- February 10, 2016

10 Perfect Austin Dates For Valentine's Day Or Any Day

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No matter whether it’s Valentine’s Day or just date night, there is no better place to to show your sweetie a nice on the town than Austin. The problem is there are so many choices, where does one even begin?

You’re on this page, so you’re in luck! Here are 10 romantic things to do with your loved one in the capital of Texas.

10.) Enjoy A Walk In The Zilker Botanical Gardens

Another beautiful day to get outside in #austintx. These #azaleas #Rhododendron spp. couldnt agree more. #zilkerbotanicalgarden #getoutdoors #atx

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With 31 acres of greenery surrounding the beautiful Colorado River, Zilker Botanical Gardens is the perfect place for a romantic walk. Bring along a flask of hot chocolate to keep away the fall chill as you walk around the lake.

9.) Watch A Movie At Blue Starlite


Bring along some snacks and a blanket, and get comfortable in your car at Blue Starlight, Austin’s only drive-in theater.  Located in Doentown Austin, this 45 spot  theater screens indie, cult, and childhood favorites films.

8.) Ride A Horse-Drawn Carriage

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One of the most romantic things to do in Austin is taking a ride through downtown in a horse-drawn carriage. As evening falls over the city, cozy up to your valentine while watching the city go by. Don’t forget to take along bottle of wine, or something to keep yourselves warm. Check out Austin Carriage or Angeli’s Carriages

7.) Have a Picnic on Mount Bonnell

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Head to Mount Bonnell, one of the highest points in Austin, to get a beautiful vantage of the entire city. Find a cozy spot just as the sun goes down, and watch the city light up.

6.) Go To The Theater

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Sneak in a few kisses, and cuddle up close to your partner while watch a live show. Whether you head to Zilker Hillside Theater — a favorite on a warmer evening — or the Zach Scott Theater — the oldest continually operating theater in Texas — a night at the theatre is sure to be entertaining and romantic.

5.) Catch The Austin Steam Train


Celebrate your Valentine’s Day on The Austin Steam Train. Serving a full service meal for lounge passengers, and a buffet for excursion passengers, take your dinner date to the next level this Valentine’s Day.

4.) Go Bowling At The Goodnight


Home to eight vintage bowling lanes, The Goodnight is always the place to have a good night! Make a booking, and enjoy some friendly competition at this vintage bowling alley.Bonus: this bowling alley in only for over 18s so no need to worry about rowdy children.

3.) Play A Round Of Mini Golf

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Who doesn’t love mini golf? Head to Peter Pan Mini Golf with a bottle of wine, and take a swing at either nine or eighteen holes of mini golf.

2.) Capital Cruises on Lady Bird Lake

A view to remember. #lakeaustin #Austin #sunset

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Located on the banks of the beautiful Lady Bird Lake, take a lunch or dinner cruise with Capital Cruises. Or, if you prefer Lake Austin, check out Lake Austin Riverboats. No matter which you pick, you’ll get to watch the city light up as you travel. So romantic!

Do Something Artistic


If you and your partner love being creative then do something artistic. Head to Painting With A Twist, where you can create your own version of a preselected painting, or to Ceramic Bayou where you’ll be walked through making your own ceramic item.