Summer means it’s time to get away. All season, we’re sharing some of our favorite US summer travel spots. Find a destination to cure your wanderlust? Take the Summer Friday.For a large city brimming with food, culture and nightlife, Fort Worth maintains a warm, small-town vibe. If you’re looking to slow down but still have plenty available to do, Fort Worth might be just the right place.
On the itinerary: finding a unique place to stay, then trying some locally-grown spirits.
Image via Hotel Otto
Everything’s bigger in Texas—usually. The new “micro-resort” features 8 standalone rooms constructed from shipping containers.
Included in the experience are daily happy hour cocktails delivered to your door, a full-service pool with food and drinks brought to your lounge chair, a bar, live music on weekends and an on-site, Almafi coast-inspired restaurant run by resort owner (and famed Fort Worth chef) Tim Love.
Image via Blackland Distillery
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery, which includes a tasting flight of Blackland’s locally-grown vodka, gin, bourbon and rye whiskey, along with a signature cocktail.
Or, head directly to the full-service bar, lounge and tasting room to try a rotating list of custom cocktails. Drinks are made exclusively with Blackland spirits and are paired with a seasonal menu.
We don’t recommend drinking any whiskey before jumping on a mechanical bull at the Stockyards, but we do recommend spraying some. The timeless scent has layers of Mahogany, American Oak and Warm Vanilla.