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Dallas, TX Staycation

Updated: Nov 12, 2022

Our itinerary

Friday afternoon, after Alec and I got off work, we drove over to the Hotel Crescent Court to check in for our little Dallas staycation weekend. Luckily it was a short drive from Alec’s office in downtown, so we got there in no time and didn’t have to fight any traffic. After checking in and freshening up, we walked to our dinner reservation at Musume. We had never heard of this place or eaten there before but we are sure glad we branched out to try something new! This Asian fusion sushi restaurant was the perfect date night spot with romantic vibes all around + in a perfect location in the heart of downtown. We started off with the Koji chicken tempura steamed buns which were to die for. Next we ordered the Ton gyoza which was super yummy with a unique sweet & spicy kick to it. For our meals, Alec ordered the Blake speciticaly roll and I had the Yakisoba noodles. The Blake roll was an arrangement of flavors with a nice kick and the noodles were rich in flavor + super filing. Overall we highly recommend this restaurant; great atmosphere, wonderful location (right by the Dallas Symphony Center), and exceptional food! Once we were finished and paid our check, we walked back to our hotel to relax for a bit before grabbing a late night snack to satisfy our sweet tooths! The Crescent Hotel is located in the heart of Uptown so everything is super close + walkable. Right around the corner is a Shake Shack (one of our faves) so we just had to grab some milkshakes & fries before calling it a night!

Saturday morning we slept until the absolute break of dawn before hitting the town and it was pure bliss. Once we finally got up and at’em, we grabbed some Starbs coffee, packed our bags, and headed for the Dallas Farmers Market. Parking was a bit difficult in the late morning but we eventually found a spot. After walking all around the indoor area and checking out all of our food options, we finally landed on a Mediterranean place called Laili. Alec and I both got a wrap, his with lamb and mine with chicken. They were super tasty and fresh, yet filling! After we finished eating we walked over to Ruibal’s Flower Shop. We swear they have some of the best plants, prices, and freshest air in all of D-Town. Once we finished frolicking through the flowers, we headed over to the actual Farmers Market to walk around. We of course had to grab some of the “world’s best cookies” from one of the booths before heading out.

After the Farmers Market we drove over to the Perot Museum to continue our little day date in Dallas. Luckily it wasn’t crowded at all so we were able to take our time and go through every exhibit we wanted to! Our favorite area was the human anatomy section because it was super hands-on and had so many fun activities. About half-way through our museum visit, we went down to the theater to watch a 3-D film called Turtle Odyssey. It was such a cute documentary following the life of a turtle and how important they are to our ecosystem. After we finished seeing everything we could in the Perot, we walked over to get some Mexican food from La Ventana. Alec had an assortment of tacos while I had the quesadillas. Of course we had to top it all off with some refreshing Topo Chicos before heading back home.

All in all we are so grateful for the time we had away, just the two of us! Such a great reminder to make quality time with the one you love while enjoying your hometown too!


Where to stay

For our little staycation, we stayed at the Hotel Crescent Court. This was such a special place for us to stay because it is where we got engaged almost 5 years ago. Hotel Crescent is such a romantic, French inspired hotel that makes you fall in love with Dallas all over again.

We stayed in a Superior room with a king bed and a huge bathroom. The room had a beautiful view of the Crescent + Uptown!

Other faves


Where to eat

Breakfast & Lunch

Dinner/Drinks (sit down)

*lots of these “dinner/sit down drink” places also have amazing brunch menus too, so be sure to check them out for both!



*be sure to check my Dallas insta story highlights for geotags for specific locations of all these places if needed!

Other fave accounts to follow





What to do

Fair Park (Texas State Fair)

*the most popular areas of dallas- uptown, downtown, mckinney ave., deep ellum, trinity groves, lower greenville,



the stegalls

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