When you’re not from the US – and maybe even when you are – thinking of Texas brings a few things to mind. Cowboys. Tick. Rodeo. Tick. Saying y’all a lot. Tick. You get the picture. And in terms of cities, we’ve heard of Dallas (thank you TV). We’ve heard of Houston (thank you NASA). And we have probably heard of Austin. But the city of Fort Worth is one of those places that manages to fly under the radar when it comes to foreign tourists. And “thank god” say the locals!
And…what’s so great about the city of fort worth?
Well this will really depend on what excites you. If you like efficent, soulless, impersonal experiences. You definitely won’t find that here. That’s not to say you’ll have an inefficient experience! More that the city has a great personality and feels more laid-back than other places of a similar size.
Viewed like a sibling of Dallas, Fort Worth has a real sense of community and friendliness which has rarely been exceeded for me personally in the US. There’s been a lot of work done on fostering that community aspect in recent times. And it’s pushing Fort Worth up the must-see US City list, turning it round from a slightly less glowing past.
From the clean and very well-maintained downtown area to the Stockyards further north. The surrounding residential areas and the super-friendly people. The city of Fort Worth is in pole position to overtake its more famous relative as the place to see in northern Texas. With absolutely no offence meant to any other place in north Texas, of which I’m sure all are worth seeing!
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For entirely selfish reasons, I’d prefer that no one else ever discovered Fort Worth. But obviously that’s not what I’m about nor the point of this site 👌. No, I’m sharing all about my visit to hopefully give other visitors some ideas on what to expect. Whilst I’d love to be the only tourist in town, tourism does contribute to the health and well-being of any city so if there’s a city that deserves it, this is it.
Solo Travel Tip Fort Worth: i would have loved it wherever I stayed but my experience of the Texas White House B&B south of the Downtown area really sealed the deal for me.
So without further ado, check the links below to explore more about this fantastic city – and don’t forget to leave your own comments, tips and advice if you’ve been too!
Downtown Fort Worth in Texas is one chilled-out central city area! Filled with space, places to shop, dine and drink, it’s very comfortable to stroll around if you’re travelling solo. Well apart from the fact that it might be really, really hot! Read more about Downtown here. Delicious dining One of the things I just can’t … Continue reading Explore Downtown Fort Worth
I’m a huge fan of a bed and breakfast stay in the USA. While hotels are still a great solo travel choice, B&Bs often have something a little bit extra when you’re travelling by yourself. Read more here. When it came to my trip to Texas, i stumbled across an absolute gem of a bed … Continue reading Bed and breakfast Fort Worth
Fort Worth is an undeniably great place to visit if you’re in the Texas area. But you will find a more limited choice of hotel accommodation than in other cities. Below are some of the Fort Worth hotels that came out top in my research for visiting the city as a solo traveller. fort worth … Continue reading Best Fort Worth hotels for solo travel
The historic Fort Worth Stockyards can be found about 15-20 mins north of the Downtown Fort Worth area. Depending on the traffic. And if there’s a cattle drive going on… If you’re a visitor from out of town, you might be considering staying here. Either way, you should definitely stop by if you can. Not … Continue reading Fort Worth Stockyards