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Spring Break: DDD Style

Spring break often conjures images of crazy keggers at beaches crawling with co-eds. But just because you’re no longer an undergrad doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a spring break all your own. This year, show off your adulting skills with a grown-up respite in the Dallas Design District.

Ain’t no party like a DDD party…

Kick off your adult spring break with coffee and a homemade pastry from Ascension Coffee. You can replenish your caffeine here any time of day to keep the party going all week.

On Wednesday, test your trivia know-how at Community Beer Co.'s weekly “Trivia at the Brewery," and then celebrate Irish style at Community’s St. Pat’s brewery tour and open house on March 16. Be sure to make time for the Texas Ale Project's paint party later that same night. Who knows? A cold brew could be just the thing to inspire your inner artist. Of course, if tours and paint parties aren’t your thing, both spots are equipped to serve you and a few close friends a cold one in their respective taprooms.

Make sure you save a day to swing by the Inwood Estates Vineyards, where you’ll be served a glass of award-winning Texas wine. And what spring break is complete without a little friendly competition? Bowl your heart out on restored and refinished vintage lanes at Bowlounge’s 21-and-over Friday and Saturday nights.

Time to get physical…

As a responsible spring breaker, make sure you work off all that partying and take some time to pamper yourself. Limber up at the Balancing Energy Health & Yoga Center or sign up for a 30-minute infrared sauna session to detoxify and relax. Schedule a private lesson at Dallas Pilates to strengthen and lengthen your muscles.

And be sure to check out The Barre Code, a one-stop shop for all your cardio, strength training and restoration needs. And don’t forget the Continental Bridge for boot camps, bocce ball and leisurely walks along the Trinity River.

Since you’re enjoying a more mature spring break, you shouldn’t resist indulging in a spa day. Get a fresh new look with a cut and color at Charlie + Co., then stop by the Salons of Dallas at Hi Line Salon Suites for a full-body massage, facial or mani/pedi.

Join the culture club…

In addition to strengthening your body, strengthening your spirit and mind is not a bad way to spend your break. Enjoy the antiquarian prints and rare maps at Beaux Arts. Then fast forward to the present and take in the collection at Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art. And marvel at the collection of work by local and regional artists at Laura Rathe Fine Art.

In addition to being an observer and appreciator, you can also be a participator. Take a hands-on glass blowing or kiln-forming class at Dallas Art Glass. In less than a week, you’ll get your finished piece to show off to all your friends. Then perfect your dinner party skills with interactive classes at The Cookery. Learn how to make homemade pasta, take a culinary tour of Paris or learn how to be a master sushi chef.

Livin’ in a foodie’s paradise…

There’s no shortage of amazing eateries ready and waiting for you to indulge your taste buds. Start the day with a classic diner breakfast at Mama’s Daughters’ Diner. And don’t forget to get a piece of fresh-baked pie before you go. (You know calories don’t count during spring break, right?) If you’re looking for a later start but still have a craving for breakfast, stop by The Purple Onion for brunch.

For lunch, grab a burger at Buck’s Prime or a heaping plate of Texas barbecue at The Slow Bone. For dinner, take your pick from Thai food at Pakpao, authentic Mexican at El Bolero or modern comfort American cuisine at District Food & Wine, among others.

And don’t forget a refreshing dessert! Grab a frosty treat at Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles, where they use no artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives in their all-natural, organic pops. Remember to pace yourself! You’ve got all break long to grab a tasty meal at any one of the DDD’s eateries.

Spring has sprung and it’s time for you to get your adult spring break going. Thanks to the Dallas Design District, you’ll have no trouble finding something to keep you occupied.

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