Have you celebrated your adult birthday during coronavirus yet? Birthdays are for kids but adults want to celebrate their birthday too while social distancing. We celebrated my mother's birthday during Covid-19 and had so much fun, despite the pandemic. Here are some safe, Covid-19 friendly ideas you can use for planning your adult birthday in Dallas.
We’ve found multiple restaurants that are practicing safety measures and activities that you can do to celebrate your adult birthday during Covid-19. In fact, we created a Covid-19 itinerary so that you can have the best time in Dallas safely.
All activities and Covid-19 guidelines are current as of Fall 2020
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The itinerary below is exactly what we used to celebrate my mother's birthday. We tweaked it a little bit to best reflected the activities we liked the most! Hope this helps you celebrate your adult birthday celebration in Dallas during Covid-19. We give you everything you need to know before visiting each location. So, use this post and let us help you plan a birthday you will never forget.
For more planning ideas, check out how we celebrated in Dallas last year - Staycation Itinerary: Ideas for Planning Your Adult Birthday in Dallas. We posted a different itinerary with various activities.
Disclaimer: This post, Celebrating Your Adult Birthday During Covid 19 in Dallas is sponsored by Visit Dallas. As always, all opinions are my own.
(this activity is not sponsored by Visit Dallas)
6:00 p.m. Gondola Ride - Sail away on your private gondola cruise as you enjoy the most unique and memorable experience on the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas. We booked the classic cruise for 1 hour with Gondola Adventures Irving. You booked the gondola ride around sunset. It came with the option of adding on a bottle of sparkling cider, water, gourmet chocolates, or bringing your own wine or champagne for a service fee. You can request certain music to play during the ride. We requested smooth jazz. My mom and I had a blast doing this!! It was just us and the water. The perfect way to celebrate a birthday in Dallas.
Safety at Gondola Adventures Irving: They have increased cleaning services and have a strict sanitation policy for each gondola before and after each cruise, with a focus on disinfecting high-touch surfaces using sanitizing wipes and/or sanitizing spray. All employee wear a mask and practice the appropriate Covid-19 safety practices.
12:00 p.m. Hotel - Early check-in to The Omni Dallas Hotel. The Omni is in the heart of downtown Dallas, is connected via sky bridge to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. It is super close to restaurants, shops, and entertainment. The hotel is as bold as Dallas with richly appointed guest rooms, a contemporary reflective glass exterior, and innovative amenities. If you like pampering yourself, stying here is the best way to celebrate your birthday during Covid- 19. 555 S Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202
Safety at the Omni: My family and I felt safe at the Omni! I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Dallas during Covid-19. The employees get daily health screenings, including temperature checks. The hotel increased the frequency of sanitization with EPA-certified cleansers that are CDC-compliant. Additional guest sanitization stations are all public areas along with social distance signs. All guest rooms are cleaned and disinfected with an “Omni Safe & Clean” seal of approval sticker upon completion. Single-use amenities are provided in each guest room. If you need anything, contactless delivery can be arranged.
1:00 p.m. Pool Time - Enjoy the pool at the Omni Hotel!
3:00 p.m. Make your own Margs - Happy Hour in our room at The Omni Hotel with margarita kits from Beto & Son (Margarita Mile). We got the Patron Skinny Margarita Kits! All kits come with a .375 bottle, 4 cups, straws, Topo Chico, and limes. Each kit makes 6 drinks. It was too good! Other kits for sale are the House Margarita, Patron Ranch Water w/ Topo Chico, Carajillo's Kit, and Tito's Moscow Mule Kit. This was the best way to celebrate since we don't like going to bars during Covid-19.
6:00 p.m. Sightseeing - Go to the Reunion Tower Geo Deck. Get a bird’s eye view of downtown Dallas at Reunion Tower Geo Deck. Reunion Tower is the iconic centerpiece of the ever-changing Dallas skyline. GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower observation deck reopened in October 2013 and provides glorious, 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline. 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
8:00 p.m. Dinner - Head to Bob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas Lamar for a wonderful dinner at the Omni Hotel. To drink, order the Cosmo or Old Fashioned. To eat, they do have vegan options if you call ahead and let them know that you are coming. For my non-vegan eaters, my sister is not vegan and she ordered the Broiled Verlasso Salmon with glazed carrot and smashed potatoes topped with sautéed onions and peppercorn gravy. She LOVED her entree choice. 555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
Safety at Bob's: This restaurant is open for limited dine-in service at 50% occupancy. All operations will be aligned with the recommendations outlined in the orders. Reservations are strongly recommended due to the requirements of limited seating. If you want to order to-go, they will provide Bob’s signature quality and service curbside, in addition to the limited dine-in seating. Alcohol can also be purchased for curbside delivery with the purchase of an entrée. I suggest that you call ahead for hours of operation and dine-in details.
10:00 a.m. Brunch - Head to Chelsea Corner for a brunch at the patio. Originally opened in 1974, Chelsea Corner is back at its original location on the iconic corner of McKinney Avenue & Monticello. The historic building was first constructed in 1926 and was completely restored in 2016. We sat on the terrace in front of the building that was open and airy! To eat, we ordered all the vegan food. I highly recommend that you modify the following entrees to be vegan: Garden Pizza, the Impossible Burger, and Shishito Peppers. To drink, get the mimosa carafe. 4830 McKinney Avenue at Monticello Dallas, TX 75205.
Safety at Chelsea Corner: This restaurant takes your health and safety seriously. Masks are required upon entry and movement throughout the restaurant. The staff wears face coverings and abides by CDC and TEXAS safety guidelines. We felt safe eating on the terrace, seated away from other guests.
1:00 p.m. Spa Time - Get some much-needed R&R at the Mokara Salon & Spa massage at Omni Hotel Dallas. Located on the fourth floor of Omni Dallas Hotel, Mokara Salon & Spa, offers a full-service spa experience. Relax in the comfort of our signature Mokara Spa as you’re pampered with the ultimate spa experience. Make time for a soothing facial, body treatment, massage, manicure, or pedicure as you rejuvenate in this refined, quiet oasis. We got a 60 minute, deep tissue massage and it was wonderful! Highly recommend that you book one of the services during your stay.
3:00 p.m. Charcuterie Board - Experience the best vegan charcuterie board from Fount Board and Table at hotel. Fount Board & Table is a Grazing Table company focused on intimate and visually valuable Food & Beverage experiences, engaging all 6 senses at the table. Fount is dedicated to traceable sourcing, responsible farming, and friendly business relationships. We got the "Medium Board" and was able to make it vegan! HIGHLY suggest that you order something from here.
Activity option 1
3:30 p.m. Virtual Wine Tasting (not sponsored by Visit Dallas) - We booked a virtual wine tasting held through Zoom with Sam the Sommelier. She sent use wine tasting grids, wine tasting mats, custom wine, and food pairing guide, along with a wine 101 guide. She also provided specific wines to purchase in our specified budget with other suggestions that we were able to find at our local wine shop. I will send you more information on the wine suggestions once payment is received.
Activity option 2
4:00 p.m. Window shopping in Bishop Arts - Spend the afternoon in the Bishop Arts District safely by window shopping and checking out the murals in the area. Bishop Arts used to be Dallas’ “best-kept secret,” but is now home to some of Dallas’ most sought-after restaurants and funky boutique shops. The area is fueled by the common goal: to shop local, eat local and live local.
412 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, 75208
Located in the eclectic Bishop Arts District, Epiphany offers a variety of boho chic and contemporary styles for both men and women.
415 North Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX 75208
Opportunity Market is a curated marketplace showcasing distinctive home decor and fashions that look good and do good for artisans worldwide.
The Laughing Willow 301 N Bishop Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208 A store for women of all ages looking to add unique pieces to their wardrobe, capitalizing on mix vintage and eclectic styles with the latest trends.
- Bishop Arts cactus murals: Bishop Ave. and Melba St.
- Black and White CacTex: 718 W. Davis St.
7:00 p.m. Dinner Curbside (not sponsored by Visit Dallas) - There are several vegan options in the area! I recommend ordering food curbside from Spiral Diner or Vegan Food House. From Spiral, the Nachos Supreme is really good. From Vegan Food House, the cocktails, Nashville Hot Chicken, or the Chicken Fried Tacos.
10:00 a.m. Dallas Arboretum - Take a morning stroll in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The Dallas Arboretum is nestled on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake, just minutes from downtown Dallas. This urban oasis boasts 66 lush acres of fabulous blooms throughout the year and was built on the grounds of two former mansions, still standing on the property. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Safety at the Arboretum: Guests 5 years of age and older are required to wear a face-covering for the duration of their visit unless dining or medically unable to do so. During peak visitation, guests may experience longer than average wait times. For questions, contact Customer Service at 214.515.6615.
1:00 p.m. Lunch at Meso Maya - Meso Maya is the beloved Dallas spot for elevated Mexican cuisine. You can order to go or sit on the patio! To eat, order the Veggie Stir Fry, White Rice, Black Beans, and Corn Tortillas. To drink, try the Avocado Margarita and Jalapeno Margarita. 2008 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
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Until Next Time,
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