Do you need to relax?! After a long week, sometimes a weekend escape is in order. Getting away to a modern, luxury hotel is my favorite thing to do. Hotel robes, wine, doing nothing all day...nothing excites me more.
Whether you’re planning a romantic escape, an adventure with friends or even a solo vacation, heading to Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas is the perfect spot for you. If you want to see what I did on this trip, I saved it on @whattaylorlikes Instagram’s page. Just look for the “Deep Ellum Highlight.” We also vlogged the whole trip, of course. That is coming soon.
Disclaimer: This post, How to Have the Best Weekend Escape in Dallas, Texas (Deep Ellum) is sponsored. As always, all opinions are my own.
1. Find the perfect hotel
For my weekend escape, I knew that I wanted to be Deep in the heart of Texas. The Kimpton Pittman Hotel was the perfect spot because of its location in Deep Ellum.
Downtown Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood showcases all that is musical and artistic, peppered with bold street murals, live music venues, and independent galleries. I thought it was so cool that the hotel was designed by African-American architect William Sidney Pittman in 1916. The brick exterior blends so well with the modern LEED-certified interior.
When I checked in, the front desk told me all about the art. The communal spaces are dotted with artwork reflecting the neighborhood's creative history. How cool is that?! In the guest rooms, you will find a minimalist palette mixed with geometric prints and bold pops of color. It basically looks like my apartment. So, you know I was in heaven.
2. Relax and unwind
Like I said at the beginning of this post, I escape and unwind by cuddling up in a hotel robe, filling a glass of wine, and doing nothing! Add in a couple of yoga poses and boom...welcome to the best weekend escape.
The Kimpton Pittman Hotel was perfect for doing everything I described. Rooms are outfitted with yoga mats, luxe toiletries, soft spa robes, and a locally-stocked minibar. The fitness center featured Peloton bikes (oh heck yea) and TRX machines. I didn't have time to grab a fee PUBLIC cruiser bike but I did go downstairs for the hosted wine hours and morning coffee.
3. Hit the pool
In order for you to have the best weekend escape, there must be a pool. The Kimpton Pittman Hotel pool is open! The pool deck is located on the first floor and is open from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm,. Swimming is allowed from 10:00 am - sundown. To maximize access while maintaining distancing guidelines, availability is limited. Visit the front desk for additional information.
Since the evening Social Hour offers an opportunity to unwind and relax over a glass of wine or a cold beer, I grabbed some drinks and sipped it by the pool. You can do this or enjoy it in the comfort of your room or lobby.
4. Eat all the vegan bites
I was able to eat delicious vegan food at the restaurant inside the Kimpton Pittman Hotel! Elm & Good is an upscale eatery that features an American farmhouse fare, inventive cocktails, and thoughtfully chosen wines! You can enjoy wood-fired meats (if you are not vegan) and vegetables grilled to perfection over their open hearth. The bar area is super cute. Be sure to order cocktails and grab a seat.
The chef was able to "veganize" these dishes:
- Tomato Tartar | corn purée and charcoal crackers
- Carpaccio | arugula pesto, marigolds, and griddled pasisano bread
- Mushroom Paella | trumpet mushroom "chorizo" piperade and braised leeks
I hope that you enjoyed this post, How to Have the Best Weekend Escape in Dallas, Texas (Deep Ellum). Leave a comment if you have a favorite spot you like to go to in the city.
Until Next Time,
“Your life is happening now. Make it amazing!”