Everything is big in Texas, including the city of Dallas, which has the ninth-largest population in the United States. Dallas is home to more than 7,000 restaurants, 70,000 hotel rooms and the Dallas Arts District, the largest urban arts district in the country. There are many inexpensive yet romantic things to do while in Dallas.
Enjoy discounted spa treatments at V Spa at the Hilton Anatole during Spa Week, held annually in April. Nominated as the "Best Day Spa in Dallas" by "Allure" Magazine, V Spa offers a wide variety of massages, facials, manicure and pedicure treatments as well as special treatments for men, such as a gentleman's facial, Swedish massage, the V Spa Back treatment and the Weary Feet treatment. In addition to the Spa Week promotion, the V Spa offers promotions and packages throughout the year. Enjoy a couples massage, a rejuvenating body-salt polish, body wraps, hand-renewal procedures and more, starting at $50.
The Reunion Tower is a great landmark from which to observe downtown Dallas. The 50-story structure contains elevators that take visitors to three separate levels, which include indoor and outdoor observation decks and a five-star restaurant. Or fitness enthusiasts may choose to climb the 837 steps. At the top of the structure is a lighted dome filled with more than 200 lights. The dome can be programmed to put on light shows of patterns, including "Dallas Disco Fever" and "The Electric Moon." Visiting the Reunion Tower and its observation decks is free.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Hold hands and take a stroll past beautiful trees, flowers, gardens and lakes. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden was ranked the third-best arboretum in the nation by "Southwest Spirit" magazine. Enjoy seasonal outdoor events such as festivals, concerts, art shows and more, or simply take a walk and spend quality time together while enjoying the scenery. Participate in an educational program and learn how to grow a garden at your home. General admission for adults is $12.
Dallas Art District
There are plenty of attractions for history, music and art lovers at the Dallas Art District. Listen to the sounds of Tchaikovsky and romantic poetry, watch a play or observe modern art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The district includes plenty of museums, performance halls, restaurants and more. View post-war works of art at the Nasher Sculpture Center; catch a symphony at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center or an opera at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. In most cases, museums and art galleries in the district are free of cost. Prices vary for other venues.