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A Taste of Historic Grapevine Texas

Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County Texas, dating back to 1844, and originated under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas.  The town may have gotten its start with settlers arriving in covered wagons but is now a thriving city that has much to offer in culture and hospitality.   

Historic Grapevine is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth making it easy to visit for a fun getaway.  Within the US, you can get to Grapevine via the DFW Airport in a matter of a few hours and it is within an easy driving distance for many. Historic main street with great cafes and shopping, wine tasting rooms that feature locally sourced products, and world-class festivals are just a few of the reasons you should consider a visit.  Here are a few highlights.

Christmas Capital of Texas
Millions of lights, large decorations, light parades, Christmas markets, and more across 40 days of fun are what make Grapevine the Christmas Capital of Texas.  Grab a hot cocoa and your coat.  Come on down and enjoy a fun weekend riding the North Pole Express, seeing a classic Christmas movie at the local theater and snap Insta-worthy shots of the small-town experience within our great city.  And, just past Main Street, you can experience Ice at the Gaylord Texan Resort as an extra treat.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Ride the historic train on a few different excursions.  You can spend the day riding into the historic Fort Worth Stockyards to catch a cattle drive and enjoy all that area has to offer.  Or be transported to the North Pole at Christmastime on the North Pole Express.  Families with young children can make the most of a Thomas the Train experience. 

Public Art Trail
Be sure to pack your good walking shoes to enjoy all there is to see by foot in downtown Grapevine.  Between the Cotton Belt Depot and Northwest Highway, you can wander down Main Street to enjoy bronze works of art that represent people and moments of Grapevine’s history.

Grapevine Wine Tour
Enjoy all that Texas wines have to offer on a guided wine tour that takes you to various vineyards for a great tasting experience with lunch or dinner.  Don’t want to stray from Main Street?  That’s okay.  You can pick up a local map once you get to town that will show you the best spots to stop on Main Street.

Grapefest
Each fall, Grapevine hosts its popular Grapefest, a Texas wine experience, and 2021 was its 35th celebration of the more than 400 Texas wineries.  This festival has classic experiences like the grape stomp and champagne cork shoot-off.  Guests can stay at a local hotel like the beautiful new Hotel Vin right in the heart of downtown so they don’t miss any of the fun.  I love a property that is close to the action.  After enjoying lunch at a local spot, you can drop off the great local artisan finds in your hotel room before heading back out to catch some of the entertainment. 

Final Thoughts
Grapevine is such a hidden gem in the DFW metroplex that has something to offer everyone.  You can have great fun and make wonderful memories on your next family trip, girlfriends’ getaway, or even local staycation. 

I would love to help you plan your next trip to Grapevine from the right accommodations to all the best activities.  Take advantage of my free consultation today.

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Dell Adventures Travel Agency
PO Box 3651, Grapevine, TX 76051

817-291-7841

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