Fun First Date Ideas in the Dallas Area

Getting ready for a first date? Love is in the air in Dallas! If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do on your first date, head to Southfork Ranch.


Southfork Ranch


Made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas, the legendary Southfork Ranch offers daily mansion tours, horseback riding trails, and a beautiful backdrop for viewing the gorgeous Texas sunset. There’s plenty to do and see at Southfork Ranch and it makes for a fun first date!


If you’re looking for the ultimate horseback adventure, we invite you to join us for our Day on the Ranch package, which includes a two-hour Horse Education and Riding Lesson Segment, plus an hour-long relaxing Trail Ride experience, a tour of the famous Ewing Mansion, a delicious deli lunch, and a gift shop credit. Reservations are required. For questions or to book your tour, call us at (972) 442-7800.


Oak Point Park


Right next door to Southfork Ranch is Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Plano’s largest park with 800 acres of nature. With trails, creeks, and ponds open from sunrise to sunset, there’s so much to see and do.


If you own a paddleboard or canoe, bring it to Oak Point and hang out on the pond. Anyone is welcome to canoe, kayak or paddleboard on the pond from dawn until dusk. If you’re up for an adventure, check out Go Ape, a journey through the forest canopy with obstacles, swings and zip lines.


Dallas World Aquarium


About a 30-minute drive from Southfork Ranch is the Dallas World Aquarium. Explore the animals of Africa and Australia. Brave the crocodile cove and learn how certain species catch their prey.


Klyde Warren Park


If you’re looking for a quick afternoon activity in Dallas, take a free ride on the old McKinney Avenue Trolley. Stop at Kylde Warren Park where there are activities happening daily, like food trucks and crafts.


Southfork Ranch is a renowned Texas legend and landmark. Come visit us if you’re in the Dallas area for the day. Contact us at (972) 442-7800 for more information and to reserve your horseback trail ride or mansion tour.

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