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80+ Best Dallas Date Ideas

Engagement + Couples, Wedding + Elopements, Wedding Wednesday

April 2, 2020

My late Grandma told me that the secret to my grandparents marriage is that they never stopped dating. Listen, I get it, we fall into the rut of the same ‘ol dates over and over again because we can’t think of anything. However, Dallas as has so many fun, romantic, and unique date ideas. I have made a list of Dallas Date Ideas to keep you busy with dates for the whole year. Don’t forget to save this list to plan your next date night in Dallas.

Downtown Dallas Couples Session by Dallas Wedding Photographer Kyrsten Ashlay Photography

Best Dallas Date Restaurants

Asian Restaurants

Uchi Dallas

Mot Hai Ba



Koryo Kalbi Korean BBQ

Khao Noodle Shop


Monkey King Noodle Company

TEN Ramen

Italian Restaurants



Prego Pasta House


French & Modern European Restaurants

Rise No. 1

Mercat Bistro

The French Room

City Hall Bistro

Mediterranean Restaurants


Zatar Dallas


Mexican & Tex-Mex Restaurants

Vidorra Dallas

Mia’s Tex Mex

Tulum Dallas

Revolver Taco Lounge

Farm-to-Table, Locally Sourced, Seasonal Menu Restaurants

Beverley’s Bistro & Bar

The Heritage Table

Petra and the Beast

American/Modern American Restaurants

The Mitchell


The Commons Club


Dragonfly Dallas

Gemma Dallas

Felix Culpa

Meddlesome Moth

Steakhouse & BBQ Restaurants

Town Hearth

Knife Dallas

Pecan Lodge

Nick & Sam’s


Unique Cocktail Bars for Dates

Deep Ellum Engagement Session by Dallas Wedding Photographer Kyrsten Ashlay Photography

The Tipsy Alchemist






The Parlor

Tiny Victories



Libertine Bar

The Mansion Bar

Ebb & Flow

Gallery Rooftop Lounge

Best Dallas Day-Date Ideas

Visit the Dallas Farmers Market

Visit a Museum: Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Crow Collection of Asian Art, George W. Bush Presidential Library, Kimbell Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Garden, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Get Brunch at: Boulevardier, Mudhen Meat and Greens, The Rustic, or Norma’s Cafe.

Grab a Coffee at a Local Hip Coffee Shop such as Magnolia Se Le Pont, Houndstooth Coffee, Fiction, Halcyon

Go to a Instagram Museum: Museum of Memories, Rainbow Vomit, Museum of Illusions

Unique Date Ideas in Dallas

Purchase the Adventure Challenge. Thank me later.

Enjoy Jazz Music at The Balcony Club or Scat Jazz Lounge

Spend the day at Checkered Past Winery.

Fort Worth Ale Trail

Attend a Rodeo at Mesquite Rodeo

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Have a Dallas Staycation at a Romantic and Relaxing Hotel in Dallas: W Hotel Dallas, The Adolphus, Hotel ZaZa, NYLO Hotel, The Joule, Virgin Hotel Dallas.

Dress Up and Go to the Dallas Opera House or Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

See a Concert at American Airlines Center, Grenada Theater, or House of Blues

Become a Kid Again at: Bishop Cidercade, Regeneration Arcade & Pizzeria, Barcadia, Whirly Ball, Free Play Arlington, Backyard, Playgroud, Kung Fu Saloon

Get Lost at The Void or Dreamscape

Catch a Dallas Sporting Event: The Stars, Cowboys, The Mavs.

Catch a Movie at Coyote Drive-In or Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Go to Trivia Night at Holy Grail Pub, The Ginger Man, Braindead Brewing

Karaoke at The City Night KTV Bar and Cafe

Go to a Comedy Show at Improv, Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub, Dallas Comedy House

For my Crime Junkies:Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery Texas, Texas Star Dinner Theater, A Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Foodie Date Ideas

engagement session at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Dallas, TX by Dallas Wedding Photographer

Create Your Own Smorgasbord at Legacy Food Hall

Grab a Charcuterie Board at Fount Board and Table then head to the Dallas Arboretum for a Picnic

Hire a Personal Chef or Join a Supper Club: Frank Underground, Chef Casey La Rue

Transport to Spain at Enrique Tomas Spanish Tapa Bar

For those Dog Lovers: Mutts Canine Catina

Take a Coffee Class at Texas Coffee School

Go to the Royal Blue Grocery then Cook a Meal Together

Learn to Pair Cheese and Wine at Scardello

Go up Reunion Tower then Eat Dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty

Take a Cooking Class at: Taste Buds Kitchen, Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts, My French Recipe, Central Market Cooking School, The Cookery

Learn to Make Macarons at Bisous-Bisous

Learn to Make Cheese at MozzCo

Active Date Ideas

Sunrise White Rock Lake Engagement Session by Wedding Photographer in Dallas Kyrsten Ashlay Photography

Enjoy Drinks and Dance the Night Away at Gloria’s Latin Cuisine

Go 2-Steppin’ at Cowboys Red River

Spend the Day at Mineral Wells State Park

Rent a Boat on Lake Tyler

Go on a Boat Ride or Kayaking at White Rock Lake

Go for a Hike at  Oak Cliff Nature Preserve

Throw Axes at Bad Axe Throwing

Have a Drink & Bowl at Bowl & Barrel

Go Dancing at High & Tight’s Bar, Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas Can Dance

Go Indoor Skydiving or Play Topgolf

Try Acro Yoga, Rock Climbing, Paddle Boarding, Trapeze or Kickboxing

Play Dodgeball at Dallas Dodgeball Open Play

Get Adventurous in Dallas

Go for a Ride at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

Go Zip Lining at Ape Zip Line and Adventure Park

Trinity Forest Adventure Park

Best Dallas Dessert Date Ideas

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, TX engagement session - top engagement session locations in Dallas

Check out Back Dough at Queenie’s Steakhouse.

Take a Chocolate Class at Kate Weiser Chocolate.

Get Donuts at Sara’s Donuts

Indulge at Bird Bakery

Cool Off with a Picole Pop

Grab Ice Cream at Azucar Ice Cream Company, Milky Treats,  or The Dough Dough.

Get a Slice (or two) of Pie at Emporium Pies or Cake at Crumb & Kettle

Crafty Date Ideas

Upstairs Circus in Deep Ellum

Go Glass Blowing at Dallas Glass Art

Take a Pottery Class at Jump into Art

Build-a-Bouquet or attend Drunk Gardening at Petal Pushers

Build a Succulent Terrarium at Plant Nite or Jade and Clover

Get Creative at: The Art of Wine, Texas Wine and Wood, Sip N Doodle, Board and Brush

Inexpensive Date Ideas

til Midnight at the Nasher

Have a Picnic at Klyde Warren Park, Winspear Opera House, White Rock Lake

Watch the Sunset at Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge or White Rock Lake

Take an ArtWalk Downtown

Go to Sundance Square and the Fort Worth Water Gardens

Visit the Chapel of Thanksgiving

Grab a Blanket and Watch Planes Take Off at Grapevine Founders Plaza

Wander Around the Gaylord Hotel

Hang out at the Toller Patio or the Rustic

Ride the Swans at Fair Park

Best Date Ideas in Dallas, Texas by Dallas Wedding Photographer

Kyrsten Ashlay Photography is a Dallas Wedding Photographer specializing in romantic, genuine, raw imagery for wildly in love couples. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your special day in Dallas or  the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, I’d love to hear from you! Or have you seen enough and want to book this Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Wedding Photographer for your upcoming wedding or event?! Send me a note and let me treat you to coffee (or a craft cocktail) – can’t wait to connect!

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