As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. That includes the number of birthday ideas for a girlfriend in Dallas. With 13 entertainment districts, world-class shopping, the largest urban district in the country, bars, clubs, restaurants and more than 30,000 hotel rooms in the city, birthday entertainment options are practically limitless.
If your sweetheart is looking to get away from the daily grind, consider a weekend trip. Dallas is home to many bed and breakfast homes, inns and hotels. Treat your girlfriend to a stay at the First Lady Suite at the Corinthian Inn (corinthianbanb.com) and enjoy luxurious accommodations as well as a breakfast specially made by the inn keeper. Or enjoy heart-shaped scones with fresh whipped cream from the comfort of your room at Bailey's Uptown Inn (baileysuptowninn.com). If your girlfriend loves the outdoors, the Guesthouse (adallasguesthouse.com) on Allen Street features your own private rose garden.
Arts and Entertainment
Treat your girlfriend to a trip to the largest urban entertainment district in the country. "New York" magazine ranks the Dallas Arts District as the No. 1 place worldwide for art lovers. Check out live music performances at Deep Ellum (ondaweb.com/deep_ellum), or take her to Campisi's Restaurant (campisis.us) in downtown for great pizza, according to "Bon Appetit" magazine. Treat her to a high-end boutique shopping spree at Highland Park or check out the South Side for country line-dancing at South Side Music Hall.
Experience thrills and chills at Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park (gojump.com). Be warned that this is not your average roller-coaster park. Jump off a seven-story structure with the park's bungee jump. Ride together as you are lifted 110 feet then go soaring through the sky at 60 mph. Or see what it feels like to ride a slingshot that shoots you and your sweetheart 150 feet into the sky. Other attractions include a 16-story free fall and a ride called the Skyscraper, voted by visitors as the best thing to do in Dallas.
Pamper and Indulge
Help your girlfriend relax with a visit to Hiatus Spa and Retreat (hiatusspa.com), named the Best Spa in Dallas 2010 by AOL City's Best. The Chakra balancing massage focuses on the seven energy centers of the body that help uplift, calm and enhance your girlfriend's well-being. At Pure Day Spa and Salon (purespaandsalon.com), your girlfriend can enjoy a steam cave or a foot massage and whirlpool bath. Or treat her to a 24K gold facial at Luxury on Lovers (luxuryonlovers.com) spa. Many Dallas spas also provide couples massage and other special packages.
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