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Things to do in Fort Worth

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Football Stadium
“Just a 30 min drive from Jerry Jones' $1B wonder. For sports, entertainment and music! We recommend driving close and getting an uber to go the rest of the way if you don't want to fight parking traffic and prices. ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Theme Park
“located about 45 minutes away. If you love roller coasters this is the place to go.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Zoo
“Annually ranked as one of the top 5 zoos in America. Some really cool exhibits and areas, including the Museum of Living Arts, World of Primates, and Raptor Canyon. Open year-round. Good for all ages. Admission is very affordable, with almost every exhibit included in admission price. Half-price admission on Wednesdays, but means it’s busier (especially during summer) Hours: 10a-4p (typically extended during the summer)”
  • 94 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Cool down from the Texas heat while enjoying a day of fun at one of my favorite water parks. The kids will definitely enjoy this place. Fun for the whole family. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Very close to the Cow Boys stadium. New facility and great place to visit. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the foremost modern art collections in the US. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented. The Permanent Collection includes pieces by Pablo Picasso, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Susan Rothenberg, Jackson Pollock, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol. Cafe Modern is a great place to grab lunch, enjoying views of the museum’s reflecting pool. Hours: Mon: Closed. | Tue-Sun: 10a-5p. Admission: $16 for adults (free on Fridays, half-price on Sundays.) Parking: typically free. Located next door to the Kimbell. Might as well do both. (The Amon Carter Museum is also right there and great, too!)”
  • 74 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A trip to the Stockyards? Watch the cattle drive twice a day. Shopping and Museums. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 23 specialty gardens, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Visit the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled pools, Japanese architecture, meticulously-maintained plants, and dramatic waterfalls create a serene environment for this strolling garden. Follow the winding paths through luxuriant, tropical foliage in the 10,000-square-foot conservatory. Stop and smell the roses in the European-style rose garden filled with vibrant colors, velvety petals, and zestful aromas that will stimulate your senses. Take a walk past 13 interactive, educational stations on the elevated boardwalk that winds through a forest of native trees. Enjoy a meal in The Gardens Restaurant and shop in one or both of the Garden's gift shops where you will find unique merchandise that appeals to the eye and to gardening interests.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Internationally renowned for its permanent collection and architecture, the Kimbell is home to some incredible works of art, including The Torment of Saint Anthony, the only painting by Michelangelo on exhibit in the Americas. The Kimbell was designed by Louis I. Kahn, and is, according to Wikipedia(!), widely recognized as one of the most significant works of architecture of recent times. Hours: Mon: Closed | Tue-Thu: 10a-5p | Fri: 12-8p | Sat: 10a-5p | Sun: 12-5p Admission: Main collection: free | Visiting collections: $16 for adults (½ off Fridays after 5) Parking: typically free. Located next door to the Modern. Might as well do both. (The Amon Carter Museum is also right there and great, too!)”
  • 53 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A huge indoor outlet mall. Great deals in most stores. Good food all around.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Planning a visit to the “Best Big City” in the South? Include a trip to the most exciting lifestyle shopping center in the area - The Parks Mall at Arlington. Indulge in more than 170 specialty stores, and fit a film into your spree at the onsite AMC Theatres. Or, enjoy a kids’ party in the play area that features a carousel and NHL-size ice skating ring.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Concert Hall
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“The world’s largest honky tonky. Multiple bars, big stage, live music, dancing. Put on your dancing boots, and if you have a cowboy hat, wear that, too.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Plaza
“Sundance Square sits at the heart of Fort Worth. There are multiple great restaurants and little shops to explore. Cantina Laredo has great margaritas. They are discounted from 3p-6p M-Friday. Their appetizers are also discounted during happy hour. Taverna has delicious pizza that is half price during happy hour. Taco diner has $6 Mambo taxis and $2 tacos during happy hour. Reata has a rooftop bar and a happy hour available. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Arlington Highland has many different food options like BJs, The Keg, Pluckers, and many more. Aside from the many restaurants, it also has a few shopping stores like Old Navy, Ulta, Bed Bath and Beyond. If you’re also feeling like it’s a popcorn and movie type of day, Arlington Highland also has a movie theater (Studio Movie Grill). ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper; it has been a Fort Worth institution since 1961. The collection spans early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to mid-twentieth century modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation's major repositories of American photography and holds the archives of luminaries such as Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Karl Struss.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The Historic Stockyards or Northside has so much to offer day or night. Friendly small town atmosphere. Shopping , family center, Restaurants, Live Music, Rodeo, Country Dancing, Longhorn’s and Occasional horses going down the brick roadways. ”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“2201 N Commerce St Hugely popular landmark known for its beautiful, sprawling patio. Food: average. Margaritas: strong. Cash only. (ATM on site.) Limited menu: Fajitas, enchiladas, nachos, and tacos. Tip: great for groups, if the weather’s nice. Reservations for large groups only. Expect a wait.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Café
“If you're looking for brunch or a big breakfast, this is the place to go. Amazing coffee drinks, full and fun breakfast menu. Go.”
  • 29 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“Excellent BBQ! Get there early, once they run out for the day that is it. Their Mac and Cheese is EXCELLENT!! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“A really 5 star place to enjoy Cajun foods. Great seafood dishes. Lunch prices M-F are fair. Great social putting. Great ambience for all.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“815 W Magnolia Ave (8min walk) One of our go-to’s. Authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, sandwiches, and pastas. Several locations. Tip: our favorite pie is the Honey Bastard. Just know it is a tad spicy if you don’t like heat at all. Happy hours M-Th 3-6: $2 off apps & house cocktails, $5 house wines, $7-$9 select pizzas.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular local burger place with awesome fries and an extensive craft beer list. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
“Home Cooking Great Food!! Fantastic Atmosphere walking distance from your stay 200 yards away!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“310 Houston St (10min drive) Upscale, “Cowboy chic” restaurant. A bit pricey for the food, but it’s the rooftop that’s the real draw. Tip: weather permitting, definitely get a spot on the rooftop. Good for a drink before a show.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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