Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas — a destination for wine, shopping, entertainment, dining, galleries and a complete selection of services!
Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas, is more than a destination, it’s a journey. A journey to bygone days when neighbors would call out to each other on the street, shake hands, say ”good morning” and really mean it.
You don’t have to be a Texan to appreciate downtown Grapevine. In fact, you’re likely to brush shoulders with East Coast bankers, Midwestern farmers or Hollywood elite as you explore the unique shops on Main Street or savor the grapes that gave our town its name.
People from all over the country tell us Main Street reminds them of the town where they grew up. For some, it’s the historic Palace Theater, featured in its pre-restoration days in the movie Tender Mercies, and now home of the renowned Grapevine Opry. For others, our family-style restaurants rekindle memories of good times.
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The moment you drive down Main Street and see the historic Wallis Hotel with its full-length front porch at the north end of town, you know you’re in for something special. By the time you get to the south end and see the 1896-steam-engine-powered Grapevine Vintage Railroad running open-air cars on the historic Cotton Belt Route between the Historic Downtown and the Fort Worth Stockyards, you realize this is a special place.
Picturesque as it is, downtown Grapevine isn’t some sleepy burg hanging onto visions of past glory; it’s a vibrant, bustling center of commerce with modern shops, galleries and boutiques to appeal to the most sophisticated urban tastes.
Come absorb the ambience of our many fine wineries, treat yourself to gourmet coffee and hand-made European-style chocolates. Commission works of art by skilled brass sculptors and glass blowers. Find rare treasures in our antique shops. Or experience the modern contemporary kitchen products from Europe.
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Enjoy a relaxing romantic getaway and old-fashioned hospitality at a historic bed & breakfast. Explore Grapevine’s colorful history when you visit an 1800’s log cabin and the Grapevine Historical museum.
Hometown and Home
But Historic Downtown Grapevine isn’t some made-up tourist attraction; it’s a community where people live, work, shop and have fun.
People who are fortunate enough to call Grapevine home keep coming back downtown because of the wide range of everyday services available, from an old-fashioned barber shop that serves up soft drinks from a glass bottle vending machine to a shoe repair shop that still offers while-you-wait service.
Locals come here for the bakeries, sandwich shops, ice cream stores, kitchen stores, printers, party planners, yoga lessons, furniture consignment and auto repair shops, as well as heating and air conditioning services.
Thursdays and Saturdays March through November are special to residents and visitors alike because the Grapevine Market is open those days from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the town gazebo. The Grapevine Market is an open air, European-style shopping experience that features local produce and treats (try the sweet potato pie), home décor, antiques, handmade jewelry and works by local artists.
Festivals and Fun
As good wine complements a fine meal, festivals bring out the flavor of a community’s culture. Festivals in Historic Downtown Grapevine combine topical themes, live music, great food and drink and special offers from downtown Grapevine merchants throughout the year, including the Chocolate Festival, New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail, Main Street Days, Summer Nights, GrapeFest, Butterfly Flutterby and the ultimate event on the calendar as we celebrate Grapevine as The Christmas Capital of Texas.
Historic Downtown Grapevine offers shopping, dining, entertainment and activities year-round that appeal to everyone. If you are planning a business trip to the Gaylord Texan Resort or other nearby location, Grapevine should be at the top of your list of things to do. But don’t say we didn’t warn you – you probably won’t want to leave. But fear not, most of the stores have websites and can ship your purchases back home, or allow you to shop again from the comfort of your own desk.
Nearby accommodations are plentiful, with room rates for all budgets, and we’re just minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Come… Visit… Discover Historic Downtown Grapevine!