Last weekend Adam and I were supposed to go to Fredericksburg for a little getaway, but it was postponed due to reasons outside of our control. We decided to plan a couple of daily trips to take advantage of our cleared schedules. We spent a whole day in Fort Worth, and had a blast. Fort Worth is much more than the stockyards and rodeo.
Eat brunch at BREWED
BREWED is a Fort Worth local favorite because of their laid back atmosphere and delicious menu. Around every corner is another Instagrammable spot. The food and drinks make great photos too! Order the Lavender B’s Knees (a lavender twist on the gin favorite) or their house made spicy Bloody Mary. There are plenty of sweet and savory brunch items to satisfy any brunch craving.
Ride bikes through Fairmont
Fairmont is one of Fort Worth’s historical districts. It’s a beautiful neighborhood with adorable houses and gorgeous trees. Since it is right off Magnolia Street, there are a ton of biking stations nearby.
Fort Worth has the shared biking system down. Download the BCycle app to find all of the charging stations in the area. Rent a bike for only $8 for 24 hours. They even have some electric bike options, which make long rides and going up hills much easier.
Day drinking on Magnolia Street
Magnolia has boomed over the last several years. There are tons of cute bars and restaurants on this walkable street. Several of the spots are open for brunch, so it’s the perfect spot for day drinking. Others open in the early afternoon, which makes a great excuse to hang out and not leave Magnolia.
Fort Worth Zoo
Pretend to be kids again, and go check out the 4th ranked zoo in north America, according to USA Today. Feed the giraffes, meet the zookeepers and learn about the different animals, walk through the various inside areas, and even check out a whole section devoted to Texas animals. Wander through an African savannah, Australian outback, and even ride on a large carousel.
Dinner at Joe T Garcia’s
Eat dinner at one of the most beautiful restaurants in DFW, Joe T. Garcia’s. They are popular for their strong margaritas, salsa, family-style menu, and breathtaking gardens. Dinner consists of family-style enchiladas or fajitas. Simple, but delicious and flavorful. Not to mention, the tortillas are homemade and crazy good. Order a dozen to go. Be sure to bring cash, because they are a cash only bar and restaurant.
Weekends are busy and the line may be long, but it’s worth the wait. Feel free to go to the bar and get a margarita or pitcher for the wait.
What are your favorite things to do in Fort Worth?