Can we throw it back to when I worked with DART
last year to bring you this DARTable post
? I’m excited to tell you all I’m partnering with DART once again to show you some great places for a date.
I use the word “date” very loosely. There’s your romantic date with a significant other of course, but I’m all about the sweat dates, coworking dates, coffee dates, group dates, and foodie dates. Today I’m sharing 8 Dallas hot spots to plan your next DARTable Date simply by hopping on DART and riding it to the desired destination.
1. Deep Ellum is on the up and up and a fun destination with a new hipster vibe. Plenty of options for food and fun.
The Stop: Green Line – Deep Ellum
Workout Brunch Date:
Hop on a surfboard at City Surf Fitness
for a surf inspired workout then head over to Brain Dead Brewery
for brunch. Or rent bikes from Local Hub Bike Co.
for $10 an hour or $35 for the whole day and ride it through Deep Ellum. They also offer group events and classes.
– Catch a comedy show at the Dallas Comedy Improv
before heading over to Filament
for dinner. Don’t forget to make a reservation. If you’re into speakeasies, venture to High & Tight
for craft cocktails and live music. Note the DART stops running at midnight, so plan accordingly.
High & Tight Barber Shop
2. State Fair of Texas is a must-go every year for the local foodie. The fried food contest is one of the largest food contests and there’s always fun new concoctions to try each year. You can catch my top 3 fried food picks here.
The Stop: Take the Green Line to Fair Pair. You can hop on Red or Blue to get downtown before transferring to the Green line.
With all the options, conquering the fair is no easy task. It’s all about dividing and conquering at their fair with your friends or in a group date. Sample all the fried foods while walking it off. You can now buy your DART and Fair ticket on the app and get $2 off
3. Mockingbird Station is another fun spot for day and night time outings.
The Stop: Red, Blue and Orange all make stops at Mockingbird Station.
Sweat Date: Grab your mat and prepare for a zenful experience at CorePower yoga on the top floor above Pretty Kitty. The heated yoga classes will make you sweat and feel refreshed. Quench your thirst with a short walk to Buda Juice or a healthy bite to eat at Cafe Express.
Cowork Date: Foundry Club is located in Mockingbird Station. Fuel up on Starbucks or juice and get to work in this beautiful coworking space.
Dart – Mockingbird Station
4. Cityline in Richardson/Plano is a new mix use development with tons of options!
The Stop: Take the Red line to Bush Turnpike/CityLine.
Sweat and Foodie Date: Reef Point Yoga is a beautiful open space studio 10 minutes from the station. They also end the class in refreshing lemongrass scented towels. ModMarket and Whole Foods are great stops for a healthy bite to eat. If you take an early class, Top Pot Donuts is a tempting spot on the way back. Take a break and sit at the center park. Plus, Reef Point hosts free classes in their park every Saturday morning at 9 am.
Date Night – Aloft Hotel is coming soon. Plan a staycation and walk over to Javier’s or Edoko for dinner and drinks.
Reef Point Yoga
This delicious scallop dish from Javiers
5. West Village/City Place is a go-to destination made accessible with DART and even the trolley.
The Stop: Red, Blue and Orange all stop at Cityplace/Uptown
Coffee Date: Brewed + Pressed is the perfect spot for meetings over coffee, juice, or organic nibbles. It’s certainly one of my favorite places to get work done. The shop is beautiful, quiet, and earthy.
Sweat Date – Katy Trail and Buda Juice are always a good idea. Coming soon there will be a SoulCycle opening this winter. I foresee plenty of spin and mambo taxi dates ahead of us.
6. Downtown Akard/St. Paul has a completely different vibe from the rest of Dallas. It’s a great place to walk around and explore.
The Stop: Red, Blue, Green, and Orange all stop at Akard and St. Paul. Perfect for switching trains too.
Grab your laptop and latte and head to KOWORK
(now the new Foundry Club) off St. Paul and post up for a productive work day. They offer free coworking space on Fridays. Coffee and WiFi are provided. If you want to stretch your legs, walk over I Am The Juice Place
for pressed juice and sunshine.
Kowork off St. Paul
The Bliss from I Am The Juice Place
Artsy Fartsy Date:
Hit up the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Nasher, Dallas Museum of Art, and Klyde Warren all in one trip. I create this DARTable adventure last year and you read about it here
Strike a post at the ATT Performing Arts Center
7. Dallas Zoo – Go see the animals at the Dallas Zoo
The Stop: Red line to the Dallas Zoo stop.
Avoid traffic and parking with a quick train ride to the Dallas Zoo
. With fall weather, this makes for a perfect outing to the zoo with a group of friends, your beau, or the entire family. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. Choose from zoo yoga and other fun events. It’s also a great Pokemon-Go stop!
8. Downtown Plano is a gem of it’s own with restaurants, coffee shops, and more.
The Stop: Red line to Downtown Plano
Downtown Plano is such a cute and cozy part of Plano. Take the train for a delicious dinner at any of the restaurants. I’d recommend Urban Rio or Urban Crust then head to 32 Degrees for a night cap. Learn about other restaurants and retail in Downtown Plano here
Hope you enjoy one of these fun dates in Dallas with DART. Make sure to download the GoPass DART app
on your phone where you can easily purchase your tickets and get going!
Which of these DARTable dates are totally your jam? Leave me a comment and let me know!