Frolic in Forth Worth

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Howdy!

Every year, Rourke and I both get Presidents’ Day off. We try to go for a quick get away.  Fort Worth is one of our favorites.

When the kids were younger, we would  visit the Stockyards, the zoo and the botanic gardens, all great!

Now, that we are sans kids, we like to experience more adult-like sites.

We always stay downtown in Sundance Square  at The Worthington Hotel.  We love it’s central location and full-service amenities.  Other accommodations are The Ashton Hotel  and The Omni Hotel.  If you are wanting to stay near the Stockyards, The Stockyards Hotel will definitely put you in the western mood!IMG_4571IMG_4577

One of our favorite families, that we travel to the beach with each year, happen to live in Fort Worth.  So, we HAD to get together with them and the kids.  So, we began our trip to FW at the Shops at Clear Fork and the newly-opened B&B Butchers.  It was a little on the high-end side but so worth it!!

Enjoy the video below!  (FYI..they all thought they were posing for a picture not a video…hah!)

 

 

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After lunch, the guys went to have a pint at City Works while the ladies shopped at the new Neiman’s.  It was beautiful, plus they were having their beauty event, too.  Yay!IMG_5699IMG_5701.JPG

The Shops at Clear Fork is absolutely beautiful.  It’s al fresco with a wide variety of shops at all price levels.IMG_5702.JPGIMG_5705IMG_5706.JPGIMG_5711IMG_5712.JPGIMG_5714IMG_5715

After checking in to the hotel, we ventured out onto the streets of downtown Fort Worth.  It’s is such a great walking town.  So many restaurants, shops and pubs.  Lots of lights, too!fullsizeoutput_2171.jpeg

We always love going to the top of Reata  Restaurant’s roof top for a cocktail.  We love eating here, too.  We even bought the cookbookIMG_5726IMG_5734.JPG

We love going to the outdoor fire pit area of Bird Cafe, too, for a cocktail.  IMG_5753IMG_5764IMG_5766

As far as restaurants go downtown, we love Taverna, Waters, The Capital Grille, Del Frisco’s Reata Mi Cocina and P. F. Chang’s.

Like many times before, we like stopping into each spot as we walk and getting a small bite. We did this on this trip, and it did not disappoint.IMG_4636

IMG_4638(That look says please leave the camera at home next time!)IMG_4634

Away from downtown, we love Woodshed  on the river, Lonesome Dove  in the Stockyards and The Cafe at The Modern. Rourke loves Angelo’s bbq (hole-in-the-wall)!

Downtown also has several Irish pubs, a dueling pianos bar, a jazz bar, a cigar bar and Bass Performance Hall  (Chicago was playing while we were there.) It has a movie theatre , H&M  (my fave), Starbucks and several specialty shops.IMG_4647

We decided to have brunch on Sunday at The Modern  and then see the museum afterwards, because of the chilly weather and free Sunday admission.

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The museum has Picasso’s, Pollack’s, Lichtenstein’s, and Warhol’s to name a few.  IMG_5773IMG_5772.JPGIMG_5774IMG_5775

On Monday, we met our friend again for breakfast on the river at Press Cafe .  It is right down from the Shops at Clear Fork and right on the Trail Head of the river.  You can rent bikes and ride for miles.  Next on our FW bucket list!!IMG_4669.JPGIMG_4671.JPGIMG_4673.JPGIMG_4677.JPGIMG_4682.JPGIMG_4683.JPG

We can’t wait to get back to Cowtown!  There is always something to do with or without kids!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

 

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