Our family loves living in Fort Worth. It’s the perfect city for family activities, date nights and staycations – which is what we decided to do over Spring Break this year!

Since we had an entire week off of school, we took the opportunity to visit Medieval Times, Legoland Discovery Center, the movies theater and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (there are only two of these in the United States!)  

We were given the opportunity to stay at the Courtyard Marriott in Fort Worth, which happened to be right across from the Stockyards, so we planned a day to be tourists in our own city, and had an amazing time.  (Note, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is about 20 minutes from the Stockyards, so plan to do these activities on the same day!)

hotel in the stockyards

The Courtyard Marriott opened in March 2017, and is in the perfect Stockyard location.  I literally can’t recommend enough the need to stay there if you are having a girl’s night, early morning or staycation in the area.  But even though it’s near the Stockyards, it’s about a block away, so it’s quiet and peaceful.

The Rooms

The Courtyard Marriott is a beautiful hotel, with a rustic touch around every corner.

hotel in the stockyards

We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds, which were both comfortable and welcoming after a long day.  I appreciated the fact that we had Paul Mitchell toiletries in the restroom, too. 

hotel in the stockyards

What’s There To Do?

I am great at packing bags, but sometimes I forget to pack things for my children to do while we are on our stay.  Since I don’t care to hear “I’m bored,” we have to get creative with things we find around the hotel:

 – sit outside by the fire pit and tell stories

 – of course, you can check out the pool (when weather allows)

 – make these hotel games with just a few supplies

hotel in the stockyards

 – sit on one of the many rocking chairs outside and talk

 – ask the front desk for a few sheets of paper and google instructions for the best paper airplanes (then have a contest in the halls!)

What you need to know:

  • Valet parking is the only option for parking. It is $20 per night, added to your room.
  • WiFi is available throughout the hotel
  • Our room had a microwave and a refrigerator
  • The lobby is welcoming, with lots of seating and tables
  • There is a small pantry near the hotel check-in desk



One lucky Hustle Mom Repeat reader will win a one night’s stay to the Courtyard Marriott at the Fort Worth Stockyards, along with a few extra surprises (phone charger, stadium approved bag, restaurant gift card, etc.)
*One night’s stay must be used by December 2017.

To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth!

For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me if you follow Hustle Mom Repeat on twitter or facebook!

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A winner will be chosen on 4/15/2017.


  1. Chasity Authement Reply

    This would be a great win! I have been wanting to take a family trip in this area.

  2. Sarah davis Reply

    I love visiting the stockyards and botanical gardens in Fort Worth.

  3. Hester Z. Serrano Reply

    Thank you, Dawn for the great ideas. We are scheduling a flight to Ecuador that may have a 20 layover in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where we will be in need of a hotel and something to do that an 11 year old would enjoy. Legoland Discovery Center sounds like a pretty fun option!! Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated πŸ™‚ Thanks for all of your great ideas! Keep doing what you love and loving what you do!

  4. Destiny Segura Reply

    Oh man! So much great things to do in Fort Worth, but our favorite is getting brunch off 7th street & taking the hammock to the trinity river & walking with the family!

  5. Love exploring and trying new restaurants. Make regular visits to the Botanical Gardens.

  6. Jennifer LaRue Reply

    Too hard to pick my favorite but a random but true family fact that seems appropriate because of the location of the courtyard Marriott at the stockyards is that my kids often request to go to the stockyards to “roll in the grass” I kid you not. They love to roll in the grass and monkey around in front of the rodeo arena. Then we walk behind and check out the livestock and just enjoy all the stockyards sights and sounds!

  7. We love so much of what Ft worth had to offer, but the kids favorite is museum and then head over to the trinity park/ pound to play and visit the ducks.

  8. Brooke gros Reply

    Never been but would love to visit great wolf lodge and medieval times.

  9. Janice Sharp Reply

    The kids and I discovered Beaver Nuggets this Spring Break at
    15901 N Freeway
    Fort Worth, TX 76177
    United States
    We have always heard of what a great stop it was ( biggest and best rest stop ever) . We will definitely be going there again even if we aren’t “traveling”.

  10. Sheryl Rose Reply

    I would love to do this as a date night with my husband. We just celebrated 15 years but because it was Wyatt’s birthday as well we have not gotten to celebrate yet. My favorite in the stockyards is still going to Cattlemans!!

  11. Carolyn Haught Reply

    I love to play Pokemon Go with my husband and kids while walking around Sundance Square. Love to eat at the many restaurants.

  12. Carolyn Haught Reply

    I love to play Pokemon Go with my husband and kids while walking around Sundance Square. Love to eat at the many restaurants.

    I follow you on fb and Twitter. 😊

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