If you’re traveling to Fort Worth, you’ll want to plan out your day – or days – ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss anything this vibrant city has to offer.
From museums and history to parks, zoos, and shopping, Fort Worth has something for everyone.
And when you’re done with a day of sightseeing, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the city’s best – and most authentic – Mexican restaurants.
Top 10 Things to Do, See, and Eat in Fort Worth
Fort Worth’s attractions can take you from dawn to sundown – for multiple days. So, choose your favorites and plan your trip according the length of your stay.
What could be more Texan than a Longhorn roundup?
Weather permitting, cowboys – and girls – take a herd of Texas Longhorns through Exchange Avenue every day around 11:30 and 4:00.
For best viewing, get a spot at the Livestock Exchange Building or Stockyards Station.
If you want to experience real Texas flair, come to this historic downtown area.
Spanning fourteen city blocks, Sundance is full of architecture, museums, galleries, and theaters to fill your day (or night).
The venue draws many special events like street performers, festivals, and outdoor concerts, so check the website to see what’s going on while you’re there.
With a seating capacity of 153,000, this auto racing venue is the second largest in the United States.
The track can host both NASCAR and Indy racing events and they also offer driving schools, car shows, and a proving ground for new cars.
Inside this circa-1928 building is some of the most quintessentially Texan dancing.
Pearl’s is the place to go for Western Swing Dancing, so wear your cowboy hat and boots and join the crowd for an energetic night of fun.
You’ll need a pair of authentic cowboy boots if you’re going to go to Pearl’s, so come on into Leddy’s for some of the finest.
This family-owned bootmaker’s been handcrafting cowboy boots for four generations, so they know what they’re doing.
Opened in 1909 with under ten animals, the Fort Worth Zoo has become one of the top zoos in the nation.
The 2.5-acre zoological park has hands-on exhibits, a petting zoo, acres of native and exotic wildlife to view. There’s even the option for an overnight stay.
The Tarantula Train is a restored steam engine that still takes passenger between Grapevine and Fort Worth.
Step aboard this historic train and experience what it would be like to ride the rails in 1896. Catch the train at Stockyards Station in Fort Worth or Cotton Belt in Grapevine.
It’s no lie – summer in Texas is hot.
If you want to cool off, come on down to Hurricane Harbor and surf the (man-made) waves, slide on a tower seven levels high, swim in a pool the old-school way, or float down the lazy river.
With splash pools for the little ones to round things out, Hurricane Harbor is a park for the whole family.
If you need a respite from the Texas heat, but aren’t looking to change into a bathing suit, check out the 4.5-acre oasis in the middle of Fort Worth – the Water Gardens.
The Water Gardens give you a choice of three delightful pools, a quiet pool for reflection, the aerating pool, and the active pool.
Each has its own features like steps, waterfalls, fountains, or terraces to soothe the eye – and the soul.
All that activity is bound to make you hungry.
And a day of sightseeing in Fort Worth wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the best authentic Mexican restaurant in town.
With a chef who’s been cooking for crowd for over 20 years, Benito’s knows how to serve up traditional Mexican food that will make your mouth water.
In fact, we’ve ended up in Fort Worth’s “Best Of” list for our chile rellenos – and more.
So, after a long day of fun in the Texas sun, take a siesta and enjoy some delicious home-cooked Mexican fare.
See, Shop, Do, Eat in Fabulous Fort Worth
There’s no denying there are more than enough sights and sounds to fill your dance card for a week – or more. But, if you’re planning a trip to Fort Worth, don’t miss the items on this list.
Everything’s bigger in Texas – even the fun.
Each of these attractions is well worth putting on any itinerary for a true taste of Texas.
Benito’s is close to many of these attractions, so come on down to 450 West Magnolia, Fort Worth, TX 76104 or call (817) 332-8633 for great takeout to enjoy in one of the nearby scenic parks.