Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Dallas!
Petra and the Beast
A classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at a renowned restaurant. For one of the most accoladed restaurants in Dallas, you’ll want to head to Petra and the Beast, a New American restaurant serving up experimental dishes. Chef Misti Norris was in the running for the Best Chef: Texas category of the James Beard awards this past year. If you’d rather host your party at home, you can order a delicious farm-to-table meal for takeout here.
Dixie House Café
If you’re looking for a more mom-and-pop type restaurant, Dixie House Café is the place to go. This family-owned joint has been serving up “real home cooking” since 1983 when it was started by a husband-and-wife team. Since then, they’ve expanded to six locations, but haven’t sacrificed quality. They still prepare everything fresh daily. They’re known for their chicken fried steak, but if you want to stay true to Galentines’ Parks and Recreation roots and order some waffles, they also serve breakfast all day!
If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. For the best location, have your gal pals meet you a bit north of the city center at Lakeside Park. The 14-acre park runs alongside Turtle Creek and is beautifully landscaped. It’s truly a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the scenery. After you eat, you can take a stroll on one of the many walking paths that go through the park, and maybe even visit one of its famous teddy bear statues.
Lone Star Pedal Bar
If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. A really fun activity for you and your gal pals is to rent a party bike! At Lone Star Pedal Bar, you and your friends can bike from bar to bar. It’s a great way to get around safely while indulging in alcohol, take in lots of fresh air, and have fun doing something different. The rental comes with a sound system, lights, and a driver to steer while you pedal.
Nasher Sculpture Center
If you want something unique to do, spend your day getting cultured at Nasher Sculpture Center. Both the indoor galleries and the outdoor sculpture garden have reopened to the pubic with social distancing measure in place, and the center is also offering at-home programming like arts and crafts and performances by local musicians. There’s really something for everyone! And if you don’t mind celebrating Galentine’s Day a bit late, check out their Art with Friends: Art and Love event on February 24th.
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