Welcome to Fort Worth, where Western heritage meets cultural events, live music and foodie hotspots. Explore the city’s unique neighborhoods for unexpected eats, delights and fun for all ages. Fort Worth has something for everyone. Plan your getaway to the Unexpected City and see why Travel + Leisure named Fort Worth one of the top 50 places to visit in 2024. 

For the Western Experience

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Discover the Fort Worth Stockyards, where western heritage comes to life with the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive and ranch-themed restaurants like 97 West Kitchen + Bar and Lonesome Dove. Sidle up to the bar at White Elephant Saloon or Sidesaddle. Enjoy live music at Second Rodeo Brewing, Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall and Billy Bob’s Texas. Shop for a pair of cowboy boots or cowboy hat at The Best Hat Store. And even if it’s not your first rodeo, don’t miss the weekly rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum. See Fort Worth culture at its best when you visit the Stockyards!

For the Artists

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Explore Fort Worth’s world-renown Cultural District, with five architecturally stunning museums that span the entire history of art. The Kimbell is known for its impressive range of masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s first painting. The Modern Art Museum has an acclaimed contemporary collection with a reflecting pool and the stylish Café Modern offers a menu of global cuisine. See American creativity in the Amon Carter Museum’s sweeping collection of American art through the decades.  

The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame is the nation’s only museum dedicated to telling the stories of the women of the frontier. The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square boasts the best in western art from acclaimed artists Fredric Remington and Charles M. Russell. The new Bowie House Hotel and The Crescent Hotel on Camp Bowie Boulevard have collections of art that rival any art gallery.

For the Family

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Fort Worth isn’t only family-friendly, it’s family-fun! Go wild at the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, where an infant gorilla, giraffe calf, lion cub and elephant calf are some of the Zoo’s newest residents. Explore the Museum of Living Art (MOLA), an award-winning space for the zoo’s reptiles and amphibians, where you can get eye-to-eye with some of the most exotic and endangered species on the planet. Texas Wild! exhibits and celebrates the wildlife and landscapes of the Lone Star State. 

For unparalleled thrills, go to Texas Motor Speedway to race around the Lone Star Kartpark, book a driving experience or tour the track. Get some friendly competition going as you play pickleball at Courtside Kitchen. Go bowling at Bowlounge or play bocce ball at Pinstripes. Head to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to see dinosaur skeletons, the Children’s Museum Exhibit or learn about the mysteries of the universe in their Noble Planetarium.

For the Craft Beer and Liquor Buffs

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Discover the “spirits” of Fort Worth on the Fort Worth Ale Trail and Fort Worth Distillery Trail. From hoppy, amber ales to golden lagers, the Ale Trail will introduce you to a diverse group of entrepreneurs who put their passion into brewing some of the best beer in the state. Click here to see a list of breweries on Fort Worth’s Ale Trail. 

The Fort Worth Distillery Trail is made up of four of the best distillers in Texas, creating one-of-a-kind whiskey, vodka, gin and rum. 

For the Live Music Lovers

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Fort Worth’s thriving live music scene hosts live performances at bars, clubs and venues across the city. The scene blends rich Western heritage with a diverse array of musical styles. Enjoy live music under the stars at Sundance Square Plaza, where artists from an array of genres perform every weekend. Enjoy exceptional jazz at Sundance Square’s swanky Scat Jazz Lounge. Check out Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall in the Stockyards, a new live music destination in the heart of the Stockyards. 

Get a bird’s eye view of the Stockyards and enjoy live music Thursdays at Atico, or of downtown at Branch & Bird’s special happy hour, Wine on the Skyline, with live music every Wednesday. No visit to Fort Worth is complete without a trip to Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky tonk with an authentic western atmosphere that hosts live music nightly. Click here to explore Fort Worth’s more than 200 live music venues.

For the Foodies

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From down-home cooking to elegant dining rooms, you’re never starved for food options in Fort Worth. Visit restaurant rows in the Near Southside neighborhood on Magnolia Avenue and South Main Street for everything from elevated Tex-Mex to Asian cuisine with a Texas twist. 

Try award-winning BBQ joints around the city from the Stockyards to Southeast Fort Worth. Enjoy chef-driven Mexican food or satisfy the carnivore in you at the best steakhouses in the state. You’ll find eats that are local, global and somewhere in between. It’s this unique blend of flavors that makes the Fort Worth food scene so spot on.

For the Outdoorsy Types

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Explore the Trinity Trails by foot, bike or scooter and see the beauty of the city over 100+ miles of trails along the Trinity River. Begin your journey at the Trailhead at Clearfork, where you’ll also find a farmers’ market on Saturday mornings. Head north for a spell and then stop in at Woodshed Smokehouse for a cold beverage and a beautiful view of the river. If you’re still feeling energized, continue north to Trinity Park, which offers a stunning vista of downtown. 

Marion Samsom Park is home to a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails and picnic areas with stunning, hill country-like views over Lake Worth. Head to Tandy Hills Natural Area, an indigenous prairie where hikers and explorers can catch glimpses of the Fort Worth skyline from the hills’ rugged terrain. Explore Gateway Park in East Fort Worth. Larger than more than thirty Texas State Parks and yet conveniently close to the city center, the heavily wooded and green area is a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. 

Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, recently named one of the best gardens in the South by Southern Living Magazine, to see the natural beauty of 23 specialty gardens including tropical conservatory, Japanese Garden and Rose Garden.

For the Night Owls

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One-of-a-kind Texas nightlife, cozy bars, swanky speakeasies, western saloons, live music clubs and patios with twinkling lights make up Fort Worth’s nightlife scene. The world’s largest honky tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas, has a Texas-sized dance floor, 30 bar stations, country music’s biggest stars, Pro Bull Riding every week and a Honky Tonk Kitchen. 

Check out entertainment hot spots in the Stockyards, Sundance Square, West 7th, The Foundry and Near Southside. If you need a late-night snack, there are lots of places in Fort Worth that stay open late. Check them out here.