It’s Valentine’s season and love is on everyone’s mind. If you want to make a lasting, good impression or just make the day memorable, now is the time to get started. Planning is everything on Valentine’s Day.
After more than forty years of delivering love letters and flowers all over Austin, we know our way around town. Most of Austin’s romantic date options are available year-round, and the list is long. If you’re in need of narrowed-down inspiration, here are our top 7 destinations for a very Romantic Valentine’s Day Date in Austin, TX.
Enjoy a cozy, romantic dinner with a fresh, seasonal prix-fixe menu amid shabby-chic décor at Lenoir. The vibe is intimate and romantic, whether you’re dining by candlelight inside or alfresco in the wine garden. Lenoir is a popular Valentine’s date destination. You want make sure your name is on the list early to score the perfect table for two.
Switch things up and start the date while the sun is still out. Soak up the fresh air and surround yourselves with some of Austin’s famous, natural beauty. Mayfield Park and Community Gardens is home to several peacocks, including a spectacular white pair. Catch them showing off as you stroll through the grounds or enjoy a picnic in the lush gardens.
Enjoy a touch of Tuscany in Texas at Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberly. Bella Vista Ranch has an olive orchard and mill, plus grape vines and a winery. Orchard tours and formal tastings are available every Saturday and Sunday.
Take in the Austin scene via Carriage Ride through downtown, around Lady Bird Lake, through a historic neighborhood and around the University of Texas campus with Angeli Carriages.
Pack a picnic and cuddle up in a Giant Swan with a Capital Cruises swan-shaped pedal boats. Hourly rentals are available at Lady Bird Lake.
Treat your Valentine to Rock-star style & Southern hospitality at Hotel Saint Cecilia. Many of the bungalows have private courtyards or backyards with built-in wet bars and fire pits. Call up room service to deliver a s’mores kit and champagne for after-dinner toasts.
Set sail for a romantic, glittering city lights tour with Lone Star River Boat’s Moonlight Cruise on Lady Bird Lake. (This is a BYOB cruise, so don’t forget the champs!)