Monday, December 3, 2012

Grapevine Texas and the Reasons to ESCAPE there.

So sometimes in the midst of all this holiday hustle and bustle, you think about just wanting to escape, or at least I know I do.  What if you could escape and still take care of some your holiday traditions, holiday shopping, and kick back and relax. 

Grapevine Texas, the Christmas Capitol of Texas, also sits right in the heart of the fifth largest wine producing state in United States; I know need I say more?  Well now probably not, but I am going to give you a list of six reasons that will make you itching to escape to Grapevine Texas. 

Well I did say Grapevine Texas was the Christmas Capitol of Texas, so of course we need to first think about escaping for some holiday fun.  With over 1400 Christmas events, the possibilities are beyond your imagination, but I can assure you they have imagined it for you. 

Take a ride on the North Pole Express, or leave the kids at home and get ready to pop the top the Grapevine Christmas Wine Train

Take a brisk walk through the arctic, or ICE! Featuring DreamWorks “Merry Madagascar” this is not only a beautiful display of sculptured art, but also a fun way to “chill out” as a family. 

Christmas on Main Street, every weekend until Christmas, on Main Street you are sure to find something for every age and taste on your list.  

Schedule a tour of VETRO Art Glass a take the opportunity to make your own ornament, pick up some classic treasures, and meet the unique artist behind this beautiful artwork.  

Once you have celebrated your heart out or find yourself begging to relax Grapevine Texas offers so many fun choices of relaxation.

While Texas is the fifth largest wine producing state, this Missouri Traveling Mom had to taste some Texas wine to see if it was as good as our Missouri wine, well the verdict is still out.  However, I will say I found Texas has some delightful wineries rather you just want stroll along Main Street and stop off for some tasting or if you want a more intimate setting and want to escape to a country setting. 
Texas style shopping, well you cannot go to Texas without seeing some cowboys, some cowboy boots, and well you need to fit in or at least take some home.  Grapevine Texas has plenty of unique little stores and shops that while you have escaped you can knock out some of that holiday shopping.

While fun, wine, and some shopping gets you excited, check out the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine Texas…this is not a hotel it is well, I don’t know what it is.  Now seriously folks, I was headed to the gym inside the hotel to burn off my Texas size burger, took the wrong turn, and ended up getting more of a workout wandering through the hotel.

During the holiday season, the Gaylord Texan spares no expense at putting you in the holiday mood…seriously!  With one-and-a-half million twinkling lights, 12,000 ornaments, an amazing 52-foot-tall rotating Christmas tree, a life-sized gingerbread house made from real gingerbread, and you cannot forget to mention Santa’s giant pair of boots.

So seriously, friends, if I was going to escape between now and New Years, I would pick a town like Grapevine Texas as I could combine relaxation, holiday shopping, enjoying some fine wine, and fun all in one stop!

Have yourself a Fun Holiday Season!


The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine Texas

VETRO Art Glass

Cross Timbers Winery


Disclosure:  The Grapevine Texas CVB sponsored my trip to Grapevine Texas and a big thank you to them for giving me the opportunity to visit, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that Texas is the fifth largest wine producing state! Guess I need to get out of the Midwest a little more often ;-)


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