Before the evening's romance begins, head to Austin's beautiful Botanic Gardens. This colossal garden stretches 31 acres across the banks of the Colorado River, making it the perfect place to experience all of Austin's wild beauty. Stroll arm in arm through the romantic rose garden, admire the colorful koi carp in the fish pond of the Japanese garden, and follow the butterfly trail.
Giddy up, partner! Hop in one of the city's many horse-drawn carriages and discover beautiful downtown Austin. Allow the carriage driver to guide you through historic Austin. You and your partner will be able to sit back, relax, and see the city in a romantic, old-fashioned style.
Austin is a lively cosmopolitan city full of restaurants serving delicious world cuisines. Enjoy the best of Texas and enjoy Southern soul food or hot, sticky barbeque. If you want something more adventurous, a variety of other choices are at your fingertips. Just make sure you make a reservation on Valentine's Day, one of the busiest nights of the year!
Austin isn't short of spectacular eateries, especially catering for those with a sweet tooth. For the perfect romantic setting, head to the historic 1886 Café and Bakery in the glamorous Driskill Hotel, to enjoy perfect pies in a slice of Austin history.
Austin is one of the best places in the United States for live music. For a romantic and cultured evening out, head to the Elephant Room jazz bar. Sit at an intimate table in the glow of lamplight and take in the cool sounds. If you want to watch the local talent, make a beeline for the Continental Club, where the best of the local scene cut their teeth.
A drive-in movie is the perfect hotspot for film buffs on Valentine's Day. Get up close and personal in the comfort of your own car, as you catch a romantic showing at the Bluelight amphitheater. On Valentine's Day, this cinema only shows romantic classics to light the mood.