Wine is just the start of non-stop fun in glorious Grapevine

If you fancy the perfect wine-themed getaway in North Texas, Vine scores important points. Considered the seat of wine-tasting in Texas, the city is home to a bustling urban wine route where you can savor strong, bold reds and crisp, clean whites — and everything in between.

A pioneer in wine culture, Grapevine also offers the annual meeting RaisinFest, the Texas Wine Experience not to be missed. The 36th annual event is scheduled for September 15-18, 2022.

But in addition to its award-winning sips, this destination is made for all kinds of summer fun.

For example, the 40th edition 4th of July fireworks is always a family hit, and save the date for next year main street partyMay 19-21, 2023. The annual festival features live entertainment, a craft beer experience, and live music.

Check into family-friendly hotels and resorts like the Texan Gaylord or the charming Hotel Wineand shop at Vineyard mills before dinner at Harvest rooma European-style food hall.

You can also get your fill of outdoor recreational activities at vine lakespans 8,000 acres and you’ll find everything from boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, fishing and camping to hiking and biking on nine miles of trails.

Go back in time in Historic Downtown Grapevine, with its collection of charming shops, restaurants and art galleries. He is also famous for the Vine Vintage Railwaywhich creates unique memories for families aboard authentic 1920s Victorian coaches – there’s even an adults-only Jazz Wine Train!

For more late 19th century life, head to the historic Nash Farm, which raises heritage breed livestock, including sheep, turkeys and Gulf Coast chickens, and grows heritage crops and produce. Throughout the year, the farm hosts events and guided activities such as First Fridays, farm-to-fork dining experiences, and a Victorian Christmas.

And speaking of Christmas, Grapevine is considered the Christmas capital of Texas. With this title in mind, it’s never too early to look forward to winter vacation.

Whether you’re a North Texas staycationer, weekend road tripper, or mini-adventurer on a long layover at nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine is your go-to spot.

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