Look no farther than Dallas, TX, if you want to plan a trip that’s all about love and romance. Whether you prefer to take to the waterways or eat a luxurious meal while enjoying a view of the city’s nighttime skyline, there are plenty of options to suit your style as a couple. Booking a vacation rental near the following romantic getaways in Dallas can offer you an ultra-private home-base during your getaway.
- Nighttime Dallas Skyline
Taking in the view of the city’s skyline at night sets the mood for a romantic evening. Several places outside the city offer panoramic views of the night lights. Consider spots like Trinity Overlook Park or the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge at the Continental Bridge Gateway Plaza West.
- GeO-Deck – Reunion Tower – Downtown Dallas
See the city from a bird’s-eye view. An incredibly romantic things to do in Dallas is riding the elevator up to the GeO-Deck of Reunion Tower to get a look at the skyline in daytime. The GeO-Deck sits 470 feet above the city, so you can take in expansive views of the area. You may want to capture some memorable photos of you and your partner with the city behind you. Plus, there’s a cafe, bar and express dining area that provide places to sit down and enjoy a cozy meal or drinks while enjoying the view.
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden – White Rock Lake
Commune with nature. Stroll hand-in-hand along the pathways of this 66-acre natural escape. Vibrant colors, peaceful fountains and the shore of White Rock Lake provide beauty to fill your senses. This is a popular venue for weddings, and the space is divided into 11 garden displays that offer unique views of the natural foliage. This site is open year-round, and its appearance changes with the seasons.
- Texas Horse Park – Trinity River Corridor
Saddle up for a romantic ride at the 302-acre Texas Horse Park. Catch a glimpse of how life in Texas looked for early settlers, and enjoy getting away from life in the city. If you’ve never been riding before — or need to refresh your skills before heading out on the trails — the park offers a class on riding followed by an hour-long ride.
- Take a Gondola Ride – Mandalay Canal – Irving
Enjoy playful kisses under bridges and the strains of romantic music played by gondoliers without taking a trip to Venice when you and your loved one hop on one of the gondolas at Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canal. Guests are served chocolates and sparkling cider or Italian sparkling water to enhance the dreamy mood during the ride.