Fort Worth is an eclectic town that features several vibrant and diverse entertainment districts, lots of nightlife and plenty of western culture. Things to do in Ft Worth are easy to find, no matter what your interests are, or whether you travel to the city primarily for business or pleasure.
While Austin has long since been regarded as the entertainment capital of Texas, there are now more restaurants and nightlife hotspots offering live music in Fort Worth than in Austin. The number of restaurants in every category of dining is growing quickly too.
Downtown Ft Worth has new restaurants and shopping springing up along West 7th Street, forming the new So7 neighborhood, just blocks from downtown. Downtown Ft Worth also includes a modern convention center, a historic courthouse and some high-end eating places.
Perhaps the most well-known of the attractions in North Texas is the Stockyards National Historic District. The area offers much more than history. A daily cattle drive shows off some authentic cowboys, and you can travel on a steam train from the Stockyards to the quaint suburb of Grapevine for even more attractions.
Grapevine is also known for its recreational activities available on Lake Grapevine. While Ft Worth residents are more perhaps more likely to visit Lake Worth or Lake Benbrook -- or enjoy other outdoor recreational activities around town -- residents of suburbs like Bedford, Hurst and other areas to the north of the city prefer Lake Grapevine.
Bedford and Hurst are just two of the dozens of suburbs that make up the Mid-Cities, a collection of towns that connect Ft Worth to Dallas. The number of small cities that combine to form the Metroplex makes this urban area unlike any other in the country.
With so much to do in and around Ft Worth, it is no wonder why many visitors to the city, never get to Dallas!