Grapevine, TX is a multifaceted city that many are proud to call their home town. On one end of the city, you will find an epicenter of business and commerce, while on the other you can walk to a bustling downtown full of small shops and charming restaurants that are remnant of the classic, Texas small town. In fact, downtown Grapevine is know as the Christmas Capitol of Texas so make sure you visit during the holidays !
There is always something to fill your time with fun in Grapevine; from enjoying a pastry from the local French bakery or a margarita from the Mexican eatery, Esparza’s, to boating and jet skiing on Grapevine Lake. Another facet of the city is the Grapevine Mills Mall, a one-stop-shop staple for all those that reside in the mid-cities suburban region between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is known for its diverse options for entertainment. The mall has outlet stores, Lego Land, Rainforest Café, an aquarium,
Grapevine has hiking and biking trails galore with more than twenty-two miles of hard-surface trails and four miles of soft-surface trails. The trail system will links nine parks totaling over 1,400 acres. The trail system will also link schools, churches, golf courses, Historic Downtown Grapevine and more. Grapevine’s neighborhoods are safe and nature forward with hiking and horseback riding trails that lead to Grapevine Lake. Surrounding the lake, you can find the Great Wolf Lodge, and The Gaylord Texan. The Great Wolf lodge features restaurants, arcades, spas, and a full water park. The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center sits on five acres of gardens and has a massive sky lit atrium full of luxurious shops and restaurants. The famous ICE exhibit can be found at the Gaylord each winter.
Some of the many other attractions you will find:
Winery Tasting Rooms and Breweries
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium
Grapevine Main Station
Art & Culture
Galleries, Museums & Historic Sites
Nightlife & Live Entertainment
Grapevine Craft Beverage Tour
Texas Star Dinner Theater
Grapevine Main Station Guided Tours
Scott’s Landing Marina
Silver Lake Marina
Twin Coves Marina
North Shore Trail
Grapevine is rightfully named after the native mustang grapes that abundantly grew in the city. Being the original settlement in Tarrant County, Grapevine is rich with history. Grapevine’s Historic Main Street District has whatever you could need. You can easily spend several hours exploring all of the boutiques, restaurants, small businesses, farmer’s markets, winery tasting rooms, and several historic landmarks that occupy Main Street. One of the historic hotspots is Grapevine’s Vintage Railroad, which gives a peek into the 1920's Victorian-style coaches. The engine that pulls the coaches, known as Puffy, was built in the 1890s. Also found along Main Street, the Torian Log Cabin was originally constructed in 1845 and almost demolished until the Grapevine Historical Society negotiated to disassemble the hand-hewn logs and rebuild the cabin on Main Street.