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We know it’s hard giving up your annual family beach vacation, camping trips, climbing adventures, and weekends at the lake, but all hope is not lost! While not as distant as you might have hoped, staycations can be a great way to let yourself relax and spend time with those you love. Better yet, Victory Park has a diverse selection of restaurants, shops, and trails that you can get lost in.

Need some more inspiration? Here’s your complete guide to a weekend staycation in Victory Park.

Friday:

Check-in to your room at the W Dallas – Victory Hotel

  Photo Credit: W Hotel Dallas

We know you’ve been eager to tiptoe around a pool and escape your own home again. The W Dallas – Victory Hotel is a luxury hotel perfectly located within walking distance to anything you could want. Even better, pets are welcome!  (click here for weekend deal availability)

After checking-in, take some time to settle into your room and explore what the hotel has to offer. Soak in the beautiful city views and get lost exploring the fabulous art adorning the halls.

 

Eat until your heart’s content

Photo credit: Hero By HGSPLY

It’s fine, we all do it. We go on vacation, and we EAT! We eat like nobody is watching! No salads, no small portions. We go on vacation to relax and enjoy ourselves, and that means eating what we want to. Wonderful food creations can be found both inside and outside the hotel, including W Living Room if you want drinks and small plates and at Cook Hall, if you’re looking for a more filling meal. Venturing out of your home for the weekend will yield delicious and memorable experiences. Newly opened, Mot Hai Ba gives you a taste of Vietnam in an exciting modern interpretation of French-Vietnamese cuisine, no plane or passport needed!

If the weather is nice, we suggest going for an evening stroll to dinner or out for a drink. Exploring the city under the lights, can tie a bow on the perfect evening. Just walking two blocks down, you will pass over ten restaurants, including Billy Can Can, Mesero, Imoto, Dibs on Victory, Burgundy Swine Wine Bar, Jinya Ramen, and more! While you’re out, explore the neighborhood and have fun window shopping.

Saturday:

Go out for a light breakfast

Photo Credit: Cafe Victoria

Just a few steps away is the treasured neighborhood coffee shop, Cafe Victoria. Get a strong start to your day with your choice of a coffee beverage or the ever-popular matcha latte and a savory baked good. Before you leave, don’t forget to get your 4-legged friend a CapPOOCHino.

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Read Between the Lines

What could be a better way to wrap up a vacation than some retail therapy? Victory Park has many shops for you to find something for yourself or a friend. From Read Between The Lines, V.O.D. Boutique, Simply Elegant Dallas, and The Hangar, you must hit them all. 

 

 

Rehydrate and restore 

Photo Credit: Freshii

After exploring new parts of Dallas and stretching your legs, it’s time to rehydrate and care for your body. Start by picking up a vitamin-packed snack at Feed Me Pronto or at Freshii. Then head back to the hotel for a shower and a power nap. However, you won’t want to nap too long, or else you might miss your appointment at Joanna Czech! Located right next to your hotel, you’ll enter into an afternoon of heaven with signature services like individualized facial treatments, exclusive LED skin therapies and aesthetic services by private appointment.

Escape reality

You’ve dined, explored, and relaxed. Now it’s time to turn your staycation into an adventure. Take your chances and see if you have what it takes to crack the codes, find hidden clues, and solve the puzzle in a 60-minute, adrenalin pumping Escapology game. You’re guaranteed an amazing experience and fun memories to enjoy with your family for years to come, but we can’t promise your escape.

Sunday:

Sleep in and take your time 

The last day of any vacation is always bittersweet. You likely don’t have far to travel, so why rush off? Go ahead and request a late check-out, sleep in, and take your time getting ready. After a nice long, hot shower, you can check out and pack up your car. Don’t get too sad, turning over the keys, though, because being out of the hotel doesn’t mean your vacation is over.

Hit the trails

Katy Trail Dallas

Photo Credit: Katy Trail

Spend Sunday basking in the outdoors, re-discover Dallas on one of the most popular trailheads in town, The Katy Trail. No matter your style of exercise, whether you’re a casual walker, a rollerblader, training for a 5K, or a hobby cyclist, anyone can enjoy the 3.5-mile path. Feel like you’ve been transported out of the city and into a nature oasis. 

 

 

 

Family Sundaes 

If you’re the type that typically brings souvenirs back from trips for loved ones, It’Sugar is the perfect place to find fun oversized candy and sweets sure to light up the face of the person who watered your plants. When you’re finished shopping, treat the family to a sundae from Aqua S before grabbing road snacks at 7-Eleven and heading home!

Staycations can be just as relaxing and fun as any vacation. But staycations have an added bonus, you don’t have to worry about your vacation finds not fitting in your suitcase to go back home or the travel time to get back to your front door. What will you do for your staycation? 

Many businesses in Victory Park are doing their part to make sure we are all staying healthy by putting together an initiative in the neighborhood. The participating restaurants will be delivering orders to customers who are being cautious and staying at home.

HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VICTORY PARK: 

Everybody Eats: Hero, Mot Hai Ba, DIBS on Victory, Feed Me Pronto, and Sift + Pour have created family style meals and menus as well as household necessity packages for delivery! Orders can be placed by calling 877-832-8723. Visit the website below to view delivery and takeout menus and for more information!
https://www.dfweats.com
(All orders are subject to a $5 delivery fee)

Serving Those Who Serve: Hero by HG launched a “In the meantime… Family Meal” at Hero. Each day the restaurant will be providing meals for service industry employees who are unable to work.

Biagio Spirits: Biagio Spirits will deliver wine (minimum purchase of $20) in a 7 mile radius (for a $5 fee) through their Biagio App, through Drizly, or by phone.

Billy Can Can: Secure your order for their take-out meals! Follow them on social to keep up with their new meals. Email reservation@billycancan.com or call 214.296.2610.

Burgundy Swine: Burgundy Swine Wine Bar is offering wine delivery. Email hello@burgundyswine.com to place your wine order and receive free delivery.

Cafe Victoria:  Free delivery to the Victory Park area from 7am-3pm! You can still takeout during these hours as well. Customers can call in their order and pay with a card over the phone or by card or cash upon delivery. They are also offering individuals and organizations the chance to donate breakfast to the Police and Healthcare teams on the Victory Park testing site. If you or your company would like to do this, please email them at info@cafevictoriadallas.com, or DM them! They can send coffee and food, and it will be at the site while they set up or before it opens at 8am. With every order, Cafe Victoria will also buy a beautiful Read Between the Lines Thank You card and will include a note on your behalf.

Feed Me Pronto: Feed Me Pronto is offering local delivery, curbside pickup, family style meals with organic wine/local beer, snack bags, bags of food for the week and accept credit cards, PayPal and Venmo. They have high-quality, organic and non-GMO versions of typical convenience store fare.

Freshii: Freshii is offering takeout, front door pick up/ordering, curbside delivery, ordering through their app or online through a third-party delivery service like Grubhub or Uber Eats.

Jinya: Get your favorite ramen to-go at Jinya Ramen Bar! They’re doing take-out and delivery, as well as having the option to purchase a gift card so you and your favorite people can take a ramen date once the quarantine is lifted.

Mesero: See a bucket, send a bucket! The Original Mesero Margarita Pack is available for free delivery and curbside pickup! They’re also having 1/2 price beer and wine.

Orange Theory Fitness: OrangeTheory Fitness Daily At-Home Workouts Available on Youtube. Simply search Orangetheory Fitness on Youtube and select that days workout. You can also follow Orangetheory Fitness Victory Park on Facebook – we post the Workout of the Day each morning.

Sift + Pour: Get your Social Distancing Survival Kit from Sift + Pour! $25 for a regular kit and an extra $5 if you want gluten-free. They ship nationwide and deliver in the DFW area!

Simply ElegantOur local flower shop is still available for deliveries! Enjoy gorgeous flowers while at home in your pajamas or send to someone special and make their day! Place call 214-46808855 or order online at simplyelegantdallas.com

Kent Rathbun BBQ – Kent Rathbun with IMOTO is offering Family Style BBQ! Text the word CHEF to 888111 and fill out the form. Sign up for their text messaging updates to always be informed about your orders and be the first to find out about special events!

Aqua S – NOW OPEN! A premium soft serve ice cream shop  in Victory Park (next to mesero). Offering a curbside pick up and free deliveries of our mini ice cream tubs starting next week.  Gluten free and dairy free options as well.

Sweet Tooth Hotel: In an effort to help support Dallas artists, Sweet Tooth Hotel is offering a free gift card for every gift card purchased. 100% of the proceeds will go towards paying their artists and $1 from each ticket is being donated to Warm Up America!

 

Earth XR: COMING SOON! EarthXR, a subdivision of EarthX, is dedicated to interactive storytelling designed to further engage and inspire environmental awareness through immersive technology

EarthX is an international environmental nonprofit connecting a global community to create a sustainable world for all life and future generations.  EarthX has partnered with French Virtual Reality film makers Wild Immersion to house the First Virtual Nature Reserve in the United States.  Wild Immersion aims to reconnect humans with the natural world raising awareness to conserve wildlife, through cutting edge VR technology.

Parking: South Victory Garage parking will be free for two hours without validation to anyone who orders take out from the restaurants in the neighborhood until further notice.

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