Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth is an exciting meetings, convention and tourism destination.

Once you arrive in Fort Worth, you will experience a revitalized vibrant, downtown that is happening day and night.  The city is clean and safe to enjoy shopping, museums, art galleries, rooftop bars and restaurants, entertainment and live theaters, all within walking distance of the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Enjoy fine wine and contemporary cuisine in chic, upscale ambience, and the next night cut loose over bison burgers and beer at joint right next door. 

Over the past few years, Fort Worth’s pedestrian-friendly downtown has undergone a transformation in its accommodations. The number of guest rooms has doubled thanks to new and renovated hotels, which will allow the city to host larger meetings than ever before. 

In addition to new hotel rooms, Fort Worth has added 1,500 new restaurant seats downtown. These new restaurants include Shula’s 347 Grill (Sheraton); Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Hilton); The Vault (The Tower); Bob’s Steak & Chop House (Omni) and Grace (Carter & Burgess building).

Attendees will also enjoy Fort Worth’s three entertainment districts including Sundance Square, downtown’s 35-block dining, shopping, and entertainment district; the Fort Worth Cultural District; and the Stockyards National Historic District.

Sundance Square - Fort Worth’s downtown has gained a reputation as one of the country’s most lively urban settings.  The 35-block Sundance Square entertainment district is home to a collection of restaurants, live music clubs, theatres, shops, exciting nightlife and the beautiful Bass Performance Hall, named as one of the top ten opera houses in the world.

Fort Worth Cultural District – For an outstanding artistic experience, visitors will enjoy Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The District is home to five world-class museums including the Amon Carter Museum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.  In November 2009, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opened a brand new facility featuring bright colors, geometric forms, and abundant natural light, all signature styles of renowned architecture firm Legoretta & Legoretta. It’s no wonder Fort Worth is considered the museum capital of the Southwest.

Stockyards National Historic District – Last but not least, no visit to Texas is complete without a stop at the legendary Stockyards National Historic District.  Unique attractions such as the Fort Worth Herd daily cattle drive thrill visitors year-round.  Top country music performers play the stage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the “World’s Largest Honky-Tonk,” and live rodeo takes place every weekend at Cowtown Coliseum, home to the world’s original indoor rodeo.  Shopping for handcrafted cowboy boots, hats, clothing and souvenirs is abundant in the Stockyards.

I hope you can come and experience Fort Worth some time soon.  Bring your appetite, walking shoes and be ready for fun!  To learn more about Fort Worth, visit the Fort Worth CVB’s website at .