For Couples

Every power couple needs a break from the day-to-day grind, especially to spend a romantic day or evening out in Arlington. Better yet? Make it a weekend getaway! We've taken the stress out of planning that perfect romantic trip by pulling together a helpful list of the top places in Arlington, TX for couples.

Start Your Date On The Right Foot

Take a romantic stroll through one of over 90 green spaces in Arlington. Pack a brunch picnic or pick up something sweet from Nothing Bundt Cakes or Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery, then head out to Crystal Canyon Natural Area, Veterans Park, or River Legacy Parks. If you're looking for the perfect spot for a romantic selfie for the ‘Gram, strike a pose on the pedestrian bridge over the Trinity River connecting the Green Oaks and Collins street entrances to River Legacy Parks.

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Or, if your partner in crime loves art, don't miss Arlington’s Sculpture Trail at Richard Greene Linear Park. You'll have a chance to meander hand-in-hand through beautiful scenery while viewing over 40 original, thought-provoking sculptures. Even if you've been here before, it's worth a second look as sculptures are rotated every few years.

Grab A Bite

Plan a lovely meal after your walk in the park. Babe's Chicken House offers a relaxed, down-home vibe with delicious fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and grandma's corn. But if you're in a hurry to get to the next part of your romantic day, just grab a slice at Gino's East Arlington or Pudge's Pizza where you’ll be refueled and ready for the next part of your day together.

See the Sights

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After lunch, treat your date to the incredible arts and culture scene that Arlington has to offer. Spend the afternoon taking in stunning works of art at The Gallery at UT Arlington or Arlington Museum of Art. Both feature rotating exhibits of breathtaking artwork from regional and international artists that are sure to spark a conversation. One of our favorite couple activities is to take in a live performance at either Arlington Music Hall or the Arlington Symphony — be sure to check their schedules of upcoming performances.

Dinner for Two

Make it a perfect ending with a romantic, upscale dinner for two. Make a reservation at Tierre Verde's Ventana Grille for a delectable four-course meal at the luxurious Tierre Verde Golf Club. Or, enjoy a leisurely dinner of fondue at The Melting Pot. Alternatively, tuck into a comforting bowl of angel hair pasta with baby clams at Piccolo Mondo, a cozy Italian favorite with its own piano bar.  

Another romantic spot to relish a tasty dinner with your love is Restaurant506. Let the culinary team delight your taste buds with one of their seasonal offerings while you relax with a bottle of exquisite wine.

Where to Stay

Visit the Sanford House in Downtown Arlington!


You and your better half can stay the night at the Sanford House Inn & Spa, one of Arlington’s finest lodging options featuring elegant accommodations and a full-service spa. So go ahead, order that second glass of wine with dinner, and be sure to book a couples massage for the next morning.

Looking for other charming B&B options? Check out The Thornton Inn Bed & Breakfast, a cozy, refurbished historic home with five luxurious guest rooms. Each room includes a private bathroom and a delicious breakfast is included in the price of the room. A glass of wine and a rocking chair on the large front porch will be a wonderful way to reflect on your romantic day.

If you'd prefer an upscale hotel to end your perfect date, look no further, because Arlington has plenty to choose from with chic accommodations and relaxing atmospheres where you can let your stress melt away.

A Little Extra Love

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For those looking for an active couples outing, here a few additional date ideas in Arlington, TX. Bundle up, hold hands, and skate the afternoon away at Ice at The Parks at Arlington Skatium. If your idea of romance is getting your heartbeat racing, head to K-1 Speed for race car driving or Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing, to climb to new heights with your boo. And if that's not enough of a thrill, there's always a roller coaster ride at Six Flags Over Texas!

With so many romantic things to do in Arlington, TX for couples, the hardest part will be choosing where to start!

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