Funky things to do in the Fort

Funky things to do in the Fort


We are hosting a guest from Italy this summer for four days so I began thinking about funky things to do in the Fort and yes, Dallas.  Here is what I have listed so far but would welcome suggestions as our guest has been to Fort Worth before and has done the more traditional sight-seeing.  I had some help from my work colleagues in developing this list but wanted to share with others who are equally proud of our city and can’t wait to show it off to visitors over the summer months.

  1.  An evening run to a little ice cream shop called Melt; located on Rosedale for rose petal ice cream and other unusual flavors – we will see how it competes with gelato.
  2. A drive around town in our pickup to show her some of Fort Worth’s big well pads and sites so she sees our natural gas production first hand and learns a new term, “fracking”.
  3. A trip over to Big D for the George Bush library. Oscar de la Renta Exhibit at George Bush Center if she is interested in fashion, visit Klyde Warren Park after or have coffee at the Crooked Tree (Emma’s recommendations)
  4. A trip to Justin’s Outlet to try on boots or a chunky belt (if she doesn’t already have a pair). If you’re in the mood for a treat, stop by the neighborhood bakery Stir Crazy Baked Goods (
  5. Making smores in the backyard.
  6. Swimming at the new pool in Forest Park.
  7. Walking the Trinity Trail behind Trinity River Campus.
  8. RM’s pizza – as good as any we had while visiting Italy several years ago.
  9. Dinner downtown on Sundance Square at one of the new restaurants. Suggestion is Bird Cafe to  enjoy the upstairs patio and fire pit.
  10. Music on the patio at Central Market.
  11. Coffee at Brewed.
  12. Checking out the blown glass pieces at SiNiCa.
  13. Movie Tavern for pancakes and a movie.
  14. Shopping at small businesses like the Flea, Wrare, Museum Shops and others.
  15. Pastry and coffee at Swiss Pastry House.
  16. Panther Pavillion has Sunday Fundays where we can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and canoes. Maybe we will watch her from the shore.
  17. Live Oak has live music on the rooftop in the evenings so may check that out.  Next door to Brewed so that is a plus.
  18. RM can engrave something or turn something for her and she can check out the shop and the laser engraver on wheels.
  19. Introduce her to our neighbors and our street. Now, that’s funky!
  20. Farmer’s Market on Saturdays at the circle.

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