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Downtown Fort WorthFort Worth

Embrace the unique atmosphere where the Old West meets the modern day and explore a Texan city filled with culture, history and entertainment. 

Downtown Fort Worth is the heart of a buzzing city, with streets thrumming with people, energy and entertainment. Get swept up in the proud Western atmosphere, where old brick streets and 19th-century architecture stand alongside modern skyscrapers.

Sundance Square Plaza marks the focal point for Downtown Fort Worth. Start your explorations here in the historic quarter where a 35-block shopping and entertainment district booms day and night. Discover beautifully restored buildings, modern glass-fronted skyscrapers and numerous stores, restaurants, museums, galleries and performance venues.

Find a seat under an umbrella in one of the outdoor cafés and watch the crowds before heading to the excellent Sid Richardson Museum. The museum showcases works by famous artists of the American West.

Think of John Wayne and Jack Palance as you learn more about the great cattle drives of the 19th century. More than 10 million head of cattle once thundered through the streets when this was part of the Chisolm Trail.

For something more sedate and utterly modern, head to the Fort Worth Water Gardens. The huge park encompasses modern architecture, impressive water features and lots of spaces for contemplation.

Downtown Fort Worth’s parks are a delightful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Rest for a while in pretty Burnett Park. Hyde Park is famous for its sleeping panther fountain.

One thing not to miss is the JFK Tribute in General Worth Square. The statue by Lawrence Ludtke marks the spot where Kennedy made an impromptu speech to an audience of thousands who stood waiting for him in the pouring rain.

When the hot Texan sun sets, downtown springs to life. Enjoy a show at the Bass Performance Hall¸ where vast limestone angels watch over productions of classical music, opera and ballet. Relax for an evening in a jazz club, tavern or honky-tonk-inspired saloon.

The international airport of Dallas-Fort Worth is a major transportation hub just a 20-minute drive from the heart of Downtown Fort Worth.


Popular places to visit in Downtown Fort Worth

Sundance Square
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Sundance Square

4.5/5(972 reviews)

Head into to the heart of downtown Fort Worth to discover this vast playground of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. 

Fort Worth Water Gardens
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Fort Worth Water Gardens

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Explore this modernist urban water park where a series of pools, terraces and walkways create a unique atmosphere in which to relax. 

Bass Performance Hall
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Bass Performance Hall

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Enjoy a show at Bass Performance Hall, a storied theater in Fort Worth. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's well-known zoo.

Panther Island Pavilion
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Panther Island Pavilion

5/5(1 review)

You can enjoy a show at Panther Island Pavilion during your stay in Fort Worth. Experience the area's great live music or attend a sporting event.

Tarrant County Courthouse
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Tarrant County Courthouse

Tarrant County Courthouse is just one of the places to see in Fort Worth, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

St. Patrick Cathedral
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St. Patrick Cathedral

5/5(1 review)

Discover the architectural beauty and long history of one of the most significant Catholic places of worship in Fort Worth.

Top things to do in Downtown Fort Worth

Urban Adventure Quest - Fort Worth
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Urban Adventure Quest - Fort Worth

$19
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Texas
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Texas

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

$20
Per adult
Wild Wild West - Mind Maze Escape Room
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Wild Wild West - Mind Maze Escape Room

$30
Per adult
Billy Bob's Texas – World's Largest Honky Tonk
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Billy Bob's Texas – World's Largest Honky Tonk

$51
Per adult

Top Hotels in Downtown Fort Worth

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX
The price is $159 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Worth Water Gardens and Bass Performance Hall. Fort Worth T&P Station is ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,485 reviews)

"The staff has been so accommodating and very friendly. We will certainly be back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1001 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of JFK Tribute, Fort Worth Convention Center, and Fort Worth Water Gardens. Sundance Square ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (927 reviews)

"The cleanest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Front desk team were amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1111 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX
The price is $82 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Worth Convention Center, Panther Island Pavilion, and Cook Children's Medical Center. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (957 reviews)

"The receptionist at check in was awesome!!!! The pool was great! We enjoyed it!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Worth Downtown
Aloft Fort Worth Downtown
Aloft Fort Worth Downtown
3 out of 5
334 W 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX
The price is $115 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Circle Theatre and Sundance Square. Fort Worth Convention Center and Fort Worth Water ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (445 reviews)

"Courteous staff. Clean. Reasonably priced. Walking distance to most restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Aloft Fort Worth Downtown
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown/Convention Center
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown/Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
1010 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX
The price is $93 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this hotel is steps from Flatiron Building and Fort Worth Convention Center. Fort Worth Water Gardens and Sundance Square are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (530 reviews)

"Room value was great! Walking distance for anything downtown. $28/day for parking with close option was a detractor. Liked the balcony, size of the room and bathroom. Shower was dismal...a little dated, clogged and only 2 settings - eh and damn that hurts. The King Suite could easily support a gathering ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown/Convention Center
Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown
3.5 out of 5
600 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX
The price is $118 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bass Performance Hall and Sundance Square. Fort Worth Convention Center and Fort Worth ...

4.4/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"There was no blow dryer in the room. Rooms need a bit updating."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown

Other neighborhoods in Fort Worth

Duck and dumplings soup
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Fairmount

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

While Fairmount isn't home to many top sights, Fort Worth Zoo and Fort Worth Water Gardens are some notable places to visit nearby.

Fairmount
Peace for the body and soul #blue #travel #carribean #nirvana #soulmates #wanderlust
Photo by Finla Biswal

Fossil Creek

4/5Very Good!(630 area reviews)

Fossil Creek is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Golf Club Fossil Creek, a top place to visit in the area.

Fossil Creek
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South Arlington

4/5Very Good!(620 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in South Arlington, Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark and The Parks Mall at Arlington are top sights worth seeing.

South Arlington
Prairie Life! #westlake #dallas #texas #sunset #sky #prairie #nature
Photo by Andrew Meade

Westlake

4.5/5Wonderful!(29 area reviews)

Well-liked for its restaurants and shopping, you might stop by Southlake Town Square and Hawaiian Falls Roanoke while you're exploring Westlake and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Westlake
Trophy Club Park is a hidden gem behind the suburb Town of Trophy Club, Texas. Every season has its beauty. During the spring and summer there’s butterflies, birds, and dragonflies galore!
Photo by Angie Strader

Trophy Club

4.5/5Wonderful!(101 area reviews)

Trophy Club is well-liked for its restaurants, and you can visit sights like Grapevine Lake and Hawaiian Falls Roanoke if you have time to explore the area.

Trophy Club

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