Welcome to Grapevine
A city rich in history, Grapevine has a population of 50,872 as recorded in the 2021 census. Conveniently located only 10 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth’s International Airport, it is a bustling social center full of shops, restaurants, and galleries lining Main Street and filling downtown. Lake Grapevine is mere minutes away, giving residents opportunities for fishing, boating, walking, and other activities on or surrounding the lake.
Considered the Christmas Capital of Texas, Grapevine has many events throughout the year, and none is greater than the lights and excitement of the Christmas season. In addition to its Christmas fun, the city is known for its historic downtown and restored 19th- and 20th-century properties. It has a vintage railroad dating back to 1888 and a thriving tourist industry. The city combines authenticity with nostalgia, creating a unique atmosphere.
What to Love
Grapevine is an example of classic Texas culture. Conveniently located near Dallas-Fort Worth and Lake Grapevine, the bustling city is easily walkable. The historic area boasts a relaxing feel and the excitement of festivals, especially at Christmas. Combining vintage and modern atmospheres, Grapevine creates a one-of-a-kind experience at the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Grapevine Mills is an indoor mall and home to 180 restaurants, stores, and entertainment facilities. From dine-in theaters and escape games to upscale stores and unique boutiques, there is something for everyone at this exciting, one-stop destination. Palace Arts Center is a place of local talent and live music. Featuring many styles and types of music, the restored Art Deco building is a unique experience, whether guests enjoy movies, visual art, performances, or a private event.
For more than 10 years, Grape Vine Springs Winery has been a downtown staple. Visitors can taste or purchase more than 30 wines, some of which are winners of international and national contests, as well as gourmet meats and cheeses. Vetro Glassblowing Studio doubles as a store for unique glass sculptures and gifts and an educational facility where guests can witness and learn about the art form. Founded in 1999, it is a friendly, welcoming gallery.
Grapevine Lake covers 8,000 acres and has become a hub for water skiing, fishing, boating, windsurfing, and camping. Surrounded by beautiful nature, it features nine miles of trails, making it an ideal destination for biking and hiking. Tex Rail is a 27-mile-long commuter rail line that 8,000 travelers take daily from Fort Worth to the DFW Airport, passing through Grapevine and Richland Hills on the way. It was founded in 1983.
Things to Do
Grapefest is the southwest’s biggest wine festival. It is the location of the country’s biggest consumer-judged wine competition, known as The People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic. The festival celebrates Texas wine with wine tastings, competitions, and activities. Main Street Fest takes place in downtown Grapevine. There is live entertainment, street performers, a kids’ zone, delicious food, and shopping. 2023 will be the 39th annual meet of the festival.
Grapevine Lake Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games is a one-day event with thousands of yearly guests. The annual festival highlights Celtic heritage with Scottish Highland field games, vendors, a beer garden, and Celtic bands and dances. One of the greatest Grapevine Christmas traditions is ICE! at The Gaylord Texan Resort. From November through January first, the hotel showcases a stunning winter wonderland with over 1,000 tons of ice. Guests enjoy two-story ice slides, ice tunnels and arches, ice sculptures, and more, plus live sculpting demonstrations.
A place of beautiful plants, scents, and nature, the Botanical Garden at Heritage Park has won several awards. The colors and design change with the seasons, making each visit a unique experience. The peaceful, gorgeous place is ideal for pictures and events. SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium is found within Grapevine Mills. It covers 45,000 square feet and displays over 30 exhibits of thousands of sea animals, from saltwater to freshwater sea life, including rescued sea turtles, starfish, sharks, seahorses, and jellyfish.