Whether you want to call it “Cowtown” or maybe prefer the moniker “Funky Town,” you will readily see why both names make perfect sense for Fort Worth.
Its storied history of droving in cattle to revitalize the local economy during the Reconstruction period has left its mark even as the city has become a hot spot for Lone Star nightlife. If you get tired of all the amazing shopping and delectable eateries, you can always turn to the nearby major league sports teams, theme parks and other assorted diversions.
Texas’s fifth-largest city ranks number 13 in the nation at large, with a population just shy of one million residents. Spread out into the major metropolitan area it shares with Dallas, and those numbers swell exponentially to over seven million. Art lovers will want to start out in the Cultural District and its fantastic museums exhibiting beauty and wonder. Animal lovers will want to wander on over to the Fort Worth Zoo. If you’re ready to check out authentic western gear and enjoy the city’s main entertainment hub, Sundance Square’s pedestrian slice of Downtown will have you trying out cowboy boots one minute and enjoying classical music the next. Or enjoy some Old-West charm in the Stockyards National Historic District, where you can watch real live cattle drives twice a day.