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Flights to Fort Worth

image of Fort WorthFort Worth is Texas’ fifth largest city and it’s the 17th largest in the United States. Situated in North Texas, Fort Worth is located ‘Where the West Begins’ according to the city’s motto, and with a nickname like ‘Cowtown’ you can imagine the atmosphere of this vibrant city!

For flights to Forth Worth, you will arrive at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (airport code: DFW), around 27 kilometres (17 miles) out from the city’s downtown core. There is a commuter rail line that connects the airport to Forth Worth as well as to Dallas. You can book a flight to Fort Worth from South Africa with Virgin Atlantic, British Midland or South African Airways. All these carriers make one connecting stop in London. Otherwise, you can catch a flight to Fort Worth with Delta, and make 2 stops in Atlanta and Charlotte.

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The Tourist Attractions in Fort Worth:

Fort Worth sits as the cultural gateway to the American West so it’s a popular destination for tourists who want to experience the culture and atmosphere of a land that’s still home to cowboys! There’s a selection of attractions here dedicated to this part of the city’s heritage, though Fort Worth does also provide a good number of other, more general attractions too.

Sundance Square
A popular part of downtown Fort Worth, for both locals and visitors, is Sundance Square. Covering an area of 20 blocks you’ll find historic buildings, restaurants, shops and bars here in this vibrant part of the city which often hosts concerts and outdoor events and art festivals.

If you’re visiting Fort Worth in November make sure you see the Sundance Square Parade of Lights that includes decorated floats, horse drawn carriages, marching bands, characters and more in a family-fun event.

Fort Worth Museums
Covering history, aviation, science and arts, Fort Worth has a very good selection of museums on offer. For those interested in the city’s history and culture, visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the National Cowboys of Color Museum. Just outside the city centre is the Fort Worth Stockyards which includes the Museum and fun entertainment and nightlife, as well as a rodeo.

Art lovers can visit the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, recognisable by the large sculpture that stands outside and the appropriately modern building in which the museum is housed. If you prefer more historical art there’s always the smaller Kimbell Art Museum, while Fort Worth’s C.R. Smith Aviation Museum focuses on the history of flight.

Fort Worth Zoo
One of the top family attractions in Fort Worth is the city’s zoo. Founded in 1909, the zoo is now home to 435 species of animals, covering both native and exotic species. There are a number of exhibits here including the popular and fun Meerkat Mounds, Texas Wild, Raptor Canyon, Asian Falls, and Parrot Paradise.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Covering 109 acres is the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden, said to be the oldest botanical garden in the state of Texas. There are 21 specialty gardens that are home to over 2500 species of plants, both native and exotic. The Japanese Garden and the Conservatory both have an entrance fee, but are worth the price, while the rest of the gardens are free to enter.

When Should You Visit?:

Summertime is hot and humid in Fort Worth, peaking in July when the average high is 36C. Rainfall throughout the year is fairly consistent, though May and October are by far the wettest months. Winters are mild – January is the coldest month but still has an average high of 13C.

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