Due to geography (flat, inland plains) and politics(spiritual home of Republicanism), DFW metroplex is hardly on the radar of Europeans or other foreign nationals looking for a vacation to the US.
There’s not a thing to see in Dallas except for JFK assasinatiom tourism or Fort Worth Stock Yards.
That is the reason for the lack of foreign tails in DFW. The AA fortress is also a reason, but it is a connection airport writ large.
Your ignorance is astounding, really.
Get out more.
Dude I’m from the DFW area. I haved lived here since 1978 and seen the area grow markedly. Flat prairie into major suburbs.
However, like others have said, despite its growth, there’s hardly anything for tourists to do. DFW is an awesome place to raise a family and the job situation is good. Tourism is not.
Spare me your indignation because I know this area as well as anyone. Sorry if the truth hurts.
Again nobody said that Dallas is a tourism Mecca, but some people we’re saying that there’s nothing to do outside of work, which is absolutely false and usually comes from the ignorant mouths of suburbanites who never go into Dallas proper (they are scared) and even if they are lifelong residents of the area, still know little about Dallas outside of their suburban bubble in Plano, Arlington, Frisco, insert suburb here. That does not surprise me. Also, Dallas is not the center of conservatism, please give me the biggest break possible. It’s a firmly Democratic county (votes Dem at a higher percentage than Austin), has (well had, she is now running for governor) an elected Latina Lesbian sheriff, and a black female police chief, along with one of the largest gay communities in the south and nation at large. Again, your suburban is showing.....
The truth is that the region of DFW is not a monoculture. Every culture, idealism, color and creed are represented in volumes. Which would shock some, even lifelong DFW residents who reside in their bubbles. I’ve traveled the country, the world, so don’t chalk me down as ignorant. Deep Ellum, Uptown, Oak Lawn, and other urban neighborhoods may not be Brooklyn or whatever “must see Travel spots” but I’m fine with that for now and they are great. Brooklyn wasn’t always the tourist and culture draw that it is today, remember that. When word gets out of a cool neighborhood, there’s a price to pay for the locals when tourism drives prices up for the locals so I’m okay either way. Deep Ellum has throngs of people in the streets on nights and weekends but I forgive you for not being able to see that from your tract house in the burbs. Most urban Dallasites are young transplants of the past couple decades and are tired of the suburbs trying to define our culture. My urban Dallas neighborhood is amazing, walkable, diverse, and vibrant. The Dallas area as a whole is an immigration magnet from all over the world. Just because your hulking white bread suburb goes on for miles does not mean you can define the culture of the region by your personal experience alone, because again the region is the opposite of a monuculture. Both of our experiences are valid.
Here’s to wishing the AF flights do well! I’m in Iceland right now. Cheers from Reykjavík!