With Dallas’ central location and great year-round weather, it’s the perfect place to take your sweetie for a romance-filled weekend full of surprises.
Where to Stay
First things first – you need the perfect romantic hotel to set the tone of the weekend. Fortunately for you, Dallas has many hotels to choose from, depending on your personality and preferences. Hotel ZaZa in the uptown neighborhood has several theme suites available, including the Moulin Rouge and Exotic suites. If your significant other is an old-fashioned romantic at heart, take him or her to the quaint Hotel St. Germain, an intimate bed and breakfast, or to the Adolphus Hotel in the heart of downtown.
Rooms are gracious at Hotel Adolphus — Photo courtesy of Hotel Adolphus
What to Do
Take a romantic stroll through the various gardens at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Then plan a picnic on the nearby shores of White Rock Lake, which features fabulous views of the downtown skyline. If your sweetie is an art lover, the Dallas Museum of Art features several permanent collections, including the Ancient Mediterranean Art exhibit.
Where to Eat
Love is in the air in Dallas, especially when it comes to romantic restaurants. The French Room features an opulent dining room, fresh seasonal menu items, and an award-winning wine list. Crú is one of Dallas’ premier wine bars, and one of the most romantic spots as well. It features a candlelit room and more than 300 wine selections that can be perfectly paired with cheese plates and full dinner options. Nana, located at the top of the Dallas Hilton Anatole, is a romantic restaurant that offers breathtaking downtown views and a live band.
Treat your loved one to a decadent, romantic brunch the next day at La Duni in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood. Dine on a wide variety of Latin breakfast dishes, delicious pastries, and refreshing champagne cocktails.
The French Room at Hotel Adolphus — Photo courtesy of Hotel Adolphus
Where to Shop
A romantic getaway in Dallas just wouldn’t be complete without a little shopping! Take your sweetie to Chocolate Secrets, a hidden gem in the Highland Park neighborhood near downtown. This boutique features a wide variety of chocolates and desserts, and it even has an ice cream bar. If your loved one wants a more substantial gift, take her to one of many great jewelry stores in Big D, such as Ylang 23, a designer jewelry boutique in the Dallas Galleria.
Want to get something for your special lady but don’t want to break the bank? Then head to Mockingbird Station to Francesca’s Collections, a quaint little boutique that has a wide variety of women’s accessories and unique jewelry pieces.