Grapevine Summer Getaway

Are you looking for a quick summer getaway the entire family will enjoy? There’s no shortage of things to do from historic experiences to yummy eats and fun attractions the whole family will love.

Experience world-class shopping at Grapevine Mills and take your family on an immersive and interactive art experience at the brand-new Meow Wolf Grapevine. There’s also the LEGOLAND Discovery Center where kids can create countless designs while also exploring some incredible professional creations. Grapevine is also home to SEA LIFE GRAPEVINE which lets your family explore animals under the sea, including live interaction with endangered sea turtles.

Meow Wolf Exhibit

Has the summer heat got you down? Find some relief at Paradise Springs at the Gaylord Texan Resort. The massive water park features a 10-acre outdoor pool, a 600-foot lazy river and four waterslides. You can also check out the 80,000-square-foot indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge which includes a lazy river and numerous winding water slides. Or head out to Lake Grapevine where the family can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skis and the WhoaZone featuring an action-packed, floating obstacle course.

whoa zone new

Don’t forget about the very walkable Historic Main Street where you can explore locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants. While strolling the beautiful downtown area, you can cool off at Hip Pop with a variety of popsicles, slushies and shaved ice. Cool off with some gelato from the market at Napoli's Italian Kitchen or stop into Kilwins for some gourmet ice cream. 

Hip Pop in Grapevine

Take your family on a trip back in time! The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has classic 1920s-era coaches where you can experience the Great Grapevine Train Heist – a live show performed on every train car – but make sure you keep an eye out for Mustang Jones, we hear he’s up to no good! The Grapevine Vintage Railroad also offers specialty excursions throughout the summer.

GVRR Heist

Unearth Grapevine's rich past at Historic Nash Farm, a farmstead dating back to 1859. This living history museum allows you and your family to immerse yourself in 19th-century farm life. Explore the original farmhouse and historic barn while learning about the tools and techniques used by generations of Texas farmers. Nash Farm offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and connect with Grapevine's agricultural heritage, all within the charming confines of our city.

Nash Farm employee poses with a guest as they take a selfie

Worried about getting around? We’ve got that covered too! Grapevine has a complimentary Visitor Shuttle with three routes to help your family conveniently explore the city. And with 20+ hotels in the area, it’s easy to get away without having to plan your trip months in advance.

Josh Hernandez
Josh Hernandez

Josh is the Communications Coordinator at Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Dallas native is a sports fanatic who loves cheering on all his local teams and the school who made him the writer he is today, The University of Oklahoma. Josh loves finding new restaurants and patios with a view in Grapevine.