Dallas Love Field preps for spring break travel with parking and amenities
March is here which means a lot of things but for the purposes of this story, it means it's time to start thinking about Spring Break and Dallas Love Field is all over it.
The airport expects an average of more than 30,000 travelers per day during the weeks of Spring Break, which in 2023 occur between March 6–10 and March 13–17, depending on local school district.
They're offering tips to preparing for upcoming travel. Roll out the bulleted list!
- Arrive early. Plan ahead and arrive at the airport at least two hours early to allow enough time for parking, checking luggage, and security.
- Prepare for TSA Screening. Adhere to TSA guidelines to avoid onsite delays. For a full listing of requirements, visit the TSA website.
- Gather your documents. Keep all important documentation including government-issued identification, boarding passes, and vaccination cards (when applicable) readily available.
- Properly pack firearms. Wait, what. When traveling with a firearm, it must be unloaded and placed in a secure container within checked baggage and declared at check-in. Firearms are never allowed in carry-on luggage.
Dallas Love Field’s newest garage is Parking Garage C, which connects to the terminal via a skybridge. It has 5,000 parking spots, multiple payment options, and state-of-the-art technology that allows you to self-park and pay with ease.
For a more "immersive" experience, park on the second floor so you can lay your eyes upon a mural celebrataing the Dallas Mavericks created by local muralist Tex Moton.
In anticipation of spring break travel season, the airport has issued a suite of tips, amenities, and activities:
Wine and dine. From American and Mexican cuisine to signature Texas and Dallas staples, there are nearly 30 sit-down and on-the-go restaurants, plus shops with books, toys, snacks, technology, eyewear, and makeup.
Explore the arts. Through its Love Field Public Art Program, travelers can peruse the works of artists from Dallas and beyond with the airport’s permanent art collection and varying exhibitions. There are also opportunities to enjoy live music, theater, and dance performances by local artists, including those from the Office of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Program and The Texas Music Project. With proper planning, complimentary guided art tours can also be booked.
Kids lounge. The Lil’ Love Lounge, DAL’s children’s play area allows kids to play before and after flights.
Movies. The airport has free Wi-Fi.
The HeART CART. The only mobile art cart for kids offered by a U.S. airport.
Private areas. Dallas Love Field has a nursing room for parents, offices with Wi-Fi access for business travelers, and a prayer garden for those who need a place to pray.