The 12-Hour Tour | Things to Do in Grapevine, Tx

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Breakfast: Main Street Café and Bread Baking Co.

316 South Main Street

Experience a little slice of Parisian pastry perfection on Main Street. This is an uber-popular spot for locals; you really can’t go wrong with any item on the menu. Need help narrowing it down? We suggest a classic croissant (the best in Texas) paired with a cappuccino. Simple yet savory, and absolutely satisfying. The perfect way to fuel up for a day discovering all the things to do in Grapevine, Tx.

Historic Main Street District

Step back in time and experience the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Grapevine, the oldest settlement in Tarrant County. There’s something for everyone here: local shops, restaurants, artisans, wineries, and the Palace Theatre. Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and get a quick tour of all the hot spots, then get on and off where you please. For the wine lover, step into a wine-tasting shop to experience even more of the Grapevine flavor.

Grapevine Botanical Garden

411 Ball Street

This small oasis is the perfect change of pace for locals and visitors alike. Wander through lush greenery and blooming flowers, explore the trails, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses! For those with kiddos, head over to the connected Heritage Park afterwards for the kid’s play area and picnic tables – the ideal spot for a family outing.

Into the Glass Wine Bar and Texas Café

322 South Main Street

Grab a late lunch downtown at Into the Glass, one of the top restaurants in the city. With a quaint, intimate atmosphere and dishes that are fresh and flavorful, it’s no wonder this spot is another local favorite. The menu is small and curated tediously, with mostly Tex-Mex and Cajun items. Order the Brie nachos to start and you won’t be disappointed!

Sea Life Aquarium

3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway

Beat the afternoon heat with a trip to the Sea Life Aquarium to discover an underwater wonderland of rare and exotic creatures. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take the “Behind the Scenes Tour” to discover the top of the ocean tank and get a closer look at the animals who call it home. You’ll find interactive, hands-on activities for all ages and learn about how to make a difference in the places these fish call home.

Legoland Discovery Center

3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway

You’ll find Legoland inside the Grapevine Mills Mall, the second-largest mall in Tarrant County.  Take your kids here for the trip of a lifetime, where you’ll have the chance to hop aboard the chariot laser ride on Kingdom Quest, construct intricate buildings and vehicles, and even see the DFW area in astonishing miniature detail in Lego Miniland. Explore together and disover the world of Legoland in Grapevine!

Texas Star Dinner Theater

816 South Main Street

For dinner, we recommend returning to Grapevine’s historic Main Street for an unforgettable evening. Here, you’ll experience an award-winning Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – feast on delicious eats while watching live action scenes unfold right before your eyes. There’s nothing quite like reliving the Wild West on Texas soil! Help solve the mystery and don’t forget to clean your plate, y’all.



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