If you live in DFW, don’t even dream of an old-hat, boring Valentine’s Day date. Sure, there are hundreds of restaurants in the metroplex. You can find anything you could possibly want for dinner – something for every taste and budget range. But with some effort, you can order up something way better for the one you love- a little magic! You won’t need Cupid’s help if your thoughtfully planned evening out includes a serving of adventure or a sprinkle of nostalgia. You can treat your sweetheart to a truly indulgent outing or simply indulge your senses in a beautiful outdoor setting. Snag one of our ideas or use one to inspire your own special magic. Either way, make it a date your valentine will never forget.
1. My Funny Valentine Tour (Preston Hollow from Dallas by Chocolate)
V-Day faves like wine and chocolate come with pizza and comedy in the My Funny Valentine Tour from Dallas by Chocolate. Start with dinner and wine-tasting at The Art of Wine, then ride the tour bus to Backdoor Comedy to be entertained by Paul Varghese of Last Comic Standing fame. This all-out evening has it all, plus other Valentine’s Day themed tours are available too.
Feb. 14th from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
2. “Love is in the Air” at Texas Discovery Gardens (Fair Park)
Love bugs and other nature lovers can wander in the Butterfly House and enjoy the wonder of releasing ladybugs at this Texas Discovery Gardens event. The afternoon includes a talk on insect reproduction (bug sex!) and a selection of hors d’oeuvres (chocolate covered insects optional!)
Feb. 13th from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
3. Skydiving (iFly Dallas)
If love isn’t the only thing that makes your heart race, try indoor skydiving at iFly. Sharing an adrenaline-inducing activity is scientifically proven to promote romantic feelings, so why settle for a candlelight dinner? No plane required, the Spread your Wings for Two package at iFly includes all necessary training and gear as well as video clips of the experience.
Multiple flight times available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend
4. The Princess Bride Quote-Along (Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson)
“Prepare to die” with inflatable swords while quoting along with other fans at this showing of the iconic romantic comedy, The Princess Bride. Few movies are more quotable or more fun. After the movie, try a craft beer or specialty drink at the Alamo’s Glass Half Full Taproom to wrap up a lovely, lighthearted evening that’s exactly “as you wish.”
Feb. 14th at 4:20 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson.
5. Kwest Interactive Experience (Deep Ellum)
Use your iPhone to order up a scavenger hunt and self-guided tour of Deep Ellum with Kwest. Work as a team and go at your own pace for several hours of self-directed fun. With GPS guidance and augmented reality, you’ll learn more about this unique Dallas neighborhood while having the time of your life. With a myriad of food, beverage, and shopping choices, you can be spontaneous and celebrate this lover’s day your own way. Don’t forget to snap lots of pics in this scenic Dallas location.
Several Dallas Adventures Available, Download it from the App Store