There's no shortage of romantic things to do in Dallas this Valentine's Day. In fact, with February being the low season, you might even find good deals at high-end restaurants and fancy hotels (what's more romantic than a spa day?). For a bit of extra pizzazz, book you and your sweetheart on a chocolate tour or a hot air balloon flight.
Valentine's Day and chocolate have long gone hand in hand. Satisfy your honey's sweet tooth with a three-hour tour of Dallas's top chocolatiers (pastries and ice cream included). Dallas by Chocolate's Valentine's Day tour features four to five stops, chocolate history and trivia, and samples galore. You can even bring your own bottle of wine.
Impress your Valentine this year with a three-course dinner and sightseeing flight. Delta Charlie’s Bar & Grill offers its Dinner Flight package Wednesday through Sunday and you can often find discounts on Groupon. First, couples enjoy a 30-minute, private flight over Dallas’ iconic skyline, then they're treated to a delicious meal of filet mignon, tilapia, chicken, or pasta, topped off with a chocolate brownie sundae or cheesecake. Reservations are required, so book your flight well in advance (especially for Valentine's Day) online.
DFW is home to a diverse and acclaimed culinary scene, so there will be plenty of places to wine and dine your date on this romantic holiday. Jalisco Norte (Mexican) will be doing a pre-fixe, four-course menu with wine pairings; Paul Martin's American Grill in Turtle Creek will be serving celebratory filet and lobster tail with champagne butter, and the upscale SĒR Steak and Spirits will be greeting guests with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Other date night hot spots include The French Room, whose interior is reminiscent of 18th-century France; Rise No. 1, a whimsical restaurant specializing in delicate (but affordable) soufflés; and Terilli's, Italian fare in a charming rooftop setting.
Take the opportunity to cross something off the bucket list this Valentine's Day. Rohr Balloons specializes in sunrise and sunset balloon rides complete with champagne (perfect for an extraordinary date or for popping the question). However, this thrilling experience doesn't come cheap. Expect to pay $750 for a private flight, which includes photos from the ground. Balloons depart from McKinney, about 30 miles out of Dallas.
Dine at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Elevate your Valentine's Day dinner by having it at an art museum, that's almost two dates in one. Every year, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth celebrates the day of cupid with a romantic meal. In 2020, the dinner will take place in Cafe Modern starting at 5 p.m. The lawn will be decorated with fairy lights to make it even more spectacular.
This Valentine's Day-themed murder mystery has been a staple of the Dallas community since 1990. The party includes hors d'oeuvres and a three-course gourmet meal, not to mention lots of dancing in between weighing evidence and interrogating suspects. The event will be held on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Omni Dallas Park West Hotel. If you want to splurge, then book a night at the hotel as well.
No, Halloween isn't the only holiday for haunted houses. Bedford's Moxley Manor Haunted House is a year-round weekend attraction and on Valentine's Day, special haunts are in store. Moxley Manor has been serving up V-Day thrills for nine years and it could certainly be the quirkiest way to celebrate in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.