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10 unique ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dallas-Fort Worth

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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.

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1. Upscale Movie Night

LOOK Cinemas
5409 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX, 75254
(214) 306-7446
www.lookcinemas.com
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
(817) 310-5588
www.texasstardinnertheater.com
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
(972) 263-5178
www.murdermysterytexas.com
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
(214) 821-1860
www.pocketsandwich.com
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
(972) 814-5997
www.dallasbychocolate.com
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
(817) 259-9463
www.grapevinewinetours.com
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
Winfield Place
950 Calhoun St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(682) 422-9253
www.cowtowncycleparty.com
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.

OpenPedal
(214) 810-1303
www.openpedal.com
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
(817) 251-1156
www.dallashorseback.com
Price: $80 per person for 2 hours

Private, guided horseback riding through spectacular scenery at Lake Grapevine.

7. Segway Rides

Segway Fort Worth
(817) 631-3273
www.segwayfortworth.com
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
(800) 880-2336
www.dallassegwaytours.com
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

WIRED
796 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, TX 75103
(903) 567-2681
www.ziptheusa.com
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
(949) 646-2067
www.irving.gondola.com
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
(888) 828-883
www.bigdtours.com
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.

Related: Valentine's Day Guide: 25 places to eat your heart out in Dallas

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