Destination guide

Fort Worth—the West begins here

If you are looking for a new city to explore, then Fort Worth, Texas is waiting for you. This northern Texas metropolis combines modern architecture with its pioneer past for a flavor uniquely its own. Families and groups can rent a family house within walking distance of the historic Stockyards, or perhaps you’re thinking of more intimate accommodation, ready for a night of wining and fine dining in the Downtown district. Fort Worth vacation rentals will certainly help you explore the city in comfort and style, all with a feel of the Wild West.

Things to do

Modern and vintage Fort Worth

Fort Worth vacation rentals put you on the doorstep to a great vacation adventure. Kids will love the Fort Worth zoo, while adults might be tempted by a tour of a local distillery. Go highbrow and get a taste for modern art at the architecturally renowned Kimbell Art Museum, or the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. If the Wild West is more your era, take the whole family on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad along the Chisolm Trail, or visit The National Cowgirl Museum in the Stockyards, dedicated to the women of the American West.


Cowboys and culture in Fort Worth

Fort Worth was nicknamed ‘Cowtown’ and rightly so. The National Historic Stockyards district takes you back to the days of the Wild West —they even drive cattle down the main street twice a day! Take a walking tour of the historic sites or get into the cowboy spirit by visiting the rodeo. There’s even a cattle pen maze. Keep in touch with history in the renovated Sundance Square, famed for its shopping, dining and entertainment options. Take an evening to watch the world go by in Sundance Square Plaza, before catching a concert at the Bass Memorial Hall.


Keeping cool in Fort Worth

The climate in Fort Worth is humid and subtropical, with temperatures in midsummer reaching over 90°F. The spring (March through May) and fall (September through November) see more moderate temperatures in the 60s and 70s that are much more pleasant for exploring this highly walkable city. Winters are mild and temperatures rarely fall below freezing. May is the wettest month, but this still has only 9 days of rain on average. Most Fort Worth vacation rentals come with air conditioning, providing you with a comfortable night’s sleep, whatever the weather.

Natural features

Fort Worth’s native flora

Fort Worth is in northern Texas, close to Dallas, and is the 16th largest city in the United States. It is in the Cross Timbers ecoregion, a mixture of savanna, woodland, and prairie that forms a barrier between the forests of the eastern U.S.A and the western plains. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden showcases the natural flora of the region in an interactive boardwalk planted with native flora on one side and invasive species on the other. For the full Texas experience, you can also visit their cactus garden, full of native Texas cacti.

How to get there

How to get to and around Fort Worth

The nearest airport is in Fort Worth, TX (FTW-Meacham Intl.), located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.), which is 19.6 mi (31.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, Fort Worth T&P Station and Richland Hills Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Fort Worth?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 569 vacation rentals near Fort Worth. From 382 Houses to 116 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fort Worth for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fort Worth?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort Worth:

  • Arlington Heights: 30 vacation rentals
  • Cultural District: 32 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 53 vacation rentals
  • Fairmount: 79 vacation rentals
  • Monticello: 20 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fort Worth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fort Worth. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fort Worth Convention Center: 229 vacation rentals
  • Stockyards Station: 463 vacation rentals
  • Texas Christian University: 172 vacation rentals
  • Texas Motor Speedway: 193 vacation rentals
  • Will Rogers Coliseum: 443 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Worth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fort Worth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 382 Houses in Fort Worth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fort Worth include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 116 rentals available
  • Cabins: 16 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fort Worth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 173 vacation rentals with pool available in Fort Worth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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