by Tricia White | Managing Editor
Whether it’s your first date or a date night with your significant other, sometimes you need to think outside of the box. There are lots of new adventures in North Texas and getting there on DART can be part of the experience.
Enjoy an adventure at the Dallas Zoo
Kids aren’t the only ones who love animals. A visit to the Dallas Zoo, where 8,000 animals await, is a fun date idea. You can ride DART’s Red Line to the Dallas Zoo Station, and once in the park, journey through several distinct wildlife habitats that offer interactive experiences such as feeding birds and even giraffes. The zoo also offers night programs.
Visit dallaszoo.com to learn more.
Shop a local Farmers Market and prepare a meal together at home
Spend quality time together cooking a delicious meal with the fresh produce you picked out at one of many local farmers markets. The Dallas Farmers Market (D-Link Bus Route 722), Farmers Branch Market (Green Line to Farmers Branch Station), the Marketplace Garland (Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station) and Downtown Plano Farmers Market (Red Line to Downtown Plano Station) are just some of your options. You can make a day of it, as many offer shopping, food, drinks and music. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy each other’s company.
Check their websites for hours of operation.
dallasfarmersmarket.org | farmersbranchmarket.com
themarketplacedfw.com | visitdowntownplano.com/events/farmers-market
Ride the Gondolas in Las Colinas
You don’t have to travel to Venice to have a gondola ride experience. You simply need to catch DART’s Orange Line to the Las Colinas Urban Center Station in Irving. A cruise along the beautiful Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn is the perfect ambiance for romance. Cruise choices vary from a simple ride for two to a fabulous dinner trip. Visit irving.gondola.com to learn more.
Learn to Swing Dance in Deep Ellum
Date nights don’t have to always happen on a weekend. Spend a Wednesday evening learning to swing dance at Sons of Hermann Hall, in Deep Ellum. Since 1996, this historic fraternal order ballroom has offered swing dance lessons every Wednesday, followed by open dancing. It surely will be an opportunity for you and your date to learn something new together. Home to two light rail stations (Deep Ellum and Baylor University Medical Center, which is closest to Sons of Hermann) and a stop on the D-Link bus shuttle, Deep Ellum couldn’t be more DARTable.
Visit sonsofhermann.com to learn more.
Editor’s Note: Discover more DARTable date night options at DART.org/DARTable.