Here a some of our favorite places to visit in Fort Worth – with or without kids!
I can’t believe summer is already here! We have been counting down the days and are looking forward to visiting some of our favorite places around Fort Worth.
If you are in town visiting or live here and looking for activities to do this summer, then check out our favorite places to visit.
Best things to do in Fort Worth
Head to the Trinity River in downtown for a afternoon fun in the sun. Located at Panter Island Pavilion, you can rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
Remember to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the rest of the afternoon playing on the sandy beach.
Fort Worth Nature Center
Located on 3,000 acres and has over 20 miles of hiking trails. This is the perfect spot to explore nature, picnic and get up close & personal with buffalo. There are plenty of shade trees and picnic tables scattered throughout the park.
Fort Worth Zoo
You can never go wrong with the Fort Worth Zoo. Be sure to check out the new African Savanna where you can get a close up view of the black rhinos, exotic birds, underwater hippo viewing and even feed the giraffes!
For an additional $5 you can cool off at the Safari Splash.
Get outside and let the kids roam free amongst the animals. Wednesdays are 1/2 price – but get there early because it gets busy quickly and you’ll want to find a good parking spot. It’s no wonder this is one of the best zoos in Texas!
See a cattle drive
Head to the stockyards every day at 11:30 and 4 p.m. to watch the cowboys go on a cattle drive.
Put on your boots and channel your inner cowboy. Start the day off by watching the twice-daily Fort Worth Herd cattle drive, catch a shootout show, take a trail ride, find your way out of the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, petting zoo and stroll through the shops.
Throw a few pillows and lawn chairs in the car and head to Coyote Drive-In. Get there early and let kiddos run of their energy at the playground before the movie starts!
Price of admissions includes a double feature.
These drive-in movie theaters are open year round, but going in the spring and summer when the weather is great and the kids can stay up late makes it the perfect time to visit.
Theaters in DFW are located in Fort Worth, Granbury and Ennis.
Have you already made your summer to-do list with the kids? What are your favorite places in and around Fort Worth?