Every city in the United States of America has a great something to offer in terms of looking around and soaking in the ambience and have some fun. But once in a while, everyone needs to go away for a day or two, no matter how exciting their current place of stay is.
Top 5 Most Popular Weekend Getaways from Fort Worth, Texas
Here are some of the places you can drive away to from Fort Worth on the Saturdays and Sundays after a busy week.
Within 3 hours drive of Fort Worth, this city, even after suffering the bombings on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995, has a lot of good places to look around during the day and spend the night on beers and nachos. The most popular spot of attraction here is the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the museum within its complex. It offers an interactive experience of learning what exactly happened on the fateful day of thebombing and all the struggles that followed thereafter.
The Museum of Art is yet another place to visit, with its mind-blowing collection of creations by blown glass artist and sculptor Dale Chihuly. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will tell you all about the romanticism of the Wild West and the Myriad Botanical Garden and Oklahoma City Zoo will add a touch of nature to your visit. You can visit Bricktown by night for beer and wine bars and piano lounges – don’t miss Tapwerks, Oklahoma’s oldest tap house with 212 beer taps at service.
Distance from Fort Worth: Oklahoma City is a good 200 miles away from Fort Worth, taking around 3 hours to drive.
Best time to visit: Being a place with asubtropical climate, Oklahoma City is hot and humid in summer and though winters can be called mild at times, but act erratic and reach freezing points too. The best time to enjoy is between the two – during the fall months from September to November.
Places to stay: Tower Hotel, Country Inn & Suites, Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown, Best Western Plus Saddleback Inn are some of the more reasonable and comfortable stays in the south-western city.
Fredericksburg is the best place to go away if you want to spend the weekend learning about some not so known American history. An early German settlement, this place is known for the museums and wineries. The main attraction is the National Museum of Pacific War which displays artifacts and memorabilia of the Pacific War of the World War II and the only place in the United States which explicitly tells the stories of this part of the war.
The Pioneer Museum is for the history of the German settlement here, and there are some more. For live entertainment – music or comedy, a visit to any diner or to the Rock Box
The theatre is a great idea. Since Texas wineries are so famous, don’t forget to include a trip to the vineyard and take a sip or two of original wines.
Distance from Fort Worth: Fredericksburg is 234 miles and 4 hours’ drive away from Fort Worth.
Best time to visit: There is not really a time to visit Fredericksburg – you can go here throughout the year.
Places to stay: Cotton Gin Village, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Barons CreekSide, Sunday House Inn, Econo Lodge – all of them are quite affordable,and in and around the places you will be visiting.
A visit to San Antonio inevitably means a trip to the Spanish Mission, Alamo City. Apart from the enormous fort which will take you back to the war of March 1836, do make a note to visit the surrounding historic areas of King William Historic District.
The San Antonio River Walk is, of course, a part of the deal. Enjoy the rest of the day roaming around in the souvenir shops and bakeries. The cuisine here is mouth-watering,and the drinks are equally famous. With a little time in hand, have a glimpse of the Japanese Tea Garden and Witte Museum as well.
The Natural Bridge Caverns – an underground canopy adventure walk is also a must-do in San Antonio.
Distance from Fort Worth: 4 hours’ drive apart, San Antonio is around 268 miles from Fort Worth.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit San Antonio is from the early winters in November to early summer in April, with lower heat and ever lower hotel rates.
Places to stay: Day’s Inn is one of the few low rates stays near Alamo. Other places in the affordable range are Hotel Gibbs, Comfort Studios and Drury Plaza.
Palo Duro Canyon
Located a bit farther than the rest of the names on this list, but this natural beauty is one of the best in the whole of Texas. You can stay in one of the hotels or inns near Amarillo, or camp in a tent out there – the greatness of Texas’ Grand Canyon will mesmerism you nevertheless.
Apart from the exotic hiking, trekking and biking trails, you can also visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum – the largest museum of the state with around two million artifacts on display. For the picturesque photographs, you always see on magazines and blogs, start out early into the sunrise. There are cattle ranches here and there that offer a safari around the vast emptiness on horseback or jeep rides.
Distance from Fort Worth:The canyon is 353 miles and 5:30 hours’ drive away.
Best time to visit: Fall and early winter months – from September to December is the ideal time to visit Palo Duro Canyon.
Places to stay: Best Western Palo Duro Canyon Inn & Suites and Palo Duro Canyon State Park are two of the rare places to stay in the canyon region. However, you can choose any hotel to stay in Amarillo and take a short drive to the canyon for a visit.
Located in what they still call the Wild West, Fort Worth in Texas has more of such really good places to hang around for the weekend.