What is it? A serene natural sanctuary situated downtown, right next to the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Why go? For those craving a quiet, nature-filled hideout away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Fort Worth Water Gardens provide a welcome respite. Impeccably designed by Philip Johnson, the gardens are a true architectural feat: There are modernist pools, cascading waterfalls, terraces and a central plaza, but the highlight is undoubtedly the Active Pool, where water rushes down steep, stone steps to a sunken gorge below.