Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is about 17 miles from the airport to the UT Southwestern campus.
Dallas Love Field is a municipal airport located seven miles from downtown and just two miles (five minutes) from UT Southwestern.
From DFW airport: Options include taxis, car rental, shuttle and Dallas’ light rail Orange Line.
- Driving directions: Take the south airport exit and travel east on Highway 183 for 11 miles. Exit and merge onto South I-35E. Exit and turn left on Inwood Road. Turn left on Forest Park Road and into the circle drive at 5801 Forest Park Road (for passenger drop-off) or visitor parking garage at 6001 Forest Park Road.
From Dallas Love Field: Options include taxis, car rental, shuttle and bus. DART's Love Link 524 operates between Dallas Love Field and Inwood/Love Field Station, providing an airport connection to the DART Rail Green Line and Orange Line, as well as bus connections to the nearby UT Southwestern campus.
- Driving directions: Exit the airport and turn right on Mockingbird Lane. Go .6 miles and turn left on Forest Park Road. Proceed to either the circle drive at 5801 Forest Park Road for passenger drop-off or the parking garage at 6001 Forest Park Road for parking.
Visitor parking is in the garage next to the T. Boone Pickens Research Building located at 6001 Forest Park Road. There is a nominal daily fee for visitor parking (usually $3), payable by cash or credit card. It is a short walk from here to the W.A. Tex and Monty Moncrief Radiation Oncology Building at 5801 Forest Park Road.
** Ask for the UT Southwestern Rate
Hilton Anatole Hotel
2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
214-761-7698 (ask for business travel sales manager)
Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas
3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
214-224-3129 (ask for business travel sales manager)
Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center (walking distance and provides shuttle service)
4500 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
214.219.3333 ext 7576
Crowne Plaza Hotel Market Center (shuttle service must be arranged in advance)
7050 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown (shuttle service)
1015 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
2222 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Dallas residents love to eat out, as seen by the diversity and number of restaurants in the city. Texas is famous for its steak houses, barbeque and Tex-Mex food, but dining options in the Big D also include local farm-to-table bistros, seafood, and authentic international cuisines such as Indian and Ethiopian. Areas featuring a concentration of diverse dining options include Uptown, Trinity Groves, Bishop Arts District and Knox/Henderson.
Downtown Dallas holds a variety of entertainment possibilities, including the largest arts district in the U.S. Sights include:
- American Airlines Center – sports & concert venue.
- AT&T Performing Arts Center – performing arts complex featuring the Winspear Opera House, Meyerson Symphony Center and Wyly Theatre.
- Crow Collection of Asian Art – free gallery showcasing Asian art.
- Dallas Museum of Art – major regional museum for visual art.
- Dallas World Aquarium – aquarium and zoo in the historic downtown West End.
- Fort Worth Stockyards – national historic district.
- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum – serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy.
- Klyde Warren Park – public park adjacent to the arts district.
- Nasher Sculpture Center – modern and contemporary sculpture.
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science – natural history and science museum.
- Six Floor Museum – chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.
For more information about things to do in Dallas, visit the Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.