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48 Hours in Fort Worth

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Fort Worth Texas is a city of wonders, marvels and surprises and you can have the most marvelous time here. This city is known for its tourist attractions, shopping malls, restaurants, bistros, pubs, bars, discos and more. With this travel guide, you can easily discover and explore the wonders of this city.

Fort Worth 48 Hours
By Jack Miller [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

DAY 1 : First Day Tour of the Amazing City of Fort Worth

8:00 am is Time for Coffee

Paris Coffee shop is where you should be headed at 8:00 am in the morning. This is an old fashioned coffee shop that is a diner too. With cheap prices and delicious dishes, this diner attracts tourists as well as, local regulars who enjoy themselves here. Mains here cost between $4 - $8.  Opening hours are from 6 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday and till 11 am on Saturday. 

Address -  700 W Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth Texas
Telephone Number - 1 817 335 2041

9:00 am is When the Museum Doors are Open 

The Sid Richardson collection of western art is perfect for those who love all things western. Its bronzes and paintings are amazing and admirers of Western art should not give this one a miss.  The opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm Mondays to Thursdays, till 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. 

Address - 309 Main St, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817-332-6554

10:00 am - Head to Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Pre-American art is a stunning display at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. You get to see iconic works by artists such as Josh Singer Sargent, Alexander Calder, and impressive works showing the American West to interested tourists. Walking through this museum is like a visual tour of the United States. This museum opens its doors at 10 am and closes on 5 pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. 

Address - 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817-738-1933

11:00 am - When You have Your NASCAR Experience 

Visit the Texas Motor Speedway to have a full on NASCAR experience. Annual stock car race is held in the month of November but for USD 125, you can go for a ride in the racer. Speedway is 20 miles north of downtown. For adults, the tour charges are $8 while for children, they are $6. opening hours are from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening from Mondays to Fridays and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sundays. 

Address - 3545 Lone Star Cnr, Hwy 114 & I-35, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 817 215 8500

12:00 pm is Emporium Time 

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is where you get 80 beers on tap. This place is a haven for those who love craft beer. Half Acre Hell is the famous patio of this bar and emporium. The emporium is open from 11 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon Mondays to Thursdays and till 2 am Friday and Saturday. It opens from noon to midnight on Sundays. 

Address - 111 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817 336 7470

1:00 pm - Lunchtime at Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine 

Texas fine dining is where its at if you plan a trip to Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine which features products from local farms as well as ranch farms and you get the best Texas cheese and creme brulee here. Lunch hours are from Tuesday to Friday while dinner is from Tuesday to Saturday. Meals cost anywhere between $10 to $42.  

Address - 4259 Bryant Irvin Rd, Fort Worth Texas 
Telephone Number  - 1 817 738 5489

2:00 pm - Time for a Walk in Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a Japanese garden complete with koi pond as well as a tropical conservatory which are its highlights.  Admission is free for adults and children. But for the conservatory, a nominal fee of $1 is charged for adults and 50 cents for children. Opening hours are from 10 in the morning to 9 in the evening Monday to Friday. From 10 am, the garden remains open till 6 pm on Sundays and closes on weekends in the months from November to March.  

Address - Southwestern Section, Trinity Park
Telephone Number - 1 817 871 7686
Website - www.fwbg.org

3:00 pm - See the Cattle Auction

The Cattle Auction opens from 8 in the morning. Those who are curious will want to explore the amazing live auction cattle complete with an alert auctioneer as visitors are welcome to observe. 

Address - 131 E Exchange Ave
Telephone Number - 1 800 422 2117

4:00 pm - Hit the Trail

Trinity Trails is where the fun begins at 4:00 pm with hiking, biking and horse riding along the Trinity River. Some of the major natural parks are located here as well. 

Make the Money at 5:00 pm 

Rather, watch how money is made at the US treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Located in Fort Worth, United States, this treasury is the place where Ben Franklin is more than a name. Its opening hours are from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday to Friday. 

Address - 9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth, Texas 
Telephone Number  - 1 817 231 4000

 6:00 pm - Browse Around a Bookstore  

Barnes and Noble is the classic book seller with the best books on sale. Browsing around, you can enjoy the comfort of the experience of sitting and reading leisurely. 

Address - 401 Commerce St, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number- 1 817 332 7178
Website - www.bn.com

7:00 pm - Try Some Wine 

Zambrano Wine Cellar and Bistro is where the locals and tourists alike have a good time. The wine here is superlative and the atmosphere is scintillating. This bar opens at 4 pm and remains open till midnight.  On Fridays and Saturdays, they are open till 2 am. With an extensive list of over 50 wines and a modern wine bar, this downtown establishment is upmarket. 

Address -  910 Houston St, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 817 850 9463

8:00 pm - Head out to the Bass Performance Hall

Bass Hall’s theaters are the venue for powerful  performances by symphonies, ballets and orchestras besides the bass. 

Address - 525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States

Telephone Number - 817-212-4280

9:00 pm - Joe T. Garcia’s is the Right Place to Grab a Meal

This is the most famous restaurant in Fort Worth with magical courtyards lit with candles and fountains bubbling amidst tropical foliage . The mains cost between $8 to $14 and the experience is simply out of this world. From 11 am in the morning to 2:30 pm in the afternoon and 5 to 10 in the evening/night, this establishment remains open. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can visit the restaurant from 11 am to 11 pm. Sundays is when this eatery closes at 10 pm. 

Address - 2201 N Commerce St, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817-626-4356
Website - www.joets.com

10:00 pm - Get Some Entertainment

The AMC Palace 9 Theater is the place to be following your meal. This theater showcases the best in the business and you can be sure you get entertainment that is completely satisfying. 

AMC Palace 9 Theater
Address - 220 E Third, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone - 1-888-AMC-FUN
Website - www.amc.com

At 11:00 pm, Head Out to the Saloon

White Elephant Saloon is where the Stockyard cowboys hang out. This bar has been around since the 1880s and it is owned by T. Love. Local talent is featured regularly at this bar.  This bar remains open from noon to midnight on Sundays to Thursdays and till 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays 

Address - 106 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 817-624-8273

12:00 am - Go to Booger’s Red 

Boogie the night away at Booger’s Red, where you can ride the saddle at the bar and sip your beer in style. 

Address - 109 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817-624-1246

DAY 1 Map

DAY 2: Tour of Fun and Frolicsome City at Fort Worth

 8:00 am - Spend Some Quality Time at Downtown

Downtown Fort Worth is amazing to walk through and soak in the ambiance. You can even visit a gallery or store here and browse around to work up an appetite for breakfast.

Website - www.dfwi.org/

9:00 am - Eat Breakfast at Carshon’s Deli

This is one of the leading delis for getting a hold of the famous NY sandwiches and enjoying outstanding corned beef on rye.  This establishment has been around since 1928. Mains here cost between $5 to $9 and opening hours are from 9 am in the morning to 3 pm in the afternoon Mondays to Saturdays 

Address - 3133 Cleburne Rd, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 817 923 1907

10:00 am - It’s Time to Visit the Zoo

After breakfast, the time is ripe for moving on to the Fort Worth Zoo, one of the most popular zoo in the state. This zoo is open from March to September till 6pm on weekends. Adults are charged $12 for entry while children can enter for $9 and the parking fee of the zoo is $5. 
Address - Forest Park off S University Dr
Telephone Number - 1 817 759 7555

11:00 am - Go to the Historic Stockyards

Western wear shops and stores for knickknacks abound with steakhouses and cowboys riding on horseback are what makes Stockyards historic. It provides a self guided audio walking tour and you can even go for a tour guide. 

Address - Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number - 1 817-625-9715

12:00 pm - When you Get to See Cows and Cattle 

Fort Worth Herd is where you can head out to enjoy the splendid view of cattle in their corrals with pictures of each to match against the name. 

Address: 131 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164, United States

Telephone Number: 1 817-336-4373

1:00 pm and It’s Time For Lunch

Kincaid’s Hamburgers are the best place to go if gourmet burgers are right up your alley. Get ready for the American classic burger with shakes and malts here.

Address: 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States
Phone: 1 817-732-2881

2:00 pm - The Museum Beckons 

Country’s best small art museum- that is what Kimbell Art Museum is famous for. You can enjoy European masterpieces by Cezanne and Caravaggio. See the Torment of St. Anthony (Michelangelo’s first work) in all its glory. This museum was  recently redesigned by well known architect Renzo Piano. This museum is open from noon to 8 pm on Fridays, till 5 pm on Sundays and 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays to Thursdays. 

Address - 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817 332 8451

3:00 pm is the Right Time for a Visit to Modern Art Museum

This museum is located in Darnell Street and you can enjoy the mind expanding paintings by artistic masters like Picasso and Mark Rothko. Don’t miss out on the Twenty Five Colored Marilyns created by Andy Warhol, the master of modern art.  While adults get charged $10, children are admitted without charge to the museum. The museum is open from 10 in the morning to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday and till 8pm on Thursday

Address - 3200 Darnell St
Telephone Number - 1 817-738-9215

4:00 pm is When you Enjoy Stockyards Cattle Drive 

The stockyards cattle drive down Exchange Avenue is just amazing and you can enjoy the sight of Texas leghorns in a stunning photo op.  Drives are conducted daily on 11:30 am and 4 pm. 
Address - Across From the Livestock Exchange Building 130 E. Exchange Ave. Fort Worth TX 76164
Telephone Number  - 817.624-4741

5:00 pm - Enjoy Some Cool Beer with Pizza

You can get the best beer and pizza at Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub with a thin crust pizza that comes in 17 varsities and an equal diversity of beer brands.  Mains cost between $12 and $16. The pub is open from 11:30 am in the morning to 12:00 at midnight, Monday to Friday. On weekends, this bar is open from 11:30 am to 1 am on Saturdays and 10:30 am to midnight on Sundays. 

Address - 1001 Magnolia Ave
Telephone Number  - 1 817 923 8000
Website - www.gr8ale.com

At 6:00 pm , Savor the Opera

Enjoy the music and take in the beautiful symphonies and performances here. This is the oldest running opera in Texas.

The Fort Worth Opera 
Address: 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States
Telephone Number  - 1 817 731 0726

At 7:00 pm, Jam at the Basement Bar

This small but amazing bar tucked in Stockyards is the venue for eclectic musical performances and you can enjoy your beer along with some awesome acts. Opening hours of this bar are from 3 pm in the afternoon to 2 am in the morning.  

Address - 105 W Exchange St, Fort Worth Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817 458 1803

8:00 pm is the Ideal Time to Visit Saint Emilion for the Perfect Dinner

For dinner, nothing quite compares to Saint Emilion, a stunning restaurant which serves amazing rustic food from France. Fixed price meals as well as order off the menu are available here. You can get a $25 deal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Prices for the mains is from $30 to 40 and opening hours are from 6 to 9 pm Tuesdays to Saturdays. 

Address - 3617 W 7th St, Fort Worth, Texas
Telephone Number  - 1 817 737 2781

 9:00 pm - Is When you See the Ballet

Ballet performances at the Texas Ballet theatre are a cut above the rest and the graceful and charming performances will leave you more than enriched.  

Address - 1540 Mall Circle 
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Telephone Number  - 1 817 763 0207

10:00 pm - Round off the Ballet with Symphony

Fort Worth symphony is the perfect venue for taking in solid musical performances and amazing experiences. 

Address: 330 E 4th St #200, Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States
Telephone Number - 1 817 665 6000

11:00 pm - The Time to Visit Saloon

 Old is gold and Lola’s Saloon lives up to the adage. You get the most band and the most delightful music here. Drinks are also awesome. The party goes on from noon to 2 am. 

Address - 2736 W 6th St
Telephone- 1 817 877 0666

12:00 am is the Perfect Hour for a Walk

Trinity Park is a 252 acre park across the Trinity River which has everything from ponds and fishing piers to playground and trail. Take a lovely moonlit walk in the park and enjoy the experience. 
Trinity Park.
Address: 2401 University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States
Phone: 1 817-392-5700

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