January 27th, 2022 by

Looking for a place to kick back and relax in Fort Worth? The area has several spots, from high-end spas to beautiful botanic gardens to serene city parks, that’ll provide a place for you to take a break from your daily responsibilities.

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Fort Worth Water Gardens

Escape to the sanctuary of the Fort Worth Water Gardens, one of Fort Worth’s most iconic attractions. Located downtown next to the Fort Worth Visitor’s Center, the garden has three water pools and contains a variety of water features. The garden’s main attraction, the active pool, boasts a 38-foot waterfall that cascades down a set of terraces into the pool below.
If you’d like something a little quieter, check out the meditation pool. Shaded by cypress trees, the meditation pool features thin sheets of water that spill down rock walls into its still waters. It’s a good spot to reflect on your day and relax for a few minutes. The water gardens are free to enter, and they are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Melt Spa and Massage

Experience exceptional service in a relaxing atmosphere at Melt Spa and Massage, a North Fort Worth day spa. Melt offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, and hair removal services. Choose from a hot stone, Swedish, deep tissue, or prenatal massage. If you’d like to enjoy a spa day with your partner, reserve the couples massage room, which features two massage tables and is staffed by two therapists. Add-on packages, which include treatments such as scalp massages, hand and foot scrubs, and aromatherapy, are available for an additional fee.

Melt offers several different types of facials for their guests to enjoy. The spa’s signature facial, a popular service, is a straightforward treatment customized to your skin’s needs. It’s a good choice for anyone wanting to maintain their skin’s health. If you’d prefer a more complex service that treats a specific issue, take a look at the age-defying, illuminating, and acne-away facials.

For guests interested in getting regular massages and facial treatments, Melt offers membership plans that allow you to save on monthly services. The spa is located at 4160 Heritage Place Parkway in Keller and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 817-379-5511 or visit the website to make an appointment.

Trinity Park

Relax and rejuvenate at Trinity Park, Fort Worth’s 252-acre green space featuring over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails. Trinity River borders the park, and fishing is allowed from its banks, but don’t forget your fishing permit! If you’d like to bring a lunch and enjoy the day, you’ll find plenty of picnic tables located throughout the area. The park is nestled next to Fort Worth Zoo, and while not everyone will find the zoo a relaxing place to spend a few hours, you may consider it a fun, refreshing activity to pair with your park day.

Whether you visit the zoo or not, consider checking out the Forest Park Miniature Railroad. You’ll find it near the entrance of the zoo. The railroad is perfect for kids of all ages. It’ll take you on a 5-mile tour of the park, and it’s a fun, relaxing way to see the sites. Tickets are $5 for adults 65 and over, $6 for those 13 and over, $5 for kids 1 to 12, and free for infants. The train operates on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., while the park hour is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden encompasses 110 acres and is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Containing 22 specialty gardens, the grounds feature an assortment of trails perfect for quiet strolls. In addition, plenty of benches are located on the grounds if you’d rather sit back and relax. If you have a limited amount of time to explore, try to make it to the garden’s most popular sites: the Japanese Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Rainforest Conservatory.

The Japanese Garden contains koi ponds, waterfalls, and crafted stonework. The Rose Garden, a romantic spot on the National Register of Historic Places, features a reflecting pond, stone walkways, and dozens of colorful flower beds. The 10,000-square-foot Rainforest Conservatory contains an assortment of tropical foliage as well as two waterfalls, one of which you can walk behind.

The Botanic Garden is $10 for adults 65 and older, $12 for adults 16 to 64, $6 for kids 6 to 15, and free for ages 5 and under. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter. It’s located at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Hiatus Spa and Retreat

Hiatus Spa and Retreat is a wellness spa that offers everything from complete spa days to quick, one-hour treatments. It’s located just a few miles from downtown Fort Worth in the Crockett Row Shopping District. Featuring 14 treatment rooms, a nail lounge with four zero-gravity chairs, a couple’s therapy suite, and a hydrotherapy room, Hiatus provides plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation.

Try the Signature Massage, a treatment that mixes Swedish massage techniques with customized aromatherapy to relax muscles, increase range of motion, and improve circulation. If you’re looking for stress relief, consider the Comeback Massage, a treatment that is designed to provide stress relief that blends Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques with foot reflexology.

A host of other services are available as well, including facials, acupuncture, cupping, and more. Hiatus is located at 2859 Crockett St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

We hope you found this list of places to relax and rejuvenate in the Fort Wroth area helpful. If we missed a place you enjoy visiting, please let us know so we can add it. Just give us a call or send us an email here at Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth. We would love to hear from you.

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