July 4th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Weekend Getaway

Living in the DFW area and looking for a quick getaway? Look no further. The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center located in Grapevine, TX, has beautiful rooms, a gorgeous pool, and overlooks the beautiful Lake Grapevine. It is the Official Hotel of the Dallas Cowboys and has a sap, fitness center, pool, and even a lazy river complex. With over 1,300 room and 127 suites, you are sure to find just the room you are looking for. They have several different packages such as the Remember Romance package which includes a romantic welcome of your beverage of choice, 20% off select spa services, a complimentary priority access pass for the Glass Cactus Nightclub (located next to the resort), and more. Other packages include SumerFest, Summer DreamWorks Experience, Texas Rangers Fan Special, and the Dallas Cowboys Golf Getaway. Restaurants include the Old Hickory Steakhouse, Zeppole Coastal Italian, Texas Station, and Riverwalk Cantina. They have an indoor lap pool, Paradise Springs, hotel pool, and whirlpool, as well as several golf courses and active entertainment.

The main attraction in the summertime is Paradise Springs, a western-themed 10-acre resort pool and lazy river complex. It was rated as 2011’s #1 Top Aquatic Resort by Waterparks + Resorts Today. They have abundant chaise lounge chairs, private cabanas, a 6,000 square-foot lagoon with a 27-foot-tall waterslide, 2 horseshoe-shaped hot pools, and a toddler pool. When you aren’t swimming you can visit their game pavilion for bocce ball, croquet, tossers, and shuffleboard and enjoy their full-service Pool Bar and Grill.

For more information visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dalgt-gaylord-texan-resort-and-convention-center/.