As of this past week, we think it’s safe to say that fall has finally arrived in the Fort! Several of you wishful thinkers ignored the high temps and started sippin’ on pumpkin lattes back in September, but now the weather is finally cooperating with our cravings! Halloween is behind us; we’ve eaten all the candy we can stomach and we’re ready to throw on our favorite sweater, head outdoors and enjoy the beauty, smells, and spirit-lifting temps. Speaking of the outdoors, we’d like to share with you (our friends) some of our favorite local fall activities!
Nothing says fall like the changing colors! Leaves are just beginning to turn all around the city, but there are several locations that really showcase the fall foliage, especially in mid-late November. If you’re close to downtown, head to the Botanical Gardens (don’t miss the maples in the Japanese Gardens), Trinity Park, or the “quiet pool” at the Water Gardens. If you live near the River District, walk or bike down the Trinity towards the River Bend Natural Area and Airfield Falls. Marion Samson Park is also a must-see this time of year, offering scenic overlooks for hikers and mountain bikers. In East Fort Worth, you’ll be under a canopy of color in Oakmont and Gateway Park. Other beautiful areas include the TCU campus, Fort Worth Zoo, and the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.
Fall in the Fort is most definitely patio-weather worthy, and Fort Worth has seriously upped it’s patio game over the last several years! Locals love the well-known spots along the river, such as HG Sply, Wood Shed, and Press Cafe, but there are some incredible new spots worth mentioning. For instance, you’ve got great options in the stockyards like the patio at Hotel Drover, Provender Hall, and Second Rodeo Brewing, just to name a few. The Southside has almost too many to list…Fixture, The Magnolia Wine Bar, Bearded Lady, Maggie’s RnR, and many more. If you like the rooftop scene, grab some tapas at Atico (North Main/Stockyards) or Tinie’s (near Southside). Numerous coffee shops and breweries are popping up all around town with vibey patios, craft drinks, and tasty bites!
Now that we’re all hungry, let’s turn our attention to ways we can burn some calories in preparation for our next patio meal! On Saturdays, consider heading to the Trailhead at Clearfork for a free yoga class, then hit the Farmer’s Market (okay, we’re back to food again), or enjoy a walk/ride on the Trinity. When the sun goes down, take your family and friends to see the Modern Lights or catch a flick at the Coyote Drive-In. Sundance Square is fun day or night and a must see for out of town guests.
We’ve barely scratched the surface of what Fort Worth has to offer this season. For a calendar of all the fall events, visit www.fortworth.com/events where you’ll find info on live music, historic tours, and more. At LEAGUE, we are big fans of fall and of Fort Worth, and we’d love to help get you plugged in to our city. Please let us know how we can serve you!