Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Unleash your wild side in Fort Worth, where there is more than enough room to let your inner thrill-seeker roam free. Fort Worth is the destination for urban charm and outdoor fun, with green spaces, trails, parks, golf courses, and more for top-notch summer fun. Trinity Trails offers more than seventy miles of trails for hiking, biking, and jogging connected to 21 parks, downtown Fort Worth, the Stockyards National Historic District, and more.
Spend the afternoon at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, featuring more than 2,500 species of plants in 23 specialty gardens. Take a stroll and enjoy stunning blooms, sculpted hillsides, crafted stonework, and dramatic waterfalls. The walkable Fort Worth Cultural District isn’t far down the road, where you can admire the stunning architecture from world-class architects like Louis Kahn, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, Phillip Johnson, Legoretta + Legoretta, and more. Nearby, the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is an oasis in the city with more than twenty miles of trails, scenic views, and wildlife inside the 3,300-acre center.
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For a truly authentic Fort Worth experience, saddle up at the Stockyard Stables for a horseback ride along the Trinity River, then reserve a ticket to check out the Fort Worth Herd, the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. After, dine al fresco on the patio overlooking SSQ Plaza and the Trinity River. Cruise Sundance Square on a Fort Worth B-Cycle bike, paddleboard or kayak the river, or take a sunny stroll to a delicious Texas-style lunch. And make sure to reserve a ticket to the Fort Worth Zoo to see more than 7,000 native and exotic animals. The outdoor fun is endless in Fort Worth.
Make sure to check individual attraction websites for re-opening information and to learn more about reservations and ticket pricing before your visit.