Vacation, Had To Get Away (ish)


We’ve often lamented the serious lack of resorts in Dallas. We’re almost as hot as Phoenix throughout the summer, yet somehow they have dozens of resorts to our mere handful. And for most, you have to travel outside Dallas proper.

Well, that all changed with the launch of Jade Waters at Hilton Anatole last summer.

The massive splash park features a beach-entry family pool, lazy river, luxury cabanas and day beds, two 180-foot slides and an on-site bar and grill (with darn good food).

Jade Waters can only be accessed by pool guests, which is why a staycation here would be a perfect way to spend a long weekend this summer. Enjoy all-day access as part of the $25 daily resort fee that also includes free self-parking, free WiFi, access to the Verandah Club and Fitness Center, a discount for services at V Spa and two Starbucks drip coffees per day.

If you have kids, they’ll love screaming and going bananas around the pool. But if you want to get away from the rug rats (your own or other people’s) there’s an adult-only area (pictured above) with partially submerged lounge chairs, underwater bar tables and a swim-up bar. Guess where we spent most of our recent weekend stay?

You can also make reservations for dinner at SĒR, the 27th floor steakhouse with killer views—and killer food. We always tell people that this space has the best view of downtown, which gets even more magical at night time.

Cap off your Staycation Saturday Night with live music and drinks in the adjacent bar, or head back to your room and rub aloe vera on each other because you forgot to use sunscreen before floating around the lazy river. (Solution: Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!)

We always enjoy staying at local hotels and experiencing our own city like a tourist and this is one place we’ll definitely return. If only for another awesome skinny piña colada from the swim-up bar.

And maybe a little because of all the DILF eye candy.

Jade Waters at Hilton Anatole
Room rates from $169 per night



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