Want to woo someone special in Dallas? Start by planning a perfect date to somewhere special. Don’t just take them out to eat; you’ve got to be more creative than that if you want to impress. Pick something to do that’s cool, classy and perhaps even cultural – so the two of you will develop shared memories and experience something new together.

Below, we’ve rounded up 5 great artsy date spots in Dallas that are sure to showcase your refined taste in art and culture. Enjoy your date!

1. Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

If your date loves animals (and who doesn’t?) the Dallas Zoo is a great excursion to take when you want to escape from city life. You two will enjoy watching the adorable animals interact in their native habitats, plus you can take a stroll through the shaded areas lush with greenery.

2. Katy Trail

Friends of the Katy Trail

If the weather is not too hot, go hiking on Katy Trail, a 3.5-mile corridor that links recreational opportunities with shopping and urban life. The trail runs along Dallas’s West End, crossing the city’s urban core past Knox Street and Lemmon Avenue. There are several restaurants along the trail where you can stop for lunch or dinner.

3. Dallas Arboretum

The Flash List

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Museum has been listed among the top arboretums in the world. Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum’s 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery.

4. Texas Ballet Theater


If you think ballet is boring, you haven’t been to the Texas Ballet Theater. These performances are downright fun and very entertaining. You’ll delight in the aesthetic grace and athletic appeal of the dancers in these whimsical productions.  

5. Dallas Museum of Art


Located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, the Dallas Museum of Art is a major art museum with a collection that dates from the third millennium B.C. to the present day. With 159,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, it is one of the largest art museums in the United States. Also, general admission is free — perfect if you are on a budget.

Wherever you choose to go, remember that DateCart is here to help you plan the perfect date.

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