Enjoy Some Fun In The Sun in Downtown Fort Worth & Along the Nearby Trinity River
Did you know that the sun shines 229 days a year in beautiful Fort Worth, which is almost a month more than the national average? If you’re going to be visiting Fort Worth, or you’re already lucky enough to live here, you’ll find plenty to do outdoors besides visiting the fabulous Fort Worth Zoo or the historic Fort Worth Stockyards (and we highly recommend doing both).
Downtown Fort Worth and the nearby Trinity River both provide an opportunity to soak in some natural Vitamin D and learn a little about our history. So, park your car, stretch your legs, and enjoy yourself. Let’s start downtown:
Sundance Square: the heart of downtown is Sundance Square, which is named for the Sundance Kid (Butch Cassidy’s sidekick). It was a hot spot for famous outlaws of the old west, like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, and other well-known participants in the “Shootout at the OK Corral.”
Every spring, the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival kicks into gear all around Sundance Square. It’s a “juried arts festival,” and only one in seven artists who apply each year are accepted. The artworks you’ll see along Main Street represent the best of the best from all over the U.S. There’s also more live music and food than you can shake a stick at.
JFK Tribute: many people don’t know that President Kennedy’s last evening was spent in Fort Worth. See the spot where he gave a stirring speech the morning of that fateful day in Dallas. There are some great quotes, photos, and an incredible statue.
Tarrant County Courthouse: undoubtedly one of the prettiest courthouses in Texas, stand on the steps facing Sundance Square, and you can see all the way down Main Street to the Convention Center. You may recognize the Courthouse from watching Walker, Texas Ranger, or numerous other movies set in Fort Worth.
Flatiron Building: designated as a historic location in the National Register, it’s a smaller version of the original in NYC. It was built by a renowned doctor in 1907, and at the time, was one of Fort Worth’s first steel frame buildings and, at seven stories tall, was the tallest building in North Texas.
Fort Worth Water Gardens: conveniently located downtown is where you’ll find this scenic, refreshing oasis. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel that can be appreciated any time of the year. Experience a guided tour or wander throughout the gardens and enjoy a variety of water features.
The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House: this amazing property was Fort Worth’s second to be designated as a City of Fort Worth Landmark (1980). Known as the region’s most intact Queen Anne residence, this elegant home was built high on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.
Speaking of the Trinity River, it’s just a short walk from downtown Fort Worth. Head on over and enjoy:
Trinity Park: contains 35 miles of paved and natural surface paths that wind their way through several of Fort Worth’s many parks. Take in the scenic views of the river as you enjoy the biking trails, jogging paths, and walkways along the Trinity River.
Panther Island Pavilion: this waterfront venue is a hub for outdoor activity in Fort Worth. You’ll find kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, boat tours, public art, a bike share station, direct access to the Trinity Trails, and even a public beach.
Panther Island houses multiple stages, including the only waterfront stage in Texas. Check the calendar for the many festivals and concerts held there throughout the year.
Enjoy the great outdoors while you’re in Fort Worth, whether you’re a visitor or a local. As you travel throughout Texas, you’ll see why so many people continue to return to Fort Worth for vacation and why so many new residents are calling “Cowtown” home.
David Pannell and Cities Real Estate: Downtown/Trinity Lovers and Experts
Broker David Pannell and the offices of Cities Real Estate are located on the outskirts of downtown Fort Worth, and you’ll find David and his family enjoying a walk along the Trinity during many of Fort Worth’s sunny days.
If you’re interested in calling somewhere in the greater Fort Worth area home or are ready to sell your home in Tarrant County and the surrounding areas, give David a call today at (817) 797-9047.
David served in the United States Marines, as a City of Arlington, TX police officer, and is a dedicated family man.
He’s a realtor you can trust.
NTREIS data last updated December 1, 2023.