Best Romantic Spots for You and Your Partner on V-Day
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, so where are you taking your boo? Finding the perfect Valentines spot can be tricky, but it’s important to understand what kind of date you want. Austin has a lot of great options for any kind of couple, here are some awesome ideas!
By Nicole Mattox
Outdoor Date Ideas
Zilker Botanical Gardens / 2714 Barton Springs Rd
Calling all nature lovers! Zilker Botanical Gardens is a great way to get out of the house and spend some time with your significant other. It’s only $2 for adult Austin residents and $3 for non-residents. You can be here for the entire day looking at beautiful scenery and spend very little money. Why not bring some food to have a picnic in the area? A little wine and cheese never fails to complete a perfect day.
Go on a fun photo tour
Austin is known for it’s amazing artwork all across the city, but not everyone takes the time to go explore it all. This Valentines Day try spending the day going around Austin and visiting its most popular photo spots! You will get to spend the day with your loved one while also getting some great pictures together. There is no better way to grow even closer than exploring and discovering new things together.
The 360 Overlook costs no money at all and it is a sight to behold, especially as the sun sets or rises. This is another great place to take a picnic and just enjoy the nature around you. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and be with you Valentine. Why not spice it up a little bit and bring some chocolates, or chocolate covered strawberries. Bring out your best music and it’s a perfect date!
Hiking is always a great activity for people who want to get out of the house and take in the nature. Looking at the beauty of Austin is a great activity for Valentines Day, nature can be romantic! There are a lot of hiking opportunities in Austin, like the Greenbelt, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, River Place Nature Trail and more. Talk to your partner about what kind of scenery you’re in the mood for and go for it!
Central Standard / 1603 S Congress Ave
This is an amazing bar and grill for any occasion but they’re offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $75! This Valentine’s Day menu includes a variety of delicious options like truffled mashed potatoes, grilled broccolini with braised cippollini onions, porcini mushrooms and wagyu ribeye for sharing. Don’t forget to make your reservations!
Le Politique / 110 San Antonio St, Unit 140
This is a great option if you’re looking for something a little more relaxed. Le Politique serves lunch, brunch and dinner and they are doing a la carte dinner specials from February 14th-16th. These specials range in content and prices so it is a great option for anyone looking to have a nice night or even a day out.
La Condesa / 400 W 2nd St
A la carte dinner specials are always a great idea! La Condesa is offering a la carte specials through February 16th! You could come try it out on Valentine’s Day or even extend your romantic day and try it out even later! They have something for everyone with a range of prices, so why not go try it out!
Sway / 1417 S 1st St
Sway is having a la carte dinner specials at a few of their locations, so you can enjoy it no matter where you are! They are offering this at South First, Rock Rose, and West Lake Hills! Go to each location to see what they are offering as part of their a la carte dinners! This is a perfect dinner for a romantic night out, try taking your loved one to one of these three locations.
Other Fun Ideas
Free Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Delysia Chocolate / 2000 Windy Terrace, Unit 2C
Calling all 21+ year olds! A complimentary wine and chocolate tasting is actually happening at Delysia from February 14th-17th! They have paired chocolates with the perfect wines just for you! This is a unique way to get out of the house and share a romantic, fun time with the one you care about. Go to their website and RSVP to make sure you get ahold of your spot.
Cocktail workshop at Desert Door Distillery / 211 Darden Hill Rd
Are you feeling like learning something new? Learn how to make a few cocktails at this cocktail workshop! This workshop includes an hour with one of their sotologists, four cocktails per couple, tasting of Desert Door original stool, and a complimentary tour before 5:30 pm! Tickets are only $25 per person for all of that fun! If this sounds like your couple style, don’t miss out!
Valentine’s Masquerade Pub Crawl / Buy tickets HERE
Masks and drinks? Count me in! There is a masked pub crawl on 6th and Trinity! This is good for couples and anyone who’s single. Valentine’s Day is a great excuse for a crawl, so come on out and have fun with the one!
Pugs and Kisses / Check it out HERE
Rahr and Sons Brewing Co. is inviting you and your dogs to join them at Yard Bar on Valentine’s Day. What’s better than beers, beagles and bae? Come out and have some fun while hanging out with your favorite furry friends! There will be giveaways and ugly pug on tap!