Editor’s Note: Thinking back to the most widely read travel stories of 2021, it’s clear that readers longed for both quick and nearby getaways and faraway, seaside destinations. Most importantly, they wanted to know more about the new hotels opening around Fort Worth (and there were a lot of them). A story about the Stockyards’ new ‘crown jewel’ was our most popular travel story of the year.
1. The Drover Hotel in Fort Worth debuts as the chic Stockyards retire with a fun backyard surprise. The highly anticipated Hotel Drover debuted on March 22 at tourist stockyards in Fort Worth, ready to welcome people from outside of San Antonio to San Francisco. But with five vibrant bars, a chef-run restaurant, and an expansive backyard entertainment area that opens up to the Trinity Trails, the upscale ‘urban ranch oasis’ would certainly become the new one. coolest hangout for locals.
2. Choctaw Resort opens new hotel and casino 2 hours drive from Fort Worth. An entertainment destination for many North Texans opened a much-anticipated major expansion in September: Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, inaugurated the new Sky Tower Hotel and a casino, expanding its status as a quick getaway destination. .
3. The low-cost airline launches direct flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to 2 seaside destinations. In May, a low-cost airline announced two new flight plans departing from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and in either direction you’ll find a beach. Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has made new non-stop flights from DFW to Santa Ana, California, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
4.2 Dallas-Fort Worth freeways crash on new list of deadliest roads in US Several of the most obstructed roads in the United States run through Texas. Now, two major Dallas-Fort Worth freeways qualify for another dubious distinction: They are among the top 10 deadliest roads in the country. In a recent study of the Austin-based insurance market The Zebra, Interstate 20 ranks as the nation’s second deadliest road on a per mile basis. I-35 appears at # 5.
5. 5 Texas road trips for a fun and easy spring getaway from Fort Worth. From charming getaways in the hills to secluded seaside vacations, there were good bets for an easy road trip away from Fort Worth in the spring, whether you wanted to drive a few hours or spend most of the day meandering the river. along the open roads of Texas.
6. The Fort Worth Boutique Hotel registers with Forbes’ most anticipated openings in 2021. The Dryce Hotel in Fort Worth hadn’t even opened for business yet, but it was already generating a serious buzz. In a January 23 Forbes article, travel journalist Roger Sands ranked the Dryce hotel, across from Dickies Arena, as one of the “world’s most exciting hotel openings” in 2021.
7. American Airlines loves DFW with new non-stop flights to Caribbean honeymoon paradise. In time for the summer wedding season, American Airlines has lifted the veil on its very first non-stop flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and the romantic Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The first American Airlines A321 service began on June 5, departing from Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from Saturday to August 14.
8. Stunning Hill Country Pool Cannonballs on Condé Nast Traveler list of the best swimming holes. As Mother Nature turned up the heat in Texas in June, it was time to think about a getaway to cool off in the best swimming holes in the country. A list in Condé Nast Traveler magazine crowned Hamilton Pool in the Hill Country – west of Lake Travis and north of Dripping Springs – as one of the eight “great” swimming holes in the United States
9. The New Modern Fort Worth Hotel opens its doors with 2 things avid travelers are looking for the most. A new hotel in the far north of Fort Worth called Avid has gotten rid of the fancy “extras” and focused on a few basics that all travelers want, namely, a good night’s rest and a good night’s sleep. free breakfast the next morning. Avid Hotels, a new IHG Hotels & Resorts brand “for the modern traveler,” opened its first North Texas property on April 21 in the Fossil Creek area of Fort Worth.
10. Where to see beautiful bluebonnets in Dallas-Fort Worth and around Texas this spring. April is that beautiful month when bluebonnets cover fields, appear in parks, and dot the roads in every corner of Texas. Our beloved state flower started later this year, and the first plants were battered in the winter storm in February. Here are a few areas in DFW and around Texas where people have previously reported beautiful bluebonnets, or where they are trusted for gorgeous photos every spring.