Even if you don’t have weeks of time off to spare, long weekends offer a great way to reset and get a change of scenery. Houston’s proximity to several top Texas destinations means you can pack your bag, leave home with a cup of coffee in hand, and arrive at your destination by lunchtime. Suppose you are craving a luxury destination with top-notch amenities, near several great dining and retail locations, as well as opportunities for outdoor activities. In that case, the Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is a great home base for a weekend away. The property recently underwent a $30 million renovation making it a unique and upscale destination in North Dallas.
Arrive at the hotel in the afternoon. After checking in, head downstairs to Beans and Barrel because all perfect weekends should start with great cocktails and delicious food. The on-sight day-to-night eatery offers coffee and breakfast items in the morning and transitions to light bites and cocktails in the evening. With a cocktail in hand, sit back and relax; take in the spacious lobby and beautiful views of the Stonebriar Golf Club.
Now it is time to ramp up the fun with an evening in the resort’s Top Golf Swing Suite. The Swing Suite combines a simulated Topgolf experience with a luxurious atmosphere. Features include a large screen and several multi-sport games, as well as comfortable lounge seating. The Swing Suite is in high demand, so reservations are encouraged for this one-of-a-kind experience.
Time to fuel up for a great day ahead. Herd and Hearth, the onsite restaurant, offers not only a breakfast buffet but an excellent a la carte menu, too. The Rose Scented French Toast or Burnt Ends Smoked Brisket Hash & Poached Organic Eggs are delicious - both will leave you in a very satisfying food coma.
The options for a great time in Dallas are endless, but if you want to stick close to the hotel, there are plenty of fun ways to fill your day. Legacy West, located a few minutes from the Westin Stonebriar, is a sizeable urban destination with an abundance of upscale shops and restaurants to enjoy. Also located minutes from the hotel is the National Videogame Museum. It is the only place in the United States dedicated to the videogame industry’s rich history and where it is heading next. There are plenty of interactive exhibits and hands on games to play from every generation. From Pong to Playstation 5, the museum has it all and is a must see.
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is also home to north Dallas’ premier golf course. The 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio has a stunning expanse of greens, bunkers, and offers a challenging game for golfers of all skill levels. Guests are also welcome to take advantage of the driving range or schedule a private lesson with a golf pro.
After a full day, the hotel’s poolside cabanas and lounge chairs will be a welcome sight. Soak in the sun and enjoy cocktails or dinner at Ranch Water. Open for lunch and dinner, they are known for their savory sandwiches and fresh salads.
Sundays are for self-care, so before checking out, make sure to indulge in a treatment at the hotel’s in-house spa, Well & Being. The full-service spa offers many massages, facials, and body treatments that will leave you feeling buffed, fluffed, and ready to tackle the week ahead. Motivation to return to work on Monday, well, that’s all on you.