30 Romantic Date Ideas in Dallas
If you’re anything like me and my husband, one of the biggest roadblocks we face for having date nights is choosing what to do. To help us make date nights happen, I started keeping a running list of date ideas in Dallas as I thought of them. Instead of keeping those date night ideas to myself, I wanted to share with you! These are the romantic date ideas in Dallas that I have on our radar. I will be sure to update the list as we go on our own romantic date night in Dallas, and as I add more to our list.
Also to clarify, some of the ideas might be in Dallas suburbs, but I tried to keep everything in the Dallas bubble of DFW!
Get Physical On A Romantic Date Night in Dallas
Use Your Hands at Texas Wine and Wood
Sign up for an open workshop, or one of their themed events to create wood based signs/artwork. From porch signs, to cornhole boards, they offer a variety of options to fit everyone’s style. Their events vary, and can include snacks, mimosas and more. Check out their Instagram and Facebook for more info.
Take Dancing Lessons at Studio 22
How could I share romantic date ideas in Dallas without sharing a place to dance together?! Dancing is one of the most sensual ways to spend time together if you ask me. Studio 22 offers both private dance lessons and group classes, in styles such as Ballroom, Salsa, Latin and more. Get ready to move those hips!
Enjoy a Couples Spa Experience at Vivian’s Spa
Nothing beats an hour (or so) of pure relaxation. Spoil your lover and schedule a couple of massage at Vivian’s Boutique Spa. Follow it up with their special foot ritual and a facial to make a whole day out of it.
Vivian’s is one of the best spas in DFW and my first suggestion when someone asks for an elevated massage recommendation. Plus the luscious robes and beverage before (and between) services? It doesn’t get much better. Follow Vivian’s on Instagram to see how cozy the spa is.
Get Dressed Up To See a Show
The Dallas Opera performs at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. It’s located in the Dallas Arts District. Get ready to dress to impress and decided which production you want to take your significant other to!
Texas Ballet Theatre
Texas Ballet Theatre performs at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, as well as the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. While there is not a specific dress code, the evening shows are typically a bit more formal.
Dallas Summer Musicals
The Dallas Summer Musicals is one of my favorite ways to see a show. They perform shows at the Music Hall at Fair Park and AT&T Performing Arts Center. As far dress code goes, Broadway Dallas recommends business attire or casual business attire. Some patrons attend dressed in evening wear for evening weekend shows.
Other Live Shows
Movie Night at Alamo Drafthouse
Why go to any ole dinner and a movie when you can go to Alamo Drafthouse? This isn’t your average order food and enjoy a movie on the big screen cinema, it’s elevated. From the hand picked locations, to the vibey decor when you walk in, to the mouth watering drool worthy would take pics if I could food, it’s spectacular. If you have some time to plan, look for the unique events like weekend brunch or the movie parties. Sure to be a hit.
Drive-In Movie Theatre
Drive in movies are so underrated! It’s way easier to sneak a kiss in the car than sitting in the movie theatre, don’t ya think? The Coyote Drive-In is in Fort Worth at Panther Island.
Movies at Griggs Park
Romantic Date Ideas in Dallas for the Foodies
Sit on the Rooftop at Sky Blossom
Want to have dinner and drinks with a view? Try Sky Blossom in downtown Dallas! They have a great assortment of unique cocktails and tasty nites… Plus, look at the view from this rooftop! Check out their Instagram for more reasons to make a romantic reservation.
Transport to Italy with Dinner at Lombardi Cucina Italiana
If you’re looking for romantic date ideas in DFW centered around food, you’ve got to check out Lombardi Cucina Italiana. The ambiance looks wonderful and the food looks even better. Don’t believe me? Check out their Instagram, Facebook and TikTok for a peak. They are located at The Star in Frisco, so you could even make it a little staycation with a stay at the Omni.
Grab Cocktails on The Mexican Patio
The Mexican is fairly new to Dallas (well, depending on when you’re reading this), but it’s caught my eye as a must visit! The ambiance is sexy, yet relaxing. The menu has quite a variety of options for you and your date to choose from. They also have a great drink menu and a gorgeous patio. Check out their Facebook and Instagram to see what I’m talking about.
PS- Make sure you check our the dress code, because it would be a huge bummer to be turned away.
Grab Your Italian Takeout Favorites at Eataly
Start your date with a cozy trip to Eataly to pick up some tasty food, desserts and something to sip on. Then you can go home and spend a romantic evening together on the couch or your backyard. Want to get out of the house? Take your meal on a picnic to a romantic spot in Dallas like the Prairie Creek Waterfall or White Rock Lake.
Take a Chocolate Tour
Chocolate lovers will absolutely swoon over this romantic date night in Dallas. The chocolate tour company Dallas by Chocolate is offering a handful of sweet tours in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Guests can tour the town by bus or limousine and each tour lasts around three hours. There are also walking tours available for smaller groups, from six to eight people. Couples can even bring their own beverages, so feel free to bring that bottle of champagne you’ve been waiting to open.
Dress Up for Dinner and Drinks at Bar Charles
I know, I know. You came here looking for creative date night ideas, not just where to go to dinner. But hear me out… The Charles and Bar Charles are S-E-X-Y. Use dinner and drinks as an excuse to dress up and hit the town. You’ll enjoy craft cocktails and delicious food in one of my new favorite places in Dallas.
Enjoy Better Than Sex Desserts in Downtown Plano
I mean… Does the name Better Than Sex Desserts not say it all? This is such a swanky dessert date night spot in Historic Downtown Plano. If you’re sitting here going, “Casey, where exactly is Downtown Plano?”, it’s just north of Richardson near 75 and George Bush. The atmosphere of the restaurant screams romantic date night in Dallas and the dessert (and drink) names add to the fun.
Listen to Live Music Over Drinks at Rare Books Bar
If you and your date have a love for whiskey, Rare Books Bar in Frisco is calling your name for your next romantic date night in Dallas Fort Worth. It’s located inside the J. Theodore Restaurant and Bar in Frisco. They have everything you need for a sexy night with your partner, including live music most nights of the week. Follow them on Instagram for more.
Explore DFW with Your Parner
Enjoy the View from Reunion Tower
One of my personal favorite views of Dallas comes from the top of Reunion Tower. I suggest going right before sunset that way you can see the view in the daylight, during sunset and lit up at night. It’s such a beautiful way to spend some quality time with your partner. You can follow the romantic viewing with dinner in the area (hopefully the dining options at Reunion Tower open back up soon!).
Visit Grandscape at The Colony
Grandscape is a newer shopping center with quite a few options for food and entertainment . For a romantic date night in DFW, you could start with dinner at the new Arkira Back, then get cozy and enjoy the Texas views from the Grandscape Wheel. PS- the gondolas are air conditioned, so you can even enjoy them in the summer without getting too sweaty. After the ride, grab a unique ice cream cookie sandwich from the Baked Bear.
Take a Cruise on the Mandalay Canals in Irving
Want to feel like you’ve traveled across the world to a romantic city, when in reality you’ve only driven to a different part of the metroplex? If you answered yes, then the Mandalay Canals in Irving need to be added to your list as a potential romantic date night in DFW! They offer classic gondola rides, as well as a special Italian dinner cruise and a dessert cruise. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook for more info.
PS- You can also bring wine or champagne for your cruise and they will provide the bucket and ice, corkscrew and glasses for an $11 charge. And sometimes you can find them on Groupon to save some money.
Go For a Stroll Around Downtown Plano
I feel like the suburbs of Dallas get overlooked when it comes to date night ideas. There is so much fun to be had walking around in the historic downtown areas of places like Plano. You can pop in and out of shops and restaurants, or just stroll through the downtown for the evening. If you’re looking for a tasty meal, I would suggest trying Urban Seafood Company! More of a coffee vibe? XO Coffee Shop!
Watch the Sunset at White Rock Lake
Looking for a free romantic date night in Dallas? Take your date to White Rock Lake right before sunset! Bring a blanket and some snacks for all the cozy, romantic vibes.
Fly Above Dallas with Epic Helicopters
Have you ever wanted to see Dallas from above? Although I haven’t flown with Epic Helicopters myself, this is one of the dreamiest, romantic date night ideas in Dallas that is on my to-do list! I’ve completely stalked their Instagram and reviews… and I can say with confidence this is one romantic way to spend time with your lover!
Have a Picnic at the Dallas Arboretum
Honestly, picnics are one of the all time greatest ways to spend a romantic date night in Dallas. And have you been to the Dallas Arboretum? It is breathtaking. There is something very sweet and special about walking around, hand in hand with your significant other. Combine the two and you’ve got a real winner.
Enjoy a Romantic Night Learning How to Cook a New Dish
Find a cooking class near you (or online!) and enjoy making something your date. Best part? You get to eat it after!
Taste Buds Kitchen Cooking Class
Cooking might not be for everyone, but I find taking a cooking class with a drink in my hand pretty fun! If your type of romance includes doing a hands on activity, this date night idea is for you! Check out Taste Buds Kitchen in Plano for a fun night of cooking with your partner. They offer a variety of meal options to choose from!
Sur La Table Cooking Class
Sur La Table offers date night cooking classes at their Dallas store. The classes teach you and your date how to prepare and cook delicious meals together. Their date night cooking experiences cover various cuisine themes, from Thai Food to the perfect steak to desserts, there is bound to be an option to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Enjoy a Romantic Weekend Getaway in DFW
Sexy Staycation at The Adolphus
Have you been to The Adolphus in Downtown Dallas before? My goodness it has some sex appeal! There’s something magical, and oh so romantic, about staying the night in one of the gorgeous hotel rooms. Plus, you can have a romantic breakfast in bed before you check out! Or if you’re feeling frisky, make a romantic weekend out of it and enjoy meals at French Room, Otto’s and City Hall Bistro while you’re there!
Cozy Up in a Treehouse
I was looking for unique places to stay for another post and came across this super neat Treehouse in Dallas! I feel like staying here for the weekend would be the perfect romantic getaway without having to leave the metroplex.
Explore The Star in Frisco
You don’t have to travel too far to get away for the weekend! The Star District in Frisco is one of my favorite walkable areas in DFW. You can stay the night at the gorgeous Omni Frisco and order room service… Or better yet, walk across the street and have a romantic dinner date at Sushi Marquee! While you’re in the area, you can also enjoy top notch ice cream, drinking + dancing and even shopping at Flea Style! Frisco is the perfect romantic getaway, without having to travel too far!
Looking for More Date Ideas in Dallas
Be sure to tag me on social media if you try any of these out, I’d love to see!