Casual Dallas Weekend as a Couple

Need a weekend away with your partner without the stiffness and pressure of the typical "romantic" expectations of steakhouse reservations and symphony seats? We have you covered! For those looking for a low-key, chilled-out weekend for just the two of you to relax and rejuvenate, Dallas has exactly what you're looking for.

Classic Diner Breakfast

1 hour | Directions

Head down Harry Hines Boulevard to the Original Market Diner for an array of classic comfort food breakfast staples. This old-timey establishment offers the traditional diner breakfast you know and love, complete with friendly wait staff and endless pots of coffee. For those looking for a diner with a few healthier alternative options, Lucky's Café in Oak Lawn is a neighborhood favorite offering both iconic diner foods along with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Art, Park and Margs

2 hours | Directions

Enjoy strolling through the Dallas Museum of Art then take a short walk to Klyde Warren Park to get some fresh air and a snack from either the food trucks on property or enjoy cocktails, chips and queso on the patio at the new Mi Cocina in the park.

Home Sweet Hotel

2 hours | Directions

Downtime during a trip is underrated! After an active morning, head back to your hotel for a little bit of R&R before going back out for dinner. Hotels like the Canopy by Hilton in Uptown or the Canvas in the Cedars have laid-back rooftop lounges and patios for those looking for great views of the city without a strict dress code or party scene. Grab a drink on the roof and relax or take advantage of that comfy hotel bed and take a nap to recharge for the evening.

Taco Dinner for Two

1.5 hours | Directions

For a delicious dinner that won't break the bank, reserve a table at Taco Y Vino, a charming, low-key taco and wine bar. Take advantage of a great deal: six tacos and a bottle of wine for $35. Finish off an amazing meal with an order of churro puffs with Dulce de Leche.

Vintage and Vinyl

2 hours | Directions

After dinner, continue to make your way through the Bishop Arts District where vinyl lovers will enjoy thumbing through bins of records at Spinster Records. Bonus - they're open late on the weekend! Meander further around the district for some casual shopping from some of Dallas' best local makers shops at Mosaic Makers, Indigo 1745, Dolly on Bishop or many more.

Finish With a Nightcap

2 hours | Directions

After some serious shopping, kick back and enjoy live music and a smooth drink at Reveler's Hall. Not up for a live show? Tuck into Atlas Bar for a nightcap. This global-themed cocktail bar will give you a taste of all corners of the world through specialty drinks in an intimate, fuss-free setting.

Brunch at Hudson House

1.5 hours | Directions

A laid-back brunch can't get much better than at Hudson House. This East coast inspired restaurant is a Dallas favorite with an "old-school-casual" vibe. If you're hungry for something hearty, order their unforgettable, juicy cheeseburger and $5 frozen bellinis. Looking for something a little lighter? Split a tray of fresh oysters or a seafood tower and a few blue and gold martinis.

Bunch Off Brunch

2 hours | Directions

Head down the road to White Rock Lake, home to a nine-mile hike and bike trail, dog park and picnic area. For those looking for a little more of a waterside workout, rent a tandem kayak at the lake to take in more sights, sounds and wildlife of the park as you paddle away with views of both the park and the Dallas skyline.

Need a Ride?

Check the schedule for Dallas’ light rail system DART and the free M-Line Trolley for convenient rides through the Downtown Dallas and surrounding areas. After 6 pm, call or text Efrogs, a free golf-cart rideshare program that gets you going without the hassle of a car.

Kick Back and Watch a Movie

2.5 hours | Directions

Sometimes zoning out and watching the big screen is the best way to relax together! If time is on your side, head to the movie theater and catch up with a good flick. Cinema buffs will geek out of indie and art house movie offerings at the local, historic Texas Theater. For those looking to relax and enjoy the latest blockbuster, check out Cinépolis in Victory Park for reclining seats in a dine-in luxury theater.

Catch the Sunset over the Skyline

1.5 hours | Directions

Just because you're chill doesn't mean you're not romantic. Pack a blanket and a light picnic and head to Griggs Park right before sunset to relax and enjoy watching the color-changing sky over the Dallas skyline. Craft your own collection of picnic munchies with options from Eataly or Foxtrot Market or pick up a grazing box from Amor Y Queso.

Dinner at Sundown

2 hours | Directions

After watching the sunset, head to Lower Greenville to enjoy dinner at Sundown at Granada. This neighborhood farm-to-table eatery and beer garden offers incredible food, long happy hours, drink specials and live music in a no-fuss atmosphere.

Bring Out Your Competitive Side

2 hours | Directions

After dinner, get your heart racing with a little healthy competition at some of our favorite places to play around Dallas! For couples wanting to explore Deep Ellum, check out Punch Bowl Social for bowling, ping-pong and wall scrabble or Electric Shuffle for some seriously high-tech shuffleboard fun. If your arms aren't sore from kayaking earlier, test your golf game at TopGolf in North Dallas. If classic arcade games are more your style, face-off your partner in a few rounds of Guitar Hero, Pacman or pinball at Bishop Cidercade. Bonus? Each attraction offers different local drink specialties to enjoy!

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