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Live Like a Local in Fort Worth

From the museums and theatre of the Cultural District to the rodeos of the Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth has a little bit of something to offer everybody. Residents and tourists alike can visit the city’s world-famous hot spots to enjoy a taste of life in Northern Texas. If you’re looking for popular shopping or fine dining options, you can find local favorites scattered throughout the city of Fort Worth.

Where to dine in Fort Worth

If you’re looking for a fresh, juicy steak, Cattleman’s Fort Worth Steakhouse has been serving up some of the best cuts of beef in the city for almost 70 years. The restaurant’s mouth-watering menu includes a hearty selection of fresh beef, lobster, fried chicken and more. In the traditional Southern style, meals come complete with a side of salad, potatoes and homemade rolls.

The Fort Worth Reata Restaurant offers a venue that marries the rustic grace of Northern Texas with the elegance of fine Southern dining. Patrons can have a cocktail at the bar or enjoy the evening weather atop the restaurant’s rooftop patio while they dine on tenderloin tamales, blackened buffalo ribeye, and stacked chicken enchiladas. Guests can also book one of six private dining rooms for more intimate occasions.

For those with a sweet tooth, Sweet Sammies is renowned for their delicious, homemade ice-cream sandwiches made fresh each day. The Fort Worth Steel City Pops location sells frozen treats that are perfect for those hot summer days and are made from only organic, gourmet ingredients.

Where to shop in Fort Worth

The historic Sundance Square, located in Fort Worth’s downtown district, spans 35 city blocks and is home to museums, galleries, shopping and more. Visitors can stroll through the urban setting and enjoy traditional architecture alongside sweeping skyscrapers, or pop down to the Sundance Square Plaza to grab a bite to eat. Shoppers can find almost two dozen different brand-name and boutique stores lining the walkways of Sundance Square, offering everything from trendy apparel to rare antiques.

If you’re looking to outfit yourself in some traditional cowboy garb, Luskey’s Ryon’s Western Stores have been selling boots, hats, saddles and more since 1919. You can keep cool in a hand-stitched cowboy hat or protect your feet from the elements with your own pair of custom-made leather boots.

The Cattle Barn Flea Market is the place to go if you’re looking for unique finds at great prices. Every weekend, this air-conditioned, indoor market offers up antiques, collectibles, crafts, produce and more for sale. You never know what treasures you might find as you browse through the piles of deals and bargains at your fingertips.

Where to get a makeover in Fort Worth

If you’re feeling stressed or depressed, visit Fort Worth’s NV Salon and Day Spa for a little pick-me-up. Award winning stylists create personalized looks for their clients through hair cuts and colorings, while some of the best nail artists in the city offer professional manicures and pedicures. NV Salon and Day Spa also offers a variety of skin treatment options and massage services to help keep you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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