Dallas Date Night: 5 Must-Have Experiences

Published on August 15, 2021

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Last Updated: Dec. 6, 2021. The Dallas Cowboys. The annual State Fair of Texas. The first-ever frozen margarita machine. These are just a few of the things Dallas (otherwise known as the Triple D) is known and loved for, but the list is truly endless.

Buzzing with cultural attractions like opera, symphony and dance, Dallas is a city full of fun things to do and just waiting for you to paint the town red alongside your date. Whether you’re planning a romantic candlelit evening for two, a dynamic daytime activity, or even a solo date to amp up your self-love game, Dallas has something for every mood. Here are five unique ideas for your next Dallas date night.

5 Must-Try Activities for Dallas Date Night

1. Spend the Day at Bonton Farms

At Bonton Farms, you and your date can check out the two fully functioning farms, the farmer’s market, the café, the coffee house, or simply hang out with some adorable baby goats. Not only will a visit to the farm make for a cute and unique date idea, but it’s one you can feel good about, too — Bonton Farms is working alongside its neighbors to address the racial injustice and systemic oppression that’s been prevalent in the Bonton community for over 200 years by redefining the area’s norms and helping people access life essentials like healthy produce.

2. Visit the Dallas Museum of Art for Date Night

Soak in some culture for your next date by visiting the Dallas Museum of Art located in the city’s downtown arts district. While there, be sure to check out the museum’s moving exhibits and collections, or even attend a class or workshop with your date.

3. Take a Hike for Your Next Dallas Date Night

There are plenty of beautiful nature trails scattered in and around the Dallas area that could make for a fun and active date. Cedar Ridge Preserve boasts nine miles of trails and 600 acres of hill country habitat, perfect for you and your date to get lost in together.

4. Quench Your Thirst Along the Margarita Mile

If you’re looking for a date idea that’s a little less salubrious, plan a night out on the town on Dallas’s Margarita Mile, where you can sip tequila and eat chips and guac to your heart’s content. You and your date can even download the Margarita Mile app to check in at each destination and earn points.

5. Bloom Together at the Dallas Arboretum

At the 66-acre arboretum and botanical garden in Dallas, you and your date can choose from a variety of activities like cooking classes, concerts or simply admiring the art collections and sculptures they have on display. Or, you could always just take a romantic stroll together through the lush gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds, which would provide the ideal backdrop for an intimate moment shared between you and your loved one (read: it’s proposal central).  

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The Author
Mackenzie Patterson is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. She enjoys long walks, iced coffee on tap, and discovering all the latest and greatest health and wellness trends.