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Book A Weekend Staycation or Mini-Moon at One of These Great Local Escapes

A nearby change of scenery might be just what you—and your beloved—need. Are you ready to take newly wedded date nights to the next level? Or are you in the market for a mini-moon due to postponed honeymoon plans? Book a weekend staycation at one of these nearby hotels for some romance and R&R, tailored to your and your spouse’s interests.


  • Most hotels featured offer a romance package that includes a bottle of bubbles when you check in and a credit to the spa or on-site restaurant.
  • Some offer staycation discounts to Texas residents, so be sure to inquire!

Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

For the active couple

Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

Practice your swing in the Westin Stonebriar’s Top Golf Swing Suite featuring a virtual golf simulator, then hit the links on the Tom Fazio–designed 18-hole golf course. Get a workout in at the fitness studio, outfitted with Peloton bikes, rowing machines, and TRX ropes. Then ease sore muscles at the onsite Well & Being spa. 

Marriot Dallas

For the couple that wants to rediscover Dallas

Marriott Dallas Uptown

Reimmerse yourself in all Dallas has to offer from this centrally located stay. Take in a show at the Winspear Opera House or Meyerson Symphony Center, both located within a mile of the property. Stop by Klyde Warren Park for a food truck tasting session. Then explore some of Dallas’ finest dining options nearby.

Hotel Crescent Court

For the artsy couple

Hotel Crescent Court

Surrounded by top-notch galleries and museums, this luxe hotel is perfect for any aesthete. Peruse the Crow Collection of Asian Art, check out a Late Night experience at Dallas Museum of Art, explore the garden at Nasher Sculpture Center, or find your inner kid again at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

The Thompson

For the foodie couple

The Thompson Dallas

The Thompson offers top-notch eateries for every palette. Try Nine at the National for a vibrant weekend brunch and Monarch for modern Italian plates imagined by Two-Michelin Star chef Danny Grant. Enjoy sushi and sake (plus 50th-floor views) at Kessaku. Finish the night at Catbird, the uber-cool lounge for creative cocktails.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

For the couple looking for a true Texan experience

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Not only has The Mansion Bar long been a Dallas date night staple, with its romantic ambiance and unique cocktails, the Mansion has now partnered with the founders of bespoke bootmaker Miron Crosby to give guests the chance to visit the Rios of Mercedes boot factory, where visitors can create their own custom pair.

For the couple looking to spice things up

Virgin Hotels Dallas

Guests of Dallas’ Virgin Hotel can indulge in a King Suite with wrap-around balconies, perfect for an intimate sunset-hour experience. Take your special someone out for a night at the Shag Room, a ’70s-inspired lounge. Or whisk away to the Secret Garden, an outdoor lounge complete with a hot tub and illuminated bar.

Omni on Barton Creek

For the couple who wants to get out of town but still stay close to home

Omni Barton Creek

Nestled in the heart of Austin’s Hill Country, which also happens to be a winery and distilling hub, Omni Barton Creek is perfect for a quick getaway. Guests can tour (and taste!) at Deep Eddy’s nearby vodka distillery. The resort’s Lakeside golf course is also close to several winery tasting rooms, so couples can make a day of it.

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