ABOUT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
The jewel of North Texas, Dallas is the core of the largest metropolitan area in the state, a nexus of history, commerce, culture, and Southern charm. With a deep living history of blues, country, cotton, railroad lines, architecture, and the kindest people on Earth, Dallas is both a great destination to visit and a perfect place to make a home. To the west is Fort Worth, “The City of Cowboys and Culture,” and the 16th largest city in the U.S. Enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural arts in downtown Fort Worth, home to everything from world-class museums to cowboy cuisine. Together, Dallas and Fort Worth are the No. 1 tourist destination in Texas.
Dallas put itself on the map as the U.S. was still growing up with its oil and cotton industries, and as the highway system and train lines of our nation developed, it became one of the largest and most crucial inland ports in the country. As the country has grown, so has Dallas, becoming a multifaceted and refined urban center. Today, its bustling commerce, diverse and fascinating arts and culture, and world-class healthcare offerings make it a haven for young professionals, growing families, and those approaching retirement.
Sharing DFW International Airport with Dallas is Fort Worth, which is an easily accessible international and domestic vacation destination. In the late 19th century, it became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Today, it’s a modern city, with international art institutions like the Kimbell Art Museum. The Fort Worth Stockyards are home to rodeos, the National Cowgirl Museum, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.