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Friday, October 22, 2010; 10:52 AM

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Tex.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Oct. 29-31:

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Getting There

AirTran has one-stop flights from BWI Marshall to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, with fares starting at $352. The Gaylord Texan is 10 miles north of the airport.

Where to Stay

Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail

817-778-2000

www.gaylordhotels.com

Rooms start at $159.

Where to Eat

Esparza's Restaurant Mexicano

124 E. Worth St.

817-481-4668

www.esparzastexas.com

Classic Tex-Mex with a bit more emphasis on the Mex. Entrees start at about $10.

Kountry Donuts

102 S. Main St.

817-421-1257

Whether you like apple fritters or Bavarian creams, you'll get a lot of sugar for less than $3 at this doughnut hut.

Love & War in Texas

2505 E. Grapevine Mills Cir.

972-724-5557

www.loveandwarintexas.com

On Sundays, don't let the $12.95 all-you-can-eat baby-back ribs distract you from the great local music.

What to Do

Grapevine Mills Mall

3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy.

972-724-4910

www.simon.com/mall/?id=1248

A 1.6 million-square-foot facility with more than 180 stores and a year-round indoor ice-skating rink.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

2501 Bass Pro Dr.

972-724-1710

www.basspro.com

Fire off a few rounds at the indoor gun range or browse the ATVs.

Grapevine Opry

300 S. Main St.

817-481-8733

www.gvopry.com

Live music on Saturday nights. $15 adults, $10 children 12 and younger.

Information

www.grapevinetexasusa.com

J.M.

All flight and lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.


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