Dallas – Fort Worth Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Dallas – Fort Worth

The best time to visit Dallas – Fort Worth is between September and November, when the temperatures aren't overwhelmingly hot, the tourist traffic has died down and the Texas State Fair is in full swing. Keep in mind: The Cowboys football season can drive hotel prices up, especially in the Metroplex areas. Avoid inflated prices by taking a look at the team's home game schedule. The months between March and May are equally comfortable temperature-wise, and blooming flowers further sweeten the season. Despite temperatures in the 90s and high humidity levels, summer marks Dallas – Fort Worth's high season, so expect hotel costs to climb. You will find deals between December and February, but don't expect exceptionally warm weather. The DFW area experiences all four seasons, with wintertime highs resting in the 50s and low 60s.

Weather in Dallas – Fort Worth

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Average Temperature (°F)
56.4
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Average Precipitation (in)
2.13
2.66
3.49
3.07
4.9
3.79
2.16
1.91
2.55
4.22
2.71
2.55
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

June-August

"Stifling," "moist," "oppressive," and "long" are common adjectives for a summer in Dallas and Fort Worth. During these months, temperatures are known to hover in the mid-90s, and high humidity levels keep the climate teetering on the edge of unbearable. Still, summer is the most popular time to visit the DFW area, so you can expect room rates to climb alongside the temps. If you do visit during the summer, you can escape the heat by spending some time in one of the area's museums.

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September- November

Autumn marks a sweet spot for DFW tourism: The summer crowds wane and the temperatures drop into the much-more-manageable 70s and 80s. Come November, thermometers will most likely read in the 60s. And with hotels cooling down after the high season, discounts are easier to come by.

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December-February

Not many people imagine snow on a Texas landscape; however, the Metroplex usually receives a few days of snowfall each winter. Average daytime highs usually rest in the 50s and 60s, but below-freezing temps aren't unheard of. If you don't mind bundling up, you can save big on a wintertime DFW vacation.

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March-May

Like the fall, spring in Dallas – Fort Worth ushers in average highs in the 70s and 80s, along with a lot of rain. However, there are a variety of festivals (and plenty of gorgeous blooms) to keep your rainy day blues at bay.

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Popular Times to Visit Dallas – Fort Worth

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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