Boutique Hotel Overlooking Downtown Fort Worth
The crown jewel of Fort Worth’s architecture is a relative newcomer: the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, a minimalist, glass-and-steel gem recently named one of the World’s Most Popular Landmarks by Travel + Leisure magazine. In Tadao Ando’s design, the complex’s five glass-walled pavilions surround a shallow reflective pool that spreads across tranquil grounds, encompassing gardens and three large galleries. The museum lies just a couple miles from the ideally situated Hotel Trinity Fort Worth InnSuites Hotel & Suites, a boutique property overlooking downtown Fort Worth.
Evincing true southern hospitality, Hotel Trinity serves up a free hot Texas breakfast every morning that includes scrambled eggs, sausage, and gravy-covered biscuits. Guests dine in the onsite café, which lets in the sun through a wall of windows. Come evening, the activity shifts to PJ’s Lounge for the daily manager’s reception, which gives visitors an opportunity to socialize while sipping on complimentary beverages.
Guest rooms are bright and uniquely decorated, with sleek furniture and pop art adorning the walls. Presidential jacuzzi suites have a romantic atmosphere perfect for a couples getaway, and two-room suites feature a separate living area with convertible sofas for accommodating families and wandering circus acts.
Fort Worth: Cultural Hub of the American West with Bustling Downtown
The smell of smoked meats and barbecue marinades pervades the rowdy honky-tonks and wooden porch patios of the Fort Worth Stockyards area of the city, located 7 miles northwest of Hotel Trinity. It’s the place to go for an authentic Texas experience. You can still watch drovers on horseback parade herds of cattle down the historical center's main drag en route to a live auction. Live country music accompanies line dancing at the site of a famous 19th-century gunfight, and at a nearby rodeo center, modern-day cowboys demonstrate bull riding and barrel racing during two-hour exhibitions.
About 10 minutes west in the cultural district, world-class museums stand along tree-lined brick boulevards. Acclaimed as one of the most striking architectural designs of the modern era, the Kimbell Art Museum houses ancient artifacts, major works by Rembrandt and Bernini, Michelangelo's first painting, and early Ninja Turtles sketches. Free to the public, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art supplies a survey of American works, including masterpieces from 19th-cetury Hudson River School painters.