8 of the Most Romantic Spots in DFW
Some call me the "King of Romance." I will admit, I've helped plan many proposals in my time, so I'm a wealth of resources when it comes to some of the most romantic spots here in DFW. Whether it's a restaurant, a place to catch a sunset, or somewhere to take a stroll hand-in-hand - these are some of the most love-inspiring spots in Dallas-Fort Worth.
#1: Reunion Tower
Did you know that hundreds of couples get engaged at Reunion Tower every year? It shouldn't be all that surprising considering the breathtaking views of the Dallas skyline you can enjoy from the top of the tower. They usually have special events happening on Valentine's Day or you can purchase an exclusive couple's package any time of the year.
*As of February 8, 2023 restaurants are currently closed due to renovations.
#2: The Adolphus Hotel
Adolphus Busch built the Adolphus Hotel on Commerce Street in 1912 as Dallas' first luxury hotel. Since opening its doors, the Adolphus has served as a Dallas icon and has played a major part in the overall history and culture of the city. If you're looking for somewhere to spend a romantic weekend, this hotel tops our list of staycation spots here in DFW. It's right in the middle of fantastic culture, restaurants, shopping and more. Or if you just want to pop in for an evening, visit the award-winning French Room restaurant to enjoy modern interpretations of French classics.
#3: White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and is easily one of the best places to experience nature and wildlife in an urban setting. You can walk along their 9.33-mile trail, enjoy nature from the Audubon Society bird watching area, eat a picnic dinner along the lake, or actually get out on the lake in a kayak, canoe, or on a stand up paddle board.
The Dallas Arboretum is also right on the shores of White Rock Lake, so you could stroll through the 66 acres of botanical gardens and grounds as well.
#4: SĒR Steakhouse
We can't talk about romantic spots in DFW without talking about the place I proposed to my wife over 10 years ago. SĒR Steakhouse is located on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole in Dallas and is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. While dining from their menu filled with bold, chef-driven cuisine, you can also take in views of the Dallas skyline.
And because it's located within the Hilton Anatole, it's another great Dallas staycation option.
#5: Founders' Plaza
One of our personal favorite romantic spots is Founders' Plaza at DFW Airport. Experience the exhilaration and awe of planes landing and taking off right in front of your eyes. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner and a blanket and plant yourself there on the grass for a while to enjoy the magnificent views. Even if you're not an aviation enthusiast, you'll love the experience of watching all the action from Founders' Plaza.
#6: Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Did you know that there's a place here in DFW where you can enjoy a romantic gondola ride? The Omni Mandalay boasts a waterfront location on Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas and you can explore the Mandalay Canal by gondola. You can also enjoy a dinner cruise catered by the Omni while soaking in views of the private inlets, refreshing waterfall views, and private waterways. And couples are always encouraged to kiss under every bridge! What could be more romantic than that?
#7: Sundance Square
Another one of our personal favorite date night ideas is strolling around Sundance Square in Fort Worth. While you're there, you can stop in for dinner at any of the fabulous restaurants located on or near the Square. Or you could catch a show from my friends at Four Day Weekend.
There are also some fantastic hotels you can stay in for a lovely staycation - including the Renaissance Worthington Hotel.
#8: Fort Worth Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden located within the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the perfect place to take a romantic walk and sweep your significant other off their feet. It's a traditional stroll garden with winding paths through landscapes and around ponds. You'll soak in views of the 7.5 acres of cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo and koi ponds. And if you go in the Spring, you'll really get to enjoy all the beautiful blooms.
Looking for a romantic restaurant idea?
Check out our Foodie Friday DFW series for lots of ideas!