It’s Saturday afternoon and you are one of the many weekend visitors to Grapevine, Texas.  A quick check of your wallet and you realize you blew through a little too much cash the night before at the Glass Cactus.  So you think to yourself, what can I do in Grapevine for free today?

Good news.  We are here to help.  Here’s our list of the best things to do in Grapevine for FREE.

1.  Window shop in downtown Grapevine

The old time charm of downtown is worth a stroll and and you can check out historical landmarks along the way.

2.  Lake Grapevine parks and trails

Grapevine is fortunate to have numerous lake parks and trails (most of which are free) to visit each and every day.  We highly recommend Oak Grove Park or Murrell Park (if you don’t mind the drive to Flower Mound.

Grapevine Texas3.  Botanical Gardens

Absolutely one of our favorite free places to visit is the Botanical Gardens in Grapevine.  There are ponds, trails, plenty of flowers to view, and room to just hang out and relax.

4.  Grapevine Mills Mall

Why not take a walk around the mall if you are looking for something free to do?  Did you know it is a 1-mile walk to make it all the way around the inside of Grapevine Mills?

5.  Robot Gunfighters (Coming Soon)

The robot gunfighter show will be held twice a day on top of the new Convention and Visitors Bureau building once it opens.  We heard several months ago the grand opening would be in March of 2012.  If it opens next week, this will be one of the quietest openings in history.  Our guess is the lack of hoopla actually means the opening might be delayed.  Note: this is a complete guess here (an educated guess, but nonetheless).

6.  New Convention and Visitors Bureau Building and Museum (Coming Soon)

See the note in #5 above.  The new building was scheduled to hold a grand opening on March 1st, 2012.  It will be a sight to be seen whenever it opens.