For those partial to hot summers, travel in the months of June, July and August to experience the city is at its warmest. Since the area rarely experiences extreme weather conditions in the winter months of December and January, you can expect moderate coldness without having to pack all your woollens. Check out what music concerts are being held in the area before you fly, as this could be a great event for the whole family to enjoy.
Also known as ‘The Tall City’ thanks to its towering downtown skyline, Midland in Texas is also famed for its petroleum exploration and extraction. With a museum dedicated to the city’s history in this field (the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum) it’s clear to see that the petroleum industry has had a huge effect on shaping the city into what it is today. Another key attraction for history buffs has to be the American Airpower Heritage Museum. As the name suggests, this museum focuses on the history of Midland during World War Two and includes artifacts and memorabilia from this turbulent time. Those with a little more time to spare should check out the impressive archives and onsite research library. With tons of oral history accounts available for public use, it’s a great way of discovering the past from the people who lived through the events. If the present interests you more than the past then fear not. Midland is also home to numerous cultural attractions and entertainment venues. The McCormick Art Gallery, located on the city’s university campus, displays various exhibitions by students and visiting artists throughout the year, which delight and intrigue those who visit. Try and see one of the 15 annual shows at The Midland Community Theatre during your stay if you can. Having entertained both locals and visitors since 1946 with various musicals and comedy shows, the Theatre is a much-loved part of Midland’s cultural fabric.
Once your feet tire of exploring the centre of town, why not hop on a bus or jump in a taxi for a speedier means of travel during your stay here. With a huge variety of firms to choose from, as well as car hire and shuttles, you’ll find that no avenue is closed to you – it’s just whether or not you have enough time to discover all there is to see.
When you touch down at Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF), make your way to your onward destination quickly and conveniently by choosing any one of the airport’s ground transportation options. From car hire to hotel shuttles, and taxis to buses, you won’t be short on ways of continuing your journey to the city itself. It is worth researching which shuttle services operate to which hotels before you travel, since this could be a convenient and cheap option if your accommodation is on the list.