If you're craving a quick time-out from the cubicle grind and have visions of wide open spaces, you'll do a little line dance of happiness on this week's Escape.
Grab your partner, turn up the country music, and sidle on over to the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa for a one-night stay in a deluxe room on Thursdays to Sundays ($129). You'll be treated to a plush king-size bed or two doubles, overnight valet parking, a tasty breakfast spread for two, wireless high-speed Internet, and a late 1 p.m. checkout—perfect after an evening at the honky-tonks or for a day of museum strolling.
Fort Worth might be known for its Stetsons-and-spurs scene, but it's also one of the most vibrant arts and culture meccas in the West. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art holds one of the country's greatest collections of photography, along with paintings by Georgia O'Keefe, John Singer Sargent, and Winslow Homer. Then there's the stunning Kimbell Art Museum, with a world-class permanent collection and a building—designed by star architect Louis Kahn―that is in itself a work of art. In downtown Fort Worth, the European-style Bass Performance Hall is one of the most beautiful opera and ballet houses in the country.
Tip your hat to cowboy culture at the famed Fort Worth Stockyards, a historic livestock market-turned-entertainment district that holds lasso-swinging rodeos, the massive honky-tonk called Billy Bob's Texas, and a slew of bars and clubs.
Once you're ready to put up your python-booted feet, head back to the hotel for a dip in the perfectly heated indoor pool, a yoga class, or a rubdown at the Spa Beaubelle. When it's time to refuel, go beyond pork and beans and hit up the barbecue-lovers' institution Angelo's for a sliced beef sandwich, the terrific homey Italian hideaway Nonna Tata, or celeb chef Tim Love's Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, which serves up nouveau-Tex fare like elk-sausage sliders and kangaroo carpaccio nachos.
You'll ride off into the sunset and head home with a serious swagger in your step.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON August 30, 2012
Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa
A One-Night Stay for Two with Breakfast and Late Checkout
- from $129