As America's 13th-largest city, Fort Worth is a leading leisure destination with an eclectic cultural scene. For a truly Texan experience, visitors can stop by the Stockyards National Historic District, where rich Western history is on display daily, including Billy Bob's Texas, the world's largest honky-tonk; authentic Western saloons; the world's only year-round rodeo; and the Fort Worth Herd, a cattle drive that takes place twice daily. Recently named the first music-friendly community in Texas by the Texas Music Office, Fort Worth offers music lovers a variety of super-casual outdoor venues and grand music halls playing country western music, R&B, indie rock, and opera, just to name a few. Art enthusiasts can explore world-renowned museums in Fort Worth's Cultural District, including the Modern Art Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Just north of the Cultural District, visitors can take a walk along a new epicenter of emerging artists, The Foundry District, where a walkable lane named Inspiration Alley is beautified by murals from 11 local artists (and counting!). Those looking for a culinary immersion can head to one of Fort Worth's finest “restaurant rows,” known as Magnolia Avenue; check out one of 10 local breweries; or spend a day at Firestone and Robertson Distilling Co.'s newest creation, Whiskey Ranch, the largest whiskey distillery west of the Mississippi. The 112-acre whiskey wonderland sits on a fully functioning historic golf course that hosted legends Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson.
Sports fans can start their engines at Texas Motor Speedway, which boasts the world's largest HD video board — called “Big Hoss” — and hosts dozens of races a year, including three NASCAR Sprint Cup series events. Those looking for premier shopping, delicious restaurants, and popular nightlife spots have plenty of choices in Sundance Square in downtown; the popular West 7th neighborhood, which bridges downtown and the cultural districts; plus three new upscale-shopping destinations in Clearfork, Waterside, and Westbend. Because of Fort Worth's proximity to Trinity River, there's never a shortage of outdoor fun, with enough trails to work up a sweat and other water activities to keep everyone entertained. Between the up-and-coming River District, Panther Island, and River East neighborhoods, visitors can find their centers in a stand-up paddleboard yoga class, catch a free concert while leisurely floating on the Trinity River, or cast out a line and await the bite of one of the plentiful largemouth bass in Lake Worth.
Fort Worth is also a premier meetings destination, with diverse amenities to help planners facilitate the event of a lifetime. There are multiple venues available throughout the city, including the Fort Worth Convention Center, which features over 300,000 square feet of event space, and the planned Dickies Arena, which will accommodate any type of event starting in November 2019. Fort Worth is also home to outstanding accommodations, with 3,400 hotel rooms in downtown alone, plus an additional six hotel properties under development, yielding 1,000-plus more rooms. Other unique venues include the new 112-acre whiskey wonderland called Whiskey Ranch and Texas Motor Speedway, where groups will find out-of-the-box team-building activities. World-class art museums, historical offerings, and live music venues abound in Fort Worth, as well as a full calendar of annual events and an array of attractions. Clients will also enjoy personalized service from a Visit Fort Worth representative who will assist them every step of the way to ensure the event goes off without a hitch.