Fort Worth – where cowboy meets contemporary
In association with Visit Fort WorthFor a true Texas experience packed with BBQ, rodeos and Western saloons, you can’t beat the City of Cowboys and Culture
Published: Wednesday 4th March 2015
In association with Visit Fort Worth
For a true Texas experience packed with BBQ, rodeos and Western saloons, you can’t beat the City of Cowboys and Culture, Fort Worth.
Where adventure abounds, cattle drives are a twice-daily spectacle, and food is heartily celebrated – it’s the Texan town where the American west begins. It's a city where cowboys and culture merge in one vibrant destination – Fort Worth is a friendly city with something for everyone.
Soak up the rich western history of the state in the Stockyards National Historic District; in the city’s thriving Cultural District, explore world-renowned museums crammed with impressionist masterpieces and contemporary wonders.
Sport enthusiasts won’t be disappointed: Fort Worth is home to the Texas Motor Speedway, host of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Texas Rangers baseball team and the Dallas Cowboys can also be cheered on nearby, a brilliant chance to experience Texan's enthusiasm in a lively setting.
The city isn’t short of post-sport drinking dens either: you can grab a drink in an authentic Western saloon, or sample the generous BBQ specials in one of Fort Worth’s outstanding restaurants. Music lover? The world’s largest honky-tonk is just around the corner: country and western sessions await at Billy Bob’s Texas.
If you're keen to combine your visit with one of Fort Worth's spectacular events, there's plenty to choose from. Each year the city hosts the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (January – February); there's the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival (March) for hefty American cuisine packed with Texan flavour; or if you're really keen to embrace the cowboy culture, visit over the National Day of the American Cowboy (July).
Also boasting year-round rodeo, and a twice-daily cattle drive, Fort Worth is the city for unrivalled Texan culture. So unleash your inner cowboy and experience a genuine Western adventure, packed with authentic Texan flavour.
There's so much waiting to be discovered, and we're giving one lucky winner the chance to do it all with a getaway to Fort Worth to enjoy it first-hand. To enter, click here.
Book your tailor made holiday to Fort Worth with Hayes and Jarvis. Visit hayesandjarvis.co.uk or speak to one of their Destination Specialists on 01293 733773