Date Night in DFW: 6 Fun and Romantic Things to Do in Dallas

Published April 20, 2021

One of the best things about living in a North Texas suburb is being just a short drive away from a bustling city known for its exciting nightlife. In a community like Goodland (formerly Prairie Ridge), you can have privacy and endless quiet nights while also being able to go out and step into the city whenever you like.

However, recently date nights have been getting pushed to the back burner. 

A Redbook survey found that 45% of couples “rarely” have date nights.

Forgetting travel, traffic, and time for a moment, the coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected the ability and versatility of date night. But in a city like Dallas, there are so many fun and romantic things to do that are also six feet away from others.

Best of all, these date night ideas in Dallas break the monotony of “just getting a drink.” These ideas have year-round accessibility and can be fun for both romance and friends. 

Cuddle With Goats at Bonton Farms

Bonton Farms is an urban farm in South Dallas that’s on an amazing mission to help the neighborhood it’s named after get access to healthy foods and meaningful work. 

As a refreshing and sun-filled version of “date night,” you can volunteer here at the 40-acre farm and give back to the community. During their Service Saturdays or on certain weekdays you can feed baby goats, milk mama goats, harvest plants, care for chickens, and assemble food bags for needy families. 

This is a great opportunity to try something new for date night and use your time to make a positive impact. Volunteering can boost your life satisfaction and you and your partner will walk away feeling fulfilled. 

10 Walking Dates In-One With GPSmyCity

It’s been a long time since group sightseeing tours were popular, but with the distance restrictions in place due to the pandemic, self-guided tours have become an easy way for people to spend time together while enjoying the city’s sites safely. 

GPSmyCity has ten excellent self-guided walking tours that allow you to explore Dallas at your own pace. This means you can use this app to plan ten different dates, each with a specific theme. For example, there’s a tour of religious sites, one for food and another for the Ellum street art.

Each walk comes with a detailed tour map, photos, and background information for the featured sites and You and your date can get to know the city while spending quality alone time with each other. 

Learn How to Massage Each Other

In North Dallas, there’s a spa that offers an intimate and unique food date night experience. 

Sterling Spa offers private massage classes that teach you and your partner how to massage each other properly. It’s around the same price you would pay for a normal couples massage, but after, you can give each other relaxing massages over and over again. This is an experience that keeps on giving!

Imagine giving your partner a spa-quality massage after a long day of work in the privacy of your home. 

This date night in Dallas will be the quiet moment of intimacy you’ve been waiting for. 

Dinner With the Best View in Dallas

Getting dinner over and over again can make date night feel very monotonous, but at Delta Charlie’s Restaurant it isn’t just a great three-course meal you’re experiencing; it’s also a private flight over Dallas.

As the sun sets and the city comes to life, you and your date can enjoy the views from high above and leave your worries behind on the ground for a few moments. With a tasty menu and fun seasonal drinks, your taste buds and your eyes will be amazed. Flights take off 5:00 PM through 9:00 PM so you can choose the perfect time to fly. 

This date is a unique experience that neither of you will soon forget. 

Catch a Film at Texas Theatre’s New Sunset Drive-In Series

While the historic Texas Theatre has reopened with limited capacity, what is showing behind the theatre has people buying tickets like crazy. 

The theatre has opened a nostalgic drive-in in the parking lot, becoming the hottest spot to catch a film. Space is very limited with about 35 vehicle spots per showing and almost each one gets sold out. They announce upcoming films on their Instagram page so make sure to give it a follow if you’re trying to make this experience your next date night!

In the seclusion of your own car, you can enjoy a great movie without worrying about social distancing oor having to wear a mask for two hours inside a theatre. Snacks and beverages can be ordered online in advance or during the screening and will be delivered straight to your car.

This is truly a well-rounded date night in Dallas that can’t help but  be enjoyable!

Get Colorful at Rainbow Vomit

Rainbow Vomit is an immersive art experience in Dallas that will transport you to a world of light, color, and fantasy. It is one of the city’s top-rated museums and voted among the best things to do in Dallas. 

The current installation covers 2,600 sq. ft. with multiple different styles of art and features over 10,000 LEDs, 1,000 balloons, 300 pounds of cotton, 4 miles of ribbon, and a life-sized unicorn! This will be a date night for the record books. 

Plus, with over 20 Instagram-worthy photo spots, you will walk away with your new favorite couple photos.

The Best Things to Do in Dallas

As you can see, Dallas is filled with fun and unique things to do that make it easy to spice up date night and step away from the basic dinner and drinks combo. 

This list is only a handful of what the city has to offer, and when you live twenty minutes away, you will be able to experience it all! 

In truth, the best things to do in Dallas are the ones that spark your interest and desire to go out and have fun!