Hotel at a Glance: Comfort Suites North Fossil Creek
With its proximity to two major highways—one running south to downtown Fort Worth (8 miles away) and the other running east to Dallas (35 miles away)—this hotel is in a great location for exploring both cities. The hotel even runs a free weekday shuttle to restaurants and attractions within a 5-mile radius. An onsite fitness center, free WiFi, and daily breakfast stocked with healthy choices help travelers maintain their routines, even on the go.
- Grab & Go breakfasts are available for guests leaving early.
- Walk to restaurants: Several are within a short distance of the hotel.
- Fitness-room equipment: treadmills, stationary bike, rowing machine, and weight machine
- Spacious suites have separate living areas with 32-inch LCD TVs and sofa beds.
- Amenities for business travelers: free WiFi, free weekday newspaper, and a business center with copy and fax capabilities
Fort Worth: Western Hub with Bustling Downtown
Once a market for buying and selling cattle, sheep, and hogs, the Fort Worth Stockyards is today a historical district where the smell of smoked meats from barbecue joints and country music from rowdy honky-tonks fill the air. It’s the best place in the city to go for an authentic Texas experience. You can still watch drovers on horseback parade herds of cattle down the main drag en route to a live auction. Live musicians accompany 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.
In the cultural district—about a 10-minute drive south—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, a painting thought to be Michelangelo’s first, and early Ninja Turtles sketches. At the free-to-the-public Amon Carter Museum of American Art, you can survey a collection of American works, including several paintings from the Hudson River School.