Top 5 Unusual Things To Do In Grapevine Texas

We recently compiled a list of the Top 5 Things To Do In Grapevine, Texas.  Since we felt like that was really only covering a small portion of Grapevine, we thought we’d come up with a list of things that are a little off the beaten path.

1.  Austin Ranch
Visit one of the oldest working dude ranches in Texas.  Here you will enjoy riding horses through 90 shaded acres surrounding a 10-acre lake.  As they say on their website, you can kick back with a real Texas trail ride at Austin Ranch.  Austin Ranch Website

2.  Summit Climbing Gym
Get a group together and head over to Summit Climbing Gym for some indoor rock climbing.  This is a great way to exercise, build strength, or take part in team building activities.  Summit Climbing Gym does have 1 day passes available and sometimes have free events to give those wanna be rock climbers a reason to come try it out.  You should definitely call and make reservations if you want to go. Check out the website for more information. Summit Rock Gym Website

3.  Duck Rider Tours  Now Closed

4.  Xdrenaline Zone Paintball Now Closed

5.  Love and War in Texas
Here you will enjoy the great taste of Texas food, a cold drink, and possibly some great live country music.  This is a great Texas restaurant and bar just outside of Grapevine Mills Mall.  Love and War in Texas Website

Please call all ahead to any of these great places before visiting.  Most of these activities do not keep regular hours so it is best to get reservations before going.

Have fun!

Top 5 Things You Must Do In Grapevine

Whether you live in Grapevine or are just stopping by for a visit, here are five things you must do.

1. Main Street and Historic Downtown
Hanging out on Main Street is definitely one of our favorite things to do. Whether you want to shop at many of the diverse boutiques, enjoy wine from one of the tasting rooms, or eat at some of the best dining establishments in Grapevine, historic downtown is the place for you.  For more on shopping Downtown Grapevine click here.

 And if that is not enough, you can take in a bit of Grapevine history as you walk around the heart of the city.  The Grapevine Historical Museum is housed in and old railroad train car on the south end of Main Street at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad depot.

2. Grapevine Wine Trail
If you like to taste wines, this Wine Trail will give you a sample of each of the 8 wineries or tasting rooms in the City of Grapevine.  On the trail you will enjoy food samplings and three wine tastings at each winery.  You will also get to see why each winery and tasting room in Grapevine has its own unique characteristics.  For the wine lover, this is a must do in Grapevine. If you need more information on the wineries in Grapevine click here.

3. Grapevine Vintage Railroad
You will ride in authentic Victorian style coaches like people did in the Old West.  The ride will take you from downtown Grapevine to the historic Stockyards in Fort Worth.  You will then have time to check out Cow Town in all of its nostalgic glory before taking a return trip on the train back to where you started.  This train ride is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the afternoon. For more information on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad click here.

4. Grapevine Mills Mall
With over 180 stores to shop in, this indoor outlet mall boast over 1.6 million square feet of shopping space.  In addition to the many shops, there is a 30 screen movie theater, indoor skate park, and plenty of places to stop and grab a bite to eat.  Just click here for a list of stores in Grapevine Mills.

For more information on shopping at Grapevine Mills Mall click here.

5. Lake Grapevine
Lake Grapevine is one of the most popular lakes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.  You could spend a day at one of the many parks surrounding the lake or exploring the numerous walking and biking trails in and around the parks. 

If you want to spend a night or weekend on the lake, the Vineyards Campgrounds have several cabins for rent that are about 20 yards from the shoreline.

Maybe you want to spend a day on the lake, Just For Fun has a number of boats and jet skis for rent.


We know that listing just the top 5 Things To Do is really only scratching the surface.  We did not even get to mention the hotels/resorts, amazing golf courses, and all the rest of the fun that Grapevine, Texas has to offer, but this is sure to get you off to a good start!