Closer to its cowboy roots than neighboring Dallas, Fort Worth is located in the heart of Texas’ prairies and lakes region and is known for its western cattle roots and big Texas attitude.

WHAT TO DO

Sundance Square is popular with locals and tourists alike and is a 20-block area of shops, restaurants and bars. You can stroll along the brick-paved sidewalks, pick up some souvenirs, grab a bite to eat and admire Fort Worth’s historic buildings. The square is also the center for many outdoor events including concerts and art festivals.

If you want to truly experience Cowboy Texas, head over to the Fort Worth stockyards, where you can watch a rodeo and get a feel for Texas style nightlife at country western bars like Billy Bob’s.

Thos who want to spend some time outdoors in Fort Worth can head over to Burnett Park, named after cattle baron Samuel Burk Burnett, at Larmar and Texas Streets. Here you’ll find vast green parks surrounded by a network of major lakes. Visitors can enjoy water sports here, enjoy the sculptures, pools and stroll on the granite walkways.

Fort Worth also hosts the annual Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival every year in the third week of April. This festival is a nationally recognized fine art and craft fair and festival goers will get to enjoy live concerts, performance artists, food and drink.

GETTING THERE

Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport (DFW) is located 17 miles from downtown Fort Worth. Serving as a major hub for many major American airlines, it is always easy to find a cheap flight to Dallas/Fort Worth. Once landed, transportation to and from the airport is also easy. Travelers can rent a car from one of the many rental companies or take a taxi or an airport shuttle. For those driving to the airport, you can save both time and money by booking your airport parking at Dallas/Fort Worth in advance.

WHERE TO STAY

As the fifth largest city in Texas, Fort Worth is home to an almost endless variety of hotels for travelers with any budget. From high-end hotels like the Texas White House to Motel 6, it should not be hard to find a comfortable and affordable hotel in Fort Worth. Those looking for a budget option, will not be disappointed and should be able to easily find a cheap hotel or hostel in Fort Worth during their stay.