Explore Your Favorite Area of Town
Austin may be known as the Live Music Capital of the World all year long, but on Valentine’s Day it takes the title of Most Romantic City. All over the city love is in the air and there are plenty of local spots to visit on the most romantic day of the year. For a truly local experience, dinner and drinks at Lenoir won’t disappoint. Lenoir prides itself on their seasonal menu and sources almost all of their food exclusively from the Texas community. After dinner, head to South Congress and grab dessert at Hey Cupcake and take in the view of downtown Austin.
See a Show Together
This year, shake up your usual Valentine’s Day date night plans and instead grab tickets to a local show. From comedy and musicals to plays and live music, exploring Austin’s entertainment scene with your S.O. will make for a Valentine’s Day you won’t ever forget. If you’re a couple that loves to laugh, head to Esther’s Follies for a night of hysterical comedy. And since you can’t go wrong with checking out some live music in the Live Music Capital of the world, check out the historic The Continental Club, where you’ll always find the best music playing and cold drinks at the bar.
Visit Somewhere New
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take your romance to a new city, so this year instead of your usual dinner and drinks date night, plan a romantic getaway. If you two are history buffs, head just south of Austin to the home of the Alamo, San Antonio. After a day of exploring, head to the heart of the city and take a stroll down the River Walk. But if the beach is calling your name, then a trip to Galveston is a must-do. After a day of fun at Pleasure Pier, grab dinner at Rudy and Paco’s and spend the rest of your evening with your feet in the water.
Learn a New Skill Together
Instead of trying to get a reservation at your favorite restaurant this Valentine’s Day, head to the Sur La Table kitchen and create your own romantic meal for two. At Sur La Table you will learn new techniques that will take your cooking skills to the next level and how to create a delicious meal that you can easily replicate in your own kitchen. At their Rosé themed Valentine’s Day class you will learn to make Duke with Rosé Cherry Gastrique, Fingerling Potatoes and a Rosé and Strawberry Tiramisu to finish. After you meal is complete, mingle with other couples at the class or head back to the city for a nightcap.
Plan the Ultimate Staycation
Skip the crowded restaurants this Valentine’s Day and head to the Hotel Saint Cecilia for a romantic staycation. The hotel pays tribute to patron saint of music and poetry and takes inspiration from the late 60’s and 70’s when rock and roll was in its heyday. The hotel provides in-room spa services, so after your day of relaxation check out their lending library, where you can check out their collection of vintage LP’s and rock biographies. So whether you want to spend the evening in your bungalow with Netflix and take-out, or want to take a romantic bike ride and explore the hotel grounds, you’ll never want to spend a Valentine’s Day any other way.
From all of us at OccasionGenius, we hope you feel the love this Valentine’s Day. Keep loving on Austin and explore your favorite city with OccasionGenius.
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