Comfort Suites DFW Airport
4700 W. John Carpenter Fwy.
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (972) 929-9097
Fax: (972) 929-9247
Located at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Founders' Plaza is an observation area, which offers beautiful views of the aircrafts that land or take off at the airport. Filled with children and families, this observation deck has a telescope, historic information about the place; and picnic benches, where you can chill and eat your take-out. A great spot to kill time, while you are waiting for your delayed flight, the Founders' Plaza is also a favorite attraction among tourists.
This state-of-the-art museum is dedicated to telling the history of the Boy Scouts of America. Everything from how the organization began to what it has become today is explained within its 53,000 square foot space. The museum also features workshops and interactive galleries for children, as well as a Norman Rockwell gallery.
Thomas Jefferson Park, located on Hidden Ridge, is a great place to spend some relaxing time with the family. The park has a lake, a paved trail, areas for walking dogs and more.
Located in a historic church in downtown Grapevine, the visual experience is almost as good as the wine. The premises of La Buena Vida are surrounded by arbors dripping with vines and greenery. La Buena Vida's tasting room features six wines from the vineyard located in Springtown, Texas. Other wine offerings are from the Alamo Farms Winery and there is champagne from the Smith Estate. There is also a small museum with wine making paraphernalia from as far back as 1869. In addition, La Vida offers farming tours, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, which can be eaten in the gorgeous garden area.
This fun-filled attraction is perfect for kids. Be part of the action with the 4D Cinema and marvel at the small landmarks in Miniland. Enjoy a wild ride on the Kingdom Quest. Of course, Legoland wouldn't be truly Legoland without legos and you'll find over two million Legos on site!
Book a tour of he underwater life at the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Take a closer look at the starfish and seahorses and even sharks. There are educational events and interactive sessions for families and school groups. The center can also be reserved for birthday parties.
Nestled in the heart of historical downtown Grapevine, Homestead Winery is a cozy place to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting. The wines come from Gabe and Barbara Parker's winery located in Ivanhoe. There are a multitude of wines to sample from. For groups, Homestead Winery offers tastings for minimal fees per person. You can host an event in their tasting room or outdoors. When you are finished, take a stroll and try one of the many great restaurants in the surrounding area.
Take a trip back in time on this steam engine built in 1896. The round-trip train ride lasts around five hours with two stops in Fort Worth at Eighth Street and the Stockyards. The fully-stocked bar includes a few snacks to satisfy your hunger on this great turn-of-the-century adventure. All ages are delighted by this unique way of touring Tarrant County. This is a great place for children to celebrate a birthday or special event.
Victoria Park is a great place for kids to come and have some fun. The park has an adventurous jungle gym called castle kingdom which is a renovated wooden structure for kids to climb. The park also has a playground, a water fountain, a sand volleyball court, benches, a lake and more.
Grapevine Botanical Gardens is nestled in the Heritage Park and opened its doors in 2000. This lovely green enclosure features walking trails, a garden court, gazebo, performance stage, sitting areas, landscaped gardens with waterfalls and bridges, a fish pond and a butterfly sanctuary. It also has an educational pavilion on its east side. The beautiful blooms and lush trees add to the tranquility of this place.
Texas' own major movie production facility is the largest in the country outside of Florida and California. The studio's production company, Thornhill Productions Inc., has helped create such prestigious films as Silkwood, JFK and Trip to Bountiful. The public tour features such film artifacts as costumes from The Sound of Music and the bench from Forrest Gump. The tour lasts about an hour and a half, and includes The Blue Screen F/X Show, where the magical effects of the movies are explained and demonstrated. The National Museum of Communications, located in the same complex, holds the world's first color television and a Guttenberg printing press.
Northwest Park encompasses a beautiful lake and has a few waterside trails. It also has courts and fields for practicing team sports and lies adjacent to the Northwest Park Recreation Center, a public sports facility.