You can always go out to dinner for Valentine's Day, but there are a host of ways to make the occasion more unique. From dinner theaters and gondola rides to horseback riding and winery tours, these places offer ways to make Valentine's Day more memorable.
1. Upscale Movie Night
5409 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX, 75254
Price: $99 Valentine's Package
Enjoy an upscale movie experience in the adults only Loft lounge and take advantage of the Valentine's Day special package that includes two movie tickets (two adult seats or one sofa) to either Winter's Tale (7:45pm) or The Monuments Men (8:15pm), plus a bottle of Domaine St. Michelle Sparkling Wine, a Love Bar from Chocolate Secrets and a romantic floral bouquet.
2. Dinner Theater
Texas Star Dinner Theater
816 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
Price: $75 per person
Enjoy Valentine's night, or February 15th, with the murder mystery show, Derailed and Departed, plus indulge in a dinner of rib eye steak, chicken cordon bleu, sole almandine or a vegetarian stuffed eggplant rollatini along with dessert.
Keith & Margo's St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Omni Park West Hotel
1590 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
Price: $89 dinner package; $130 room and breakfast
Keith & Margo’s annual St. Valentines Day mystery dinner features food, drinks, dancing and an evening that’s guaranteed to keep everyone in suspense. You can attend the mystery dinner on its own, but if you want to drink and dance the night away, purchase a deluxe package which includes an overnight stay.
Pocket Sandwich Theater
5400 E Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
Price: $10 Thursday; $18.00 Friday; $20.00 Saturday; and $12.00 Sunday
Spend a hysterical evening hissing, booing and throwing popcorn while you watch the live theatrics of Drac in the Saddle, a crazy classic horror movie sequel featuring vampires, cowboys, Indians and even Frankenstein's daughter. There's also a food and beverage service available one and a half-hours before show time.
3. Foodie Tours
Dallas by Chocolate Tours
Price: $39.00 to $75.00 (includes bus transportation, tastings at the winery, food, beverages and guide)
- Valentine's Evening Indulgent Escape Tour— from 7 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. for $75. Includes gourmet wine tasting complete with variety of hors d'oeuvres, cheeses and chocolates. Other stops include tasting chocolates from Kate Weiser Chocolates, Nib Chocolates and others, as well as a stop at an art gallery.
- Sweetheart of a Chocolate Tour–Saturday, February 15 from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. for $39.00
- Dallas' Best BBQ, Pizza, Burger, Tacos and Brewery Tour–Saturday, February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $59.00
- "Savor the Town" Winery, Chocolate, Cheese, Pizza and Galleries Tour–Saturday, February 15, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. for $55.00
- Bishop Arts Walking Food and Historical Tour–Sunday, February 16, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $40
4. Wine Tours
Grapevine Wine Tours
Price: $79.50 Lunch Tours/ $89.50 Dinner Tour
Sample vintages from three of North Texas' most- acclaimed wineries in a luxury van.
5. Pedal Pub Crawls
Cowtown Cycle Party
950 Calhoun St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Price: $25 to ride; $160/$190 an hour to rent the entire trolley (2 hour minimum)
These open-air, pedal-powered party trolleys seat up to 15 people and come equipped with a driver and sound system. All riders need to bring is their beverages of choice and some leg power to cruise around downtown Fort Worth, hopping on and off as they please.
Price: $30 to ride; $340 for the entire trolley for 2 hours
Dallas' pedal pub travels everywhere from the Bishop Arts District and Downtown to Knox, Uptown or Victory Park. Riders enjoy exclusive drink specials and no line at destinations.
6. Horseback Riding
Widowmaker Trail Rides
Price: $80 per person for 2 hours
Private, guided horseback riding through spectacular scenery at Lake Grapevine.
7. Segway Rides
Segway Fort Worth
Price: $65.00 for 1.5 hour rides
The best way to experience Fort Worth— tours go through the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, West 7th & Trinity Trails, the Historic Stockyards and even off-road at Lake Grapevine.
Dallas Segway Tours
Price: $83.36 for 1.5 hour rides, all-inclusive; $93.46 Glide and Grub tour
Downtown Dallas, American Airlines Center and Katy Trail are the sites visited on these Segway trips. Or go for the glide and grub tour that includes lunch or dinner at Dick's Last Resort afterwards.
8. Zip Lining
796 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, TX 75103
Price: $55 Per Person
Get an adrenaline rush by soaring through the sky—at speeds up to 45 mph, on one of the longest and tallest zip line rides in Texas.
9. Gondola Rides
Gondola Adventures Irving
Price: $135.00 Classic Cruise (one hour); $165.00 Delectable Dessert Cruise (one hour);$185.00 Appetizer Cruise; $299.00 Gourmet Dinner Cruise
It may not be Venice, but this cruise on Lake Carolyn and through the Mandalay Canals will make you feel as though it is, especially with gondoliers who either sing or play romantic music.
10. Romantic Flights
Sunset Romance Private Airplane Tour
Price: $294.95 (Internet Discount)
Romance is in the air on these private air charter tours that take up to 3 people on a variety of flights, including a sunset tour, over Dallas.