In an effort to help you plan ahead – ensuring your time in Fort Worth is enjoyable and productive – here are just a few of the opportunities that attendees can take advantage of during their stay.
Fort Worth Water Gardens
1502 Commerce St.
A beautiful architectural and engineering marvel not far from the conference’s hotel, the Water Gardens invite
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
A year-round host of lectures, workshops, festivals, camps, and numerous special exhibits, Kimbell displays pieces by Rembrandt, Degas, Monet, as well as Michelangelo’s first-known painting, “The Torment of St. Anthony.”
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
The city’s 109-acre attraction boasts over 2,500 plant species throughout its 23 specialty gardens, most of which are entirely free to the public.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Amon has, on average, 700 works on display, with exhibits that range from photography series, watercolors of Fort Worth landmarks, and African-American art collections, among others.
130 E Exchange Ave.
The Fort Worth Stockyard is, to quote the official website, “the history book of the livestock industry in Texas.” Complete with saloons, art galleries, general stores and dining options, the entire area is brimming with the brick and mortar atmosphere it’s become known for.
Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Plaza is only a stone’s throw away from world renowned museums, the Trinity River, as well as a worthwhile list of shopping and dining options.
FOOD & DRINKS
Sundance Square is a freshly renovated Dallas-Fort Worth attraction that you’ll likely find yourself turning to when looking for dining options within the vicinity of the hotel. With over 34 restaurants and cocktail bars to choose from in and around the plaza, here are a handful we would recommend.
155 E. 4th St.
777 Main Street
Two blocks from the hotel, this elegant American cuisine restaurant has found its way on to a number of “Best Of” lists for its wine list, its conceptualized dishes and chic atmosphere.
509 Main St.
This location brings its Tex-Mex menu to the heart of Sundance Square and is noteworthy for its use of authentic Mexican techniques and freshly grown ingredients.
Del Frisco’s Grille
154 E. 3rd St.
This establishment’s wide selection includes hearty brunches, midday burgers, and daily specials that hop between pot pie, baby back ribs, fish & chips, and General Tsao’s Chicken.
It’s also worth reiterating that placing reservations far in advance is the best way to ensure that you aren’t caught without a dinner option.
There are also various bakeries (like Spiral), coffee houses (Avoca) and sit-down restaurants (Ellerbe) available along Magnolia Avenue, though reaching them would require crossing the Expressway – try downloading the Uber app before coming to Fort Worth if you plan on stopping at any of the Magnolia locations.
The train to downtown is located directly behind the hotel – you can receive a full-day roundtrip pass for only $10.
Looking for more recommendations for restaurants, landmarks and the like? You can find an in-depth list in the latest issue of D Magazine, now available online.
Get a head start on planning your trip to Dallas-Fort Worth! For more information on Assets registration, programming, and more, please visit the ISA Annual Conference page.