What to do with a free weekend in Fort Worth
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Football season is over. The holidays have come and gone. New Year’s went off without a hitch — now what to do with all of your free time? We partnered with Expedia.com to help you decide what to do with that squeaky clean calendar on a free weekend in Fort Worth.
Clearfork Farmer’s Market
Start your Saturday morning fresh and visit the Clearfork Farmer’s Market on the banks of the Trinity River. Local farmers, growers, ranchers and artisans unite with fresh produce, locally brewed coffee and hand-cured meats.
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – noon
Where: The Trailhead at Clearfork
Catch a TCU Basketball Game
The TCU basketball team is fresh off its storybook 2017 season, when the Horned Frogs clenched an NIT championship. This season TCU is ranked No. 16 and has a grueling conference schedule ahead in the Big 12. Catch a game at the new Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, and be sure to wear your purple.
When: Check gofrogs.com for game schedules
Where: Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena
Visit The Cultural District
Winter weather is the perfect time to head inside one of the city’s highly regarded museums in the striking Cultural District. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the Kimbell Art Museum are just a few of the attractions. We recommend checking the schedule for Magnolia at the Modern — The Modern’s ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films that can’t be found at other Fort Worth theaters.
Where: The Cultural District. Visit The Modern at 3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
This gem on the West side of town is home to forests, prairies, wetlands and wildlife. The area covers more than 3,500 acres and includes more than 20 miles of hiking trails. A little known fact — the FWNCR is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the U.S. Put on your hiking shoes and head on out in the afternoon when the weather is warming up.
When: Winter Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Eat Your Way Down the Trinity
The Trinity River has become a bit of a restaurant row on the water over the last few years. Combine waterside dining with various B-cycle stations, and you have yourself a makeshift culinary tour on two wheels. Start with coffee at Press Café before biking your way to Woodshed for some smoked whitefish dip and a cocktail, then hop back on your bike to hit up HG Sply Co., followed by Fort Worth Food Park. If you’re up for it, get back on the saddle for a 15-minute trip down to Panther Island Pavilion where you can turn the bike back in.
When: You Name the Time
Where: The Trailhead at Clearfork B-Cycle Station, 4801 Edwards Ranch Road