Summertime at the Gaylord Texan

Summertime at the Gaylord Texan. Welcome to Grapevine, the premier destination in North Texas and the place I call home! Located just minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine is sure to deliver you true Southern Hospitality at its finest. A destination in and of itself, Gaylord Texan Resort overlooks Lake Grapevine, setting the tone for an experience like no other. The resort features 4.5 acres of indoor gardens and waterways; Paradise Springs, a 10-acre western-themed water park for guests only; Relache, a full-service spa; eight dining options and, of course, the Carolyn Pollack Sterling Gallery! Carolyn’s boutique showcases some of her finest and most sought after collection pieces from her two distinct lines of American West Jewelry and Carolyn Pollack Sterling Jewelry!

Located just down the street, is Historic Downtown Grapevine, where you’ll find more than 80 locally-owned shops, winery tasting rooms and restaurants! The true Toast of the Town is the annual GrapeFest Celebration! The four-day festival celebrates all things wine and is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of GrapeFest’s most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, which is the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the U.S. You can also get the juices flowing at the Grape Stomp competition! Teams take turns stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes! All of this amongst a backdrop of booths of various artisans, multiple stages with live entertainment, sample mouthwatering food and explore the midway filled with carnival games and rides!

In the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine, you’ll find the beautifully restored art deco-style Palace Arts Center, home to the Palace Theatre and the Lancaster Theatre. Each month, the historic theater hosts a First Friday Night and Classic Film series. Come cool off from the Texas sun and screen timeless favorites such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and my favorite summertime thriller, Jaws.

With Mother Nature calling you back outside, Grapevine is the quintessential outdoor enthusiast’s destination! From grabbing your hiking boots and hitting one of the natural and paved trails that surround Lake Grapevine to grabbing your clubs and hitting one of 81 holes of golf, Grapevine keeps you moving.

With so much to see and do in Grapevine, don’t forget to make stopping by Carolyn’s gallery your priority. Whether you are looking for that exclusive to the gallery piece or for a missing piece to your treasured collection, you’ll be thrilled at what you’ll find inside.

Summertime at the Gaylord Texan shopping for beautiful rings.

Grapevine. Aged to perfection.


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