Whether you’re looking for the perfect date idea for your “Schmoopy,” snatching up a limited hotel reservation and a dozen Valentines Day roses for your “Pooky,” doing the dating thing to stay out of the doghouse, searching for a we’re-newly-dating-do-we-celebrate-Valentines-or-not-date we’ve got you covered with indulgent dates and special ideas for men and women that fit any budget!
Cupid’s in town and he’s diggin’ down deep to bring you the most creative , most meaningful Valentines Day dates and ideas for Dallas ever. From free to super-luxurious, they’re all listed right here. Which ever you choose, don’t forget the Valentines Day flowers!
1. Valentine Wine Trail
Tour one-ounce samples at each winery, a bottle of premium wine, a large wine glass, food and entertainment, and a map for self-guided fun in Grapevine. Advance tickets are $45 each if purchased online before Feb 13. At the door, tickets cost $50 each. Captain Limousines offer discounts on chauffeured limo service, chilled wine bins and glasses, and a bottle of champagne. Whether you go as a couple or with a group of friends, you can’t beat this deal and you’ll find it in the top ten in the romance department. Bring along some Valentines Day flowers to shower her with during the tour or before you leave.
2. Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery Theater
Feb 14, 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Keith and Margo’s St. Valentine’s Celebration promises to be fun. This light-hearted mystery comedy theater features professional actors as “suspects” and a “detective” interacting with the audience as you help solve the mystery. For $98 per person, an evening includes a glass of wine for each person, an hors d’oeuvres reception and a three-course dinner, prizes, and dancing. For an additional $135 per couple, all the above plus a room at the Omni Dallas Hotel (where the mystery is held) and breakfast in the morning are included. A cash bar is extra. Make reservations online.
3. LightCatcher Winery
Seatings for this fantastic Dallas Valentines event are every half hour from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m on both Saturday the 11th and Tuesday the 14th. LightCatcher Winery hosts a dinner with four courses paired with four wines and live music. Dinners start at $75 per person. Call (817)237-2626 for Valentines reservations. LightCatcher Winery is at 6925 Confederate Park Road in nearby Fort Worth. This is a fairly expensive Valentines event; nonetheless, the entertainment is well worth the price. This Valentines idea is also suitable for a group of guys or gals, or for a pair of married couples or those double-dating!
4. Warwick Melrose Dallas Hotel
Love struck” by Cupid’s arrow? Well, Warwick Melrose Dallas Hotel’s Landmark Restaurant has a Valentine’s menu in place, sure to get your hearts (and stomachs) aflutter, available February 12th, 13th and 14th! Enjoy four delicious courses – with main course options of Pan Seared Cobia, Braised Short Rib or Roasted Chicken Roulade (see entire menu attached) for $150 (price includes tax and gratuity), with a complimentary Chandon Brut Classic split, which Cupid insisted on. Turn your dinner reservation into an entire evening, with Warwick Melrose Dallas Hotel’s overnight package. Starting at $189, this includes: Classic guest accommodations for one night; Sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival; complimentary valet parking. Reservations can be made by phone at 214.224.3152 or at www.landmarkrestodallas.com. The dinner is quite affordable and recommended for couples only. The hotel Valentines package is a bit more pricey but worth it for sure.
5. My Bloody Mardi Gras
The Church (located at The Lizard Lounge) in Deep Ellum is hosting the Bleeding Hearts Ball featuring live performances, a DJ, fangs, tarot readings, roving magicians, and a variety of vampy wares from local vendors. Go out for a late dinner, and then dance the night away! This Valentines idea is more suited to those singles out there looking for a great time with other singles this Valentines Day!
6. Spend It At The Spa
Want a more laid-back day? No problem. You can relax at a spa! Invite a friend family member or lover along and get the Sweetheart Package at the Grand Spa in Dallas. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, and the $225 package includes white chocolate heaven or strawberries and cream, a 50-minute Swedish massage, European facial, and a shampoo and style or aromatherapy pedicure. Remember to book at least a few days early for any spa that you go to. For you recessionistas looking for a little luxury on a budget, check out Facelogic‘s five local locations in Fort Worth, Frisco, Murphy, Southlake, and Highland Park. They are offering a scrumptious Hugs and Kisses package with a signature facial including chocolate masque (pictured here) and lip treatment for $49. Yummo! Book your reservation early and don’t forget to bring your sweetheart a Valentines Day gift; or, on a more personal note, get a Valentines Day flower delivery for her before you pick her up!