Home to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine, TX, offers all the popular attractions of some of its big-city neighbors, but on a much smaller scale. Wondering where the city gets its name? Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state, and Grapevine is at the center of it all. Not only does the city boast 10 wineries, it hosts GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the southwest. If you’re a wine enthusiast, Grapevine is your destination.
Grapevine’s historic Main Street District welcomes visitors with quaint shops, restaurants and areas to relax. Grab a bite to eat at Tolbert’s Restaurant and Chili Parlor, then swing by Grapevine Olive Oil Company for a special treat for friends back home. The city’s art and culture scene rivals that of big city neighborhoods. Roam the art galleries along Main Street or stop in a studio where you can create your own masterpiece. Plan to see a show at The Palace Arts Theatre, a 1940s renovated art-deco theater offering concerts and shows throughout the week.
If you’re in the mood to get outdoors and explore, head to the Grapevine Botanical Garden, just down the road from the Main Street shops. Walk along the numerous hiking trails as you take in the varieties of flowers and wildlife. North of the downtown area is Grapevine Lake – a water lover’s paradise. Rent kayaks and set up a tent in the Meadowmere Park campgrounds, or sign up for surfing or paddleboard lessons. Whether you’re looking for a low-key activity or action-packed adventure, Grapevine has you covered.