|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,670||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||$1,199||From Melbourne to Dallas|
The best time to visit Fort Worth is between September and November, when the heat and tourist traffic has died down and the Texas State Fair provides a bounty of family fun. The climate from March to May is also very comfortable, although prices climb due to the Dallas Cowboys American football season. June to August can be very hot, with temperatures in the 30s and higher. This is the city’s high season, so flight and hotel costs can be higher. The best accommodation deals can be found between December and February. Even then the days are not particularly cold, boasting highs in the 10s.
Known as the City Where The West Begins, the North Central Texas city of Fort Worth is justifiably proud of its frontier heritage, and it shows. Once a sleepy outpost on the legendary Chisholm cattle trail, it has grown into a sophisticated and culturally aware city, the 17th largest in the U.S.A., with much to offer the visitor. The Stockyards National Historic District hearkens back to the frontier days, and offers the world’s only twice daily cattle drive, along with the world’s largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas. There are traditional Old West style saloons where you can stop off to slake your trail dust thirst, along with a number of museums dedicated to the western heritage. The finest of these could well be the Texas Cowboy Hall Of Fame, with its collection of over sixty old time wagons. Crossing the city, the visitor moves from cowboys to culture. The designated Cultural District has five outstanding museums, including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, housing one of the finest collections in the nation, and the Museum of Science and History, with its superb domed Omni IMAX theatre. Enthusiasts of the performing arts are well catered for in Fort Worth, as the city has its own ballet and opera companies and symphony orchestra. Naturally, there’s also plenty of venues where you can hear country music and see some of the superstars of the genre. Also well worth visiting are the state of the art Fort Worth Zoo, the oldest and finest in Texas, and the Botanic Gardens.
Public transport around Fort Worth is made easy and convenient by what is locally called the T. This bus system runs from early morning to midnight Monday to Saturday and offers a slightly reduced service on Sunday. There is also a convenient intra-urban electric train service that operates six days per week. A fun option is the Molly; a vintage style trolley bus service. If you are feeling energetic, the city has a bicycle sharing scheme.
The primary international airport in the Fort Worth area is Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), 20 miles (32.6 km) from the city centre. A swift and comfortable transport option from the airport to the city is offered by an electric train service between the airport station and the T & P station on Lancaster Avenue. Taxis are available from the upper levels of terminals A, B, C and E, and the lower level of E. Curb-side assistants are provided to help with arrangements.