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.
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, Round1, Rainforest Café, an aquarium,
and an AMC movie theater. The city also is adorned with vineyards and annually holds the largest wine festival in the southwest called Grape Fest located on Grapevine’s Historic Main Street District.
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 a three-star hotel, Great Wolf Lodge, and a four-star hotel, The Gaylord Texan. These hotels are not just places for your relatives to stay while they come to visit. 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. NRH2O is another water park in the city and is a favorite past time for many of Grapevine’s residents.
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.