What are your Valentine’s Day plans? I love romantic dinners and nice evenings out on the town, but what about doing something a little more adventurous and different this Valentine’s? Love is meant to be an adventure so be adventurous. Here are my top 15 things to do in Dallas for Valentine’s. This is a repost from last year but with some updates!! Enjoy!
1) Get Locked in a Room with a Zombie:
Get Locked in a Room with a Zombie: $28 per person, various times. Scare the love out of your loved one by taking them on this electrifying adventure.
2) Keller’s Drive-In:
Keller’s is located at Northwest Hwy and Abrams Rd, Dallas, Tx. Keller’s is a landmark and point of interest in Dallas. It is an old school drive-in restaurant where classic car enthusiastic and Harley-Davison riders gather together. Slide in a 50’s CD, and take your significant other to enjoy a true throwback in time. Possibly enjoy some of Dallas’ finer seedy characters while drinking a beer, old school classic milkshake or Shirley Temple delivered right to your car. The burgers are good; the dive is authentic; go for the adventure; check off a Dallas landmark; and have the perfect valentine outing.Don’t forget cash since that is all they take. Also, this adventure could be considered family-friendly as well.
3) Italian gondola in Irving: Rates vary depending on which cruise you choose from the classic to dessert or breakfast to gourmet dinner cruise and more. The gondolas also pick up and drop off from some of the surrounding hotels and restaurants. Check the website for locations and availability. My husband and I did a classic cruise just after finding out the surprise of our pregnancy with twins. In the future, we would like to stay in a nearby hotel, be picked up by the gondola and have either a breakfast or appetizer cruise. Lots of LOVEly options!
4) Sail with Scott:
$30 per person, Times & days vary. What is more romantic than sunsets and water? Or even a moonlight cruise? Enjoy sailing on Lake Ray Hubbard at sunset on either a catamaran or air conditioned power boat. Some cruises are even family-friendly.
5) Trinity Forest Aerial Adventure Park:
$44.95 per person, weekends only. This is a self-guided aerial adventure park with safety in mind. You are attached at all times to safety lines as you navigate the parks six courses that include cargo nets, bridges, climbing features, balance beams and other features that allow a participant to travel from one part of the course to another. This is an adventure seeker’s dream date!
6) The Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake Park:
Get dressed up and step into the jazz culture of the 1930’s at the Bath House for food, drinks, and Her song. Tickets $30. Cash only inside the Echo Room because the 30’s hasn’t any credit cards, right! Wear comfortable shoes in case you decide to kick up your heels and dance. I personally love attending events at the Bath House in Dallas, as I grew up walking distance to this place and I’ve attended many events at this cultural center. This place is a must see if you are a Dallasite.
7) Love Boat Race on Lake Ray Hubbard:
Free, 1:00PM Valentine’s Day, dinner requires reservations. Watch (or participate) a race of Dinghies, Scows and Keelboats from the Rush Creek Yatch Club. First gun is at 1:25pm.
8)The Dallas Fish Market:
Did you know Dallas has a fish market? They do, Dallas Fish Market, and on February 14, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special 3-course menu tasting from their freshest catches for just $65 per person with $25 wine pairings. Reservations: 214-744-3474. Address: 1501 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201.
9) All You Need is Art, DMA:
Dallas Museum of Art, DMA, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. This is one of my very favorite places to visit in Dallas. Honestly, you’ll find me there at least once a month, with my kids. We just love this museum and it’s free. So whether you love it as much as me, or not, love is in the air and on the walls. Go find it together!
10) Stomp at the Music Hall at Fair Park:
Ok, I just had a date night out with my husband, last month, to see Red Bull Flying Bach(huge fan of Flying Bach) and their is something about music, pulse-pounding rhythms and dance that gets some romance and passion flowing. I’ve also seen Stomp and I think this would be a fun Valentine’s event. The show runs from February 14-19, tickets are not expensive starting at $15 and show run time is 1h 40m. Stomp!
11) Be Cupid and Shoot an Arrow:
$10-20 per person, open various days & hours, multiple locations. Enjoy a very casual learning experience as you learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Then hit the range for as long as you want. This unusual date is sure to have you and your loved one talking for days about posture, bullseyes and which one of you would make a better cupid
12) Valentine’s Pajama Pub Crawl:
If you are wanting something super casual but out of the house casual, you don’t even have to dress up for this one, literally, wear your pajamas and drink beer at four different Uptown bars. February 11, Dallas Sport & Social Club is having a Valentine’s Pajama Pub Crawl from 5-9 pm. You’ll visit each of the four bars for one hour, your first drink is free at each bar and there will be a different Valentine’s Challenge at each venue, too. Tickets are currently $15 each, but they’ll go up to $22 each, tomorrow, February 6th. So hurry and register!! Registration closes February 10th!
13) FREE Carriage Ride at Watters Creek:
Ok, so if you live in the heart of Dallas, this is a bit of a drive North, but the word Free is like honey to me, and I had looked into carriage rides closer to home that started $$$ so what’s a 25-minute drive really? They do take donations and all donations go to the American Heart Association. I heart that!!
Hot to Trot: Rides depart at Watters Creek on the Village Green near Z Gallery Saturday, Feb. 11, from 6-9 pm and Sunday, Feb. 12, from 3-6 pm.
Before or after your carriage ride, take a moment to enjoy some romantic songs and ballads at the My Jazzy Valentine concert, February 11 & 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. between Vera Bradley and White House Black Market
14) Rent a Dream Car:
Pricing varies. Indulge on the wild side and rent your partner’s dream car for the day and enjoy driving around Dallas. Live in the lap of luxury with an exotic car rental or channel your inner stingray and rent a Vette.
15) See Your City:
I’m an adventurous person, and I love to just go and do without having any plans. I also love exploring different cities and often the one we live in gets overlooked. Depending on where you live in DFW, why not pick a downtown, uptown or popular street in Dallas, Garland, Plano, Ft.Worth, McKinney, Arlington and just explore it.
Do your own bar hopping, stumble across your own restaurant find or whatever hole in the wall is not full with reservations. Walk, stroll, talk (put mobiles away) with one another and explore.
If you are in Dallas, stroll the cute cobblestone streets of Greenville avenue,stop at the Truck Yard, Dubliner, or HG Sply Co.
Or walk around Downtown Dallas. I actually love downtown Dallas and will posting several posts, this year, about things to do in Big D Downtown!
I have to give a special shout-out to Arlington! A few months ago, the city of Arlington gave WiseMommies, along with some other fabulous bloggers, a special tour around Arlington, and I personally was amazed at how they are growing into a really family-friendly, walkable, and fun city. Division Brewery, Arlington Highlands,J Gilligan’s and much more. Go explore for yourself. See your city!
What has been your most memorable Valentine’s Day? If you attend any of these events, we’d love to hear back from you to help us modify our own personal list and lists for our readers.