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Historic Grapevine, Texas

Published: 1/28/2008

Something for Everyone

Historic Grapevine, Texas has Something for Everyone

Grapevine, TX (Jan. 28, 2008) -- Historic Grapevine, Texas is a go-to destination when planning a trip to North Texas! Nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth, historic Grapevine, Texas provides visitors a convenient escape from the big city. Step back in time in Historic Downtown Grapevine and visit the shops, wineries, restaurants and artisans. Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad or unwind at one of Grapevine's nine winery-tasting rooms. Play 81 holes of golf or take advantage of 7000-plus acres of recreation on Lake Grapevine. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities, Grapevine has something for everyone.

Grapevine's Main St. entertainment district is fortunate to have the brilliantly restored Palace Arts Theatre, which includes the fully restored Palace and Lancaster Theatres. The Palace Theatre, built in 1940, houses the Grapevine Opry - one of the best Country and Western music reviews this side of Nashville. Some current Grapevine Opry "alumni" include LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert and Keith Anderson. The Palace and Lancaster Theatres are also home to a number of different performing arts groups and anchor Historic Downtown Grapevine's bustling entertainment scene, which includes live music on evenings and weekends.

Home to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine is an exceptional destination for business travelers and families alike. The extraordinary Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine boasts 1,511 hotel rooms and 400,000-sq. ft. of convention space. Grapevine currently has over 5,000 hotel rooms available and six luxury hotels, the Embassy Suites Outdoor World, Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, the Hyatt Regency DFW, the Grand Hyatt DFW and the recently-opened Great Wolf Lodge which features a state-of-the-art indoor water park - one of the largest water parks of all the Great Wolf Lodge chains.

In addition, Grapevine offers upscale rooms at the Idearc Hotel and Conference Center, AmeriSuites, Baymont Inn, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Homewood Suites, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, Super 8 Motel, Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast, and the Springhill Suites.

Grapevine hotels offer over 600,000-sq. ft. of meeting space - all of which are convenient locations to other great Grapevine attractions. Most of Grapevine's hotels offer free shuttle service from DFW International Airport and feature resort amenities such as heated indoor/outdoor swimming pools, Nautilus-equipped health clubs, indoor/outdoor tennis and racquetball courts.

There are 81 holes of golf within 10 to 15 minutes of every hotel in the city. Grapevine's three golf courses are ranked among the top 50 public courses in the U.S. - including one designed by Byron Nelson and one owned by the NFL Dallas Cowboys. Should the weather put a damper on your golf outing, visit Texas Indoor Golf. The 24,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility has everything a golfer would want. Texas Indoor Golf has over 60 courses from around the world including Pebble Beach, St. Andrew's, Pinehurst No. 2, and many more!

Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and Grapevine has served as a trendsetter and leader with award-winning wineries and winemakers. So, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, be sure to stop by at one of the nine wineries located in Grapevine. Delaney Winery and Vineyards at 2000 Champagne Blvd. opened its 14,000-sq. ft. winery on April 18, 1996. La Bodega Winery, the first tasting room to operate in a major U.S. airport, opened in November 1995. With three locations, two of them inside of the DFW International Airport (Terminals A and D), La Bodega serves its own wines and some of the finest vintages from other Texas wineries. For more than a decade, La Buena Vida Vineyards in Grapevine has lured locals and visitors to North Texas with its fresh approach to wine tasting. Come pay homage to Bacchus and enjoy its award-winning champagnes and wines at 416 E. College St. Homestead Winery opened its tasting room in Grapevine on May 16, 1998. The Homestead tasting room is located at 211 E. Worth St. in a late 1800's era home in the heart of Grapevine's Historic District. Cross Timbers Winery Tasting Room, in the historic Dorris/Brock farmstead at 805 N. Main, opened in April 2001. Su Vino Winery, a full-service state-of-the-art custom winemaking establishment, opened in February 2003 at 120 S. Main St.. Located in Grapevine's downtown historic district, D'Vine Wine, promotes a cozy Tuscan atmosphere in a historic building formerly used as Grapevine's City Hall. Come in and enjoy wine by the taste, by the bottle or by making it yourself. D'Vine Wine is located at 409 S. Main St.. And the newest addition to Grapevine's collection of wineries is Farina's Winery, located at 420 S. Main St. in the Grapevine Historic District, is originally the home of Tate's Hardware. Farina's Winery features its own wines as well as a selection from around the world.

Grapevine's festivals and events draw visitors from around the globe. In April, the New Vintage Wine Trail highlights the new vintage release from Grapevine's wineries. In May, Kickoff your summer and celebrate the Great Outdoors with Main Street Days - An Outdoor Adventure. GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest, is held in September. On July 4, find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine for the 26th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza Over Lake Grapevine. Rated one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, GrapeFest features an incredible array of entertainment including the traditional Vintner's Auction and the Texas Wine Tribute Gala - a black-tie formal affair for gourmet food lovers and wine enthusiasts. GrapeFest attendees can also vote for their favorite Texas wines at the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic. In October, guests are invited to enjoy Butterfly Flutterby - a one-day event observing the migration of Monarch butterflies as they migrate from Canada to Mexico, making their way through Grapevine. In December, Grapevine - the Christmas Capital of Texas, offers an unforgettable holiday experience with Christmas on Main St. featuring great shopping and an extensive variety of holiday entertainment and activities. When visiting during Christmas, don't forget to get on board the North Pole Express. Thousands of children will turn fiction into reality during the holiday season as they jump aboard the enchanting North Pole Express.

Step back in time to the nineteenth century on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's excursion train pulled by an 1896 steam locomotive, No. 2248, manufactured at the Cooke Locomotive Works in Paterson, NJ. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has four enclosed circa 1925 passenger coaches, and two circa 1927 open-air patio cars/touring coaches. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad makes round-trip excursions from Grapevine's Cotton Belt Railroad Depot to Fort Worth's Historic Stockyards Station.

If you're looking for even more fun, head over to Main Event Entertainment, located on Hwy.114 near Main St., for bowling, laser tag, billiards and more. The Xdrenaline Zone, located at Lake Grapevine on 2500 Fairway Dr., provides family-friendly recreational activities designed to strengthen the mind and body. From paintball to fishing to leadership training, a day at the Xdrenaline Zone is filled with unparalleled adrenaline-packed fun.

Grapevine offers an abundance of shopping to satisfy even the most seasoned shopper. Whether in Historic Downtown Grapevine or at one of Grapevine's shopping centers, Grapevine offers options for any shopper's preference and budget. There is an extraordinary selection of unique gift ideas in Historic Downtown Grapevine where you can find antiques, arts & crafts, galleries, wine, gourmet foods, home furnishings, boutiques, and handcrafted items. Finally, to finish off your shopping experience, head to Grapevine Mills mall. Located just two miles from DFW International Airport, Grapevine Mills mall has over 1.6 million-sq. ft. shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Grapevine Mills has over 180 stores to choose from. The megamall offers incredible retail values, fantastic dining and exciting entertainment experiences all in one location. Grapevine Mills' stores and attractions include Banana Republic, J. Crew, Hollister Co., Abercrombie & Fitch, Off 5th - Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, GameWorks, Books-A-Million, The AMC 30, Virgin Records, Rainforest Café, and includes an indoor ice skating rink. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the largest outdoor sporting equipment store in the Southwest provides everything for the outdoor family and is conveniently located across from Grapevine Mills mall.

For more information regarding accommodations, attractions, or any of Grapevine's upcoming events, please contact the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or 800-457-6338 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.