The BEST 3 Days in Ft Worth, Texas Itinerary (From a Local)

The following 3 days in Ft Worth, Texas guide includes what to do, where to eat & drink, and what to see during your time in the 5th largest city in TX and the 13th largest city in the US. I grew up in DFW so these are my personal recommendations on how to best maximize your weekend in Ft Worth!

3 Days in Ft Worth (at a Glance)

Check out the map below for a full 3 Days in Ft Worth Itinerary at a Glance on the map! Click the top left button on the map to see it broken out by day + additional options.


Where to Stay in Ft Worth

High Range: Hotel Drover (~$400-$2k/night)

Stay at Hotel Drover to get the full, rustic, Texas experience. This is a pricier, but unique, fun option for your 3 days in Ft. Worth with a perfect location, right in the heart of the Ft Worth stockyards. It is a rustic, luxe hotel including a pool, gym, a must visit cocktail bar.

Mid Range: The Sinclair, Autograph Collection (~$200-400/night)

The Sinclair is another great option for your 3 days in Fort Worth, located right in the heart of downtown. It has a chic, glam vibe with a restaurant inside including the option for breakfast.

Budget: Country Inn & Suites (~$75-135/night)

The Country Inn & Suites by Raddison is a great budget friendly option, and the location is still good as a midpoint between downtown Ft Worth and the Stockyards. It has also the basic amenities you need including wifi, pool, breakfast included, free parking, gym, etc. This hotel had some of the highest reviews among budget friendly hotel options.

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Airbnbs are another great option for a homier vibe, and there are plenty to check out with good locations including this apartment we stayed at which was just a short walk to downtown with free parking.

Detailed 3 Days in Fort Worth Itinerary

Day 1 in Ft Worth (Friday)

CorePower Yoga Sculpt

Start your morning with a Yoga Sculpt workout at CorePower (Westbend location)! Your first class is even FREE if you have never tried CorePower before. You can check out the full schedule here and they currently have a 7am, 9am, and 11am sculpt times. To get a better idea of what to expect in a yoga sculpt, you can check out one of my past routines as an instructor here.

Mamaka Bowls

Walk over to Mamaka Bowls for a post workout refuel! We ordered the Pipeline (blended acai, strawberry, banana, chocolate almond milk, & peanut butter & topped with strawberry, banana, cacao nibs, & homemade granola) & the bro (blended PB, protein powder, banana, & almond milk & topped with strawberry, banana, PB, & homemade granola) πŸ˜‹πŸ‘Œ Stalk the full menu here.

Ft Worth Stockyards

Head over to the Stockyards around 3pm to walk around and get your full Texan western experience!! (summarized some outfit inspo further down) 🀠 The Stockyards are a historic district full of western shops, ‘saloons’, restaurants, and twice a day cattle runs. If you want to get the authentic taste of the Western Texan days, then this is a must see. Also, for any 1883 fans, they filmed part of the episodes at the Stockyards which has led to a boost in recent tourism!

Cattle Run

Make it to the street by 4pm to watch world’s only twice-daily daily cattle run! (presented by the Fort Worth Herd). Check out on Instagram here.

Fort Worth Stockyards - Cattle Run
Fort Worth Stockyards – Cattle Run

Cowtown Cattle Pen Maze

If feeling up for a little fun, for $6 pp, you can take a stab at racing through a human sized maze. There are 4 stations you need to find hidden throughout with a different letter hole puncher in each one to punch out “MAZE” on your card. Definitely not a must do, but especially fun for kids! Check out on Instagram here.

Dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s

Around 5pm, walk over to Joe T. Garcia’s for an early family style Mexican dinner. They have a simple menu offering apps, fajitas, enchiladas, & margaritas. This has been a favorite of mine since I was young, and I always get the chicken fajitas which are delish! They have a massive patio space which is definitely deceiving from the outside. If lucky, you may even get a mariachi serenade at your table!

*If you are planning on going to the rodeo, I would definitely try to get there by 5pm as the line can get very long. Especially when the weather is nice!

**Also note they are CASH ONLY, but they do have an ATM inside!

Cowtown Coliseum Rodeo

Walk over to the Cowtown Coliseum for the rodeo performance that starts at 7:30pm (doors open 6pm but getting there 15 min before is plenty of time to get drinks and find your seats). The rodeo happens twice a week on Friday/Saturday nights. You can purchase tickets here.

What to Expect at the Rodeo: They put on a variety of different events including bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, saddle bronc riding, & more! At the end there was also a lasso expert who put on a great show. Our favorite part were the intermissions where the kids could go in and chase different animals in efforts to tackle it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

Billy Bob’s Honkytonk

After the Rodeo, you can continue your night just down the street at the largest Honky Tonk in the world: Billy Bob’s Texas! Every night there will be a country performer that is constantly rotating each weekend. We saw Granger Smith & Earl Dibbles Jr when visiting which was so much fun! The timing is perfect to walk over post rodeo as the concert usually starts around 10pm.

Granger Smith & Earl Dibbles at Billy Bob’s TX

The venue is massive (over 100k sq feet), and inside there are a variety of bars, bull riding, photoshoot opps on a fake bull, gift shop, and lots of games. There is also a dance floor in the center so brush up on your Texas Two Step before going! You can purchase tickets online here or at the entrance (just risk of a potentially sold out event).

Hotel Drover

Finish your night by walking to the Hotel Drover bar for a nightcap cocktail. The inside decor is “rustic luxury” and you can check out their cocktail menu here.

Rodeo/Honky Tonk Outfit Inspo!

This is the outfit I wore for our country night 🀠 πŸ’› You really can’t go wrong with a sundress & boots!


Day 2 in Ft Worth (Saturday)

Brunch at Woodshed Smokehouse

Start your day with brunch at the Woodshed. They have outdoor seating with live music, and breakfast is served Sat-Sun 8am-11am! You can check out the full menu here. Dog friendly too!

Ft Worth Zoo

In just a 5 min drive or 20 min walk, you can arrive at the Ft Worth Zoo to walk around for a couple of hours looking at the animals! Ft Worth Zoo is one of the top zoo’s in the nation with over 7,000 native & exotic animals. Admission is $18 for adults with discount options for kids/seniors. Parking is $5, but we found free street parking very close by. You can even check out the most adorable baby elephant named ‘Brazos’ who was born Oct. 21, 2021.

Shooting at the Range

Head over to Defender Outdoors (voted best gun range in Texas) for some shooting fun because when in TX right?!? Shooting costs about $25/hour for pistol range shooting and ~$30/hour for clay rifle shooting. Note that the clay shooting is separate from the indoor range.

We had such a blast trying this out and were pretty shocked at our accuracy (shown above – maybe a sign we chose the wrong career path??? πŸ˜‚). We were first time shooters, so we got a detailed walk through of how to load the gun, safety, and how to aim! I felt extremely comfortable shooting afterwards.

Cane Rosso Pizza

Wind down for the night with some delivery from Cane Rosso, one of my favorite pizza spots in the DFW area. We ordered the Jabroni (added hot soppressata) and the Lincoln Hawk (added caramelized onions, add roasted chicken, remove prosciutto). Served with some red wine – SO DELISH!!

Jabroni & Lincoln Hawk Pizzas from Cane Rosso

Coyote Drive-In

If you still have some more energy in you, head over to the Coyote Drive-In to watch a movie on the big screen with a view of the Ft. Worth skyline in the back. This is such a fun old school activity that makes you feel like you’ve transported back in time! Tickets are just $8 to enter and movies start around 8:30pm generally. Check out on Instagram here.

If you are pressed for time with dinner, you could bring your takeout pizza & bottle of wine with you and hide in car (they say no food but aren’t going to search the car). I recommend packing some pillows, blankets, bug spray & you can purchase a radio app on your phone to connect the sound to bluetooth speakers.

Day 3 in Ft Worth (Sunday)

Six Flags over Texas

Spend the day at Six Flags with the some of the best rides in Texas. My personal favorites are the Titan, Mr. Freeze, The Joker, and Texas Giant. Tickets cost $35 pp and parking is $32. Check out on Instagram here.

The Joker:

the joker six flags

*DEFINITELY buy tickets online in advance as you will pay significantly more on site.

Texas ScyScreamer:

Check out all the different rides they offer here.

AT&T Stadium (Formerly known as Cowboys)

Just down the street drive by the AT&T Stadium on your way home. This is the largest stadium in the NFL with capacity of up to 100k people! It also has the world’s 31st largest high definition video screen. Check out on Instagram here.

att stadium dallas

Depending on when you visit for your 3 days in Ft Worth, the AT&T stadium may or may not be open for tours inside. If you are lucky, you can check out some options below to see the inside!

Cowtown Brewing Co

Have a casual dinner as you will likely be exhausted from running around the park all day! Cowtown Brewing Co is open until 9pm on Sundays and the food was absolutely DELICIOUS.

We were starving so ordered some elotes, garlic parmesan boneless wings, and the bbq meat sandwich (chicken/pork). *Note they were out of buns which is why we had the sandwich bread*

One of our favorite meals from the trip, definitely a must try in Ft. Worth! They had a ton of fun beers to choose from as well. You can check out the full menu here.

Additional Recommendations

If you still want some additional recs outside of the itinerary, you can check out the map at the top which includes additional food, drink, and activity recs for your 3 days in Ft Worth. Also check out some additional activities via Get Your Guide below.

Hope you enjoyed this guide and if you have any questions at all feel free to reach out via email or DM!

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hi, I'm Katya -- former D1 tennis player, certified CorePower Yoga Sculpt teacher, & soon to be IIN Certified Health Coach. Welcome to my page where I share all things wellness, real food recipes, and fitness. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to explore all things recipes, travel, yoga sculpt, wellness hacks, & shop all of my faves!


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