Grapevine – The Premier Leisure Destination - Has Plenty to Howl About
Style News Wire | 2/13/2008, 8:30 p.m.
Its excellent location – nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth — historic Grapevine, Texas provides visitors a convenient escape from the big city. The new resort destination is also a nice fit with the Gaylord Texan Resort and its amenities, complementing each other well. The new eight-story Great Wolf Lodge, combined with all the attractions Grapevine offers, increases the possibilities of fun and recreation, allowing guests to experience the ultimate weekend get-a-way.
In fact, make your trip to Grapevine one of the greatest! Stay the weekend at the fabulous Great Wolf Lodge. Experience Bear Track LandingTM, the 80,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. This waterpark is unique in that it remains a summery 84-degrees year-round. Bear Track LandingTM is packed with fun for the entire family. The colossal waterpark includes seven pools, 11 waterslides, and the fascinating six-story Howlin’ TornadoTM funnel ride.
Then after drying off, head down to Historic Downtown Grapevine and step back in time to the eighteenth century on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s excursion train pulled by an 1896 “heavy mountain-class” steam locomotive. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has four enclosed passenger coaches, and two open-air patio cars/touring coaches. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad makes fun-filled round-trip excursions from Grapevine’s Cotton Belt Railroad Depot to Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards Station.
Now, you can’t visit Grapevine without stopping into some of Main Street’s shops. Grapevine offers an abundance of shopping to satisfy even the most seasoned shopper. Whether on Historic Main Street or at one of Grapevine’s shopping centers, Grapevine offers options for any shopper’s preference and budget. There is an extraordinary selection of unique gift ideas in Historic Downtown Grapevine where you can find antiques, arts & crafts galleries, wine, gourmet foods, home furnishings, boutiques, and handcrafted items.
Grapevine is renowned for offering some of Texas’s finest wines. So, after a bit of shopping, you’ll want to kick back and visit Grapevine’s wineries. With nine winery-tasting rooms located throughout the city, Grapevine offers memorable experiences for all levels of wine enthusiasts.
The new addition of Great Wolf Lodge allows the City of Grapevine to offer well over 5,000 rooms, over 600,000-square-feet of meeting space and one extraordinary waterpark. There are also over 200 restaurants in Grapevine, numerous festivals year-round, art galleries, performing arts and concerts, state-of-the-art golf courses, and the list goes on. An endless list of attractions makes Grapevine an incomparable destination when it comes to leisure.
For more information regarding accommodations or attractions, please contact the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or 800-457-6338 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.