Guide to Grapevine, Texas
Welcome to Grapevine, Texas! Aptly known for its namesake, wine, and for being the Christmas Capitol of Texas (yes, that’s a thing). You’ve probably never heard of the city unless you’re also a Dallas suburbanite, but it’s definitely worth a pit-stop.
Here are our top things to do, see, and eat in Grapevine, Texas!
Explore Grapevine Main Street
Grapevine Texas Main Street is the epitome of “Old South Texas” that most people imagine when they aren’t actually from Texas. It’s got plenty of adorable shops, boot stores, bakeries, and wineries scattered along the street. Walk inside and prepare for the southern accents and southern hospitality to greet you right at the door, and likely follow you through the store asking about your day. However, it’s so worth the stop!
My absolute favorites on this street are Vetro Glassblowing and Main Street Bakery!
Sip The Day Away At A Winery
Tuesday – Saturday between 12:00 and 5:00 PM
Tasting are $10 per person and include 5 different Delaney Vineyard Wines
Sloan & Williams Winery
Happy hour on weekdays from 5pm – 10pm with $5 wines
Tasting are $12 per person and include 4 different Sloan & Williams wines
Messina Hoff Winery
Wine & Chocolate Night every other Wednesday night for $20
Tasting are $35 per person and include 5 different Messina Hoff Wines – Reservations Required
Known for affordable, yet lovely wines offered by the glass, bottle, or to go style
Happy hour on weekdays from 5pm – 7pm with $6 wines
Spend the Day at the Lake
You can go kayaking, boating, jet skiing, or just relaxing on Lake Grapevine Texas! My personal recommendation is to not actually swim in the water, but it’s definitely a great way to take on the Texas heat in summer. Below are some recommendations of where to rent boats & kayaks.
BONUS: Every Friday, there is a fireworks show held at Lake Grapevine. So find a spot near the lake with those you love, and enjoy the show!
Wander the Gaylord Hotel
Prepare to be blown away by the Grapevine Texas Gaylord Hotel. You can hit the water park during a hot day or just spend the day walking around their beautiful lobby. Around Christmas, the hotel goes all out on decorations (like I said, Christmas Capitol) and puts on an ICE show with plenty of ice sculptures! Worth a stop.
Visit Great Wolf Lodge Water Park
Not only is this one of the best hotels to stay at in Grapevine Texas, it is home to one of our favorite indoor waterparks! That’s right, indoor. Those of you who burn easily in the sun (aka me), REJOICE. It’s a great place to bring your little ones and let them run wild while you lounge out by the pool.
An Afternoon at Legoland
Disclaimer: I have never actually been! However, I’ve heard great things about the Grapevine Discovery Legoland, located in Grapevine Mills Mall (where I have definitely been, and way too often). The perfect spot for some little ones to hang out during the day!
Where to Eat
Snooty Pig Cafe : Their muffins make me weak at the knees
Buon Giorno : Coffee and baked goods kind of person? This is your spot!
Sara’s Donuts : Not TECHNICALLY in Grapevine but guys I couldn’t NOT add it to the list!
Main Street Bistro : One of my favorite lunch spots! From burgers to crepes, they have it all
Eatzi Cafe : Grab and go or dine in, your options are endless but either way you’ll be happy
Old West Cafe : A true Texan brunch, at your service! Their scrambled eggs are my go-to
Winewood : Looking for something a little more classy? Wine not try Winewood?
La Hacienda : The ultimate Tex-Mex spot and one of my top 5 favorite queso spots
Mesa Grapevine : Another Tex-Mex favorite, foodies must check out their instagram
Lucy’s Lot : Dive bar style for those of you who like to stay local and low-key
Fireside Pies : Yes it is a chain, but yes it is still delicious
Grapefest Celebration in Grapevine Texas (September)
Every year at the start of Fall, Grapevine Main Street transforms into a celebrating full of delicious wines and delicious foods. There are tons of restaurants and vendors, as well as wine tasting from different world regions for local wine-lovers to indulge on. It’s especially famous for its grape-stomping, which I highly recommend you try out!
Halls Pumpkin Farm (October)
If you want the ultimate family fun October activity, then you have to check out Hall’s Pumpkin Farm off Hall Johnson and Pool Road. This gem is just down the road from where I grew up, and I have been here every year since I was five.
Complete with a giant pumpkin farm, life sized corn maze, tons of kettle corn, hay rides, and a petting zoo. That’s right, this is Fall Heaven up in Grapevine, Texas.
Christmas at Grapevine Main Street (December)
The Christmas Capitol of Texas turns it’s Main Street into the North Pole every winter! There are lights strung all around the city and shops go all out in their decorations to celebrate. It’s the perfect spot to wander on a chilly night and grab some hot chocolate from Main Street Bistro. Also worth checking out the decorations hung at both the Gaylord & Great Wolf Lodge.
ICE at Gaylord Texan (December)
Every year, the Gaylord Texan Hotel puts on the ice sculpture show of the century. Grab your giant parka and some friends to go explore this life-sized winter wonderland! Fun for every age and for every family, I can guarantee that. Don’t forget to wander the Gaylord Hotel lobby once you’re done at ICE! You’ll love their decorations!
North Pole Express (Winter)
Let me tell you, when I was a kid this was what I looked forward to MOST! Grab your kids and hop onto the North Pole Express and true Winter Wonderland. Sing Christmas carols with elves, spend time with Mrs. Clause, walk through an enchanted winter forest full of trees, and end it off taking photos with Santa Clause himself! You’re Christmas-loving kiddos will love this, and I can confirm that from my own childhood experiences. Head to the North Pole Express ASAP!
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