Outdoor Itinerary

Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Unleash your wild side in Fort Worth, where there is more than enough room to let your inner outdoorsman roam free.

DAY ONE

Take in the fresh air with a morning walk, run or bike ride along the Trinity Trails, offering over 20 miles of trails connected to 21 parks, downtown Fort Worth, the Stockyards National Historic District and more. If the water feels more like home, rent a canoe or kayak. After your senses have awoken, lace up the hiking boots and explore more than 20 miles of trails at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Watch for deer, bison, armadillo and prairie dogs in the 3,600-acre center, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Jump back on the Trinity Trails and head for lunch at Woodshed Smokehouse whose outdoor patio offers a scenic view of the Trinity River and walk-up access. Afterwards, wander over to the Fort Worth Cultural District and visit the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Guests will enjoy the view of the oldest botanic garden in Texas, offering 109 acres and 23 specialty gardens that are home to more than 2,500 species of native and exotic plants. Make your way downtown to explore Sundance Square via the Fort Worth B-Cycle Program, the first bike sharing system in North Texas. The program offers 300+ specially designed Trek bicycles available for checkout from 40 docking stations located throughout the city. Later that evening, catch a flick on one of the three screens at Coyote Drive-In, or pull up a raft and enjoy the concert at Panther Island Pavilion – the only waterfront stage in Texas. *concerts only occur June – August.

DAY TWO

Stroll through the Fort Worth Water Gardens, located adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center in downtown, for a refreshing morning walk. This unique park spans over four acres and features three distinct pools: aerating, quiet and active. Swing by the Stockyards National Historic District and refuel on anything from barbecue to authentic Mexican food. After lunch, saddle up at the Stockyards Stables for horseback rides along the Trinity River. Prefer to tee off in a game of golf? Visit Waterchase Golf Club, a highly acclaimed public course with a Par 72 layout that’s equipped to accommodate all skill levels, from beginner to pro. Perfect your swing at one of the country’s top golf academies, Jim McLean Golf School, with a private lesson by a Lead Master Instructor, all of whom are hand selected by Mr. McLean himself. Freshen up and head out to one of our many sporting events that take place yearround. Feel the wind in your hair at Texas Motor Speedway as NASCAR and Indy Car professionals race to the finish line three times a year: April, O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Race Weekend; June, Firestone 600 Weekend; November, AAA Texas 500 Tripleheader Weekend. Major League Baseball’s American League Texas Rangers baseball runs February through September, leaving fans with ample time to catch a game. Located less than 20 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Globe Life Park offers group tours and an array of Texas-sized food favorites. Next door to Globe Life Park is the well-known AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys. Football fans congregate at the dazzling $1.1 billion stadium – the world’s largest domed stadium – to see America’s Team play in eight regular NFL home games. Daily tours allow fans behind-the-scenes access and even test their arm throwing on the field.

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With a devoted local following and famous t-shirts, Railhead Smokehouse offers a spectacular menu of heaping plates of ribs, sliced beef, fries and cheddar peppers. Weekday specials, beer and margaritas are also available. More

Parks and trails along the Trinity River and its tributaries allow for a variety of outdoor activities. Trinity Trails offers 40 miles of running or biking trails, 17 trailheads for picnics and rest stops, five boat launches for canoes, kayaks and... More

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The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge features forests, prairies, and wetlands reminiscent of how much of Fort Worth once looked. Replete with native flora and fauna, the area beckons to those searching for a piece of nature to refresh their... More

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The Woodshed Smokehouse is Chef Tim Love’s homage to all things grilled, roasted and slow-cooked, featuring an ever-rotating selection of beef, chicken, pork, wild game, fish and vegetables, all cooked over a variety of woods and fire sources.... More

In the Fort Worth Cultural District, you can walk to six world class museums in a beautiful, park-like setting. The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl... More

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Enjoy the captivating beauty of the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Fort Worth’s Botanic Gardens are home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 23 specialty gardens. Plan a visit to the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled... More

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Coyote Drive-In was founded in 2011 by four guys who were longing for a great way to leave the rat race and constant connectivity behind. They envisioned a simple place to escape the chaos and hang out with friends and family. Enjoy a cold one... More

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Panther Island Pavilion (PIP) is taking Fort Worth by storm. PIP caters to a wide variety of uses such as concerts, festivals and events. PIP is constantly looking to host new exciting events and has become THE outdoor event destination for Fort... More

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The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year.... More

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Ride the Trinity River Trails! Come take a trail ride with experienced guides along the beautiful landscape of the Trinity River. This is a great family or individual activity that all can enjoy. More

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Crafted out of the hills of east Fort Worth, Waterchase Golf Club offers an unmatched combination of course design, course condition and customer service. Designed by Steven Plumer, Waterchase opened to rave reviews and received a nomination to Golf... More

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The Jim McLean Golf Center-Texas is one of the top golf schools in the United States. The 9-hole, par 3 "Academy" course features all the hallmarks of Texas golf. Designed by Steven D. Plumer, ASGCA, the Academy course opened in 1999. More

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Known as "The Great American Speedway," the 1.5-mile super-speedway plays host to three major series a year showcasing one of the most popular sports in the nation. America's second-largest sports and entertainment facility, just 20 miles north of... More

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Home to the American League’s Texas Rangers and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, this retro-style ballpark is the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex that includes a children’s learning center and a four-story office building. On the perimeter... More

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Located 15 miles east of Fort Worth, this dazzling $1.1 billion stadium— the world's largest domed stadium—hosts the Cowboys’ eight regular NFL home games and other sport events, including the occasional Super Bowl. Daily tours allow fans to get... More