The Cultural District

The Cultural District is the heart of downtown Fort Worth and home to many of the city’s top museums and performance venues. This lively neighborhood comes alive at night with people heading to shows at Bass Performance Hall or grabbing a bite to eat before a concert at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. During the day, families and students flock to the area’s world-class museums, like the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

The walkable streets of the Cultural District make it easy to park your charter bus and explore several attractions in one day. Some can’t-miss stops include the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, which celebrates the women who helped shape the American West, and the Fort Worth Water Gardens, an architectural wonder where you can hear water cascading down terraces and cooling your feet in shallow pools. If you work up an appetite, Sundance Square has no shortage of restaurants, from upscale steak houses to casual Tex-Mex joints. And thanks to the neighborhood’s central location, your professional charter bus driver will have no problem navigating to and from the Cultural District.

The Stockyards

Step back in time with a visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards, located north of downtown. In its heyday, millions of cattle passed through the stockyards each year on their way to market. Today, the district embraces its Wild West roots with rodeos, saloons, and plenty of old-fashioned charm. The arrival of the twice-daily cattle drive is a can’t-miss event, with real Texas cowboys driving a herd of cattle down Exchange Avenue just like in the old days.

While you’re in the Stockyards, stop into the Livestock Exchange Building to see the original livestock pens and auction arena. At the Stockyards Museum, you can learn all about the history of the area and see an actual livestock scale used to weigh the cattle. And be sure to save time for shopping and dining along Exchange Avenue, where you’ll find Western wear stores, honky tonk bars, and classic steak houses. With its unbeatable cowboy vibe, the Stockyards is a one-of-a-kind Fort Worth experience.

West 7th

Trendy restaurants, chic boutiques, and a vibrant nightlife scene make West 7th one of Fort Worth’s most popular neighborhoods. Located just west of downtown, it’s the place to go for a fun night out in the city. Start your evening with dinner at Ellerbe Fine Foods, where you can order Southern-inspired small plates in a charming historic home. Then head over to The Yard, an outdoor beer garden with games like ping pong and corn hole.

West 7th is also home to Texas’ first movie theater with swivel chairs and food and drink service, Movie Tavern. Catch a show there before exploring the neighborhood’s many bars and lounges, like rooftop spot The Rooftop or lively Boiled Owl Tavern. If you have shoppers in your group, they’ll love browsing the boutiques along 7th Street. And since this neighborhood is quite compact, it’s easy for your charter bus driver to drop your group off for the start of your night and pick you up again when you’re ready to head home.

Near Southside

Stretching south of downtown, the Near Southside neighborhood mixes historic architecture with a hip, artsy vibe. Along South Main Street, you’ll find restored brick warehouses that now house restaurants, galleries, antique stores, and more. Stop into Avo Eatery for Mediterranean small plates or grab a coffee at Craftwork Coffee Co. Then check out the galleries at Studio 209 to admire works by local artists.

Just a few blocks away, Magnolia Avenue offers a funky array of boutiques, dive bars, and live music venues. Browse vinyl records at Recycled Books and Records or catch a show at MASS (Music Art Social Scene), where indie bands and DJs perform. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an Instagram-worthy mural photo while you’re exploring the street art throughout Near Southside. With its laidback atmosphere and creative energy, this neighborhood is a favorite of young locals and visitors alike.

Trinity Trails

Fort Worth is home to an extensive network of hiking and biking trails that follows the path of the Trinity River, and the Trinity Trails offer a chance to experience natural beauty without leaving the city. Choose from over 40 miles of trails that wind through river bottlenecks, across lakes, and along limestone bluffs. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of exploring the trails, or just enjoy a leisurely stroll along the riverwalk in downtown Fort Worth.

Some scenic spots along the Trinity Trails include Rockwood Park, with its dramatic limestone gorge, and Trinity Park, home to bison and longhorn cattle. For cyclists, the trails provide a safe route separated from vehicle traffic to traverse the city. And since the trails connect many Fort Worth neighborhoods, your charter bus driver can drop your group off at a trailhead and meet you at another endpoint when you’re finished with your bike ride or hike. Exploring the Trinity Trails lets you enjoy the outdoors while still staying close to downtown.

Sundance Square

At the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square is a lively central plaza surrounded by restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. People watching from one of the plaza’s benches is a favorite pastime, and there’s always a chance you’ll catch an impromptu jazz performance or magic show. The charm of Sundance Square comes from its historical architecture, like the elaborate Beaux Arts facade of the Tarrant County Courthouse.

But there are modern diversions here too, like the movie theater where you can order food and drinks right to your seat. Browse home decor and artisan goods at One Lucky Dog or put together the perfect cowboy-chic outfit at Leddy’s Ranch. When you get hungry, you’ll find everything from pizza to sushi to steakhouses. And everything is walkable once your charter bus drops you off nearby, with parking garages and lots available throughout downtown. With its lively atmosphere and blend of old and new, Sundance Square is a must-visit Fort Worth destination.


For an upscale shopping and dining experience, head to the Clearfork development alongside the Trinity River. Anchored by an outpost of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, Clearfork offers a beautiful outdoor shopping environment. Upscale stores like Anthropologie and MAC Cosmetics line the streets, along with restaurants like Shake Shack and B&B Butchers. The complex also features green spaces, fountains, and a community events pavilion.

While parents shop, kids will love playing in the splash pads that make up The Green. And on weekends, the area hosts a farmers market with local produce, baked goods, and crafts. When you’re finished exploring Clearfork, your charter bus driver can pick you up right at the convenient bus parking area. With its picturesque setting and posh amenities, Clearfork is the perfect spot for a leisurely day of shopping and dining in Fort Worth.

Book a Bus With Us

At Charter Bus Company Fort Worth, we want to make it easy for you to explore this wonderful city. Our team handles all the transportation details so you can focus on enjoying Fort Worth’s fantastic neighborhoods. Give us a call at (682) 204-6663 whenever you’re ready to reserve a charter bus or minibus for your upcoming group trip. We look forward to helping you experience the very best of Fort Worth!