Couples Weekend

Dallas is the perfect getaway to spend some time with your better half. Explore all that Dallas has to offer – from the food scene to museums and everything in between – in two adventure-filled days.

Brunch at Mercat Bistro

1 hour | Directions

Start your time in Dallas with an exquisite, European-influenced menu that was meant to be enjoyed al fresco. Indulge in their buttery-soft croissants, dig into a mouthwatering quiche or go with the green chile crepe. Pair your dish with a caffeine fix from the espresso menu to start the day off right.

Enjoy the Arts

3 hours | Directions

Take in the arts, hand in hand, as you stroll through the Dallas Arts District. The largest arts district in the country is home to a vast array of experiences that will heighten all your senses. From the bold and colorful collections at the Dallas Museum of Art, to the Nasher Sculpture Center where you can admire a world-class collection of sculptures and other antiquities that can't be seen anywhere else in the world.

Picnic in the Park

1.5 hours

There's plenty of room to carve out your own picnic for two in the heart of Klyde Warren Park. Curb the lunch time cravings with a little help from one of the daily food trucks that offer a selection of scrumptious meals and delectable treats. 

Take a sip through history

2 hours

Dallas is for lovers – margarita lovers that is! As the birthplace of the frozen margarita, there's no better place to sip with your sweetie. Explore the many flavors along the Margarita Mile, an only-in-Dallas experience that features some of the most delicious margaritas around town. Enjoy a liquid nitrogen infused margarita at Beto & Son in Trinity Groves, dive into the fun at The Rustic or go to where it all began with a stop at the world-famous, Mariano's.

Dinner at Paradiso

1.5 hours | Directions

New to the Bishop Arts scene, Paradiso is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. The beautiful restaurant offers seasonal dishes inspired by Southern Europe including menu items like, wood-fired flatbreads, handmade pastas, wild-caught fish and more. 

For the love of music

2.5 hours | Directions

Cozy up and get lost in the sound of music at The Kessler Theater. The intimate venue is popular with artists ranging from up-and-coming locals to radio-friendly favorites, and also host the occasional gallery night and film screening. No matter who takes the stage, you'll be humming new tunes well into the night.

Do it for the donuts

1 hour | Directions

Propel your day into the sugar-coated stratosphere with a stop at Hypnotic Donuts in East Dallas. The Canadian Healthcare – a long john with maple icing and a slice of bacon that's drizzled with syrup - and the Homer – a colorfully sprinkled chocolate yeast donut – are just a few of the menu's stand outs.

Flock towards the flowers

2 hours | Directions

Your love won't be the only thing blossoming in Dallas. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the place to be if you want to stop and smell the roses. Roses, tulips, marigolds and daffodils – you'll find new blooms and picturesque gardens where you can rest, relax and watch the clouds dance over your head.

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.

Fun under the sun

2 hours | Directions

Feeling adventurous? White Rock Lake is a go-to locale for those that want to get their heart pumping. Take a casual walk or take it up a notch with a jog along the lake's 9-mile loop. If you prefer being on the water, you can rent a single or tandem kayak during the warmer months of the year. 

Seek out an urban oasis

2.5 hours | Directions

By day or by night, there's a vibe in Deep Ellum that you have to experience for yourself. The tight, grid like streets make it easy to navigate by foot as you admire the murals that cover the majority of the brick buildings. Grub out at Pecan Lodge for world-famous BBQ or go all in with street tacos at Revolver Taco. Don't worry – you can walk it all off as you pop in and out of the shops along Elm, Commerce and Main streets. You'll find just about anything you can imagine including succulent plants, vintage t-shirts, records, custom hats and more.

Feel French at City Hall Bistro

1.5 hours | Directions

Inside the historic Adolphus Hotel in Downtown DallasCity Hall Bistro has become a household name. Stop by for dinner and marvel at the Southern European-inspired dishes. And don't bypass the cocktails list – you and your date can get complementing drinks to sip and share.

Raise Your Glass at Waterproof

1 hour | Directions

Say cheers to an amazing evening at The Statler hotel's rooftop bar. The full-service bar caters to the most luxurious tastes, including an offering of cocktails like the cucumber mint lemonade or the frozen rosé that's perfect for a summer night.

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