Among the things to do in Fort Worth Texas are a few fun things that truly bring the "Texas experience". For this reason my family and I especially like to take our out-of-state visitors on a trip to Fort Worth.
Our favorite Fort Worth attractions are the Fort Woth Stockyards, Billy Bob's (a honky tonk bar), the Fort Worth Zoo, and Sundance Square. I also want to tell you about good Fort Worth hotels, Fort Worth restaurants, tell you about other Fort Worth events, give you a map of Fort Worth to help you get around, and tell you what to expect of Fort Worth's weather.
The Fort Worth Stockyards was the first place we ever visited in Fort Worth. I like to go back there from time to time.
We saw our first rodeo ever in the Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards! We also saw a Wild West show and a mock gunfight! My kids enjoyed the CowKid Roundup a lot. The Stockyards Station has many shops and restaurants where we hang out if it gets real hot outside.
If I had to pick only one of the things to do in Fort Worth Texas, the Fort Worth Stockyards would be my pick!
Billy Bob's must be the most famous bar in Texas. It is known as the world's largest honky tonk bar, and is quite an experience.
There is live bull riding every Friday and Saturday. There are also regular music concerts where famous Country stars, like Willie Nelson, The Bellamy Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Lee Ann Womack, and many others have played before. They also have a great dance floor, and if you don't know how to dance, there are free dance lessons on Thursday evenings.
Don't miss out on Billy Bob's, but as my experience has taught me, try to go without the kids!
The Fort Worth Zoo is another of the fun things to do in Fort Worth Texas that my whole family enjoys.
They have several great animal exhibitions, like the World of Primates, Cheetos Cheetahs, Meerkat Mounds (think "Timone" in The Lion King), and several more. You can even do overnights and hold kids' birthday parties there!
Zoos always seem to be a hit, especially with the kids. The Fort Worth Zoo is no exception. My family and I love to go!
Sundance Square is downtown Fort Worth's shopping and entertainment area.
I find the shopping to be quite casual, and there are many different types of stores in Sundance Square in Fort Worth. There is also great entertainment. I like the street acts. The kids like them too. You can also catch a movie, go dancing, listen to live music, and so on.
We all enjoy Sundance Square and like to go there!
Be sure to take a camera or camcorder along on your visit to Fort Worth!
Forth Worth certainly has its share of good restaurants.
For a romantic evening out, Saint-Emilion is great. Fred's Texas Cafe is great to take the kids to. They serve hamburgers, pizza, etc. Pappadeaux Seafood restaurant obviously does seafood, but I also like their Creole and Cajun. Both Bella Italia West and Ruffino's Italian Restaurant do great Italian food.
I think everyone ought to find something they like among the Fort Worth Texas restaurants.
If you want to do several of the fun things to do in Fort Worth Texas, you're going to need a hotel. I usually like to stay near the attractions we're planning to visit.
If you're planning to visit the Fort Worth Stockyards, you can't get any closer than the Stockyards Hotel or the Hyatt Place Ft. Worth Historic Stockyards. The more economical La Quinta Inn and Suites Fort Worth North and Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth North are both only a short drive from the Stockyards.
If you'd like to stay near Sundance Square, I like the Renaissance Worthington Hotel, but it is more expensive.
To stay near the Fort Worth Zoo, I like the Springhill Suites Fort Worth University or the more economical Fairfield Inn Fort Worth University Drive.
If you need more options to choose from, here is a long list of great Fort Worth Texas hotels.
When going on vacation, it helps a lot if you know where to find the attractions that you would like to visit!
To help with that, I have created a Fort Worth map to help you easily find the fun things to do in Fort Worth Texas.
There are events that take place in Fort Worth that aren't fixed attractions. They can be a lot of fun too. Take a look at my Fort Worth Texas Events Calendar to find some fun events for your family.
You can also buy tickets to many Fort Worth sports events and concerts right here!
It always helps if the weather plays along when planning things to do in Fort Worth Texas.
To find out what the weather's plans are for the next few days, check out Fort Worth Weather.
Have you been to Fort Worth before and have a fun attraction that you like to visit? Please tell us about it! Also read about others' favorite activities and experiences.