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Dallas is unlike anywhere else in Texas. While Austin is known for its hipster vibes and San Antonio is all about history, this city is much more cosmopolitan, and offers its own unique vibe. There are a ton of fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples and groups alike, so we're here to share them with you!


Whether you are looking for the best restaurants, luxury hotels, or some cute photo spots, we've got you covered. Let's dive right in!

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Where is Dallas in Texas?

Dallas is located in the north east of the state of Texas. It is just under 200 miles north of Austin, and 24o north west of San Antonio.

Where is Dallas in Texas

Dallas is in the north east of Texas.


How to Get to Dallas, Texas

Dallas is a pretty easy city to reach from many places in the US. Depending on where you are coming from will depend the easiest or cheapest way to get there, but chances are you'll want to fly there.


Flying into Dallas, Texas

The airport of Dallas-Ft Worth is located right between Dallas and Ft Worth, just 15-20 minutes outside the city. There are a ton of domestic cities which fly into Dallas, as well as a few international ones.


Cities That Fly to Dallas TX

Cities in Texas that fly direct to Dallas include Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Brownsville, College Station, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Harlingen, Killeen, Laredo, Longview, McAllen, Midland, San Angelo, San Antonio, Texarcana, Waco, and Wichita.


The domestic cities that fly into Dallas include Alexandria,  Alberquerque, Anchorage, Asheville, Aspen, Atlanta, Augusta, Bakersfield, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Bentonville, Billings, Bismarck, Bloomington, Boise, Boston, Bristol, Buffalo, Burbank, Carlsbad, Cedar Rapids, Champaign, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Clovis, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Dayton, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Durango, Eugene, Evansville, Fargo, Fayetteville, Flagstaff, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Myers, Fort Smith, Fort Walton, Fort Wayne, Fresno, Gainesville, Garden City, Grand Island, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville, Gulfport, Harrison, Honolulu, Hot Springs, Houston, Huntsville, Idaho Falls, Indianapolis. Jackson, Jacksonville, Kahului, Kalispell, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Las Vegas, Lawton, Lexington, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Lubbock, Madison, Memphis, Miami, Middletown, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Missoula, Mobile, Moline, Monroe, Montgomery, Montrose, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Norfolk, New York, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Peoria, Pheonix, Philadelphia, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Rapid City, Reno, Richmond, Roswell, Sacramento, San Angelo, Saint Louis, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Juan, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seattle, Shreveport, Sioux Falls, South Bend, Spokane, Springfield, Stillwater, Syracuse, Tallahasee, Tampa, Traverse City, Tucson, Tulsa, Tyler, Vail, Washington DC, West Palm Beach, Wilmington, and Yuma.


International cities that fly to Dallas include Aguascalientes, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cabo, Calgary, Cancun, Chihuahua, Cozumel, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, Guanacaste, Guatemala City, Istanbul, Leon, London, Madrid, Merida, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Monterrey, Morelia, Oaxaca, Ontario, Panama City, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, Rome, San Jose, San Luis Potosi, San Salvador, Santa Ana, Santiago, Savannah, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Torreon, Vancouver, and Zacatecas.

Flight Tip: Using Skyscanner you can use the calendar feature to see which are the cheapest dates for flying there.

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How to Get from the Dallas Airport to the City

It is super easy to get to the city of Dallas from the Airport. You can either rent a car from the airport, take an Uber, or take the DART train which connects you from the airport to the city every 15 minutes. It runs from 4 am til midnight, so is a convenient and affordable option.


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Things to Do in Dallas

Now that you know the basics for getting to Dallas, here are the best things to do in Dallas TX for couples, groups, and anyone else traveling to this Texan city.


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Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples

Dallas is a cosmopolitan city, and is typically visited as a bachelor/bachelorette party destination. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it as a couple! We visited together and had a great time. Here are some fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples.


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #1: Stroll the AT&T Discovery District

This is definitely one of our favorite parts of Dallas! Explore the heart of the city with modern architecture, big grassy areas, and a wide variety of food trucks. We think this is one of the best things to do in Dallas TX for couples because it is such an enjoyable area to walk around. Discovery District is perfect for a romantic picnic, and also has some fun things to check out, like the giant eyeball!


AT&T Discovery District, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
AT&T Discovery District, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
things to do in Dallas TX for couples

 

Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #2: Explore the Art of Downtown Dallas

We couldn't get over how much cool art there is in Dallas! Downtown Dallas is full of fun restaurants, but truly our favorite part about this area was the amount of colorful murals we found. We definitely suggest spending some time to walk around and appreciate all of the vibrant pieces of art scattered around the area.

mural in Dallas, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
mural in Dallas, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
mural in Dallas, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
mural in Dallas, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
mural in Dallas, things to do in Dallas TX for couples

Dallas has a ton of cool art to check out.


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #3: Ride the Ferris Wheel & Eat some BBQ

Dallas is known for their BBQ, so it's an absolute must to try a barbecue spot while in town. We particularly love Ferris Wheeler's Backyard & Barbecue because it's a barbecue joint that has a Ferris wheel that you can ride for free! We honestly think this is one of the best things to do in Dallas TX for couples, as it's a fun and romantic date idea.


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #4: Take Fun Photos at the Sweet Tooth Hotel

If you're into art or photography, then you truly can't miss out on the Sweet Tooth Hotel in Dallas. It actually isn't a hotel, but is a quirky museum and bar located in the heart of the city.

Sweet Tooth Hotel, things to do in Dallas TX for couples

Each room is more incredible than the next, and not only are they super Instagrammable, but they all have a deep message behind them. Each exhibit is designed by a local artist, celebrating the creatives of Dallas, and contributing to encouraging artists.


Not only is the exhibit super fun, but there is a bar at the end as well! They have super cool cocktails, serve cotton candy, and have talented local musicians playing live. This is definitely one of our favorite things to do in Dallas TX for couples, as it's a very unique activity.


Sweet Tooth Hotel, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
Sweet Tooth Hotel, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
Sweet Tooth Hotel, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
Sweet Tooth Hotel, things to do in Dallas TX for couples

The Sweet Tooth Hotel is full of fun exhibitions.


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #5: Go on a Food Tour

One of our absolute favorites things about Dallas is the food! There are so many incredible restaurants, and you could spend weeks just restaurant hopping. We love the idea of a food tour because locals bring you to the very best spots so that you can try local flavors, and experience a ton of delicious food that Dallas has to offer.


Here are a few food tours that we have found:

Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #6: Take a Silk Art Class

Looking for something fun and different to try? Well, here's a new type of art class to add to your bucket list.


Dallas Silk Art offers classes where you learn how to make marble designs on silk. This hands-on workshop is fun, and sends you home with a beautiful souvenir!


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #7: Go on a Ghost Tour

There's something oddly romantic about horror, which is why we love the idea of a ghost tour. Not only can you experience the spirited history of Dallas, but you can even go on a haunted food or pub crawl!


Here are a couple of fun tours that we found: 

Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #8: Sip Cocktails on a Rooftop

Dallas has a number of high rises, and one of the best parts of these tall buildings is the opportunity to get some stunning views.


There are a number of incredible rooftop bars scattered around the city, but our top pick is the Gallery Lounge. This places has great cocktails, as well as some beautiful views of Dallas. We definitely suggest heading here for sunset!


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #9: Have a Spa Day

Looking for one of the most romantic things to do in Dallas TX for couples? Well, a spa date is definitely one of them. There are a number of great spas to choose from, one of the favorite picks being Woodhouse Spa. This spa is a true slice of luxury, and is the perfect place to escape the chaos of the city.


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #10: Visit the Farmer's Market

There is nothing better than experiencing local flavors and products, and the farmer's market is the best place to do it.


The Farmer's Market in Dallas is huge and has a ton of stalls from local hot sauces to handmade jewelry, and so much more. This is the perfect place to support the locals, while bringing home an incredible souvenir to your loved ones. Do yourself a favor, and check out Sheer Alternatives!  We are so obsessed with the toothpaste we bought that it's the only one we use now.


The market is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm, and opens at 9 on Saturdays. 


farmers market, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
farmers market, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
farmers market, things to do in Dallas TX for couples
farmers market, things to do in Dallas TX for couples

The Farmer's Market is a great way to experience local products.


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples #11: Take a Day Trip

While there are certainly enough fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples, we found a few other fun spots outside the city worth checking out. Here are some of the best day trips from Dallas to add to your Texas bucket list.


Fort Worth

If you're looking for true Texan charm, and a bit of history, then head over to Ft Worth, which is just a half hour west of the center of Dallas. Check out one of the many museums, explore the art, or head to a super unique bar located inside of a laundromat!


The Texas Pool

This may just be one of the coolest pools we have ever been to! The Texas Pool is a giant Texas-shaped pool, which is such a fun representation of the state.


Located an hour north of Dallas, this community pool is a non-profit organization, and brings locals together to celebrate the pride of the state. The people there are lovely, and we had such a fun time checking out this unique spot in Texas!

The Texas Pool, fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples
Cleburne

Known as the "stone wall of the west" this town was once a big transportation hub. Now it's a great place to explore its deep history, and is also known for its extensive mountain biking trails. Cleburne is just under an hour from Dallas, making it another great day trip to add to your list.


Waco

Just an hour and a half south of Dallas is the cute Texan town of Waco. We went here for the day and absolutely loved the charm of the town. But the best part was that we went to Texas' only beer spa!


It's located in the Pivovar Hotel, and you can drink beer while bathing in it! The beer is from the brewery itself, which is also a part of the hotel.


beer spa in Waco, fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples
beer spa in Waco, fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples

Waco is home to Texas' only beer spa.


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Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples or Big Groups

There are so many fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples, but even more if you are a group! Here are a few other cool activities you can do that are perfect for a group trip.


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples (& Groups) #12: Sail on the Spirit of Dallas

While most other Texan cities have plenty of water surrounding them, Dallas is a bit more limited. However, there is a large lake just outside the center called White Rock Lake. There are boats that sail around the lake, and you can choose one during the day, a sunset sail, or sailing under the stars.


We did this as a couple, and met a bunch of groups that were there for birthdays and bachelorette parties. It's another activity that is BYOB, making this boat ride both fun and affordable.


Spirit of Dallas, fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples
Spirit of Dallas, fun things to do in Dallas TX for couples


Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples (& Groups) #13: Have a Pedal Party

If you are a big group, one of the most fun things to do in Dallas is to rent a pedal bar. These are BYOB, and give you a large bar to make your own drinks, while pedaling together for your own moving bar. Some of these even include a pub crawl!

beer bike, fun things to do in Dallas

This is a fun activity for groups traveling to Dallas.

Things to Do in Dallas TX for Couples (& Groups) #14: Massage Party Bus

Party buses are always a good time. But have you ever heard of a massage party bus? Well, neither did we until we visited Dallas.


Dallas Massage Chair Party Bus offers tours around the city in massage chairs so you can relax and party at the same time! It is BYOB and also has an option for karaoke, making this one of the most unique things to do in Dallas.

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Things to do in Dallas TX for Couples: Local Food & Drink

Dallas is definitely one for the foodies! There are so many incredible restaurants to try, as well as unique food options to check out.


Local Foods to Try in Dallas

Dallas (and Texas in general) is known for their barbecue, and it's an absolute must! The fried chicken is very good, and there are a ton of great options for comfort food and healthy food alike.


Being so close to Texas, you'll also find excellent Mexican food. We definitely suggest going to the farmer's market to try some local treats, as well as some of our restaurant recommendations below.


best food in Dallas
best food in Dallas
best food in Dallas
best food in Dallas

Texas is known for its delicious comfort food.