There’s more to Dallas than its famous soap opera and Cowboys football team. Discover one of the most dynamic cities in the Lone Star State, filled with museums, parks and a thriving nightlife scene. The Big D is also the perfect place for a couples-only escape; just check into one of the most romantic hotels in Dallas for jacuzzi suites, spas and gourmet dining à deux.
The five-star Ritz-Carlton, on uptown’s prestigious McKinney Avenue, has a swanky ambience to match its location. Think afternoon tea in the lobby lounge, an outdoor pool and a spa with couples’ treatments. Try the eight-hand massage or the margarita salt glow – named after celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s signature drink, which is also served in the Rattlesnake Bar. You won’t want to miss a meal in his namesake restaurant either, as Fearing’s serves fine southwestern cuisine.
Rosewood Mansion, a palatial estate set in Mediterranean-style pool gardens with magnolia trees, is a popular venue for wedding parties. The property was built in Italian renaissance style in the 1920s, and is best represented by its grand cantilevered staircase and European antiques. Rooms have period furnishings and intricate millwork, as well as soaking tubs. The very best option is the penthouse, which has its own rooftop terrace.
If it’s a resort experience you crave, the Four Seasons delivers. Set on 400 acres (162ha) of hills in Irving, 20 minutes from downtown, this complex comes with golf courses, two pools and a huge sports club. Stay in a private villa and enjoy a spa day with steamy saunas and bubbling whirlpools, or perhaps a dual massage in the couples’ suite. Gather around the stone firepits for evening drinks at the Agave Pool Bar.
Book the Extreme Wow suite at this zany hotel, which has floor-to-ceiling windows to show off its 15th-floor views of the Dallas cityscape. The suite is decked out with metallic furnishings and jewel accents, and it even comes with a foosball table and rainforest shower. When you’re not luxuriating in your suite, hit the infinity pool deck or Bliss Spa before heading to the cowboy-inspired living room for romantic meals.