There’s fun around every corner in Dallas. If you want to celebrate the person who makes your life fun with a date that’s one of a kind, you’ve chosen the right city. Here’s Huffines Chrysler Jeep Ram Dodge Plano’s list of some of the freshest date ideas around Dallas, Texas.
Get Outside at White Rock Lake
The winter months usher most of us indoors, but here in Dallas, we’re lucky enough to have relatively friendly weather in February. Take advantage of it by venturing outdoors for a nature-filled with your loved one. Head to East Dallas and start your day with a coffee from a neighborhood favorite like Fiction Coffee. To-go cups in tow, take a romantic stroll around the White Rock Lake. If you enjoy embracing your inner athlete, you could even venture even further out on the 9.33-mile hiking path for a more strenuous walk.
Once you’ve gotten the blood pumping, lay out blankets on the grass and enjoy a lakeside picnic together. Engage in meaningful conversation while looking on at the sparkling waters. When you’re ready to pack up the picnic, head over to the Dallas Arboretum to view the 66 acres of beautiful garden life, from lush trees to vibrant flower bushes. Plus, nothing says romance like flowers. There are plenty of areas to pick from, but we recommend swinging through the rose garden and walking through Crape Myrtle Allee, a canopy of trees that create a picturesque tunnel of love.
Go Back in Time at the Moonlight SockHop
If you want to shake things up with an unforgettable date, indulge in some nostalgia by taking your date to the Moonlight SockHop at the Celebrity Banquet Hall here in Dallas. This retro-inspired event celebrates Valentine’s Day by encouraging you and your favorite dance partner to get on your feet and boogie. There’s karaoke, so you can channel your inner Whitney Houston, Stevie Nicks, or Elton John with throwback hits. You won’t have to listen to 80s music all night, either. There are also modern-day songs available.
Costumes aren’t mandatory, but they make things a little more fun. Plus, putting together your best 70s, 80s, or 90s look is a great way to get creative and have some fun with your partner. Whether you’re rocking bell bottoms or shoulder pads, it’s always romantic to look silly together. Speaking of looking silly, get competitive with the dance contest, then fuel back up with food and beverages. The Moonlight SockHop is on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Take a Romantic Cruise
Plenty of dates happen on land. Stand out by planning an evening at sea. Join Arispop Cruises in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for an elegant cruise on Saturday, Feb. 11; Sunday, Feb. 12; or Tuesday, Feb. 14. These two-hour cruises include a romantic three-course meal on board the ship, so you and your date can enjoy delicious food while overlooking Lewisville Lake. There’s also entertainment aboard the ship. Enjoy dancing together to live music and remind yourself not to take life too seriously with a hilarious standup comedy performance.
You can choose between two price points. For a more affordable experience, opt for a top-deck ticket for $129 per couple. With a top-deck ticket, you share your table with another couple, so you just might make new friends aboard the ship. For $169, you can purchase a private table on the main deck, which affords you a better view of the comedy show. If you want to extend your special evening out, Arispop Cruises offers hotel stays after your cruise. Contact the organization for more information and to book your cruise.
Eat Your Way Through the Taste of Dallas
When planning a date, there’s always a romantic meal. This tried-and-true option can really deliver if you pick the right spot, but there’s a lot of pressure on the decision. To treat your date to a meal that combines all the best spots in Dallas, head to the Taste of Dallas . The people who know Dallas food best carefully curated a menu for couples to enjoy, sampling an array of area favorites. Whether you’re foodies looking for your next thrill or frequent at-home cooks who want a special meal out, it’s sure to delight.
Plus, you can enjoy a Dallas landmark while you’re at it. The Taste of Dallas occurs at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. This educational and engrossing museum pays tribute to the history of flight, with deep-dive exhibits and real aircraft throughout. You can choose between two sessions of the event. For a lunchtime tour of the Dallas food scene, opt for session one from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For a romantic dinner date, choose option two from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Be Brave With Axe Throwing at Whiskey Hatchet
Head over to trendy Deep Ellum for an out-of-the-box evening at Whiskey Hatchet, a neighborhood place that pairs delicious craft cocktails with one of the edgiest date activities there is, axe throwing. Whether you’re a new couple looking for a casual and adventurous evening out or a long-term pair who wants to change it up from the usual dinner-and-a-movie, tossing axes is competitive, adrenaline-fueled, and downright fun. Plus, it’s safer than it sounds. Whiskey Hatchet has a team of axe-throwing experts, cleverly called “axperts,” who coach you in the basics and help you avoid disaster.
There’s also a robust menu of drinks, including unique craft cocktails and a variety of local beers. Big-name favorites are available, too. Once you’ve transformed into an axe-wielding powerhouse, calm down with a few drinks across the table from each other. Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and bring cash to tip your “axpert.” The bar doesn’t have food of its own, but you can bring in food from any of the neighboring restaurants in Deep Ellum. It’s pretty to find delicious Tex-Mex, New American, and more in the neighborhood.
That concludes our list of the best dates around Dallas. If you’re hunting for a sleek new vehicle that will impress your date, explore our inventory of new cars, SUVs, and trucks at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Plano. We have a convenient location near the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so visit us today to test drive a new vehicle for you, your spouse, or both of you.