If all you want for Christmas is a magical time with your significant other (SO), then the Lone Star state has plenty of attractions and experiences available that promise to bring festive magic to that special date. Check out our list of romantic places in Dallas this Christmas, for a romantic rendezvous reminiscent of your favorite holiday movie.
If you’re really looking to impress your SO this holiday season, why not take them to the most magical event around? Featuring the largest light maze in the world and the tallest Christmas tree in Texas, Enchant is a sparkly magical place that has lots to see and do. You can also skate hand in hand across the frozen lake, cozy up by the fires, and shop for gifts in the traditional Christmas market. Who can resist a kiss under the mistletoe when you’re surrounded by this much magic?
Prices: Tickets start at $29.95 for adults. Get tickets.
2. Gondola Rides
Venice is considered to be one of the most romantic places in the world, but if a trip to the City of Water is out of the question then look no further than our very own Mandalay Canal. Cuddle up to that special person on a gondola ride through Irving’s iconic canal or on Lake Carolyn and view the stunning skyline of the city from the best seat in the house. There’s also the option to cozy on up with some hot chocolate for those colder days. In line with tradition, couples are encouraged to kiss under every bridge accompanied by the sound of gondoliers singing romantic tunes, creating that extra special atmosphere.
Prices: A classic gondola ride for two costs $140. Get tickets.
3. Trinity Forest Adventure Park
Fancy a date that is a little less carol singing and a little more adrenaline-inducing? Visit Trinity Forest Adventure Park; just a few minutes from downtown Dallas. Trinity has over twenty zip-lines, six aerial obstacle courses as well as rock climbing and pedal boats. You’ll get to spend a lot of time in the trees with your SO since tickets are valid for three hours on a ‘set your own pace’ scheme. Whether you are looking to make the perfect impression on that exciting first date or to spend a day in the great outdoors with the love of your life, this could be just the thing you need.
Prices: General admission starts at $49.95 per adult. Get tickets.
4. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Dallas Arboretum has to be one of the most romantic places in Dallas. This enchanting oasis pays homage to the beauty of nature with 66 acres of endless flowers, trees, and horticultural goodness. You’re bound to lose yourself in the intoxicating aroma. Made extra special this time of year, with their festive displays, exhibitions and thousands of twinkly lights. Take a walk with your partner through the trees on your way to high tea or lunch at the historic DeGolyer House restaurant, but remember this famous restaurant fills up fast, so call ahead to reserve a table and avoid disappointment.
Prices: General admission into the arboretum is $15.00 per adult. Book online.
5. Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower has to be on the list of top romantic places in Dallas, with around 730 marriage proposals each year, this has been the starting point of many a happy marriage. The tower
is one of the most recognizable landmarks in DFW, offering stunning panoramic views of the whole city. Planning a particularly special romantic evening? Take your date to the top of the tower and splurge on dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s revolving restaurant, Five Sixty. If you’re just looking for coffee and conversation, Cloud 9 Cafe in the observation deck would be the perfect place to get to know each other.
Prices: General admission is $17. You can a day and night visit for only $22 per person so you can see the city in all its glory! Book online.