Plan your next weekend getaway to Fort Worth with the help of our spring checklist. 

 

Book your stay with one of the many hotel deals and offers available. 

 

Explore the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and brush up on history at Log Cabin Village.

 

Begin your wild adventure at the Fort Worth Zoo, the No. 1 zoo in the nation. Get up-close with the giraffes inside the African Savanna, cool off at the Safari Splash and explore Elephant Springs (opening April 15).

 

Stroll the world-renowned collection of art museums in the Cultural District including the Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

 

Attend the Water Lantern Festival at Panther Island Pavilion on April 10. Hundreds of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams will float upon the Trinity River. 

 

Rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Pavilion to explore the Trinity River. Walk, hike or bike along the 100+ miles of trails that connects 31 neighborhoods and 21 city parks.

 

Fulfill your need for speed at Texas Motor Speedway for the IndyCar Doubleheader Race Weekend May 1-2, the C-10 Nationals May 13-15 and Lonestar Corvette Nationals May 20-23.

 

Learn tips and tricks from the best photographers in the game at Fort Worth Camera's Fort Worth Foto Fest May 14-22. 

 

Go behind the scenes with the men and women of the Fort Worth Herd from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This interactive experience teaches visitors of all age the importance of the Cattle Drive Era.

 

Shop your way across the city: Sundance SquareStockyards, Crockett Row at West 7th, Camp Bowie, Tanger Outlets, WestBendThe Shops at Clearfork and the Near Southside.