3 Days in Fort Worth

Known as the city “where the West begins,” Fort Worth deftly blends its strong Western heritage with a thriving cultural identity. Get ready to get some dirt on your boots in the land of cowboys and culture. 
Day 1: Wild West
9:00 AM     
Begin your adventure with a trip to the Beaumont Ranch on the Chisolm Trail. Experience real cowboy life with trail rides, cattle drives, roping lessons, and a meal at the old chuck wagon. www.beaumontranch.com
2:00 PM     
Continue your day as a cowboy with a stop at Stockyards Station. Go on a historic walking tour, ride a mechanical bull, or get lost in the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze. Be sure not to miss the twice-daily longhorn cattle drive or the unique array of shops. www.stockyardsstation.com
7:00 PM     
You haven’t had the full Western experience without a stop at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk. Learn how to two-step and, if you’re there on a Friday or Saturday night, enjoy a live bull-riding show. Private rooms are available for groups. www.billybobstexas.com
Day 2: Flowers and Football
11:00 AM        
Tired of all the dust? Enjoy a relaxing (and fragrant) stroll through the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Visit the Japanese Garden and feed the thousands of koi that are waiting for a snack. www.fwbg.org
3:00 PM
For football fans, a stay in the area is not complete without a tour of Cowboys Stadium—the world’s largest domed stadium. The venue offers four different tours and discounts for groups of 20 or more. stadium.dallascowboys.com
Day 3: Culture Shock
9:00 AM    
Discover the history that shaped Fort Worth by taking a tour along the Heritage Trails. Bronze plaques mark places where historic events occurred, such as the original military post, Hell’s Half Acre, Kennedy Plaza, and the “sleeping panther.” www.fortworthheritagetrails.com
11:00 AM
Take some time to tour a few of the dozens of museums that call Fort Worth home. The Cultural District offers five different such facilities located around a lush square. A little down the road, you’ll find the Log Cabin Village, which offers visitors a peek into life during Texas’s pioneer era. www.fortworth.com, www.logcabinvillage.org
4:00 PM    

End your day with a visit to Sundance Square. The heart of downtown offers a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. www.sundancesquare.com