Need some fresh air? Want to spend some quality time with your s/o? Then you’re in the right spot! I love sharing about my favorite Dallas date ideas, and this post is focusing on outdoor date ideas in Dallas (and the suburbs). While quite a few of these can be gone on year round, my focus is on spring date ideas in Dallas.
30+ Fun Outdoor Date Ideas in Dallas to Go On This Spring
I know spring is short lived in Texas before the summer heat comes creeping in… But these outdoor date ideas in Dallas Fort Worth are worth squeezing in!
Explore New Heights at the Zip Line at Go Ape
Want to do something completely out of the box? Head to Go Ape in Plano for some zip lining! The “Treetop Adventure” typically takes 2-3 hours and the “Treetop Discovery” takes around an hour. Be sure to wear comfy clothes that can get a little dirty and closed toed shoes.
Listen to Live Music
Live music is the best, don’t you agree? Whether you’re looking for some local tunes or a mega superstar, you can find it all in Dallas!
If you want free outdoor live music, check out the series at CityLine in Richardson and Watters Creek in Allen. Live music while you eat and/or drink? Head to a restaurant like The Rustic in Uptown, Sundown at the Granada in Lower Greenville or The Box Garden at Legacy West.
Golfing tends to be thought of for a day with the guys, but it also makes for a great outdoor date in Dallas. If you or your date is a bit newer to golf, try booking a tee time later in the day. It tends to be less crowded (and can save you some money on your green fee!).
If going to an actual golf course isn’t your speed, you can always head to TopGolf! They have a few locations in DFW to choose from. Plus you can have food and drinks delivered right to your bay.
Another great alternative to a full golf game is spending a few hours at the driving range! You can go to a driving range at a golf course near you, or visit a spot like The Golf Ranch in Richardson.
Learn Something New
Speaking of golf, if you’ve never played, you and your partner could take lessons together! And tennis lessons… Both are fun outdoor date ideas in Dallas that will keep you busy with a set date for multiple weeks! A few places to check out for tennis lessons include City of Richardson and Fretz Tennis Club. When it comes to golf lessons, Sherrill Park Golf Course and Golf Ranch are great places to check out.
Attend a Sporting Event
There are a few different ways you can enjoy a baseball game in DFW. Of course there is college baseball, and we’re not short on colleges in this metroplex. You can also go to a Frisco RoughRiders and take advantage of a fun atmosphere with fairly cheap drinks. Plus they have a lazy river which is a blast to watch the game from during a hot Texas summer.
If you want to go to an MLB game, of course you can go watch the Texas Rangers play in Arlington. They now play in a field with a retractable roof, which makes summer games way more bearable in the Texas heat. PS- You can use code SBE for 25% off select Texas Rangers tickets.
A new sport to Dallas is Rugby! You can watch the Dallas Jackals play at at Choctaw Stadium (former home of the Texas Rangers).
Golf tournaments in DFW are a pretty fun experience if you’ve never been! It would make for a great outdoor date idea in Dallas if you enjoy sports, people watching and cold beverages. The Bryon Nelson in McKinney at TPC Craig Ranch is May 2-5, 2024. The Charles Schwab Challenge Fort Worth at Colonial Country Club is May 20-26, 2024.
Enjoy the Food Trucks at Klyde Warren Park
If you’re looking for a spring date idea in Dallas and you love to eat unique food, be sure to visit the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park! They are in the park every week day from 11am-3pm and then 11am-8pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Go to the Dog Park
If you have a dog (or dogs), then you’ve got to add the dog park to your date ideas in Dallas list! Whether you go to a “regular” dog park where you can sit on a park bench and let your pup play, or go to a dog park like Mutts Canine Cantina, this is the perfect way to spend time together outside. I personally love going to Mutts for lunch or spending time there in the afternoon with a cold drink in hand. Mutts has a few location in DFW, including Allen, Uptown Dallas and Fort Worth.
Giggle with the Goats and Do Yoga
Ever wanted to do a yoga class with goats? It’s a great way to be outside, move your body and get in some laughs. While I haven’t personally done goat yoga, it’s on my list of spring date ideas in Dallas for my husband and I. You can check out Goat Yoga Dallas on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for more.
Take a Hike in DFW
For all my lovers of the HGW, let me introduce you to the HDW, or the “hot date walks”. Of course you can walk around your neighborhood, but why not elevate the surroundings with a walking trail? Of course there’s the trail around White Rock Lake and Katy Trail, but there are also gems like the Cedar Ridge Preserve, Chisholm Trail Greenbelt, Bluebonnet Trail and Spring Creek Park.
Join a Dallas Fort Worth Run Group
If you and your partner like to run, it could be a fun date day to join in on a fun run! In Richardson, they do a 5 N Wine Run with Whole Foods near CityLine a few times a month. Dallas Sport and Social Club does a “Pub Run Series” every month. You can also find running clubs through Feet Fleet in DFW. And of course there is the Dallas Running Club with a variety of events to choose from!
Have a Picnic
I think picnics make for a great date activity! You can start with a trip to Eataly (or Trader Joe’s) to pick up some tasty food, desserts and something to sip on. There are quite a few places that you could go, but a few of my favorites include Prairie Creek Waterfall, White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum.
Eat Ice Cream and Explore DFW Neighborhoods
Okay so I am a little bias on this because I am a big ice cream lover, but I think there is nothing better than grabbing ice cream and sitting outside enjoying it or walking around in the neighborhood your favorite ice cream shop is in! I know it can get a little warm, but that’s why these spring date ideas in DFW include a frozen treat.
A few of my favorite places to grab ice cream in DFW include: Jeni’s Ice Cream in Victory Park and Deep Ellum, Cauldron in Know Henderson, Azucar in Bishop Arts, Sweet Firefly in Richardson, Tongue In Cheek in Richardson and Plano, Cow Tipping Creamery in Frisco and Van Leeuwen in Uptown.
Explore the Dallas Fort Worth ‘Burbs
I feel like the suburbs of Dallas get overlooked! There is so much fun to be had walking around in the historic downtown areas of places like Garland, Grapevine, Plano and McKinney. You can pop in and out of shops and restaurants, or just stroll through the downtown for the evening.
If you and your partner enjoy sports, why not join a group league for weekly dates? You can play on the team and then enjoy some quality time together before and after! Dallas Sport and Social Club offers a variety of leagues for adults to play in. If organized leagues aren’t flipping your switch, you can also play volleyball at Sandy Pickle in Dallas or Game On in Fort Worth.
Another fun activity to do together is pickleball! You can play pickleball throughout DFW at local parks, and there are bar + courts in DFW, Chicken N Pickle in Grand Prairie and Grapevine, as well as Courtside Kitchen in Fort Worth.
Have Drinks at a Dallas Patio
I would be amiss to leave out drinks on a DFW patio! You can visit places like Truck Yard in the Colony and Lower Greenville, Paradiso in Bishop Arts or one of these other cool patios in Dallas, for a wonderful time outside.
Go on a Wine Tour
If you love a good drink and love supporting local businesses, this outdoor date idea is calling your name. Do yourself a favor and go to Grapevine Wine Tours. Not quite a tour, but you can also visit the Oak Cliff Brewing outdoor beer garden.
Cool Down with These Water Activities
It can get a little warm to enjoy all of these outdoor date ideas in DFW depending on the weather. For those extra warm days, here are a few DFW date ideas that include the water to help cool you off!
Gondala Ride in Irving
There is no need to hop on a plane and go across the world to ride on a romantic gondola… Just get in your car and head to Irving! They offer classic gondola rides, as well as a special Italian dinner cruise.
There are a variety of water activities available to Dallasites with DFW Surf! From paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, wake surfing and more, you can get your fix with DFW Surf! They have locations in Grapevine, Little Elm and Frisco.
Enjoy a Hotel Pool with Resort Pass or Booking.com
Honestly, I love booking last minute staycations in DFW, especially during pool season. I like to use Booking.com for last minute deals and special rates. If you want to forgo the stay element, you can also use ResortPass to enjoy a DFW pool for the day at a low cost. And if you need some swimsuit inspiration, don’t worry, I’ve got plenty to help you!
Another one of my favorite spring date ideas in DFW is to go kayaking! If you’re close to Fort Worth, try the Trinity River. For my Dallas proper friends, White Rock Lake!