Fort Worth, TX

Travel Guide
Sundance Square featuring a skyscraper

Cowboys and cattle mix with art and culture in this North Texas city with a rich Western heritage. 

With its rodeos, cowboys and country music, Fort Worth is called the city “Where the West Begins.” Cowboy culture is a way of life for many residents, but just one part of the city’s appeal. Fort Worth is also a cultural hub featuring museums, theaters, art galleries, ballet and a symphony orchestra.

Fort Worth began as an army outpost and a stop on the Chisholm Trail cattle route from Texas to Kansas. The population grew when the railway arrived in 1876 and increased again with the Texas oil boom in the early 1900s. Today, Fort Worth remains one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Start your visit with an exploration of the American West in the Stockyards National Historic District. The former livestock market where millions of cattle were sold is one of Fort Worth’s most popular attractions, with cowboy-themed shops, shows, rodeos and restaurants.

Tour the 98-acre (40-hectare) site and visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, which honors achievements of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. Watch daily cattle drives near the Fort Worth Stockyards Visitor Center and reserve a seat at Cowtown Coliseum for a weekend rodeo. Visit the interactive Texas Wild! area at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Enjoy the city’s artistic side. Just west of downtown is the Fort Worth Cultural District, one of the country’s largest art districts. Study works of European masters, such as Michelangelo and Caravaggio, at the Kimbell Art Museum. Appreciate modern and contemporary pieces at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Fort Worth’s downtown district is a 35-block area that is home to shopping, theaters, cinemas, restaurants and music clubs. Browse Sundance Square, a large plaza with many attractions, including the Bass Performance Hall, the permanent home of Fort Worth's symphony, opera and ballet companies. Less high-brow, but lots of fun, is Billy Bob’s Texas honky-tonk.

Fort Worth is located in North Texas, 32 miles (51 kilometers) west of Dallas, and shares the major Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Enjoy a visit to the city where the West truly begins.

Where to stay in Fort Worth

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr
2.5 out of 5
825 North Watson Road, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥10,177 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Convention Center, and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Globe Life ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,052 reviews)
"Very clean, safe and not far from stadium."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Arlington North 6 Flags Dr
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
4 out of 5
1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥19,303 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in East Arlington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Globe Life Park in Arlington, AT&T Stadium, and Globe Life Field. Arlington Convention Center ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (883 reviews)
"This hotel was very nice! I love that AT&T stadium and Globe life field were a short walking distance away. There was lots of entertainment options other than the sporting events as well. I liked the added security feature of scanning your room card in the elevator in order to get to your floor."

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Live by Loews, Arlington, TX
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1300 Houston Street, Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX
The price is ¥21,589 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Downtown Fort Worth, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Worth Water Gardens and Bass Performance Hall. Fort Worth T&P Station is ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,484 reviews)
"Very friendly and efficient check in!"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Bedford DFW West, TX
Home2 Suites by Hilton Bedford DFW West, TX
3 out of 5
1916 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX
The price is ¥11,184 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Situated in Bedford, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Stormie Jones Park. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (175 reviews)
"Customer service was excellent"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Bedford DFW West, TX
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington
3 out of 5
2401 Road To Six Flags E, Arlington, TX
The price is ¥12,564 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Located in East Arlington, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Convention Center, and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Globe ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (420 reviews)
"People were great. Property has some mechanical issues they need to address but not end of the world. Central hvac seems to be out, they have window units going. But we slept very well and were very comfortable. We would stay again."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington
Home2 Suites by Hilton Euless DFW West
Home2 Suites by Hilton Euless DFW West
3 out of 5
2570 State Highway 121, Euless, TX
The price is ¥13,020 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Delaney Vineyards and within 12 mi (20 km) of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Arlington Convention ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (127 reviews)
"Great place!"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Euless DFW West
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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