The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to adopt some resolutions and revitalize ourselves. Get into Dallas and seize the day – or year. Here are some of our favorite ways to carpe diem in 2022!
Make new friends
You're bound to meet someone amazing in a city with 1.3 million residents and counting The Old Monk is an ideal place to start because of its welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. If you've got a dog, White Rock Lake Dog Park's natural environment and plethora of puppies produce a perfect setting for making friends.
Be a team player
Have fun while strengthening relationships (or putting them to the test) by trying to navigate out of a head-scratching escape room. Escapology in Victory Park highlights its fully immersive live escape experience, and Project Panic in North Dallas lives up to its name by locking you in an escape room for up to an hour.
Manage stress and let loose at live events
Live events give you the chance to let loose by dancing or cheering at the top of your lungs. In January, the Mavericks and Stars welcome superstars Steph Curry, Chris Paul, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. Keep that momentum alive at these great concerts coming to Dallas this year.
There's nothing like genuine, uncontrollable laughter that leaves you in tears. Dallas Comedy Club, which opened its doors just over a year ago, routinely blends stand-up, improv and trivia into its hilarious. You can find the Dallas Comedy Club in one of Dallas' favorite neighborhoods, Deep Ellum.
Any fan of the TV show Parks and Recreation know Tom and Donna's annual Treat Yourself Day, the best day of the year full of extravagant experiences and shopping sprees! Well, it's time to treat yo' self! For the main event, spend a weekend at the luxurious Omni Dallas Hotel and book a massage at the Mokara Spa. Treat your sweet tooth at Haute Sweets Patisserie, voted D Magazine's 2021 Best Bakery in Dallas.
Explore new places
This year, veer off the beaten path and soar to new heights in Downtown Dallas. Reunion Tower, the iconic structure nicknamed "The Ball", spotlights its 360-degree observation deck. After getting a birds-eye view of the city, head back down to the green and try a round of golf! The Kessler neighborhood in Oak Cliff is home to the praiseworthy Stevens Park Golf Course and a secret gnome scavenger hunt along Coombs Creek Trail.