48 Hours in Fort Worth

Day One

Planning a fast and furious trip to Fort Worth? Hit some of the city's major highlights in only a couple of days. 

Get breakfast or lunch to-go or on the patio at Woodshed Smokehouse. Tim Love’s little ‘shed on the Trinity has several real wood-burning fireplaces outdoors on the patio facing the river, augmented by a handful of electric heaters. The back porch includes a walk-up bar. 

Walk, jog, bike or horseback ride on the 100+ miles of Trinity Trails that follow the Trinity River through many popular spots around the city. These trails are dog- and family-friendly.

Trinity Trails Mural - Blog

Magnolia Avenue is a fun, funky and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood that locals love. Do some shopping, grab some lunch or ride a Fort Worth Bike Share bicycle down this street one mile-long street filled with mom-and-pop shops.

Melt Ice Creams makes house-made waffles and seasonal sundaes that will knock your socks off. In addition to the traditional "always flavors" like Chocolate, Salt Lick and Strawberry, the artisanal ice cream shop dishes out a "Sometimes Flavors" that rotate every six weeks.

Spend a few hours on the Fort Worth Ale Trail. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company offers tours twice a week: Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. HopFusion AleWorks, Cowtown Brewing Co. and Panther Island Brewing are great spots to try some local craft beer.


Shinjuku Station serves traditional-inspired Japanese cuisine with an emphasis on the freshest ingredients prepared from scratch. Grab a seat on the patio or order to-go, this restaurant is sensational in every way. For ranch-themed cuisine in rustic, sophisticated settings, try Clay Pigeon or Lonesome Dove

Day Two

Spend the morning downtown and head over to Sundance Square. You can drink coffee and watch the fountains in the plaza. Cruise north to the Stockyards National Historic District to enjoy unparalleled Western heritage as the world's only twice-daily cattle drive passes you by.

Have lunch at an iconic Tex-Mex restaurant. The gorgeously landscaped grounds at Joe T. Garcia’s make it a great spot to enjoy their traditional Mexican food in a festive and spacious atmosphere. 

Joe T's Blog

Snap a selfie in the mural-lined walls of the Foundry District's Inspiration Alley. With over 40 murals, the area is the largest outdoor gallery in Texas. 

Spend the afternoon perusing one of Fort Worth's five internationally recognized museums in the Cultural District. Enjoy the oldest museum in Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth filled with post-World War II artworks. 

Put on your hat and boots and head to the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Indulge yourself in the western flavors of shops, restaurants and bars found in the renovated Mule Alley.

Concerts at Billy Bob’s Texas are a great way to spend your last night in Fort Worth. The venue is 100,000 square feet with over 30 bar stations. National musical performers, regional favorites and line dance lessons await at the world’s largest honky-tonk.