Austin's Top 5 Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

Posted by Mary Ann Castro on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 12:07pm.

Are you looking to do something unique and fun for Valentine's Day, but not sure of what's happening around Austin? We've got you covered. This year, take a break from the traditional chocolate, dinner and roses and surprise your loved one with something exciting to do together. Keep reading to learn about five different Austin date ideas on Valentine's Day.

The Dinner Detective Austin

Austin Valentines Day Date IdeasSurprise your sweetie with a murder mystery dinner show in Downtown Austin this Valentine's Day! This award-winning interactive show will keep you and your date laughing and your tummies full. You can expect some of Austin's most talented comedians and improvisers to be blended in the crowd, making this one of the most hilarious murder cases to be solved. Don't worry, you won't be dressed in ridiculous costumes or expected to speak in strange accents. You will, however, enjoy a fantastic four-course meal and have a lot of laughs with your partner.

Paint with Your Sweetheart

Café Monet is the perfect date idea for Valentine's Day. This family-owned business has partnered with Central Market and The Root Cellar, allowing you to paint the pottery of your choice and enjoy dessert or a cheese assortment for two. Simply pick a piece of pottery, paint and pick up your artwork five days later. Your sweetheart will love this thoughtful idea and quality time together.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise with Capital Cruises

Eventually, you'll need to eat on Valentine's Day. Capital Cruises is a picture-perfect way to enjoy a meal on the water. Meals are catered from the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the wine is complimentary. Or if you prefer something more intimate, you can rent an electric boat for a private cruise on Lady Bird Lake. These boats are luxury models with leather seats and auxiliary hook ups, allowing you to wine and dine your loved one with your favorite tunes.

Love Me Tinder

A February 13th, Saturday evening date, will have you and your partner in hysterics. This high-energy, comedic musical looks at dating with devices and new age love. Love Me Tinder is showing at Salvage Vanguard Theater near Mueller. If you're looking for a daytime activity, there's a showing at 2pm offering free Tinderella cocktails and crafting. This date idea is fun, different and appealing to singles and couples alike. So if you're not dating anyone this Valentine's Day, bring your best pal to the show for an evening of comedic relief.

Austin Panic Room

This is an excellent option for couples wanting to double date or for singles on Valentine's Day. Spend an hour and a half solving puzzles and riddles in an effort to escape this West Austin's Panic Room. All you have to do is reserve a time slot, show up, get locked in a room and escape. Put your skills to the test with your loved one and enjoy an evening of working together.

Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to try something new with your sweetheart. Chocolates, jewelry and flowers are always appreciated, but there's nothing like spending quality time with your partner.

Do you have another romantic date in mind for this Valentine's Day? Comment below and let us know your favorite traditions!

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