5 Family Friendly Things To Do In Grapevine TX

Looking for something great to do with the whole family? Grapevine has lots of options. Take a look at 5 family friendly things to do in Grapevine TX.

Should you be lucky enough to find yourself in Grapevine, Texas this summer, there will be no shortage of amazing things to do. Grapevine, TX was named one of the best places for families to live in Texas, with school rankings currently at an 8. 

Being just 22 miles from downtown Dallas and 24 miles from Forth Worth, Grapevine is a gem in the Metroplex. The city has maintained its historic downtown and opened up a slew of wineries (hello adult time). 

With so many things to do in Grapevine TX, it might be hard to choose which activities are must do's. But we've got you covered; we've compiled a list of the very best things to do with your family while visiting Grapevine. 

1. Historic Main Street

From food truck festivals to farmer's markets with live music, there is always something going on around the main street. When it comes to things to do in Grapevine, Texas, this block is where it's at!

The main street is filled with eccentric shops and interesting galleries for every age. Take your family and enjoy the many historical set ups to be found. You can have a run in with a train thief or lock your children in an old jail cell.

Post bail and follow your good parenting up with one of the many sweet places to stop in for a frozen goodie. 

2. Ride the Rails

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad will be a thrill for the entire family. Bring everyone aboard the train for an experience into the old Wild West. You can even select which type of old western passenger you'd like to be. Will you be a bourgeoise first class passenger high atop cushioned seats? Or will you head toward the back original wooden seats where the real cowboys sat?

It's a 90-minute ride each way on a scenic and historic route. You'll head to the Forth Worth Stockyards and meet some real westerners and have your photo taken. Be careful though, the rumor is that on summer weekends train robbers will stop your train. 

3. Eat. One of the Best Things to Do in Grapevine TX. 

There are many incredible restaurants in the area. Some even attract high profile celebrities for their fantastic cuisine.

After a long day in the Wild West, take the family to a hot spot where they can find lobster enchiladas, chicken molé, and ceviché. Sip on spicy margaritas while you wind down and enjoy some of the best traditional meals in the region. 

Between Tex-Mex, American fare, BBQ and great Italian food, you have an array of great options to satisfy your stomach's desires. 

4. The Mega Mall

Apparently, everything really is bigger in Texas. The Grapevine Mills Mall is one of the greatest, and biggest things to do in Grapevine TX.  With 180+ stores and 1.6. million-square-foot, this is a super mall. The mall is complete with the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium and a Legoland Discovery Center. 

Take your 10 and unders to the pirate beach and then peruse a number of stores geared for the great outdoors. 

5. Lake Grapevine

If you're looking for a relaxing and scenic spot, Lake Grapevine is for you. It's a short drive from town and there is plenty to do. With 8,000 acres of recreational opportunities, there's something for everyone. 

Boat, ski, bike, or take a segway tour. They also offer sunset cruises for you and your family to take in a world famous Texan sunset while out on the lake. 

Get to Grapevine

There are so many things to do in Grapevine TX. You will find no shortage of entertainment for your entire family. Hit the historic district, ride the rails and stop by the mega mall for more fun. 

End your day in a beautiful Texan restaurant with your kids as they repeatedly thank you for the awesome day (or else, back to jail). Call us for a reservation today to schedule a memorable Texan meal with your family.  

Raul Reyes