by Wesley Lucas of Grapevine
Historic Grapevine, Texas is the premier go-to destination when planning a trip to North Texas and is your gateway to a Texas holiday! Grapevine, located 5 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, provides visitors a convenient escape from the big city.
For those staying in Grapevine or travelers experiencing layovers at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, there is now a great way to spend time between flights. Climb aboard the Grapevine Visitors Shuttle and experience the attractions, shopping, Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail and dining options throughout Grapevine.
Visit the more than 80 locally-owned shops, wineries, restaurants and artisans in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad or unwind along Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail. Play 81 holes of golf or take advantage of 8,000-plus acres of recreation on Lake Grapevine. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities, Grapevine has something for everyone.
Grapevine offers an abundance of shopping to satisfy even the most seasoned shopper and budget. In Historic Downtown Grapevine, find antiques, galleries, wine, gourmet foods, home furnishings, boutiques, handcrafted items and more. Head to Grapevine Mills, which features more than 1.6 million-sq. ft. shopping, restaurants and entertainment, including LEGOLAND® Discovery Center or SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World provides everything for the outdoor family and is conveniently located across from Grapevine Mills. And Grapevine Towne Center also offers great shopping options including Target, Bealls, Cost Plus World Market and more.
And to satisfy your palate, you’ll find more than 200 restaurants to help you refuel and recharge for more shopping, relaxing and spending time with friends and family.
Grapevine’s annual festivals and events draw visitors from around the globe. Some of the annual festival and events include New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail (April); Main Street Fest (May); Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza Over Lake Grapevine (July 4); GrapeFest®, (September); Butterfly Flutterby (October) and Christmas Capital of Texas® (November – January).
For more information regarding accommodations, attractions or any of Grapevine’s upcoming events, please contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-457-6338 or 1-817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.