If you’ve ever visited the great state of Texas then you already know what I learned on a recent trip-that everything is bigger, better and more welcoming than anywhere else and that was demonstrated over and over again at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, in the heart of Grapevine, Texas.
Centrally located near many of the things that Texas is most famous for, from A T & T Stadium, home of America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys, to Texas Motor Speedway, to the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium and the Legoland Discovery Center, whether you’re looking to take in the views of beautiful Lake Grapevine or looking for an all-inclusive place where you’ll never want to leave.
The 4.5 acres of lush indoor gardens and Riverwalk, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is definitely a one-of-a-kind resort will take your breath away.
From the moment you drive through the entrance and step into the Gaylord, you are greeted with a warmth and a big Texas-style “Welcome” and whether you’re there for work, a weekend getaway, in for the big game or just looking to escape with the family on the perfect staycation, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center has everything you need and so much more.
Rooms So Spacious & Comfortable You’ll Never Want To Leave
Here at the Gaylord Texan, they’ve thought of everything to make your stay carefree with your every need taken care of.
From the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in, to having Netflix available with a push of the remote, the rooms are bright, spacious and many of the rooms offer balconies with stunning views of our lush atrium and gardens where you can relax and unwind at the end of the day. Also included are:
Home-like features during your Grapevine stay with our mini-refrigerators and coffee makers
TVs offering premium movie channels where you can view the latest films and shows on our hotel’s flat-panel
24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger any time of the day or night
Pillow top mattresses dressed with crisp linens and fluffy pillows which means you’ll awaken refreshed after the best night’s sleep ever
Luxury throughout whichever style accommodation you choose, all featuring stylish décor and modern amenities such as a workstation with ample lighting and WiFI, lounge chair with ottoman in their King Rooms, an in-room safe and al the rooms are conveniently located to restaurants, pools, and convention center-what more could you ask for?
Extraordinary Things To See And Do All In One Place
No matter what time of year your visit is to the Gaylord Texan, no other place has as much fun under one roof as they do. With no detail too small, for my visit, I went down the rabbit hole and Through The Looking Glass and experienced the magic that is the beloved children’s book, Alice In Wonderland.
From the most spectacular flower displays beyond even the most vivid of imaginations to mazes to themed activities for every member of the family, it is mesmerizing.
But the granddaddy of all events is ICE!® featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas where you can marvel at millions of twinkling lights and lavish holiday displays. ICE!® is a walk through holiday attraction kept at a chilly 9 degrees featuring two million pounds of hand‐carved ice sculptures and five ice slides. See Ma in her kerchief, Pa in his cap and more as the classic holiday poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas comes to life.
Worth the trip to the Gaylord Texan just to experience this Winter Wonderland come to life, ICE!® includes such winter extravaganzas as hand-carved ice sculptures brought to life by 40 artisans from Harbin, China, five two-story tall ice slides, Snow Tubing, Gingerbread Decorating Corner (two Gingerbread Men), Build-A-Bear Workshop® Scavenger Hunt, Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Snow Throw, ICE!, and Cookies with Mrs. Claus.
This is the winter spectacular every kid and kid at heart dreams of and it’s all under one room deep in the heart of Texas!
Never Go Hungry
Whether you’re looking for that little snack in the middle of the night and take advantage of the 24-hour room service menu, or are looking for 5-star cuisine to the best in Mexican food or a Sunday buffet fit for royalty, the Gaylord Texan has something to appease every appetite and tastebud.
When it’s time to refuel, sip and savor at one of their 10 restaurants, bars, and cafes, serving everything from succulent steaks and seafood to traditional Mexican and Italian. Following your feast, head to Glass Cactus Nightclub for live entertainment.
And if it’s live entertainment and nightlife you seek, look no further than the Glass Cactus, a must experience nightclub with four bars, Grapevine live music, a vast dance floor and a two-story deck overlooking Lake Grapevine.
Here you can spend the evening in style, kick up your heels and enjoy the Grapevine nightlife with this high-energy venue filled with a wide variety of high-energy fun.
Rest And Relaxation For Everyone
Whether it’s a float down the Lazy River, the thrill slipping and sliding down the water slides of Paradise Springs or a day at Relâche Spa, no matter what your age, there’s something for every member of the family all at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Paradise Springs Water Park is an exclusive amenity for resort guests which provides thrills for the entire family.
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Gaylord Texan’s western themed, 10-acre resort pool and lazy river complex features entertaining water features, tasty cuisine, sunbathing decks in their multi-level play structures which will entertain your family for hours with its Interactive water features, three winding waterslides, private cabanas, comfortable lounge chairs, toddler pool and more!
Just want to drift through the day, then the Lazy River is what you need. Relax in the 600-square-foot lazy river and enjoy the 6,000-square-foot family lagoon featuring a 27-foot-tall waterslide and zip line, two horseshoe-shaped hot pools and a dedicated toddler pool.
For the ultimate in relaxation, do not miss Relâche Spa, a 25,000-square-foot European-styled day-spa offering world-class pampering while you sit back and enjoy the tranquility that comes with healthy, tension-free living.
Here you are invited to recharge, replenish and relax in one of the 12 treatment rooms, two suites, and luxurious amenities. The men’s and women’s locker rooms offer steam rooms, saunas, and the latest comforts. You can choose from massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and specialty services for mothers-to-be and gentlemen. But why choose when you can make an entire day out of it?
Everything You Need And More-All Under One Roof
One of the best advantages of staying at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center is that they have everything you need and more, all right there. When you plan a meeting at Gaylord Hotels, you really can have it all.
Sophistication and functionality are built into more than 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting, convention, outdoor, exhibit and pre-function space at Gaylord Texan.
Whether you’re hosting a trade show for thousands or planning a series of intimate executive board meetings, the Gaylord Texan can configure its meeting space to accommodate any group making it a worry free and event for you and those attending.
Forget to pack something or just looking to pick up the perfect souvenir? Look no further because once again the Gaylord Texan has you covered.
With a wide array of shopping options, here you’ll find some of the finest shopping in Grapevine and Texas. From distinctive boutiques, fashion stores and retail shops right in the resort that offer everything from unique souvenirs and exquisite jewelry to travel necessities and Western wear, they have what you’re looking for.
As you can see, the Gaylord Texan goes out of their way to take care of the needs of every guest and that includes the youngest visitors.
The Gaylord Hotels Extraordinary Kids® program was created with them in mind to help know just where to begin when you stay because with so many things to see and do, it’s hard to know sometimes just where to start and that’s where the Gaylord Hotels Extraordinary Kids® program can help. Thanks to this unique program, kids dining in the restaurants will enjoy a special menu, featuring kid’s cuisine with a healthy twist, plus table activities the entire family will enjoy! And because the world is an amazing place full of adventure, the Gaylord Texan wants all kids to have as much fun as the adults and invites them to come explore with them and become an Extraordinary Kid! And don’t forget that AT&T Stadium, Sea Life Park, Legoland Discovery Center and so much more are just a short drive from the Gaylord Texan.
One thing is clear-whether you’re looking for the perfect place to stay for busines or pleasure, for the summer staycation, the winter holiday getaway or a centrally located resort in the heart of Texas that truly has everything you need, all under one roof, look no further than the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas where they are waiting to welcome you with open arms to make your stay one that will keep you coming back for more beacause after all, everything is bigger and better in Texas and that starts with the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
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Disclosure: I was provided with a hosted stay at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center for the purposes of this review however that thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.