Pampered Getaway

What's in the cards for your weekend getaway? Whether it's a shopping splurge or an afternoon spa indulgence, the sky is the limit for your next 48 hours in Dallas.

Breakfast at La Duni

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Start the day with Latin fare with breakfast at La Duni. The contemporary restaurant's NorthPark Center location opens onto a beautiful 1.4-acre garden. Pastries are a specialty, don't miss the guava-filled "Gloria" sweet rolls.

Shop like never before

2.5 hours | Directions

Shopping at NorthPark Center, called one of the "7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World" by Shopping Centers Today, is a treat thanks to more than 235 stores and luxury boutiques. There's something for every price point, whether you favor Versace or H&M, and several upscale retailers, including Sundance and Lou & Grey, have made NorthPark their only Texas location.

A top-notch lunch

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Head to Main Street for lunch, as the ladies do, at the flagship Neiman Marcus' famed Zodiac Room, which has been serving diners for more than 50 years. Delicately sip a cup of chicken consomme and lavish the warm popovers that arrive at your table with accompanying strawberry butter.

Take the afternoon to relax

2.5 hours | Directions

Meander around the luxury retailer before walking to The Spa at the Joule. Comprising two floors in the chic boutique hotel, the spa offers transformative therapies. Indulge in a Blissful Ritual, a 110-minute treatment including a revitalizing sugar scrub, a detoxifying algae wrap and a full-body massage.

Evening indulgence

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Head across acclaimed architect-engineer Santiago Calatrava's soaring Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge to Trinity Groves in West Dallas. Grab a drink in the patio and relax before dining at Chino Chinatown -- Chinese and Latin-influenced cuisine.

Chocolate temptations

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Afterward, indulge in exquisite temptations like hand-painted chocolates and housemade ice cream from Kate Weiser Chocolate. The luxurious confections almost look too good to eat, though you'll certainly find a way. Handpick some for your bestie back home --perhaps lavender ganache with apricot -- or save them for yourself.

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Start with al fresco workout

1.5 hours | Directions

Start your day with series of asanas with Downtown Dallas as your backdrop with a drop-in yoga class at Klyde Warren Park. Then explore the rest of the 5.2 acre green space the park has to offer while catching a perfect view of Downtown.

Brunch at Proof + Pantry

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Indulge in brunch at Proof + Pantry, an American-fare spot that uses simple ingredients to create delicious dishes. Sip on a mimosa or another one of their specialty drinks as you enjoy your meal on their outdoor patio.

Need A Ride?

Check the schedule for Dallas’ light rail system DART, D-Link (DART’s free bus service) 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.

Make it an art-filled morning

2 hours | Directions

Make your way to the Nasher Sculpture Center, home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Step into the outdoor garden, filled with iconic pieces by internationally acclaimed artists including Alexander Calder, Picasso and Henry Moore. Don't miss the gift shop and its collection of modern, art-inspired gifts, home accessories and jewelry.

A southern lunch

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Stop for a modern Southern lunch at Hattie's, whose light-filled dining room begs you to linger over low-country specialties and sweet tea. Their signature tomato bisque and pecan crusted catfish are highly recommended.

Explore in South Dallas

2.5 hours | Directions

Explore more than 60 galleries, boutiques, vintages stores and trendy restaurants in the Bishop Arts District that pride themselves on supporting local artisans. Wander into Fete-ish to browse its original art, quirky gifts and incredible fragrances. Artisan's Collective offers both whimsy and serious fine art in its eclectic showroom featuring more than 150 Dallas-area artisans.

Mix it up with Tex-Mex

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Feast on some authentic Tex-Mex cuisine at Taco Diner, with handmade tacos and enchiladas with your choice of brisket, chicken, shrimp and more. Relax and enjoy the patio scene, and be sure to try the Jalapeño-Agave margarita.

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