DFW's Grapevine City Rustles Up Old-West Charm

Capture a bit of Texas history, enjoy great food and sample local wines on Main Street U.S.A.

Just a few miles from the DFW International Airport and adjacent to beautiful Grapevine Lake, the historic city (think Sam Houston, Bonnie and Clyde) of Grapevine gives visitors plenty to see, do, sip, and taste. Step back in time and board a Victorian-style coach at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Be sure to check out the Palace Arts Center, on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers an art gallery, classic movie viewing, and is home to music, dance and theater performances. You'll find it all on Grapevine's quaint Main Street.

EAT

Grapevine boasts more than 200 restaurants ranging from upscale and trendy to ones dishing out old-fashioned comfort food. Traditional Mexico City recipes meet Santa Fe and Tex-Mex flavors at Mi Día From Scratch. Those with a sweet tooth can sate their cravings at Doughlicious, the first edible cookie dough sweetery in Texas. 

DRINK

On the Urban Wine Trail, explore Bingham Family Vineyards’ Texas-grown grapes; Cross Timbers Winery’s 11 varietals from the High Plains; and Grape Vine Springs Winery’s 32 wines and ghost tour. 

SHOP

Decorative-art aficionados will love the European and American finds at Antique Revival. British Emporium features British groceries and gifts. The Willow Cottage Boutique and Soapery is the spot for novelty soaps and home decor. 

Jennifer McKee
About the author

Jennifer is the Managing Editor of Morris Visitor Publications, where she has worked since 2005. She grew up in small...