Open since 1912, the Beaux Arts–style Adolphus is one of Dallas’ most storied hotels. It also happens to be located within walking distance of the downtown flagship Neiman Marcus and Forty Five Ten, two of the city’s chicest shopping spots (we’re just sayin’). Last year, the hotel completed a lengthy overhaul, led by Dallas design firm Swoon, the Studio. The result is a modern reimagining of both guest rooms and public spaces, including the three lobbies, ballroom, and dining areas. There’s also a new rooftop bar and pool—perfect for grabbing an afternoon cocktail while catching some rays after a relaxing morning at the 5,000-square-foot spa. Because no girls weekend is complete without a massage and facial.
Yes, you’ll be tempted to never leave the Adolphus. And we don’t blame you. But there are too many fun spots for you and your girls to hit up—like Mirador. Located on the top floor of the downtown boutique Forty Five Ten, it affords stellar views courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows and delicious food. From deviled eggs to whipped ricotta toast to lobster tagliatelle, you can’t go wrong.
The Statler’s rooftop bar is one of the most scenic in Dallas, thanks to its unobstructed panoramic views. If you can tear yourself from the skyline, the people-watching isn’t bad either. Grab a seat by the pool or stick by the bar inside. After about 10 p.m. on the weekends, a DJ takes over, so be ready to put on your dancing shoes.
This Deep Ellum confectioner boasts a walk-up cookie window after 10 p.m.—be still our hearts. Choose from flavors like the Betsy Ross (semi-sweet chocolate chips and sea salt) or the Sis & Bub (snickerdoodle), then pose for that perfect Instagram squad shot in front of the neon sign that glowingly states the shop’s motto: “Just Eat the F*cking Cookie.”
Learn the basics of flower arranging at the Deep Ellum studio of Petal Pushers, the flower shop best known for their innovative delivery method (read: hot guys on bikes). You and your pals can BYOB to get your creative juices flowing while receiving expert instruction on how to create floral masterpieces. Classes are $65 per person, and you can reserve your spot on their website.