Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show the one you love just how much you care.

Whether you’ve been married for 25 years, have been dating for a while, or have a special someone in your life and are unsure of your relationship status, here’s a list of date ideas for Valentine's Day in Austin to celebrate the day of love.

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Milk + Honey

For those who are interested in a more lavish Valentine's Day date, check out the Milk + Honey spa. Here, you’ll be able to indulge in their “Couples Retreat,” a package including a 60-minute massage as well as a 60-minute facial and a Milk + Honey manicure in the Couples Room. This package starts at $519, but the luxurious pampering is worth every penny.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

For a lower-key Valentine's Day date, take a hike in the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The beautiful scenery provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic picnic along the creek.

Stop by your local grocery store before you go for some baguettes, a cheese board spread, red wine, and chocolate. Hot tip: don’t forget wine glasses for a more romantic effect as well as a picnic blanket and silverware. If you want to go the extra mile, candles (battery-operated to prevent a fire, please) and a bouquet goes a long way!


If being active on Valentine's Day is what you’re looking for this year, take a trip to TopGolf! Here, you can get awesome food such as the Brisket Grilled Cheese and the Impossible Burger as well as signature cocktails such as the TopGolf Marg, all while hitting golf balls off a three-story covered range.

The best part is that no skill level is required, so everyone is in for a good time! TopGolf is also the perfect place to have a group Valentine's Day date night if you want to stay away from overly romantic places, and it’s also cheaper with more people!

Mexic-Arte Museum

The Mexic-Arte museum is a self-described institution "dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the presentation and promotion of traditional contemporary Mexican, Latino and Latin American art and culture." It's a contemporary and vibrant museum that any art-lover would enjoy checking out for a romantic Valentine's date!

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The movies are undeniably a great date night idea to celebrate Valentine's Day. Some sappier movies coming your way on February 8 are Under the Eiffel Tower and What Men Want, and Isn’t it Romantic? coming out February 13.

Hot tip: make your seat reservations online early. This way, you can go in and leave something romantic on the seat of your significant other like rose petals or a card for a surprising twist on this traditional date night activity.

The Driskill

For a more elaborate Valentine's Day, check into the Driskill, and fully check into your significant other. One of the best hotels in Austin, The Driskill provides magically-designed bedrooms full of luxurious accents and features.

The Driskill was also rated #1 out of the 21 most romantic hotels in Austin. Even if you live in the Austin area, a hotel room provides a place to escape from the rest of the world and enjoy quality time with your loved one.

Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art, "where art meets Austin," is the perfect place to take in pieces that evoke heartfelt emotions with your loved one. Not to mention, the Blanton Museum of Art is only $12 per person, which makes it an affordable date option. The exhibition Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time will be at the museum January 26 through July 14 and focuses on systemic patriotism and its effects on society.

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What's a date without dinner, especially on this holiday? Get some ideas by checking out Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day in Austin . Be sure to make a reservation as soon as possible because restaurants are booking up quickly!

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