It’s been a minute since I lived in Texas and I’m finally getting around to publishing my travel guides. We lived in Austin, which is a pretty centralized location in relation to the other popular cities like Dallas and DFW, Houston and San Antonio. We have visited each of those cities a number of times and always explored something different with each visit. These cities, especially Dallas and Houston, are huge and obviously offer a ton of things to do- so I thought I would compile a list of suggestions. Sometimes, I can find the endless options the cities offer to be overwhelming, here’s a couple of places to begin!
The Fort Worth Botanical and Water Gardens is a place of serenity you wouldn’t expect to see in the middle of a city.
Eat & Drink:
Flying saucer- There are multiple locations around the US, the one in Austin closed but we did go to one in Little Rock, AR. They have an extremely impressive selection of craft beer, I could spend hours here.
Fort Brewery & Pizza
Hop Fusion Ale Works
Houston Street Bar & Patio- A great low-key place to grab a beer while waiting for a friend!
Jakes Burgers & Beers
Rant & Suns Brewing
Rodeo goat- This was everything we wanted, greasy craft burgers with a local craft beer selection.
The Collective Brewing Project- They had some great beers to choose from, we only got one round and headed to the next place.
The Brass Tap- I thought this might be a chain since I’ve been to other craft beer places with the same name, but I actually don’t think its affiliated with the others.
Whiskey & Rye
Winchester- An awesome, below street level bar. Gorgeous outdoor seating with a divey vibe on the inside.
Things to Do:
Sundance Square was a beautiful section in DFW near a bunch of bars and restaurants. There are fountains to admire and plenty of tables and chairs for seating. It’s a great spot to hang out and kill time.
As I mentioned before, you can ride the train from Fort Worth Stockyards to Grapevine. There were so many excited children on the train. During Christmas, it transforms into the Polar Express, something that’s on my bucket list!
Historic downtown- there are so many shops off Main Street
City Hall- They feature Christmas lights at dusk
Whoville at Town Square Gazebo
Snow Land at Great Wolf Lodge
Gaylord Texan Ice
Grapevine Olive Oil Company
Dr. Sue’s Chocolate
Main Street Bakery
There are 10 wineries right Main Street, hence the name, Grapevine.
Hop & Sting Brewing Co.
I will also share my suggestions for Houston and San Antonio! Make sure to check out my travel guide for my home city, Austin! Having the advantage of being a local, I found some awesome spots I probably wouldn’t have had the time to hit if I were just visiting. Now that we moved across the country- there are still some restaurants I miss like crazy!
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