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to the Fort Worth Stockyards.
The Stockyards are a microcosm of the old Texas West, complete with actual cowboys riding horses in the street. You'll also find traditional saloon-style bars, smokin' barbecue restaurants, and an indoor rodeo show that takes place on the weekend. Trade the old for the new in shiny Dallas, which has all the trappings of a huge city—upscale shops, fine dining restaurants, and galleries and museums galore. The Dallas Museum of Art is a highlight, containing a collection of pieces from around the world. Don't miss the JFK-themed Sixth Floor Museum or Dealey Plaza and the Grassy Knoll.
Explore Dallas Fort Worth
The Texas Metroplex area has the lot—from toe-tappin' tradition to big city-slickin'. To get your vacation started, check out Dallas vacation bundles here on Travelocity. To put your own package together, search for hotels by Dallas Fort Worth airport and add a flight to Dallas —you'll save up to $537 by booking both at the same time.