With it’s many claims to fame and a Texas-style attitude, San Antonio is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in all of Texas. If you’re still trying to figure out where to spend your Valentine’s Day with your special someone head to the Alamo City. With its historic attractions, romantic Riverwalk, fine restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment options, San Antonio is the perfect place to take the special person in your life for a romantic getaway. Situated just south of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is both scenic and historic. Touring some of the many famous missions, such as the Alamo, or historic buildings like the Spanish Governor’s Palace will transport you to a more romantic era in history. Should you reside there, then you’re in luck! We’ve laid out the best of the best: the greatest and most romantic San Antonio Valentine’s Day date ideas. So choose from this list, and you’re on your way to more romantic pastures this February 14th! Don’t forget the San Antonio-fresh Valentine’s Day flowers either!
1. Riverwalk Hotel Stay-N-Plays
When the day is done, turning in at one of the exquisite Riverwalk hotels will complete the romance of the day. La Mansion del Rio, Hotel Contessa, and the Hilton Palacio Del Rio are just a few of the charming hotels and inns that border the scenic San Antonio River. Various different hotels have specials for Valentine’s Day and the weekend before. Call ahead for pricing and packages at each, but plan to spend near $400 for dinner and a night at one of these fancy feats.
2. Romance on the River
Of course, when it comes to a romantic setting, it is hard to beat the San Antonio Riverwalk. Excellent restaurants, such as Las Canarias, which is built on three levels overlooking the San Antonio River, are perfect for a Valentine’s Day brunch or dinner. A perfect end to that special day would be a river boat cruise through the Riverwalk corridor. This is a fun idea for Valentines Day for couples, families and singles!
3. Tour the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is one of the Lone Star State’s most popular areas for visitors. Beyond its breathtaking natural beauty, its charm is in the many small towns and villages that dot its landscape. The majority of these towns offer unique shopping, dining and accommodations. If you’re looking for a truly unique Valentine’s Day experience, you should experience these small towns and natural wonders of the Texas Hill Country. Plan to spend a good deal touring and staying here, roughly $600 for dinner, accommodations and a souvenir or two.
4. Dinner for Two
This quaint little joint at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens always offers a full menu plus a Valentine’s Special Meal for Two throughout the week of Valentine’s Day. Aiming to feel part farm, part bistro Supper at Hotel Emma is an elegant and delicious eatery. If you’re looking for something elegant and multi-course, one of the city’s high end steakouses such as Ruth’s Chris, Fleming’s, J-Prime, or Fogo de Chao‘s Brazilian fare, offers both great dining and great atmosphere.
5. Annual Boerne Chocolate-Walk
Here is the Valentine’s scoop on this “sweet deal:” Ticket holders collect unique chocolates from over 30 participating merchants in Historic Downtown Boerne. The Walk provides an opportunity for shopping and dining in unique shops, galleries and restaurants. The walk is from 11-5pm, limited tickets are $15 and are available at The Boerne Visitors Center. For more information call 830-249-7277. This is a great activity for families on Valentine’s Day as the kiddos love the collecting of gourmet delicacies!