5 Cool Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Austin


If you haven’t already, now is the time to plan something special for your Valentine.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Get a fancy takeout meal at Aba.

The take-out Valentine’s Day special includes lobster bisque, hummus, ahi tuna, Brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin, chocolate cake and a bottle of Prosecco for $124.95.

  • Best for: Couples who want a comfortable night’s sleep, made special with an elaborate dinner.
  • Pre-order here.

2. Rent a vintage boat.

Rentals for these Instagram-worthy boats start at $115, and there are still a few spots left for Friday. The boats can accommodate two to four people, so you can make it a double date.

  • Best for: Couples who like a little glamour.
  • Book here.

3. Do a coffee and dessert tasting at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters.

For $95 per person, you get a three-course dessert and coffee tasting to enjoy while listening to a live harp performance.

  • Best for: Romantics.
  • Reserve a place here.

4. Play arcade games and sip a cheap beer at the Recess Arcade Bar.

If disguising isn’t your speed – cheap beer and retro games might do the trick.

  • Best for: New couples looking for a laid back option.

5. Experience a 17-course omakase at Fierce Whiskers Distillery.

Chef Tare Michael Carranza prepares an intimate 17-course sushi meal with cocktail pairings. Expect to see how the food is prepared up close.

  • Best for: Gourmands.
  • Book here.


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