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

Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
3 out of 5
2451 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX, 76011
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $78 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
$78
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Arlington. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,173 reviews)
Definitely reccomend
"My visit was good. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the room very clean and comfortable. Walls are a little thin as I could hear noise from the hallway and occassionly from the room next door."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX, 76103
The price is $174 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
$174
per night
Mar 11 - Mar 12
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Fort Worth. Enjoy 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,266 reviews)
"Staff at the hotel and the restaurant were sincere and friendly despite the busy environment. Shout out to Ariana at the front desk, Fidel and JT at the restaurant - these 3 are amazingly kind, friendly, genuine, talented people! I write this review with gratitude to them for making us feel like ..."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
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 $199 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$199
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
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 Exceptional! (1,221 reviews)
"Great place"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
TownePlace Suites Dallas Bedford
TownePlace Suites Dallas Bedford
3.5 out of 5
2301 Plaza Pkwy, Bedford, TX, 76021
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (368 reviews)
"I have stayed at all the adjacent hotels around this one within 2-blocks and this is the only one that has its act together. The staff seem genuine. The rooms have great amenities like a stove, refrigerator, soaps and shampoo on the shower wall. They have a real breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

TownePlace Suites Dallas Bedford
Hyatt Place DFW
Hyatt Place DFW
3 out of 5
2350 Global Drive, DFW Airport, Dallas, TX, 75261
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Dallas. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,368 reviews)
"Very clean"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2023

Hyatt Place DFW
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Northwest/Lake Worth
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Northwest/Lake Worth
3 out of 5
2925 Royalty Lane, Fort Worth, TX, 76135
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Fort Worth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (163 reviews)
Dirty
"The room was not clean. Carpet was dirty. The bathroom was horrible. Floor was really nasty. Looked like it hadn’t been cleaned for a while"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Worth Northwest/Lake Worth
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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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