The neighborhood around Texas Christian University is a booming area for shopping, dining and attractions. Established in 1910, TCU has become one of the most picturesque and prominent small universities in the nation. Explore the campus on foot and be sure to stop at the TCU Campus Store for purple, Horned Frog souvenirs.
The Fort Worth Zoo, ranked a top zoo in the nation, has an impressive roster of over 500 species and 7,000 animals. The organization is dedicated to conservation and animal enrichment programs, engaging in grassroots work in more than 30 countries. Their habitats include Predators of Asia and Africa, Elephant Springs, African Savanna, Australian Outback, Flamingo Bay, World of Primates and Texas Wild!, featuring Texas’ different regional landscapes. The Fort Worth Zoo is one of the city’s top attractions, so be sure to check it out!
With so many students around, the area has plenty of delectable food options. Maria’s Mexican Kitchen stays true to its roots with traditional family recipes combined with modern culinary techniques. Dutch’s Hamburgers is a local favorite with burgers, shakes, draft beer and TCU-purple décor. Around the corner is Buffalo Bros, a local hangout and sports bar with pizza and wings.
For smoked meats and river views, head over to Woodshed Smokehouse, a laid-back eatery with a massive patio where you can watch bikers and hikers on the Trinity Trails. For over sixty years, Ol’ South Pancake House has been serving homestyle Southern cooking. Open 24/7, feast on breakfast favorites such as waffles, French toast, omelettes and, of course, their famous pancakes.
Celebrate seafood at Pacific Table. Their lofty menu offers sushi, sandwiches, salads, succulent meat and fresh fish options. Find the perfect wine or cocktail to go with your meal on their extensive drink menu.
Quince is a restaurant with flavors inspired by destinations like New Orleans, Lima, NYC and Mexico City. With delicious fish, steak, burgers and sushi, Quince is a cozy site to experience the latest in the Fort Worth culinary world. Its next-door neighbor, HG Sply Co. has an easygoing feel with fresh salads, bowls, sandwiches and creative cocktails. Silver Fox is an elevated steakhouse serving select cuts of meat, seafood and lobster in an intimate setting.
You don’t have to go far to find exciting bars in Fort Worth, and this district is no different. For a casual vibe, Rogers Roundhouse features live music, a family-friendly patio, a casual but delicious menu with fried favorites and unique craft beer.
If you like a little sport with your cocktail, visit Courtside Kitchen. This restaurant is also pickleball central, with nine pickleball courts and a full schedule of leagues, clinics and lessons for all skill levels. Between games, sample their menu of craft cocktails and tasty food options.
Relive your college experience at University Pub, a purple-clad dive bar across the street from the TCU campus. The bar features TCU sporting achievements, daily specials, and a wall of fame for loyal patrons.
University Park Village is one of Fort Worth’s premier shopping malls featuring Apple Store, Sephora, J.Crew, lululemon, Willliams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Anthropologie.
Log Cabin Village educates visitors through the preservation of Texas history. This living museum features authentic 19th century Texas log cabins, a blacksmith’s shop, schoolhouse and costumed actors demonstrating the rigors and joys of frontier life.
Plan your trip around the PGA’s Charles Schwab Invitational tournament at Colonial Country Club. Usually held on Memorial Day Weekend, this classic golf tournament draws all the greats to Fort Worth. Don’t miss the chance to get tickets and walk the grounds of one of the city’s most beautiful golf courses.