We’re pretty lucky here in DFW where art institutions make a trip to the museum so accessible. From the Dallas Museum of Art and Crow Collection of Asian Art, to Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum and Amon Carter Museum of American Art—all spots with free general admission—DFW offers plenty of options to impress your date. And if you’re lookin’ to merge culture and nature, look no further than Frisco’s Texas Sculpture Garden.
Sometimes walks and hikes are more than just great opportunities to get your steps in. When you walk through Dallas’ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, for example, you can enjoy local artistry of all kinds without dropping a dime. And while Turkey Day has come and gone, Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas is the perfect place to give thanks for your loved one with acres of space to peruse and explore while enjoying gorgeous gardens and a magical museum. Personally, I prefer strolling through Fort Worth Water Gardens, where the sci-fi classic Logan’s Run was filmed. But my partner and I also enjoy a classic hike every now and then—which makes Grapevine’s Horseshoe Trail or Irving’s Campion Trail an ideal date spot.
It’s always a good time to try something different, and that’s especially true on Valentine’ Day. Hop on over to Denton, where you can sample free craft beers at the Bearded Monk then soak up some history at one of the city’s many free museums. Or, if you’re seeking a more Zen experience, hit up Dallas’ Cosmic Café—where free yoga classes and a meditation room are calling your name. Finally, since I’ll always choose the nerdiest option on the table, you can find my date and I dining while playing complementary video games at Nerdvana in Frisco.