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Holiday itinerary for Fort Worth

A holiday guide to must-see attractions, restaurants, and family-friendly activities for out-of-town guests in Fort Worth, TX.


Show friends and family around Fort Worth like a pro. | Photo by @lantoniomtz

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The holidays are almost here and if you’re hosting out-of-town guests, it’s time to step into the role of “official Fort Worth tour guide.” We’ve got plenty of recommendations for you to build the perfect itinerary for your visitors and show your folks around like a total pro.

The Fort Worth Stockyards

The Fort Worth Stockyards host cattle drives twice daily. | Photo by FTWtoday

🏙️ Sightseeing

Is it even a trip to Fort Worth without seeing the historic Stockyards? You can also take your visitors to Sundance Square for the perfect holiday family photo. And if there are any history buffs in the group, head to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.


Ampersand Coffee also serves iced teas and frozen blended drinks. | Photo by @ampersandtx

🥘 Eat and drink

If your guests need a caffeine pick-me-up, Froth Coffee Bar, Ampersand Coffee, and The Railcar Coffee & Spirits are all offering a range of seasonal drinks. If you’re looking for a different kind of brew, Panther City is no stranger to breweries with Cowtown Brewing Co. and Martin House Brewing Company to name a few.

Get ready to get your grub on because we’ve got plenty of articles to help you navigate the local food scene. You can’t miss these new restaurants that are elevating the local food and beverage scene. Our personal picks include brunch at Toro Toro and dinner at Catarina’s. Plus, satisfy your holiday sweet tooth at Melt Ice Creams.

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The Fort Worth Zoo is home to 540+ species of animals. | Photo by FTWtoday

🎳 Activities

Let the kids — or grandkidsrun around and explore the Fort Worth Zoo, enjoy hands-on exhibits at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, take the family bowling at Cowtown Bowling Center, or watch the Stockyards Championship Rodeo featuring bull riding, barrel racing, and break away roping.


This townhouse can accommodate up to six people. | Photo via VRBO

🛏️ Stay

If your visitors aren’t planning to crash with you, here are some places to stay:

Four-story modern townhome | $220/night
A private retreat in the heart of Fort Worth featuring two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a private rooftop patio.

Historic downtown apartment | $108/night
A two-bedroom apartment with contactless self check-in and free parking.

The fun doesn’t stop there… Be sure to send your visitors the link to our events page in advance to get a feel for what they’ll want to see and do while in town.

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