Valentine's Day Fun

Posted by Whole Earth | 01.25.2019

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Valentine’s Day Fun


Looking for something different to do with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?  A gift, candy and a great meal are always appreciated, but what about taking your celebration to a new level. We searched the internet to see what activities we could find here in Texas that might help you make this an even more memorable day. Here are a few suggestions from your friends at Whole Earth.




If the weather’s good in Austin on Valentine’s Day or the day after, head down to Congress Avenue Kayaks on Lady Bird Lake and treat your valentine to a lovebird’s “cruise.” The lovebird is a two person kayak that’s been specially decorated for the occasion and stocked with chocolate and the 36 questions to ask to fall in love! Get the details here.



In Dallas, we’re proposing that your make Valentine’s a two-day event by celebrating on the 15th as well as February 14th. That Friday coincides with the Dallas Museum of Art’s Late Nights program where the Museum stays open until 11 pm and hosts music, films, family programs and more. On February 15th, explore the Keir Collection of Islamic Art with music by Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, Ehsan Matoori and Antar’s Band. There will also be a screening of “Kedi,” a documentary film on Istanbul as seen through the eyes of its thousands of stray cats, and much more. Details here.



Dance and dessert sounds like a great way to spend Valentine’s Day! In Houston, you can take the first steps toward learning the Tango, a dance of fiery passion. Head over to Celebration Ballroom for a Tango Dance, Dessert and Romance event.  You’ll get a beginners lesson, followed by a social and a practice session as well as a sampling of desserts. This one is for couples only. Learn more here.


San Antonio

In San Antonio, have a spirited celebration with the Sisters Grimm Valentine’s Dinner and Ghost Tour. Partake of a candle lit three course meal at one of the most haunted hotels in the country, the Menger. You’ll find out why as you tour the building and hear the stories. Then after dinner, you can ride on the Ghost Bus or take a Walking Tour of San Antonio’s most haunted sites. Details here.



For extra points, you can start Valentine’s Day early on February 9th at the Night Under the Stars Valentine’s Dance at Daingerfield State Park in the northeast corner of Texas. Bring your sweetheart to the Park for camping in the “Cathedral of Trees” and share a fun evening of dancing at the Historic Pavillion. Learn more here.



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