5 Unique Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day

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Can you believe Valentine’s Day is less than 8 days away!? I can’t believe how quick this month is flying by. I love using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to plan fun, unique dates. I’ve put together five of my favorites for you guys, I hope you enjoy!

BREAKFAST DATE

Mark and I really love getting breakfast together. We try to get creative and try new restaurants regularly, but sometimes our staples are just too hard to beat. Since Valentine’s Day is on a weekday this year, I think it’d be really fun to grab an early breakfast together. This is such a great way to spend time together before the chaos of the work day begins. Plus, who doesn’t love a good heart-shaped pancake!?

WEEKEND GETAWAY

I am known as the “queen of weekend trips” at my office because I love a good weekend getaway. I tend to get bored on trips that last longer than 3 days, so a long weekend is the perfect length of time for me! Even two days can be fun, especially if you do a staycation. I’ve done several staycations in Dallas and loved exploring the city I live in with fresh eyes. If you’re planning to do a staycation in Dallas, I recommend the NYLO Dallas South Side, the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas and the Fairmont Dallas.

STAY AT HOME

It’s no secret that everyone is busy these days. Between working late, after-hours social events and trying to hit the gym, it feels like our evenings can fill up quickly. I always hate when I get home late because I don’t get to spend time with Mark. For Valentine’s Day, why not create that perfect stay-at-home date? Maybe for you it’s cooking together, ordering in or watching your favorite movie together? During the hustle and bustle of the week, this can be the perfect, relaxing way to spend your Valentine’s Day.

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS

One of my favorite things to do with Mark is walk. Whether we’re just taking a walk around our neighborhood or walking through a new city on a trip, I feel like we have the best conversations when there’s no pressure. Maybe it’s the fresh air or the endorphins, but walking just puts me in a good mood and makes me want to chat away. I think it’d be so fun to grab dinner then spend the rest of the evening walking around a shopping center or outdoor park area with some coffee or ice cream.

RELIVE YOUR FIRST DATE

Mark and I love to remember our first date. There’s just something about the butterflies you experience that first time you hang out together as more than friends that is so romantic. A fun Valentine’s Day date night idea could be reliving your first date night stop by stop!

I hope you all found these ideas helpful. I’d love to hear a few of your unique date ideas!

travel | Things To Do In Dallas

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Even though I live in Dallas, I still love to experience new things here whenever I have the opportunity. I thought it might be nice to share a blog post about my favorite things to do in Dallas for those of you planning a visit to The Lone Star State.

Sixth Floor Museum

One of the most iconic places in Dallas is the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building, the location where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy. The Sixth Floor Museum chronicles the assassination of President Kennedy.

Dallas Museum of Art

I have been going to the DMA since I was a kid and love the special exhibitions they have. This is one of the biggest art museums in the country and definitely worth a visit.

Klyde Warren Park

Built over a freeway in Downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park is 5.2 acres of urban green space with tons of fun events, food trucks and playground area. There are also a lot of group fitness activities in the park, so be sure to check out the schedule before visiting.

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was visit the arboretum a few times a year. They offer several annual events and there are even concerts every Thursday night with a gorgeous view of White Rock Lake.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Growing up, my family and I would go to the symphony to hear Christmas music. It was one of my favorite memories and I still love going almost every year for various events throughout the year. Not only is it always entertaining, but the building is beautiful too!

I’d love to hear your favorite things to do and see in Dallas. I’m always looking for new things to try!