Fort Worth Familiarization Tour

In April, I was afforded the opportunity to visit Texas with the Fort Worth CVB on a Fort Worth familiarization tour. I was treated as a city VIP, and saw all the wonderful venues, attractions, and accommodations Fort Worth has to offer.

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Fort Worth is known as “The City of Cowboys and Culture,” and boy does it live up to its name!  One minute we were watching the (twice) daily cattle drive at the Stockyards National Historical District ( and seeing all the famous hand prints at the world’s largest honky-tonk Billy Bob’s Texas (, to eating a beautiful meal overlooking the water at the new Modern Art Museum (

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I stayed at the historic Hilton Fort Worth Hotel, where President Kennedy and the First Lady had their last hotel stay together before that fateful day in 1963. I even had the opportunity to check out the Presidential Suite, filled with memorabilia and photos of the Kennedy family. I was also afforded the opportunity to see other properties within the city including the Omni-Fort Worth, Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa, and the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Each was unique and would be a great host to any convention or business you plan on bringing to the city.

Lucky for me, my visit timed perfectly with Fort Worth’s MAIN Street Art Festival. Just outside my hotel was an entire nine blocks filled with hundreds of artists, performance artists, and food vendors.

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Overall, I came away from Fort Worth with a whole new outlook on the city. So many times, beautiful and capable cities are overlooked because they are not top of mind when you mention a specific state or area. There is more out there than the big box name cities, and they really shine once you see them for yourself. With so much to do and see, Fort Worth should be a destination you consider!


This post was written by one of PEC Meetings Company’s Planners – Sam Dobrzynski