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Is Dallas on your bucket list? If not, I highly recommend you add it — like now! A good friend of mine invited us to spend a weekend in Dallas. I was highly impressed and even had a thought about moving there… The houses were affordable and beautiful, the streets were clean and it had such a chill vibe I didn’t want to leave. However, I had to pump my breaks because I’m a total Cali girl, I need my beaches and sunshine.
My friend and I planned our trip about a month in advance. We found some cheap flights on Hopper for $150 round trip! How could you beat that? Then we found a beautiful Airbnb right in Downtown Dallas for about $88 bucks a night. We literally spent under $300 each for a fun weekend getaway.
Where to Stay
Getting to Downtown Dallas was fairly easy we arrived at the Dallas Love Field airport which is about a 15-20 min Uber/Lyft ride. When we arrived at our Airbnb, we were so surprised at how organized and easy it was to get into our place. If you’ve stayed at an Airbnb before, you know sometimes it could be a hassle with meeting the host, etc. But this stay was very different, we had access codes to our apartment and all of the amenities on the property. We didn’t even have to meet anyone and our apartment was BEAUTIFUL with amazing views of the city.
A two-bedroom and two-bathroom penthouse apartment for $88 bucks a night! What a steal! Plus they had everything we needed, it felt like our home away from home. Also, it’s within walking distance to the bars and restaurants Downtown.
Link to this Airbnb here — Sonder | Butler Brothers
On our first night…
Our friend picked us up and took us to a small city called Deep Ellum , which is a vibrant historic district east of Downtown Dallas. Deep Ellum consists of a few blocks, which you can walk around and go bar hopping or check out the cute restaurants and shops. We ended up at this place called Punch Bowel: Social House, and had such a good time. This place is like a Chuckie Cheese for adults lol. They have bowling, games, drinks, good food, and music. In other words, we stayed there all night because there was so much to do! I definitely recommend this place, plus it had a nice diverse crowd.
The next day we woke up and had breakfast at this restaurant called Yolk in Downtown. OMG!!! The food was TOP FLIGHT! If you’re a sucker for breakfast foods, this place takes the cake. The customer service was amazing and our server presented us with some great recommendations. I decided to try the strawberry waffle breakfast, which was amazing! It was SOOO good!! Make sure you put this on your list of places to try while in the city.
Site seeing in Downtown…
After breakfast, we went for a walk around Downtown to do some site seeing. Downtown Dallas has some beautiful architecture and art sculptures around the city. Make sure you stop by the Giant Eye on Main street, it’s try a work of art.
Next, we met up with our friend at the Dallas Farmers Market. The market had so many amazing vendors we didn’t know where to start. We did end up finding a little cute vendor who sold rings and crystals. My friend and I got matching rings, great quality, and a nice reminder of our time together in Dallas.
After our eventful day, we had a nice dinner at a restaurant called Pappadeaux. Which is a chain seafood restaurant but the quality of food is outstanding. In short, I decided to try there shrimp and grits, this dish had so much flavor. If you are a seafood lover, make sure you add this to your dining list, I promise you won’t regret it! Plus, Dallas has several locations around the city.
To sum up our last day in Dallas was, unfortunately, cold and rainy so we walked over to a local coffee shop called Weekend Coffee. Such a cute little shop with amazing beverages and treats. I had the Chai Tea and it was PERFECTO. It’s also one of those instagramable Coffee shops. Get your outfit ready + enjoy a good cup of joe!
Anyway, that was our little weekend getaway. I hope this helps you add Dallas to your travel list.