A guide to show you the best places to eat, drink, explore and stay in Fort Worth.
With over 900,000 people and is the 12th largest city in the United States. Although it’s a big city, it still has the charm of a small town.
Fort Worth is the place to put on your cowboy boots, get ready to enjoy the best Tex-Mex around and explore this exciting city.
Whether you’re looking for a week long vacation, weekend getaway or just to explore for a day, this city has plenty to keep you entertained.
Best Thing To Do in Fort Worth, Texas
Where to stay in Fort Worth
This 15 room modern hotel is the newest addition in Fort Worth’s near Southside. With floor to ceiling windows, you get amazing view of Fort Worth and watch the sunset from the comfort of your bed.
What’s unique about this hotel is that it’s 100% contactless. Your phone is your room key and how you can quickly and seamlessly check in.
By the time we parked the car, used our phone to get in the building and into our room took only a few minutes!
Check in is the most pleasant experience I’ve ever encountered at a hotel. Plus it meant more time to get our staycation started!
Before dinner we headed up to the Skydeck Lounge on the 4th floor to watch the sunset and enjoy a non-alcoholic drink that are free for guests.
My favorite amenity of the hotel is waking up, hitting the remote to open up the floor to ceiling curtains to let in the morning sunlight. It made me never want to leave!
This city has so many fun and unique parks scattered throughout the city. Texas has amazing weather and I enjoy spending our weekends at one of these parks.
Eagle Mountain Park – This hiking park has beautiful lake views, wildlife and is located on 400 acres. The park has over 5 miles of trails and is truly a gem in the city.
Airfield Falls Trailhead – Located next to the Naval Air Station, this park has an airfield theme. Head out to the scenic trail until you reach the waterfalls. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic, snap some photos and take a dip in the water.
Fort Worth Nature Center – The nature center consists of over 3,000 acres and over 20 miles of hiking trails. The park is a mix of forests, prairies and wetlands. As you enter the park, be sure to stop and watch the bison roam through the prairies. There is a $5 fee for adults and $2 for children.
Trinity River – The river snakes through the city offering a great place to spend the day riding bikes. Along the trails you can hike, ride bikes, stop and grab lunch, shop at a farmers market or rent a kayak.
Modern Art Museum – The modern not only offered a permanent collection, but also a rotating exhibit that is always spectacular. The Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing film series of critically acclaimed movies. (*Currently on hold due to Covid-19)
Fort Worth Science and History – This family friendly museum is a must! Kids will get hands on learning through a dinosaur dig, STEM Lab, science theater and innovation gallery.
One of the best things to do in Funky Town is dine! So many of the Fort Worth neighborhoods are becoming more trendy and the food scene is evolving. Although there are way too many restaurants to list, there are a few staples you can’t leave the city without trying.
Joe T. Garcias – This Mexican restaurant has been serving up fajita and their famous margaritas since 1935. Standing in line to sit on the patio is well worth the wait and never disappoints.
Reata – This 4-story restaurant is perfect for a night or wanting to enjoy a drink & appetizer on the patio that overlooks Sundance Square. Reata offers the ultimate Texas cuisine.
Woodshed Smokehouse – You can’t leave Fort Worth without grabbing some BBQ. Overlooking the Trinity River, grab a table with friends and order the nightly special.
Brewed – Also known as the locals living room. Brewed will always hold a special place in my heart. I have gathered countless of times with my other young widow friends. We have laughed hysterically, cried many of tears and spent hours encouraging each other. It’s our place and the owners (who know our stories) open up their arms and welcome us as if we are family.
The food is amazing, the coffee is always hot and they also have a full bar with plenty of specialty cocktails.
Brewed is the perfect place to stay connected with friends and take a break from your busy life.
Dwell Coffee & Biscuits – Looking to load up on carbs, then Dwell is your place! Their goal is that you have the best day ever – and their coffee and biscuits sure do make your day.
Crude Craft Coffee Bar – A mix of craft coffee and homemade desserts. Plenty of space to spread out, relax and enjoy your craft cup of joe.
Billy Bobs – Put on your cowboy boots and spend an evening at this iconic honky tonk. They have live music, huge dance floor, mechanical bull and bull riding on the weekends.
Mule Alley – The Stockyards is changing, but this new area is keeping the feel and look of all the reasons we love this area. Walk around the shops, grab a drink and dinner before the rodeo.
Cattle Drive – Watch the twice daily cattle drive. The cowboys herd the cattle down the brick roads of Exchange Ave. Be sure to pose on a longhorn after the cattle drive.
There is so much to see and do in Fort Worth that I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface. But this guide should help you plan the perfect day or weekend adventure in this great city.