Dallas Does Romance: Ten Ways To Wow Your Lover

Trying to plan a romantic outing but dinner-and-a-movie dates just aren’t cutting it anymore? No problem, Dallas is filled with endless options to make your significant other swoon.

Nothing says romance more than a gondola ride. And fortunately you don't have to be in Venice to experience one when you can cruise the Mandalay Canal in Irving with Gondola Adventures.

Looking for something more adventurous? Then head over to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum for an aerial tour in a vintage warbird aircraft. And if that's not enough of an adrenaline rush, the zip-line obstacle course at Trinity Forest Adventure Park should do the trick.

If you want to chill out rather than get revved up, hit King Spa, a Korean style bathhouse boasting a myriad of pampering options.

Going on a date with a bona fide foodie? Then indulge in a chocolate crawl with Dallas By Chocolate Tours. Or better yet, channel your inner master chef with a cooking class at The Cookery.

Wait, we're just getting started. Keep scrolling for more ultimate date night ideas. And in case you want to go the dinner and movie route, 10Best has an awesome list of romantic restaurants here.   

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
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Talk about a wild date. No need to jet off to Africa for a safari when you can get up close and personal with the exotic animals at this wildlife preserve situated 75 miles southwest of Dallas. Guests can explore 1,800 acres from the comfort of...  Read More

Dallas By Chocolate Tours
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They say chocolate is an aphrodisiac, so what better way to seduce your date than with a chocolate crawl through the city's dreamiest chocolate boutiques? Dallas By Chocolate gives guests a chance to explore at least four of Dallas' sweet spots...  Read More

Viva Dallas Burlesque
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Looking for something to do with your sweetie that's perhaps a little risqué? Then say hello to Viva Dallas Burlesque, an utterly entertaining extravaganza that seamlessly blends theater, dancing and comedy with a bit of mildly saucy...  Read More

Pocket Sandwich Theatre
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For variety and a consistent line-up of some of the best comedic talent in town, it's hard to beat this decades-old Dallas institution. Perhaps best known for its raucous, popcorn slinging melodramas (think horror parodies and sci-fi spoofs)–...  Read More

King Spa & Waterpark
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Want to spend time relaxing and unwinding with your true love? Then you may want to head over to the King Spa, a family-friendly Korean bathhouse (known as a Jjim-Jil Bang) where guests can soak, steam, swim, eat and even spend the night. Along...  Read More

The Cookery
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Want to spice up your date night and channel your inner master chef at the same time? Then head over to The Cookery, a lively culinary outpost in the Dallas Design District offering hands-on cooking classes complete with a post-cooking dinner...  Read More

Widowmaker Trail Rides
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Sure, strolling through Mother Nature is always a good option for a romantic outing, but galloping through it is infinitely better. Widowmaker Trail Rides provides small groups of novice and experienced riders alike guided horseback rides along...  Read More

Trinity Forest Adventure Park
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Nothing says love like an adrenaline rush. Just minutes from downtown Dallas lies Trinity Forest Adventure Park, a seven acre combination obstacle course and zip line park boasting over twenty zip-lines which are spread out over six aerial...  Read More

Cavanaugh Flight Museum
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Looking for an unforgettable thrill? Then the Cavanaugh Flight Museum is for you. For Aviation enthusiasts, the museum boasts a stellar collection of military aircraft, but even better is actually getting to take to the air in one of these...  Read More

Gondola Adventures
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Sure, there's nothing more romantic than a gondola ride through the canals of Venice. But if you can't swing a trip to Italy, the next best thing is to snag a gondola ride through the waterways of the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn. Gondola...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene