As amedspa in Dallas,we talk to people every day about treatments that are designed to make them look and feel younger,more relaxed,rejuvinated,and more energetic. But no matter how many injections or fat reduction treatments we give,we always come back to reminding people that some of the same benefits can come from simply intentionally unplugging and spending some time outside. While the Covid situation has put a damper on many people’s annual vacation plans,some have coped by taking personal time in shorter incraments more often.
We’ve curated a list of 3 spots that you might take a friend or loved one with you for a relaxing picnic all without leaving Dallas.
Of course,it goes without saying that if you want to picnic out in the open nowadays,you have to keep a respectable distance between you and those who don’t live in your household. But several spots in Dallas are allowing people to picnic so long as they abide CDC guidelines.
Dallas Arboretum,8525 Garland Road
With over 66 acres of lush gardens,walkways,and instagram-worthy spots,this grand botanical garden hosts a variety of stunning tree varieties sure to delight both curious scientific minds and horticultural enthusiasts. You can read the full description from Dallas Morning News here.
“While there are several dining options on site,you can also picnic anywhere on the grounds (except in the restaurant areas),and you can bring any food,snacks or drinks you like (wine and cheese are always good choices). Picnic tables are scattered throughout the gardens and many are shaded. Stretch out on the great lawn and relax while the kids explore and burn off some more energy. Packing a big lunch? Rent a wagon for $10 at the information booth near the main public entry to tow the load.”
Reverchon Park at 3505 Maple Avenue
Sometimes we come here on our lunch break for some quiet time as it is not to far from Advanced Skin Fitness where we work. This scenic 41-acre park close to Oak Lawn is sure to become one of your favorite down time destinations in the area. See the full write up from this D Magazine article.
“Turtle Creek and the Katy Trail run through this historic,41-acre park near Oak Lawn,making it a pleasant and popular destination for Dallasites looking for a taste of nature in the heart of the city. Expect a wide variety of amenities,including a baseball field,basketball court,sand volleyball court,tennis court,a pavilion,picnic tables,and a playgroundâ but you may want to bring a blanket and stroll along the walking trail to find an optimal picnicking spot away from the bustle.”
Samuell-Grand Park Amphitheater,1500 Tenison Parkway,Dallas.
Courtesy of Shakespeare Dallas (who can’t do their live stage production this Fall due to Pandemic related concern) who are putting together a small film fest featuring classic films. Read the full article from Dallas Morning News here.
“For each movie,gates open at 7 p.m. for first-come,first-served seating on the lawn in socially distanced pods. Masks must be worn except when guests are seated inside a pod. Picnics,blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Food trucks will have items for purchase. Ticket holders 21 and older can take beer and wine.”