10 Great DATE ESCAPE Ideas for DFW
1. ReUnion Tower- www.reuniontower.com
High atop Dallas is a view that definitely is an escape from the mundane. This 360 degree view of Dallas allows a magnificent view of the city. Every hour, the globe rotates 360 degrees, allowing for an ever changing view of the beautiful city. My favorite time of night is to go while it is still an hour of light left. I love watching the view and then, as the sun sets, viewing that same view in the dark with a city covered by lights.
The bar is comfortable, the drinks and food is amazing, and you can sit and enjoy a beautiful view and a chance to get away from the average every day. I like this destination for dreaming. This is the spot that Vince and I booked our trip to Kauai, reserved hiking passes to the Kalalau Trail, and have dreamed up numerous vacation destinations. The Expresso Martini is our favorite. Try the green bean appetizer.
2. The ESCAPE ROOM http://www.1hour2escape.com/
Gather your friends and go to the Lewisville 1 Hour to Escape. These ‘escape’ rooms are popping up around the country and are a fun way to get back into the fun and enjoyment of game playing. You will be locked into a room with only your ingenuity to get you out. Solve puzzles, open locks, and figure out the way ‘out’ of your room. This definitely keeps your mind off of the mundane and gets you into enjoying simple fun. Watch your friends in their most competitive nature yet. We went with a group of us and 2 other couples. Tammy Kling, a friend of ours invited us and it was a blast. Each room has a different theme. Our room was a bank heist. We had to break into a bank, open the vault and steal as much as we could in the allotted time. Try it, you’ll have a blast.
3. Katy Trail Hike and Lunch or Dinner at the Katy Trail Ice House http://katytraildallas.org/
Another favorite date escape is the Katy Trail. You don’t have to live close to the trail to enjoy a date escape here. Drive from Ft Worth or anywhere around the Dallas Metroplex and park by the Ice House. Hike around the trail and enjoy the beauty of the trail and the sky scrapers around you. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, have an enjoyable lunch or dinner at the Katy Trail Ice Househttp://katyicehouse.com/ .
This place is pet friendly, you can both hike and dine with your dog. Lots of sports minded fans come here, so if you are ever wanting to watch a game and you do not want to be alone, this is the place to come.
4. Ft Worth Nature Center http://www.fwnaturecenter.org/visit/
Our first Date Escape that we ever took was hiking at the Ft Worth Nature Center. The scenery is breathtaking. The hours are 8—5, so you will have to plan accordingly. If you have a day off of work, take a drive to the Ft Worth Nature Center. Pack a lunch and some drinks and snacks. Spend a whole day hiking. Get in touch with your inner self as you traverse the trails and wander around in nature. Turn off your phone. Truly connect with the peace and the quiet of the area. Have deep conversations and establish a true connection. You will think you’ve escaped the city and are on a ranch in another state. You’ll forget your worries and escape to a new reality, a peaceful, quiet place where you can hear your thoughts and walk and talk in complete peace.
5. Biking in Ft Worth https://fortworth.bcycle.com/
Some of you aren’t biking. You don’t have a bike, or you are tired of taking it around the same old places and seeing the same old stuff. Well, get ready for a new adventure. The B Cycle Bikes in Downtown Ft Worth have 350 bikes across 45 stations. Grab a bike at any station, ride it anywhere you’d like to go, and drop it off at another station. It is EASY and FUN and makes for a great date. It is very inexpensive, you could even take the kids. Park near any station, grab a bike, and go. Stop for lunch or coffee and enjoy a -get a-way from it all DATE ESCAPE.
6. Southern Junction or Billy Bobs http://southernjunctionlive.com/ http://billybobstexas.com/ OK, if you are in Dallas or Ft Worth, you have to do a DATE ESCAPE to either Southern Junction, or Billy Bobs. No cowboy boots required, but you’ll enjoy the escape even if you are not a country music fan. Both environments will take you away from it all for a time of live music, and great food with a rip roaring country western experience. Billy Bobs has been doing its thing for 35 years. You’ll get a chance to watch live bull riding, listen to a live concert, enjoy great food and drinks, play pool, and enjoy a country western escape. You’ve got to try it.
7. Kayaking Lake Ray Hubbard http://www.lake-ray-hubbard.com/kayak-rentals/
Got a little water action in mind? Great idea, head to Chiesa in Rowlett and rent a kayak on the lake. It is about $25 for a few hours and life will seem to slow down a little as you paddle around the serenity of the lake. There are also dinner boats that take off from the Harbour if you are more of a sit and dine while the boat moves kind of gal or guy. There are lots of ways that you can experience a water escape without a lot of money or time at your disposal.
8. Trinity Groves Restaurants and a Walk on the http://keranews.org/post/its-fabulous-dallas-continental-bridge-reopens-park-no-cars-allowed http://www.trinityriverdallas.org/visit Dallas Continental Bridge
Now opened as a park, the Dallas Continental Bridge offers a beautiful view of the Dallas downtown area. Pack a picnic and eat on the bridge, or visit the local Trinity Grove Restaurants, and enjoy a variety of amazing food options. Our favorite is a Chinese restaurant with amazing gluten free options and fabulous drinks. Our friend, Johnathan Haggerty showed us this bridge and walked us across it. What a great way to motivate your friends and escape the norm.
9. Hanging on the Rockwall Harbour http://www.theharborrockwall.com/
Dinner and a movie on the lake? Why not. Drive 30-50 miles to a destination that is FAR from your normal restaurants and your normal movie theater. An escape can be anywhere that takes your mind away from the mundane and helps you to feel like you are LIVING LIFE. Primos on the lake in Garland, and Glorias outdoor dining in Rockwall are two examples of Lake front dining that make you feel like you’ve escaped the norm and are suddenly in a resort town experience life on vacation.
Find Primos on the web at : http://primosdallas.com/ Even when I didn’t have a date, this was one of my favorite escapes to go with my girlfriends.
And a movie on the Harbour makes for a great escape. The European fountain in front of the lake is beautiful. You’ll not get a chance to ever be here where you do not see people taking pictures in front of this grand fountain. Walk the lake front. Feed the ducks. Have a drink at Dodie’s or Three Sheets. Sit at Goria’s and watch the sail boats. You’ll feel like you are on vacation if only for a few hours.
10. Dallas Museum of Art or the Kimble in Ft Worth https://www.dma.org/
Stroll through the Dallas Museum of Art or the Kimball in Ft Worth. If you choose the DMA, book a night at ZaZas or simply stop in for a drink by the pool and some appetizers. You don’t have to fly to Miami to feel like you are in Miami. Walk the streets of the art district and spend some time at ZaZas and you will feel like you have escaped the regular and entered into the extraordinary. ZaZas has a bubbling drink that is both enticing to the eyes and delicious to drink. Toast a new day, a new month, a new relationship or a new year. Spend dinner, or a snack, or even a night in this part of town for a great escape.
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