For the perfect blend of cowboy culture and high art, there’s no better destination than the city of Fort Worth. Whether it’s a business meeting or a good dose of sunshine that has you headed to Fort Worth, the staff at IHG’s luxurious and convenient Crowne Plaza Fort Worth hotels will help you take advantage of all the city has to offer. With a host of outdoor activities and some of the best shopping in the country, there’s a little bit of something for everyone right around the corner.
Choose from one of the downtown Fort Worth Crowne Plaza hotels for easy access to the Convention Center, Will Rogers Memorial Center and Sundance Square. Government and military guests will enjoy the convenience of the hotels, near to I-20, Lockheed Martin and the NAS Joint Reserve Base. Surf the web on complimentary Wi-Fi and fax a few documents in one of the business centers before grabbing a drink at the nearby MillerCoors Brewery. Many of the Fort Worth Crowne Plaza hotels boast both indoor swimming pools and whirlpools for instant relaxation after a day of meetings at nearby General Motors, Siemens, Bell Helicopter and more.
You’ll get plenty of play time when you embrace all the Fort Worth Western experience has to offer. Stop by the Stockyards National Historic District to watch the twice-daily cattle drive, cheer on the rodeo cowboys at the Cowtown Coliseum, and dance to honky-tonk at Billy Bob’s Texas. You’ll find all the cowboy gear and memorabilia to suit your fancy, and perhaps even a pair of sturdy cowboy boots for showing off your Texas style. If it’s history you adore, head to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. Even better, be a cowboy or girl yourself at the Beaumont Ranch in Grandviews, where you’ll learn to ride and shoot. Just one of many reasons Fort Worth has long been considered the gateway to the great West.
If you love Western art just as much as Western activities, you’ll find the greatest depictions of Western American life hanging on the walls of the Sid Richardson Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of Art. Stroll the halls of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in the city’s Cultural Center, and admire such masters as Cézanne and Matisse at the Kimball Art Museum. Explore interactive exhibits at the Nature and Science Museum before heading to the Will Rogers Coliseum for another rodeo.
For guests that love the great outdoors, Fort Worth has a wide range of delectable offerings. Take shelter from the heat in the dense woods of the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, or explore the rose and Japanese gardens. At the Fort Worth Stockyard Stables, hop on your horse and ride up to 30 miles on the Trinity Trails. Going to be spending your most of your time downtown? Find your nature in the cement when you stop by the Fort Worth Water Gardens, located right next to the Convention Center. From pools like mirages to cascading streams and magnificent fountains, you won’t be able to help feeling refreshed. For those with a little more flexibility on their side, head to one of many lakes within forty-five minutes of Fort Worth, including Benbrook, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth. Whether you’ve got water skiing, boarding, fishing, swimming, boating or laying out in the sun on your mind, any one of these destinations is sure to satisfy.
Bringing a few sports fans along? Take a trip to Arlington to cheer on the Texas Rangers or the Dallas Cowboys. Swing by the Fort Worth Zoo, Six Flags over Texas or the Livestock Exhibition Hall before you head out for a truly stimulating day. Or spend the day shopping in the famous Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Sundance Square will also prove bustling for any shop-a-holic, as will many boutique stores on Fort Worth’s quieter streets. Fort Worth shopping is sure to whet (and satisfy) your appetite for high style.
Craving a good night out? You’ve come to the right place. From the highest quality steak and barbecue to top-notch Italian and Tex-Mex, Fort Worth dining has a little bit of something for everyone. Catch the highest caliber show or concert at Bass Performance Hall, Casa Mañana, Stage West Theatre, Jubilee Theatre, Circle Theatre or Omni Theatre -- take your pick! Head back to Sundance Square for a drink afterward, or to the Stockyards District for more honky-tonk fun.
The city of cowboys and culture is waiting for you. When you stay at a Crowne Plaza hotel, we’ll help you put away your every day cares so you can slip on those cowboy boots and indulge in fine culture. Contact us today to book your Fort Worth escape.