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5 Top Romantic Things to do in Dallas

Whether you’re on a newly married getaway or spending the weekend in the city with that special someone, check these 5 top romantic things to do in Dallas for ideas to surprise your loved one when staying at our Dallas bed and breakfast.

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Wine, Chocolate, or Both?

Romantic Date Night Idea # 1:

Grapevine Wine Tour – Some people are surprised to learn that Texas, perhaps better known for its barbeque and microbrews, is the 5th-largest wine-producing state in the country. South of Dallas, in the Texas Hill Country, thousands of acres of land are covered by vineyard rows, with over 100 wineries producing Lone Star varietals. On this popular 4.5-hour tour – offered in the afternoon starting at 11:30 am or 12:30 pm and beginning at 5:30 pm in the evenings – you’ll visit two wineries or wine bars (the tour partners with 12 wine-centric locations), followed by a 3-course dinner at one of several restaurants. Whether you visit Bull Lion Winery, whose grapes are grown in soil similar to that of Italy, or Messina Hof Brewery, where the menu runs 90 wines deep, it’ll be a meal, wine tasting, and evening to savor.

Romantic Date Night Idea # 2: 

Dallas by Chocolate Tour – With its velvety texture and decadent flavors, few things say love like chocolate – and after all, who doesn’t love chocolate? On this 3.5-hour weekend tour, you’ll stop at five locations throughout the city, where you’ll sample chocolate pastries/croissants and locally-made chocolate of all varieties. And between stops, you’ll be comfortable in their air-conditioned bus and entertained by the outgoing tour guides who lead the group in chocolate-themed trivia. Indulge your taste buds, and each bite will be better than the last.

A Romantic Night Out – Immersive Adventures, Laugh-Out-Loud Shows, and Skating Hand-in-Hand

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Romantic Date Night Idea # 3:

Dreamscape Immersive – Take the old dinner and movie routine up a notch by embarking on a virtual reality cinematic adventure. More akin to a theme park ride from another dimension, you’ll strap sensors to your hands and feet, put on VR glasses, and travel to other realms. Choose from “departures” like Alien Zoo, where you’ll encounter never-before-seen life forms in distant space, and The Blu, which involves traveling into the deep sea with blue whales. Grab dinner beforehand nearby at NorthPark Center – take your choice between sushi rolls at Kona Grill, delicious small bites and cocktails at Mermaid Bar, or Italian faves at Maggiano’s Little Italy, or select from our list of Dallas restaurant recommendations.

Romantic Date Night Idea # 4:

Dallas Comedy Club For a night of laughter, venture no further than this award-winning one-stop-shop for all things comedy in Dallas, located just over a mile away from The Gaston in the heart of Deep Ellum. From Wed through Sun every week, you’ll have your choice between open mics featuring up-and-coming local comedians, wildly creative improv shows (one features an entirely improvised musical), and the country’s top headlining comics coming through every weekend. Satisfy your barbeque craving just around the block at Terry Black’s, which achieved legendary status in Austin and has now brought their next-level grilling chops to Dallas.

Romantic Date Night Idea # 5:

Ice Skating at the Galleria – Few scenes conjure the holiday spirit like that at the Galleria, where an ice rink surrounds a 95-foot-tall decorated Christmas tree. Rent skates and head out on the ice arm in arm, enjoying the lovely ambiance under the massive skylights overhead. Make it extra special by sharing a gelato from Paciugo or a delicious treat from Lizzie Lu, both located nearby in the Galleria Mall.

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