Just to introduce myself, I am a 24 year old guy from just outside of London who is going to travel solo across America this summer and looking for some help. My interests are mainly sport, music and film. I am looking to go to any sporting events, visit stadiums, visit landmarks/monuments, tours, try new food, experience anything “American” etc.
A bit more about my trip, I have planned out most of my trip and I will be using Amtrak trains to travel between each location. I am looking to stay in hostels that will cost approximately $50/£30 a night. After paying for travel, accommodation, pre booking some events etc. I am looking to spend $100/£60 for food and activities. I don’t drive so public transport is my main way of getting around.
At the moment I am looking to be in Dallas/Fort worth from Tuesday 2nd September to Saturday 6th September and have a few questions about the area that would be great if anyone could help me with.
One thing I am unsure about is how easy it is to go between Fort Worth and Dallas? The Amtrak train stops in both places, (I will be coming from Austin so Forth worth is before Dallas on the train line) am I best off staying in Fort Worth for one or two nights then moving on? Or is it possible to stay in Dallas and visit Fort Worth?
I want to visit Fort Worth to get the real cow town experience, how long/where is best for this? I wanted to go the stockyards rodeo but this only seems to be on Friday and Saturday nights, is this right? Is it possible to get to the rodeo and back from Dallas? If not, what is the best way to see a rodeo and get the cowboy experience?
Finally, in Dallas I want to see the normal touristy attractions, Kennedy plaza, sixth floor museum and anything else that is recommended. From my research online I can’t seem to find any hostels in Dallas, is this right? If not, where is the best place to stay on a budget to still see all the attractions? I also understand Dallas is a spread out city but using the DART system is it easy enough to get around?
As I said at the beginning, any help or advice anybody can provide however big or small is greatly appreciated!