Stuck on a Dallas layover at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport? The Texas airport is the seventh busiest airport in the world, and is the main hub of American Airlines. The Fort Worth airport is located between Dallas and Fort Worth, and is roughly 18 miles from downtown Dallas which makes it an accessible destination for those on a long layover. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Dallas layover, click here for useful tips.
There’s lots to do in the Fort Worth airport for those on a Dallas layover. You can check out the interactive map of the airport, which shows where everything is located. As far as services, the airport offers airline clubs (American, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Priority Pall and The Club at DFW. For kids, there’s a McDonald’s Play Area at D33 and a Pepsi Junior Flyer’s Club at B12 and C14. There is also InMotion Entertainment at D10, D31 and E16. The airport also provides free power and wired Internet, Cellular Broadband, PowerPort Internet, Samsung Mobile Travel Center, and Wi-Fit (T-Mobile).
There are also barber shops and salons (in C17 and B24), Interfaith Centers, Manicures (in A24, B24 and D20), Massage Chairs and Therapists (A24, B24 and D20) Shoe shines throughout the airport, and an XpresSpa (A24, D20). DFW also has a multimillion dollar Public Art Program in International Terminal D and the Skylink train stations. There is also a Sculpture Garden outside Terminal D in arrivals.
If you’re looking to check into a hotel during your Dallas layover, there is the Grand Hyatt DFW and the Hyatt Regency DFW located at the airport. For a comprehensive list of hotels near the airport, click here, and for Dallas hotels at varying price points, click here.
If you’re planning on leaving the Fort Worth airport during your Dallas layover, there are a few transportation options. You can rent a car, take a taxi, hop on public transportation (buses and trains), shared rides, limos, and charter buses. Click here for more info. If you venture out and want to compute travel time and get directions, check out the airport’s maps and directions. Private transfers can also be arranged.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Dallas Layover:
Dallas Segway Tours
For a fun way to check out the sights of Dallas, there’s the Dallas Segway Tours. Tours range from 1-2½ hours.
Mylinda Renay Salon And Spa
Located just over 10 miles away from the airport, the Mylinda Renay Salon and Spa is a great place to stop by for some R&R. From massages and facials to a complete makeover, this salon will cater to all your pampering needs.
White Rock Lake Park
Located at 8300 East Lawther Drive, White Rock Lake Park is a 1,015-acre park is a prime spot for running, hiking and biking, bird watching on the wetlands, picnicking, fishing for catfish, sunfish and bass, and visiting the Cultural Center.
Dallas World Aquarium
The Dallas World Aquarium is home to many unique exhibits including underwater, flora and fauna. Don’t miss the rainforest exhibit, the outdoor South Africa exhibit and the seasonal Madagascar display. There’s also a 40 foot long tunnel of sharks and rays, and a preservation program for young green sea turtles.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Dedicated to modern sculpture, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection displays over 300 sculptures with twentieth century paintings and drawings. The sculptors are from dozens of artists including Rodin, Calder, de Kooning, Matisse, Miró, and Picasso.
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