How to Find Your Way around Fort Worth
You might be making a trip to visit the City of Dallas, but just a short 30 minutes away is the wonderful city of Fort Worth, Texas. This city is by no means small but you will notice the small town vibe while you explore Cowtown. Wrangle up your friends and family for a weekend trip full of rodeos, delicious dining, and historic hot spots.
Attractions Around town
Sundance Square is the downtown city center full of community events, countless restaurants, and plenty of shops for souvenirs. Every week there are new and exciting events such as festivals, live music, and yoga. Insider’s Tip: The city offers free parking in the evenings and on weekends within walking distance of the square.
A short walk from Sundance Square is Bass Hall, this incredible venue is home to the Fort Worth Symphony, Texas Ballet Theater, and The Opera. Check their website for an up-to-date schedule and enjoy a show while on vacation. Walk around the exterior of Bass Hall to see the two amazing angels sculpted along the side of the building by the famous Marton Varo.
Next on the list is the Fort Worth Water Gardens located in the heart of downtown. There are three stunning pools in the Water Gardens where you can sit and relax. The Water Gardens are free and open to the public year round.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden features many different garden displays such as The Fuller Garden, The Japanese Garden, The Rose Garden, The Cactus Garden, and many more. The Japanese garden is my favorite because of its perfect view. Parking is free throughout all the gardens.
West 7th Street is a great place for happy hour and nightlife. It is an awesome hangout spot during the week or on the weekends. You can usually find live music in one of the many bars located in this area.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is a fun place to visit featuring unique shops, restaurants, and bars. Tap into your inner Texan and bring out your best cowboy boots. There is a cattle drive every day from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Rodeo is a fun event for the whole family where you can see the action up close.
Billy Bob’s Texas is a honky-tonk concert hall with an indoor rodeo arena, mechanical bull, pool tables, food, and multiple bars. There are line-dancing lessons every Thursday night. Check out their calendar and buy concert tickets in advance.
Museums & Historical Landmarks
The JFK Tribute is located at the corner of Main Street adjacent the Fort Worth Convention Center in General Worth Square. It marks the historical site where President John F. Kennedy gave a speech in front of thousands on November 22, 1962, the morning of his unfortunate assassination.
The Kimbell Art Museum located in the Fort Worth Cultural District is home to a huge collection of over 260 paintings. From October 7, 2018, to January 6, 2019, the Goya artwork in Black and White will be on display here at the Kimbell Art Museum. Parking is free in the underground parking lots. The Kimbell is half price on Tuesdays from 10 am to 5 pm and after 5 pm on Fridays.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a short walk away from the Kimbell Museum, admission into the museum is half price on Sundays and free on Fridays. The Modern is featuring Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera from October 14, 2018, to January 27, 2019. In addition, it will feature, “The Modern Lights”, from November 23, 2018, to February 03, 2019. The exhibit is illuminated with festive lighting.
The Reata, is a first-class southern restaurant, put on your Sunday best and try the Blackened Buffalo Ribeye plate, it’s absolutely delicious.
For a more casual hangout visit the Flying Saucer, they have a variety of beers from around the world. Ask for the Ace Pear Cider, you will not be disappointed.
Joe T. Garcia is a famous Mexican restaurant that has been open since 1935. There is usually a long line at the door but the fresh tortillas, pitchers of margaritas, and spicy salsa are just a couple of reasons that make the wait worth it. Insider’s Tip: Joe T’s only accepts cash.
The city of Fort Worth is indeed one of the shining cities in Texas. Check out Visit Fort Worth for more information on the tastes, sights, and fun that the city has to offer.