Fort Worth, TX

Travel Guide
Sundance Square featuring a skyscraper
Cowboys and cattle mix with art and culture in this North Texas city with a rich Western heritage.

With its rodeos, cowboys and country music, Fort Worth is called the city “Where the West Begins.” Cowboy culture is a way of life for many residents, but just one part of the city’s appeal. Fort Worth is also a cultural hub featuring museums, theaters, art galleries, ballet and a symphony orchestra.

Fort Worth began as an army outpost and a stop on the Chisholm Trail cattle route from Texas to Kansas. The population grew when the railway arrived in 1876 and increased again with the Texas oil boom in the early 1900s. Today, Fort Worth remains one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Start your visit with an exploration of the American West in the Stockyards National Historic District. The former livestock market where millions of cattle were sold is one of Fort Worth’s most popular attractions, with cowboy-themed shops, shows, rodeos and restaurants.

Tour the 98-acre (40-hectare) site and visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, which honors achievements of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. Watch daily cattle drives near the Fort Worth Stockyards Visitor Center and reserve a seat at Cowtown Coliseum for a weekend rodeo. Visit the interactive Texas Wild! area at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Enjoy the city’s artistic side. Just west of downtown is the Fort Worth Cultural District, one of the country’s largest art districts. Study works of European masters, such as Michelangelo and Caravaggio, at the Kimbell Art Museum. Appreciate modern and contemporary pieces at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Fort Worth’s downtown district is a 35-block area that is home to shopping, theaters, cinemas, restaurants and music clubs. Browse Sundance Square, a large plaza with many attractions, including the Bass Performance Hall, the permanent home of Fort Worth's symphony, opera and ballet companies. Less high-brow, but lots of fun, is Billy Bob’s Texas honky-tonk.

Fort Worth is located in North Texas, 32 miles (51 kilometers) west of Dallas, and shares the major Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Enjoy a visit to the city where the West truly begins.

Where to stay in Fort Worth

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Arlington DFW South
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Arlington DFW South
4 out of 5
1507 N Watson Rd, Arlington, TX, 76006
The price is $93 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Arlington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"The front desk staff was so friendly and gives everyone a warm cookie upon check-in! The room was clean and exactly what we needed."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Arlington DFW South
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
4 out of 5
1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX, 76011
The price is $209 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Arlington. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,235 reviews)
"It is close to the Rangers stadium. The pool area was really nice."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX, 76103
The price is $179 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Fort Worth. Enjoy 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,280 reviews)
"nice"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
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TownePlace Suites Dallas Bedford
TownePlace Suites Dallas Bedford
3.5 out of 5
2301 Plaza Pkwy, Bedford, TX, 76021
The price is $84 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bedford. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (348 reviews)
Awesome location
"I am so glad I found Towne Suites! It is a clean, safe, comfortable property with an amazing staff! Tre checked us in and explained everything we had access to, a grill to cook steaks, laundry on-site, everything we could need. Anna and David are friendly and helpful and go above and beyond to make ..."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

TownePlace Suites Dallas Bedford
Hyatt Place DFW
Hyatt Place DFW
3 out of 5
2350 Global Drive, DFW Airport, Dallas, TX, 75261
The price is $132 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Dallas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,213 reviews)
Awesome
"Customer service was excellent. Food was simple and delicious. The rooms were comfortable and inviting. All the staff and management were friendly. I will stay for my next visit."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Hyatt Place DFW
Kasa Arlington Dallas
Kasa Arlington Dallas
3.5 out of 5
101 South Center Street, Arlington, TX, 76010
The price is $98 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Arlington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions AT&T Stadium and Choctaw Stadium ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (57 reviews)
"Property managers very helpful if anything needed. Very comfortable place to stay."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Kasa Arlington Dallas
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Getting around Fort Worth

Renting a car is a great option in Fort Worth, as there is plenty of parking downtown and you’ll have the freedom to explore beyond the city. Popular areas like downtown, Sundance Square and the Stockyards are connected by Molly the Trolley, a vintage streetcar. Fort Worth B-Cycle is the local bike-share program, with hundreds of bikes available to pick up at and return to any station. Visit the Texas Department of Transportation website.Browse Fort Worth rental cars.

Best time to visit

Fort Worth is best avoided during the height of summer, when temperatures can be overbearing; July and August have average highs in the mid 90s F (mid 30s C). Spring weather is more bearable, but this can be a busy and expensive time to visit, due to the football season. Visit in fall when the temperature is similarly temperate and the city comes alive with music and food at the Texas State Fair.

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