Everyone knows Valentine’s Day falls on February 14. It’s been ingrained in us since we were wee little ones, bringing Valentines covered with our favorite characters to school to place in homemade decorated shoeboxes, and if your friends were really special, they’d get a piece of chocolate attached, too.
But now we’re older. Gone are the tacky Valentines that still make me smile today. In their place, grown-up cards and date night with my special person.
But don’t forget your girls!
Thanks to Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on the hit TV series “Parks and Recreation,” the emergence of Galentine’s Day on February 13 has become a celebrated tradition. This day is set aside to celebrate the strong women in our lives (old and new), our friendships with them and allows us to show our appreciation.
So bring your tribe to Grapevine and celebrate!
Raise A Glass
Sip, savor and indulge along Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail, featuring eight winery tasting rooms with something for everyone in your party.
Take a wine excursion with Grapevine Wine Tours, which includes tastings at three Grapevine winery tasting rooms, lunch or dinner, a sightseeing tour through Historic Downtown Grapevine and transportation.
Create your own wine with a wine blending class at Wine Fusion or Grape Vine Springs Winery! You will learn how to blend 100% varietal wines to create a custom master blend, then bottle it, cork it, create your own label to take home and enjoy the fruits of your labor, literally.
Have a group of ladies more about the hops? Enjoy a craft brew (or two) at Hop and Sting Brewing Co., Grapevine’s small-batch brewery. Enjoy their taproom where you can try their crafted to perfection brews, or, if Texas weather is cooperating, sit outside in their beer garden! Psst! They are pet friendly, y’all.
Have a craving for cider? Enjoy pints from Grapevine’s very own cidery, Outlaw Cider Company. From semi-sweet to dry ciders, each one of your gals is sure to find a cider fit for their palate.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Girl time isn’t complete without a little shopping! You and your ladies will find unique boutiques, art galleries, antique and vintage stores, jewelry shops and more on Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine.
For the name-brand lovers in the group, Grapevine Mills has them covered! This 1.8 million-square-foot shopping paradise offers stores such as Coach, H&M, Kate Spade and Michael Kors, as well as discount outlets like Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call and more!
Rejuvenate Your Soul
From resort-style spas to private spas in a historic home, Grapevine offers just what you and your girlfriends need to relax and unwind.
Great Wolf Lodge’s Elements Spa is the answer to relaxation. Quiet and peaceful, it’s the perfect spot to get a massage, body treatment or reflexology. And if your kiddos are tagging along, Great Wolf Lodge’s Scooops Kid Spa is the spot for them while you go on your adults-only relaxation journey. Scoops pampers kids ages 12 and under with cleansing facials and pedicures, all in candy hues! Their experience ends with a scoop of ice cream.
Need a spa that can accommodate all of life’s hurdles? Have your morning refreshed at Lifestylez Nails with a mimosa or a signature manicure. Wind down your girls’ day with a signature 90-minute zero-gravity pedicure. No matter what you choose, you’ll feel the southern hospitality as soon as you walk through the door!
One Spa is housed inside Grapevine’s Salon One and is a one-stop-shop for all things pampering. Receive a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure, haircut or even visit with an electrolysis specialist.
Relâche Spa at Gaylord Texan Resort features 12 treatment rooms and two spa suites in its 25,000-square-foot European-style day spa. Offering endless services from eyebrow tinting and waxing to mother-to-be massages and facials, it’s the perfect place for you and your girls to relax.
Located inside the Grand Hyatt DFW, travelers flee to SkySPA to escape the stress of the big city. Opt from a hydrating facial or a soothing massage.
That Sweet Life
You can find just about anything in Grapevine’s culinary scene … especially sweets! If you’re needing the perfect dessert to enjoy out or at home, here are the sweetest shops in Grapevine.
Start your decadent journey at Chocolate Moonshine Co. where you’ll find all things chocolate. From fudge to truffle bars, alcohol chocolates to fun goodies such as chocolate soda, you’re sure to have a sweet time.
Craving raw, ready-to-eat cookie dough? Swing by Doughlicious and try traditional cookie flavors or to-die-for southern favorites including banana pudding or strawberry shortcake. As their slogan states: “It’s the dessert your mama warned your about.”
Dark chocolate – it’s the doctor’s orders! Yes, you read that right. Dr. Sue’s Chocolate is owned by – you guessed it – Dr. Sue, a practicing physician on a mission to inspire people to a healthier lifestyle though all-natural dark chocolate. Stop in and feel good about what you’re eating.
Craving a delicious piece of pie? Welcome to Judy Pie! All of their baked goods are made from scratch each day. You’ll find a selection of pies that will always be available, including a selection of seasonal favorites. Eat there or bring it home.
Ice cream, fudge, caramel apples, oh my! Find an array of sweet treats at Kilwins, home of long standing tradition, delicious handmade confections and friendly service. Whatever your “confection,” they’ll keep it a secret!
Warm up with award-winning pastries or a hot beverage from Main Street Bistro & Bakery! Founded in 2000, Main Street Bistro & Bakery brought the nineteenth-century style of restaurants to Historic Downtown Grapevine. Hint: their almond croissant is perfection.
Whatever way you choose to celebrate Galentine’s Day in Grapevine, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing experience. We raise a glass to you and your gal pals!