Situated in the heart of downtown, this mercantile and entertainment district features 20 blocks of renovated storefronts from the turn of the century. The nostalgic buildings and red brick streets pay tribute to Fort Worth's heritage and provide a very popular place to find great shopping, food and live performances of all kinds. Green sightseeing trolleys make it easier to take in all the sights, while horse-drawn carriages might be the ride of choice for those wanting to add a Victorian flair to their tour. A tourist information center provides the inside scoop on the best Sundance Square has to offer.
This is a great way to experience Fort Worth's history. Fort Worth Stockyards was once the second-largest cattle market in the world. Renovated for tourism in 1976, the district brims with entertainment, including restaurants, shopping and Wild West performances. Events include the Chishold Trail Round-up, held annually in June, and the Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo, held annually beginning in January. Visit Stockyards Station, where there is even a small children's amusement park.
Strategically located near Texas Christian University amidst a host of office centers and towers, Hulen Mall is one of the most frequently visited malls in the area. It features more than 120 specialty shops and two anchor stores, Dillard's and Foley's. There are multiple clothing shops for men, women and children; you will also find shoes, sporting goods, home furnishings, jewelry, music and home entertainment. The food court holds 12 small eateries, with a huge shared dining area in the middle. Fashion shows and children's productions are also regular events here.
After a yearlong construction job, Ridgmar Mall stands at nearly twice its original size. Besides the anchor stores — Dillard's, Foley's, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus and Sears— there are 150 specialty shops, including enticing favorites such as Eddie Bauer and the Warner Brothers Studio Store. There are other stores dedicated to ladies apparel, sporting goods and jewelry as well. Food abounds with the presence of restaurants and eateries such as Chick-fil-A, El Fenix, Great American Cookie Co., Italia Express, Orange Julius and Ridgmar Bakery. The customer service department rents strollers, and there is plenty of free parking available around the mall.
Pinkies Uncommon Treasures is a unique boutique that offers a number of one-of-a-kind gifts and accessories. The shop's cowgirl roots show through in every piece, from its hand-crafted Texas-inspired jewelry to Western-style clothing. Pinkies Uncommon Treasures also carries a selection of furniture to ensure that your space matches the aesthetic of your cowgirl-fab wardrobe.
This neighborhood children's bookstore is indeed enchanting. With more than 45,000 titles on hand, there is something to thrill children of all ages. The knowledgeable clerks will help you find that perfect selection. Cozy up in one of the corners and relive the magic of Alice in Wonderland or grab the latest Harry Potter adventure. In a day when small bookstores rarely survive, Enchanted Forest has been around since 1992 because personalized service and the cozy atmosphere keeps customers coming back again and again.
Stop by AVOCA Coffee in Forth Worth for delicious and authentic coffee and witness the beans being made next door. The popular coffee offered is an artisan micro roast that is unique to other companies. Enjoy your brew in a spacious setting and be sure to bring your laptop, for there is free wi-fi and plenty of electricity outlets.
Pendery's is a market specializing in the Southwestern chili peppers and spices that can add a distinctive kick to any dish. Operating since the 1800s, Pendery's used to deliver its product by horse-drawn stagecoach, but has brought its operations into the modern world with this specialty boutique. In addition to Southwestern seasonings, Pendery's also offers cookbooks, housewares and textiles to complete your kitchen.
Nobody makes a hat like Peters Brothers. This specialty hat shop is a quintessential Texas brand, known for its beautiful and functional custom hats. These may be inspired by old hats, images or videos to perfectly suit your design aesthetic. This century-old boutique has been passed through generations and, in addition to its custom designs, sells a variety of major brand hats, including styles of Western cowboy hats, dress hats, straw hats and more.
Located within the Woolworth Building, Jos. A. Bank is a popular men's boutique that offers the best styles and latest trends. From sports apparel to formal wear, shirts, casuals, ties, and shoes, the store has only the best fashions. With frequent sales and a knowledgeable staff, Jos. A. Bank is definitely one of the best places to grab your favorite styles.