Many people have never heard of Fort Worth, or may know nothing of it other than referencing the airport Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Fort Worth may be lesser known than its neighboring city, Dallas, but it makes a great place to visit for that very reason.
With the latest census estimates revealing nearly 875,000 people, the city of Fort Worth is no small town.
Fort Worth has a nice, mostly clean central business district. You can find the Tarrant County Courthouses which boasts a cannon that was discovered during renovations. With the friendly rivalry between Dallas and Fort Worth, you can guess to which direction the cannon points.
The Water Gardens is another downtown destination you wont want to miss. The water gardens are a beautiful oasis in the city where you can see a number of engineering and architectural marvels. The fountains are a refreshing stop in the middle of a massive city.
Texas Christian University (TCU) is located in Fort Worth, and is part of the Big 12 conference. The campus is a beautiful place to visit, student or not. The TCU Horned Frogs are great at both athletics and academics.
Fort Worth boasts a number of breweries. If you are a beer drinker, or just enjoy the laid back atmosphere of breweries you will have to make some time for a brewery tour. Rahr and Sons, Martin House, The Collective, and Hop Fusion are just a few of the great breweries around the city.
Magnolia Street has been revitalized over the past several years and has turned into a wonderful part of the city. Magnolia St offers shopping, food, breweries, and other small shops that will be enjoyable for all. The street is very walkable, and you should take some time to enjoy the scenery. A few times through the year, the street is shut down for car traffic and there will be art festivals and other things to see.
West 7th street is another great area to visit. It is a large area full of bars and great restaurants. In addition to food, you can find high end shopping and other attractions.