Fort Worth is known for its Western heritage of cowboys, cattle, and knee-slapping good times. The city also has a more refined cultural side, with numerous museums and performing arts venues. In fact, Fort Worth has earned the nickname as the "Crossroads of Cowboys and Culture." Decide where to stay in one of the city's great neighborhoods to build a vacation itinerary packed with fun, whether you want a high-rise hotel in the heart of town or more laid-back accommodations in nearby suburbs.
Where to stayin Fort Worth
Great Neighborhoods for Culture
Fort Worth's rich culture is demonstrated by its more than 25 museums. Stay in the Fort Worth Cultural District to browse the treasures in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Book a hotel in the Downtown Fort Worth neighborhood to spend time in Sundance Square, a multi-block area with theater, music, dining, and the Bass Performance Hall. Accommodations in White Settlement are convenient for visiting the Texas Civil War Museum.
Where to Stay for Outdoor Activities
Hotels in Downtown Fort Worth are close to the Fort Worth Water Gardens urban park, where manmade waterfalls create a calming atmosphere. Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and Noble Planetarium in the neighborhood too. Stay in Roanoke to see the best of NASCAR racing at the Texas Motor Speedway. Accommodations in Azle are close to Twin Points Beach, perfect for swimming and boating. Just south, visit the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, where bison and native vegetation today match what existed here in the early 1900s. For great golf, book a hotel south of the city in Burleson or stay in the north in Fossil Creek to play at a course designed by Arnold Palmer.
Best Areas to Stay for Families
Fort Worth is a great place for family vacations, especially for exploring the roots of the city's cattle history. Stay in Downtown Fort Worth to be only a few miles away from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Log Cabin Village, and the Fort Worth Zoo. The Fort Worth Stockyards neighborhood is a great place to stay to watch rodeos and livestock shows. Step out of your hotel to see cowboys and cowgirls reenacting a cattle drive twice a day. For fun at water and adventure parks, book accommodations in North Richland Hills or Hurst.