Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and you know what that means – date night! Looking to switch it up from the usual, run-of-the-mill dinner and a movie, but find yourself drawing a blank on any fresh ideas? We’ve got you covered. Here are 13 unique date ideas in Texas that will impress your partner like nothing else.
1. Take a cooking class
Nothing says love like making magic in the kitchen together.
in Houston offers a date night Valentine's Day dinner tonight and tomorrow night where you'll work with other couples to create a romantic meal complete with music, flowers, and candles. (And there may be molten chocolate lava cakes involved. Just saying.)
2. Defy gravity - because your love knows no bounds
Do you love your partner "to the moon and back?" Prove it at
, an indoor skydiving facility with several locations in the state.
3. BYOB...to a mini golf course?
That's right - alcohol is allowed at Peter Pan Mini Golf in Austin, and locals take full advantage of the opportunity. Instead of getting frustrated with your honey for spending half an hour on one hole because they're just THAT bad, take a few sips and laugh about it instead. Seriously though, it looks like whoever designed these holes might not have been all-there at the time themselves.
4. Drive-in movies
5. Play vintage arcade games
There's no bonding activity quite like challenging each other to a game of ski ball or Pac-Man. Pictured above is
in Houston, which is currently the largest vintage arcade in Texas. There are also several in Austin and
in the small town of Richardson.
6. Go roller skating
Nothing like a night of roller skating to bring you back to those junior high days. Skate hand-in-hand, and if you're as bad as I am, laugh as you steady each other to keep from falling.
If mini golf is for kids and regular golf is for old fogies, Top Golf is right in the middle. Not easy by any means, but the holes are visible even from high up on the hitting platform, (how cool is that concept?!) so even if you're the worst golfer the world has ever seen (me), you still have a chance.
8. Take a vineyard tour
They don't call it the Texas Wine Country for nothin'. We're home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the nation, and I can think of very few things more romantic than strolling hand-in-hand through the lush greenery at sunset (and wine-in-hand - with Texas Wine Tours, tasting is included!)
9. Visit the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham
Sure, other states have ice cream factories. But we have Blue Bell, so that automatically makes us superior. A sweet treat with your sweetheart - what could be better than that?
10. Take a hike
11. Watch the sunrise (or sunset). Wherever you are in Texas, you're guaranteed beautiful views at dawn and dusk - made even more breathtaking with the person you love by your side.
12. Go to a retro bowling alley
As you can see, I have a love for nostalgia. There's no better way to add fire to a relationship than letting the wild teenager in you come out and play - and no better place to make that happen than an old fashioned bowling alley like
. Let loose, have fun, and laugh at each other's ugly shoes.
13. Walk through the Dallas Arboretum
I know I mentioned this in yesterday's article, but it's just that amazing. Seriously, I was blown away when I went a few months ago. Emerge from this tunnel of love into a 66-acre adventure of themed gardens, each with unique flora that have their own individual histories and attributes. A very peaceful and romantic outing, if I do say so myself.
Have you ever been on a date to any of these or similar places? What other unique date ideas can you think of in Texas? Share with us in the comments!