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Discover Dallas and Grapevine During Imaging USA 2025!

Published: June 03, 2024

Join thousands of photographers from around the world as we take over the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center for the best photography conference of the year. There's so much to see and do in the bustling Southern city of Dallas and the quaint town of Grapevine. Keep reading for a taste of what’s to come and begin to plan your trip!


Foodie’s Paradise

Grapevine and Dallas are a foodie’s paradise. The Gaylord Texan resort has so many restaurant options including Old Hickory Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Texan Station Sports Bar and Grill, Riverwalk Cantina, Glass Cactus, Silver Bar, and more. If you're wondering where to start, you can check out this list of resort restaurants.

Explore a wide variety of food in the city of Grapevine too! If you’re itching to get out of the resort, head over to Dallas and enjoy a huge variety of fantastic restaurants and eateries. Take some time to explore—you never know what delicious surprises you might find!


Getting Around 

Navigating the host city of Imaging USA is a breeze as historic Downtown Grapevine is pedestrian-friendly, and buses, taxis, and shuttles make long-distance travel easy. This year’s location at the Gaylord Texan is also prime distance from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, only a 6-minute ride away! Whether you want to explore the scenery around Lake Grapevine or head to the city of Dallas—Texas has something for everyone.

The Grapevine CVB will provide bus transportation between the Gaylord Texan and Grapevine on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Shuttle. When each bus is full, it will depart immediately. The next bus should arrive in about 15 minutes.

 

Must-See Attractions

Just around the corner from the Gaylord Texan, you'll find the historic Main Street of Grapevine, Texas. The town's restored 19th and 20th-century buildings host an array of restaurants, galleries, live entertainment venues, and shops in a walkable small-town district. You won’t regret checking out what makes this town so special!

 

Grapevine Highlights

Grapevine Wine Tours
Grapevine Wine Tours is partnered with the Gaylord Texan as well as several other hotels. You’ll receive shuttle service from the hotel to each of the wineries and local restaurants on your tour. Your wine tour ticket covers your transportation, your guide, generous wine-tastings at two wineries, and a three-course meal. This could be a great bonding activity for your Imaging USA roommates or new fellow photographers you meet at the convention!

 

Nash Farm
Experience a piece of living history at Nash Farm. This historic working farm gives visitors a glimpse into 19th-century farm life in Texas. It’s a great spot for family-friendly activities and learning about local history.

 

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Take a scenic ride on a vintage 1920s-era train from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards. The journey offers beautiful views and a step back in time, perfect for unique photo opportunities.

 

Grapevine Mills
The largest outdoor shopping destination in North Texas, Grapevine Mills Mall features more than 180 stores and family-friendly locations such as Sea Life Aquarium, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Peppa Pig World of Play, and more. Shop designer stores like Michael Kors, enjoy entertainment activities like Round 1 Bowling and Amusement, and check out a wide variety of restaurants. Enjoy an incredible Texas shopping experience at Grapevine Mills!

 

Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
Watch skilled artisans create beautiful glass art pieces right before your eyes. The studio offers classes if you want to try your hand at glassblowing, making for an unforgettable and creative experience.

 

Dallas’ Cultural Highlights & Entertainment

As the 9th largest city in the country, Dallas offers exclusive shopping opportunities, world-renowned museums, five-star dining, beautiful outdoor spaces, and a vibrant nightlife scene. From the sprawling 20 city blocks of Dallas' Urban Arts District to the multifaceted entertainment sector in Deep Ellum, photographers have a lot of options to choose from! 

 

Dallas Museum of Art
One of the largest art museums in the country, the Dallas Museum of Art features an extensive collection spanning thousands of years and cultures. It’s a great place to find inspiration and immerse yourself in the world of art.

 

Bishop Arts District
Dallas' trendy and eclectic neighborhood known for its vibrant arts scene, unique boutiques, and diverse dining options. It's a fantastic spot to explore and capture the essence of Dallas' cultural diversity.

 

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Located in the former Texas School Book Depository, this museum chronicles the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. It's an essential stop for history buffs and offers a profound look into a pivotal moment in American history.


As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do and see during your time at Imaging USA. Start planning your trip now and get ready for an unforgettable experience! Learn how to book your hotel room at a discounted rate and snatch up a room now.