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Dallas is home to over 1.2 million people. This means that there are many, MANY couples residing within the city. With so much love in the air, it’s commonplace to go out for dinner, head off to a movie, or attempt another cliche date night. To give these staple dates a much needed makeover, try one (or all!) of these unique date night ideas. You will wow your partner again and again!

Indulge Together | Sablon Chocolate Lounge

Why give a box of chocolates when you can experience it? If you enjoy chocolate, Sablon Chocolate Lounge is the perfect romantic date night spot. With an extended dessert-like menu, you will find several specialties made with the finest chocolates from around the world including Igloo Waffles, a variety of fondues, chocolate shots, and hot drinks.

Sablon Chocolate Lounge is located in West Village.

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Igloo Waffles at Sablon Chocolate Lounge

Explore Downtown

Downtown Dallas can be more fun than you think, and sometimes aimless adventures are mores fun. Explore the landmarks and historic buildings with your sweetie! Schedule a guided tour of the city in the afternoon, nibble near the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park or sit side-by-side on a horse-drawn carriage in the evening. At night, experience dishes from multiple restaurants and lounges for dinner by “hopping” to a new one for each course —appetizer, main course, dessert, and drinks.

Take an Artistic Stroll | Dallas Museum of Art

Art is an excellent way to initiate the best conversations and cultivate ideas. If you’re looking for a date idea centered around culture and creativity, the Dallas Museum of Art is perfect for strolling. There are always interesting exhibits that may pique your interest. Plus, there have been special exhibitions such as The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier and, currently, The Art of the Cocktail.

You can even make an entire evening of it and attend on the third Friday of each month for Late Night. There are several fun and engaging experiences, musical performances, and more happening throughout the museum until midnight.

The Dallas Museum of Art is located in the heart of Downtown Dallas.

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Inside of the American Art gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art

Gaze at the Skyline | Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty

Ride the elevator up to Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant at the top of the famous Reunion Tower for a 360-degree view of Dallas and Asian-fusion dining experience. You can dine in the lounge areas or settle at a table for two for a full-course dinner. The view is breathtaking and the food is artfully made by top chefs. It will certainly be a dinner to remember.

Five Sixty is located at Reunion Tower in Downtown Dallas. Learn more about Five Sixty.

See a Movie & Dine | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

For major movie buffs, see the latest films at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Similar to other movie house eateries, this theater offers an extensive yet affordable menu of lunch, dinner, desserts and drinks. You won’t have to worry about breaking the bank here. Popcorn and soft drinks are also bottomless, or unlimited. Going on a date in the morning or on the weekend? You can even order brunch menu items. Prior to the film, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema showcases retro movies that closely relate to the featured film, so it’s perfect for movie fans. When the movie starts, sit back and enjoy the film free of disruptions (their cell phone policy is amazing) in comfortable, cushioned seats. To order throughout the movie, simply write it down on an order card that it placed in a holder at the table and your server will swiftly pick it up to have the food delivered in minutes. Honestly, we don’t know how they do it, but it’s like magic!

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is located on South Lamar in Dallas.

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Exterior of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema located on South Lamar in Dallas

Dine at New Heights | Delta Charlie’s Dinner Flight

Fly high above the city in a private plane for a scenic tour of Dallas, made possible by Delta Charlie’s. But first, enjoy a three-course dinner with your significant other. Start with a caesar salad or soup, then move on to a main course of filet mignon paired with flavorful garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. Sweeten the deal with one of Delta Charlie’s signature cocktails and complete the dining experience with a dessert to share. After dinner, be whisked away on a private plane for a 30-minute tour of the beautiful city of Dallas.

Sounds pretty romantic, right? This is quite an extravagant date, so if you’re planning to impress, pop a question, or are in a long-term relationship, this is the magical date you’re looking for!



For more unique date ideas, explore some of the best Dallas neighborhoods for millennials. They each have plenty of exciting and unusual activities to entertain both you and your significant other.

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Jaleesa Charisse is a Dallas-based lifestyle blogger. She has the scoop on everything from chic home decor on a budget to the best restaurants and travel spots. Couldn't get enough? You can read more of her blog posts at JaleesaCharisse.com.

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