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Valentine's Day in Austin

Ideas for Romantic Activities


Looking for ideas for how to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart? Read on to learn about some of most romantic activities in Austin.

1. Go Out to Dinner on Valentine's Day

Outside of Chez Zee American Bistro
Emily Starbuck Gerson
Dine at one of Austin's most romantic restaurants with your Valentine, where you can enjoy mood lighting and delicious food. These restaurants usually offer special menus and courses for Valentine's Day.

2. Savor Dessert Together

Creme brulee and cappuccino at Eddie V's
Emily Starbuck Gerson
There's just something romantic about chocolate, and fortunately, Austin has some incredible places for sweet treats. Enjoy a decadent dessert with your honey for Valentine's Day.

3. Have a Staycation

Exterior of Hyatt Regency Austin hotel
Downtown Austin has dozens of unique and historic hotels. Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a romantic night together at one of downtown's best hotels.

4. See a Concert

The Continental Club on South Congress Avenue
Emily Starbuck Gerson
As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin features countless concerts across town every night. Enjoy a live show together at one of Austin's best music venues.

5. Visit Zilker Botanical Gardens

Lily pads at the Zilker Botanical Garden
Angela Layana
The Zilker Botanical Gardens are 31 acres of greenery along the Colorado River. There are several themed gardens, including a romantic rose garden, a Japanese garden with koi fish, and a butterfly trail and garden. Enjoy a stroll with your Valentine in these beautiful gardens, which are free to visit.

6. Ride a Horse-Drawn Carriage

One of the most romantic things to do in Austin is to take a ride through downtown in a horse-drawn carriage. Here are some companies that offer this:

*Die Gelbe Rose Carriage
*Austin Carriage
*Austin Tours Town Lake Carriage Ride

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