5 Date Ideas in Dallas Under $25

Dating can be expensive, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a good time.

  • Whether you’re on a first date or you’ve been together for years, here are some date ideas under $25.
1. Picnic at white rock lake

Prepare a DIY cheese platter and head to the best lake in North Texas. Enjoy the waterfront view and people watch as you dine at your romantic table.

Best for: Couples who need a relaxing break from the daily grind.

Cost: Free

After: Beat the heat with these Airbnbs in White Rock Lake.

2. Visit the Dallas Museum of Art

Browse the museum collection, which contains more than 24,000 works of art from different cultures and eras.

Best for: Art lovers

Cost: Free general admission. Book your tickets.

After: Check out our favorite outdoor museums near Dallas.

AMD. Photo: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images
3. Explore Bishop Arts District

Take in the neighborhood eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and street art. Fuel your walk by stopping at Tribal cafe open all day for a juice or Emporium Pies for a sweet slice – both about $7.

Best for: Anyone who likes to play tourist without leaving the city. (Maybe don’t wear fringed bootsbut.)

Cost: Varied

4. Walk it Continental Bridge

Take a few steps — and a great view of downtown.

Best for: Couples who appreciate architecture.

Cost: Free

After: Keep up the momentum with these local walking trails.

People gather on a pedestrian bridge in front of the Dallas skyline
Views from the bridge. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
5. Visit the Texas Discovery Gardens

Delight in the two-story butterfly house and 7.5 acres of public gardens.

Best for: Couples outdoors or quietly contemplative.

Cost: $10 per person for general admission. Plan your visit.

Prime: If the date goes well, you can come back and get tied up on the spot wedding room.

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