Travel is all about finding the hidden gems and tucked away places that others have overlooked. Grapevine, Texas is a treasure trove of sophisticated experiences and down-home fun just waiting to be uncovered.
Situated neatly between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine is a charming little spot with walkable attractions, exceptional dining, winery tasting rooms, and galleries galore.
It’s also the Christmas Capital of Texas®! Grapevine sparkles as Santa’s favorite stop during the holidays!
A Little Bit of History
Grapevine originated under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas in 1844, one year before Texas was annexed by the United States.
Sam Houston and other representatives of the Republic met with ten Native American nations to negotiate a treaty of peace in the area. These friendly talks opened the door for homesteaders to settle the land.
While you’re in town, be sure to explore the stories of these new Texans at the Settlement to City Museums. The Keeling House, Donald School House, and Cotton Ginners Museum offer visitors a glimpse into Grapevine’s vintage past.
Vineyards and Winery Tasting Rooms
Grapevine’s claim to fame is fairly obvious. The vineyards and winery tasting rooms here are world-class. Plan an unforgettable girls’ trip, romantic weekend, or birthday celebration as part of a delightful Grapevine Wine Tour.
Knowledgeable professionals lead you year-round through Grapevine’s best wine-centric venues. Each is carefully curated for the best possible tasting and tour experience.
Foodies in your travel tribe will love the unique flavors and tastes of Texas as part of a Grapevine Food Tour. Texas favorites, luscious chocolates, and craft cocktails and brews all come with a side of history on these walking tours.
After you’ve had a taste of Grapevine’s history (and possibly signature wine), climb aboard the magnificent Grapevine Vintage Railroad and into an authentic 1920s Victorian coach.
You’ll steam your way to the famous Fort Worth Stockyards where you’re in for a real Texas treat!
The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is the only place in the world where you can see real cowboys wrangling cattle twice daily. Cattle drovers heading for the Chisolm Trail between 1866-1890 originally passed through this spot, which became known as “Cow Town.”
Now it’s a fun and trendy Texas staple that stays true to its roots. If you happen to be here on a Friday or Saturday night, check out the Stockyards Championship Rodeo and Billy Bob’s Texas for a truly thrilling evening out.
Experience Texas’ famous livestock history in the place where more than 4 million cattle moooo-ved through (I couldn’t resist!).
Thriving Arts and Culture Scene
Surprisingly unexpected, Grapevine has a rich culture of arts and skilled craftsmen – many of which can be found along its Historic Main Street. Art galleries, the Public Art Trail, Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, festivals, and countless other artistic attractions welcome you to connect and explore.
Grapevine is A Travel Treasure
Grapevine is a travel treasure. It has more than 80 locally-owned restaurants, 7 winery tasting rooms, and a beautifully preserved historic downtown. It also has fabulous boutique shopping, and plenty of space to stay!
Grapevine is exactly the kind of hidden gem you’ll want to discover for yourself!
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