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The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and soak up the experience of being surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun. Questions or suggestions about Convention? Contact Jennifer or call 703-779-0440 ext. 3003.
A Big Texas Welcome to Members, Friends and Family! Join us in Fort Worth for the 2014 USEA Convention from December 3 – 7.
Famous for being “Where the West Begins,” Fort Worth offers a unique mix of entertainment and attractions. The Omni Fort Worth Hotel is in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. And just steps from downtown’s most famous venues. Come and enjoy the some Western hospitality and take advantage of some great shopping, nightlife and attractions. See below for 25 things to do while in Fort Worth.
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: 817-535-6664, Fax: 817-882-8140
Reservations can be made starting in January 2014 at the Booking Website: Coming soon!
The new Omni Fort Worth Hotel is a 614-guest room and suites hotel. The hotel complex includes multiple restaurants, a salon and spa, fully-staffed business center and high-speed wireless Internet access. The hotel also hosts its very own museum store and exceptional art is displayed throughout the property, creating a unique life-as-gallery environment. For the comfort of all guests, they offer three different types of pillows and white noise machines to ensure each guest has a restful night sleep – don’t forget to reserve your pillow when making your reservations.
·J.D. Powers rated “Highest in Hotel Guest Satisfaction among Upper-Upscale Hotel Chains” in 2012.
·The Omni Fort Worth Hotel received the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards.
·The Omni Fort Worth Hotel was name Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the US by Cvent.
·Whiskey and Rye was named the Best Bar Food and Cast Iron was named the Best Hotel Restaurant in The City’s Magazine’s 2009 Culinary Awards.
·Whiskey & Rye in the Omni Fort Worth was name one of the Top 5 Places for a Drink in Fort Worth by The Cowtown Chronicle.
·The Omni Fort Worth Hotel was voted the Best New Hotel by both staff and readers and Best View for the City” by readers in the 2009 “Best Of” Fort Worth, Texas magazine.
GETTING TO FORT WORTH:
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Airlines serving this Airport: American Airlines, Terminal A; Delta, Terminal E; Frontier, Jet Blue, United, Jet Blue, US Airways, Terminal E. More information at: http://www.dfwairport.com. Approximately 34 minutes/27.67 miles.
Dallas Love Field Airport
Airlines serving this Airport:Southwest Airlines, United, Delta and Sea Port Airlines. http://www.dallas-lovefield.com/air-carriers.html. Approximately 43 minutes/33.57 miles.
GETTING TO THE OMNI FORT WORTH:
Transportation and Parking
From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport:
From airport exit south ramp to TX-183 West. Merge onto TX-183 West toward Fort Worth. Proceed 10.5 miles until TX-183 West merges with TX-121. Proceed 7.1 miles until TX-183 West/TX-121 South merge with I-820. Stay left following TX-121 South toward Downtown Fort Worth via exit 24B. Merge onto I-35W South. Take exit 52A TX-280 Spur toward Downtown. Merge onto TX-280 Spur West. Take the East 6th Street Exit on the left. Turn left onto Houston Street (US-287-BR). Hotel is located on the right directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.
From Dallas Love Field Airport:
From airport exit west onto Cedar Springs Road. Turn right at Inwood. Turn right on North Stemmons Fwy (I35E), merge onto I-35E North, merge left onto TX-183 West follow the exit for Irving/DFW Airport/TX-183/TX-114. Continue 21.9 miles until TX-183 merges with TX-121 South for 7.1 miles until it merges with I-820. Stay left following TX-121 South toward downtown Fort Worth via exit 24B. Merge onto I-35W South. Take exit 52A – TX-280 Spur toward downtown. Merge onto TX-280 Spur West. Take the East 6th Street exit on the left. Turn left onto Houston St. End at 1300 Houston St, the hotel is on the right directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Directions from the North - Via I-35W South
Take I-35W South; Exit 52A – TX-280 Spur toward downtown; Merge onto TX-280 Spur; Exit left onto 6th Street; Turn left onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel Entrance is on the right directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Directions from the South - Via I-35W North
Take I-35W North; Exit 51B - TX-180 east Downtown/Lancaster Ave; Turn left onto East Lancaster Ave (TX-180); Turn right onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel Entrance is on the left directly across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Directions from East - Via I-20 West
Take I-20 West; Slight right at US-287 North (Downtown Fort Worth/I-820 N/US-287 N); Merge onto I-820 North (5.9 mi); Exit left to I-30 West toward Abilene; Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Downtown/Lancaster Avenue; Proceed onto East Lancaster (TX-180); Turn right onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel entrance is located on left across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Directions from East - Via I-30 West
Take I-30 West; Exit Lancaster Avenue/Downtown; Proceed onto East Lancaster Avenue (TX-180); Turn right onto Houston Street (US-287-BR); Hotel entrance is located on left across from the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Directions from West - Via I-20 East
Take I-20 East and take the ramp onto 1-35W North. Take exit 51A to merge onto 1-30 West towards Abilene. Then take exit for TX-199/Henderson St and keep right at the fork. Follow signs for East Lancaster Avenue and merge onto W Lancaster Ave. Turn left onto Houston Street and the Omni Fort Worth Hotel will be on your left.
Directions from West - Via I-30 East
Take I-30 East and exit onto Lancaster Ave and turn left onto Houston Street. The Omni Fort Worth Hotel will be on your left across from the Convention Center.
Please check with hotel concierge for discount tickets to many of the attractions below.
Arts & Culture
Bass Performance Hall - 0.50 miles
Kimbell Art Museum- 2.71 miles
Amon Carter Museum- 2.8 miles
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth- 2.51 miles
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame - 2.86 miles
Casa Manana Children’s Playhouse - 2.21 miles
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History - 2.78 miles
Sid Richardson Museum - 0.55 miles
Van Cliburn Foundation - 7.37 miles
Fort Worth Opera - 2.60 miles
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra - 0.64 miles
Sundance Square - .01 mile
Fort Worth Stockyards - 3.27 miles
Fort Worth Zoo - 3.85 miles
Fort Worth Botanic Garden & Japanese Garden - 2.78 miles
Fort Worth Water Gardens - across the street
Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive (11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily) - 3.34 miles
Six Flags Over Texas - 16.88 miles
Log Cabin Village - 3.71 miles
Cowtown Cattlepen Maze - 3.40 miles
Billy Bob's - 3.27 miles
University Park Village - 3.10 miles
Hulen Mall - 10.79 miles
Ridgmar Mall - 7.09 miles
North East Mall - 10.71 miles
Forest Park, miniature railroad - 3.39 miles
Fossil Creek Golf Club - 8.78 miles
Waterchase Golf Course - 10 miles
Walnut Creek Country Club - 18.96 miles
Canyon West - 38.6 miles
Texas Motor Speedway - 22.17 miles
Fort Worth Cats Baseball at La Grave Field - 1.63 miles
Cowtown Coliseum - 3.25 miles
Texas Rangers Baseball at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington - 16.24 miles
Lone Star Park - 20.57 miles
Dallas Cowboys Football at Cowboys Stadium - 16.24 miles
Dallas Stars Hockey at American Airline Center - 32.72 miles
Dallas Mavericks Basketball at American Airline Center - 32.97 miles
Texas Christian University - 4.20 miles
University of Texas at Arlington - 14.92 miles
University of North Texas - 35.75 miles
Texas Wesleyan - 3.68 miles
Tarrant County College - 1 mile
Dining & Entertainment
Bob’s Steak & Chop House - on site
Brownstone - 2 miles
Angelo’s Barbeque (barbeque) - 2 miles
Ferre Restaurant e Bar(Italian) - .7 miles
Billy Bob’s Texas - 3.28 miles
Taverna (Italian) - 0.5 miles
Daddy Jack’s Seafood (New England seafood) - 0.55 miles
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House - 0.30 miles
Mercury Chop House(steak house) - 0.56 miles
Joe T. Garcia’s (Tex Mex) - 2.96 miles
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro (southwestern) - 3.14 miles
Mi Cocina (Tex-Mex) - 0.45 miles
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - 0.53 miles
Reata (western cusine) - 0.63 miles
White Elephant Saloon (western bar) - 3.21 miles
For more information, visit the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
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