Complete with historic buildings, inviting shops and delicious places to eat, Grapevine offers one of the most charming downtowns in the nation. It’s also the home of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.
Whether you’re looking for a Saturday activity or holiday-themed adventure, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad offers a traveling experience full of fun for all ages. A few years ago we took our son to The Polar Express during the Christmas season (after all, Grapevine is the Christmas capital of Texas) and it was such a great holiday memory.
Recently I decided to re-visit the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in a much different way with a girls’ day out, and it was just as much fun.
We boarded the train for a trip from downtown Grapevine to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The coaches are beautifully restored and this ride is much more enjoyable than just driving. I highly recommend the air-conditioned option (especially in the summer months). You can sit and chat, catch up on a good book, or just watch the scenery outside.
Travel Back in Time
From the moment we stepped onto the authentic 1920’s Victorian coach to the time we arrived in the Stockyards, it was like we traveled to a different world. We enjoyed lunch at Riscky’s BBQ (try the fried pickles) and strolled through the shops. You can always find a Texas souvenir or if you have a sweet tooth like me, you can stock up on goodies at the old-fashioned candy store The Candy Barrel.
The excursion lasted around 4.5 hours and it was such a fun getaway for my friend and I. We decided to extend the day and enjoy Grapevine’s Main Street for dessert. With special events throughout the year including a Jazz Wine Trail, I can’t wait to plan my next outing on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad!
For a list of pricing, special events and when you can hop aboard next, click here.