Fort Worth is a fun and friendly city with lots of events and fun things to do. Here are our favorite fun things to do in Fort Worth, Texas. Also check out the Top 100 Things To See and Do in the Dallas-Forth Worth Area.
Bike Around the City of Forth Worth
The Trinity Trail System includes more than 58 miles of biking, running, or roller blading trails. The Trinity Trails Map has some great information on the trails, and be sure to check out the official Trinity Trails Website.
Most of the paths are wide and paved as they meander along the Trinity River and around the outskirts of Fort Worth. Check out Biking Around Fort Worth for more trails.
Biking is just one of many fun things to do in Fort Worth.
Party at Sundance Square
Sundance Square is in the heart of downtown Fort Worth and always has some type of fun event going on. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and fun bars. Some of our favorites include margaritas at Razoos, appetizers or dinner on the roof of Reata, or a play at the Bass Performance Hall. You can also sample the beers at Flying Saucer or dance the night away at Guitars & Cadillacs.
Go Full Cowboy At the Stockyards
You can’t leave Fort Worth without visiting the Fort Worth Stockyards. Take in a rodeo, enjoy some good food, or party all night long at some outstanding and very fun bars. Our favorites are White Elephant Saloon for music and drinks, Cantina Cadillac for drinks with wall-to-wall fun people, or Riscky’s Steakhouse. The Stockyards are also home to Billy Bob’s Texas, which is huge with all sorts of stuff to keep you entertained, including good music.
It’s fun to cowboy it up in Fort Worth!
Check Out the Monkeys
The Fort Worth Zoo is a fantastic zoo that the entire family will enjoy. Lots of animals in very well done simulated natural environments with trees, rocks, and waterfalls. Facts and interesting information about the environments and the animals that live there make the zoo a great learning experience.
Enjoy a Festival
Fort Worth always has some type of fun and entertaining Special Event – like Mayfest, Main Street Festival, music festivals in the square, and rodeos.
Festivals offer multiple ways to have fun in Fort Worth.
Visit the Fort Worth Culture District, which has plenty to see and do including; 3 art museums, Nature and Science Museum, Will Rogers Coliseum, which always hosts some event, Botanical Gardens, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Omni Theater, Casa Manana Theater, and the Livestock Exhibition Hall. All, except the Botanical Gardens, are within a few blocks of each other. So, park the car and enjoy as many as you can.
You can always find fun things to do in Fort Worth’s Culture District.
Enjoy Some Golf
Fort Worth has some outstanding golf courses at very reasonable rates. Use this Fort Worth Golf Map to find a course. Some of our favorites include: Hawks Creek, Fossil Creek, and Doral Tesoro.
It doesn’t get much better than the Fort Worth Nightlife. The locals are friendly, sincere, and out to have a good time.
You can find everything from folk to jazz. Here is our list of favorites:
- Fred’s for partying with the locals on the patio with okay music near the Cultural District
- White Elephant Saloon for good country and a fun setting
- Cantina Cadillac for the local young party crowd, both in the Stockyards area
- Reata bar
- 8.0 for crowd watching, good music, and a great patio in Sundance Square
We are not big fans of Billy Bob’s, but for first timers, it is a must. Still, partiers always find fun things to do in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wine & Dine
You won’t go hungry or have to search hard for a good Fort Worth restaurant. You’ll find great gourmet food, excellent seafood, and some of the best Mexican cuisine in Texas. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants in Fort Worth: Reata, 8.0, Joe T Garcia (excellent reputation, but we find it a little boring), Chuy’s (a chain with excellent Mexican food), or Papadeaux’s (again, a chain but superb seafood).
Visit one of the nearby lakes. Check out Benbrook, Eagle Mountain, Lake Worth, or Joe Pool for skiing, boarding, fishing, camping, swimming, boat rentals, and a good time.
Try the annual raft at Eagle Mountain Lake, Tommy Alverson’s music festival at Joe Pool Lake, the new WakeSport Ranch to learn how to wakeboard and show off to all your friends and fellow boaters, or just drop an anchor and swim or fish.
Getting wet is some of most fun you’ll ever have in Fort Worth.
Enjoy the Trinity River
Bike along the miles of trails, kayak, fish, swim, or picnic. Better yet, enjoy live music while you float in tube on the river. Check out Panther Island Pavilion for details.
Okay, so that’s 11 fun things to do in Fort Worth. We couldn’t stop at 10. Now you know there are some great fun things to do in Fort Worth, so why not try them all?