Sometimes figuring out where to take your date is harder than actually finding a date. With so many things to do in Dallas, it can be hard to decide where to take your significant other. If you tired of the same dinner and movie dates every weekend and feel like spicing up date night, you are in luck. Here are 10 great places in Dallas that are perfect for date night.
1. Galleria Ice Rink
Ice skating is a popular activity up north but isn’t as big in Texas. Going to the Galleria ice rink is a great way to have fun and get to know your potential soul mate. You don’t even need to be good at ice skating to have a good time here. For only 15 dollars per person, you can rent a pair of skates and skate as long as you want. It is the perfect way to break the ice (no pun intended) and find out about your date’s interests and future plans.
2. Indoor skydiving
If you want to take your date to the next level, you might want to check out indoor skydiving at iFly in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. This is a perfect date idea for thrill-seeking couples and people who are tired of the same boring date spots. IFly recreates skydiving by putting people in a giant wind tunnel that simulates free falling from an airplane. This is great for people scared of heights but still want to experience skydiving.
This date might be a little more expensive than some of the others on this list but it is well worth it if you have the extra cash. IFly charges 70 dollars for 2 flights per person which are still way less than actually going skydiving. This is a very unique date idea that is sure to impress your partner for years to come.
Maybe you are the type of couple that enjoys a little bit of friendly competition. If this is true then whirly ball might just be the perfect date for you. Located in the Dallas suburb of Plano, this obscure game is a mix of lacrosse, basketball, and bumper cars. For 15 dollars per hour per person, you and your partner can go head to head or team up in this bizarre sport. Laser tag is also offered so there are plenty of things to do on this unique date spot.
4. Dallas Zoo
Who doesn’t like animals? The zoo is a perfect way to change up the normal date routine and get in touch with your inner Steve Irwin. There are tons of animals from all over the world and many exhibits to enjoy. The Dallas Zoo is the only zoo in Texas that have koalas as well! This is a great spot for animal-loving couples to go without breaking the bank.
5. Perot Museum of Natural Science
The Perot Museum of Natural Science might be one of the most interactive museums in Texas. This is a fun date for people who love to learn and have a good time as well. You can see movies, see the great dinosaur exhibit, and even dig up your own fossils! With so many things to do in one place, you cant go wrong planning your next date at the Perot Museum of Natural Science.
6. Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower is one of the most well-known buildings in the Dallas skyline. What most nonlocals don’t know, is that there is a romantic restaurant at the top of the tower. This wonderful restaurant serves delicious meals while you have a great view of the DFW metroplex. The ball of the building (where the restaurant is located) spins very slowly so you and your date will have a 360-degree view you won’t soon forget.
7. The Texas Theater
This is a landmark theater in the Oak Cliff neighborhood just south of downtown Dallas. The Texas Theater plays many films ranging from classic blockbusters to cult indie films. They do not play new films which makes this theater stand out from the crowd. The theater is also where Lee Harvey Oswald hid from capture after shooting President John F. Kennedy back in 1963. If your partner is a cinema nerd and likes history, there is no better date destination than the Texas Theater.
8. Medieval Times
Medieval Times is a mix of a Medieval battle tournament and a restaurant. You and your date will travel back in time to enjoy jousting, sword fights, archery contests, and more while enjoying a feast made for a king. Each patron will be assigned a knight that represents their seating area that they will cheer on during the show. The knights will fight for the honor of each seating area to prove they are the best in the kingdom. There are not many places that give people this kind of experience. Get lost in fantasy and magic at this one of a kind dating spot.
9. SpeedZone and Zero Gravity
If you have read my previous article titled “Video Game Arcades In Dallas All Gamers Must Know About,” then you are familiar with SpeedZone. SpeedZone is way more than an arcade, it has over 5 go-kart tracks, mini-golf, and a bar all in one place. You can play in the arcade or see who the fastest is on the drag strip. If you and your date are really looking for an adrenaline rush, then you can walk on over to Zero Gravity across the street where they over many different bungee jumping-like rides and free falls.
10. Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park is the ideal place to take a memorable stroll with your boyfriend/girlfriends or to have a picnic while gazing at the amazing few of the Dallas skyline. It is in the heart of downtown Dallas and free to visit. There are also many food trucks available around the park where you can stop and grab a bite to eat. If you want to have an extraordinary date that will cost little to nothing, then Klyde Warren Park is worth the visit.