(Closed) Best things to do in DALLAS for a girl's trip?!

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Post # 2
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Lily_of_the_valley:  IDK if this is your thing or is it very touristy, but I’m from up north and had a blast at Cowboys Red River.  Then again, I’m really into country and we have NOTHING like that where I live!  

Post # 6
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Since you’re already up north, you could look into Spa Castle http://spacastleusa.com/tx/ in Carrollton… That would make for a really fun girls’ day!  We’re doing that for my bachelorette in August.  Disclaimer- I’ve never been so can’t actually vouch for it personally, but some of my girlfriends here in Dallas discovered it a while back and said it was awesome.  Great yelp reviews too.

Fancy bowling at 300 in Addison?  http://www.bowlmor.com/dallas/  (Ok, apparently it’s called Bowlmor now… I guess I haven’t been up north in a while!) 

Wine tasting in Grapevine?  There are a few small local wineries that do tours & tastings. 

If they like to shop, I’m sure you know where to find the Galleria (though I personally prefer NorthPark if you want to go south!)… and there are outlets all over- Grapevine, Allen.

And of course you can find all kinds of touristy things to do in downtown Dallas.  The Perot Museum is fun!  And so is the Dallas Aquarium!  Not sure if that’s what you’re looking for on a low key weekend though.  🙂

I’d also check out D Magazine http://www.dmagazine.com/ for events and fun things going on that weekend. 

Post # 7
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX


I’ve heard really creepy things about Spa Castle from friends! I wouldn’t recommend. You have to be nude to use a lot of the things and my friends who went there felt very uncomfortable with people staring at them and getting too close for comfort.

If you like shopping or high end designers check out NorthPark or Highland Park Village.

I agree with the previous person who said The Dallas Aquarium or Perot Museum. If you like art the DMA (Dallas Museum of Art) is great.

Klyde Warren Park is fun to visit. It’s right near the museum district and has tons of food trucks and is a cool place because it’s a park literally right in the middle of the city.

Take them out for some great Tex-Mex or BBQ! Both are a very Texan experience. Pecan Lodge has fabulous BBQ in Deep Ellum.

If you like beer, Deep Ellum Brewery does tours on Saturday. It’s like $15 and you get a pint glass to keep that you can fill with up to three beers. There’s usually live music and it’s a laid back, fun vibe.

Post # 8
358 posts
Helper bee

Lily_of_the_valley:  Red River Bar for sure –  a little line dancing and some cowboys!  I would also see if there are any local rodeos in the area (which are really fun!)

I’ve been to Hard Eight BBQ over in Coppell which was really good and you can order your meat by the pound!

Lastly there was a drive through daiquiri place over in the bail bonds district, which was totally shady, but totally fun!  


Post # 9
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I know you said low key, but I love Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar in Addison. It’s so much fun!! There’s also the Concerts in the Gardens at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, if you’re interested in making the drive. I’ll actually be doing the fireworks for it next weekend. It should be a lot of fun and a great show. When we lived in Plano, we enjoyed the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. There’s also the zoo and aquarium, the arboretum. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a lot of fun as well, with lots of interactive exhibits. There’s tons to do across the metroplex, you’ll have no problem finding things to do.

Post # 10
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Lily_of_the_valley:  OOOooo! So many things to do! There are so many resturaunts to choose from. Addison is like the resturant capital of the U.S. if you want to stay a little closer to home for eating. The House of Blues in Dallas will have Tracey Morgan there on the 27th of June. If you like that idea the resturant right next door to it (Dick’s Last Resort) is a fun place to go eat. The waiters are paid to be rude and sarcastic. I know that does not sound amusing, but it really is halarious. They also make you dunce hat looking things and write dirty, funny, or bad things about you. One time my friends said “fish market” on her hat that you have to wear while you are there. 

Also I do not know if any of you are in to baseball, but going to a Rangers game is the epitome of being a dallas/texas girl. Do we watch the game while there? Not really. lol. We talk, have fun, drink beer, and watch when there is a home run. 🙂

Like PP said there are museums out the wahzoo to see. If you want to go to a mall, Northpark is my favorite unless you want to stay further north, than Frisco’s Stonebriar Mall is still nice. 

Oh and another favorite is Pete’s Piano Bar in Addison. That is a great place to hang out, have some drinks and good laughs. Just remember to get there early or you will not have a place to sit and then it is uncomfortable.

If I think of anything else I comment again. Have fun! Dallas is a wonderful city to live in!



Post # 14
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Kylde Warren park is fun! Food trucks, big lawns to hang out on, people watching, dog park, water fountains for kids, resaturant there. Sometimes yoga. If you like yoga, check out YogaSport! 

Deep Ellum is an area of East Downtown. 

Good steak = go to Pappas Bros. 

Vegetarian = heard kalachandji’s is good. Never been. 

North Park mall is good. Closer to Downtown. Up north you can go to The Shops at Legacy or Stonebriar Mall. 


Post # 15
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Lily_of_the_valley:  The perot museum is a lot of fun. It’s very interactive, so you’re not just walking and looking at things, you can actually be hands on. It’s really cool. We went last summer with FI’s grandparents and all of us had a blast.

As far as vegetarian spots, FI’s veggie and we’d go to the Spiral Diner on occasion. It’s an organic, vegan restaurant and I really liked it. If you’re interested in places that have vegetarian options, there’s a really good Indian place in Plano we liked, Mumtaz. It’s pretty hole-in-the-wall, but the food is really good. Cafe Brazil is amazing and has a lot of veggie options as well. It’s great for a Brunch thing. I’ll talk to Fiance and see if there are any other places I’m missing.

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