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Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas around Dallas-Fort Worth

7 Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas around Dallas-Fort Worth


(Credit: Vetro Glassblowing Studio)

Hello there lovebirds. Valentines Day is right around the corner. Instead of doing the traditional dinner and flowers, here are some fun, unique and local ideas that will guarantee some good memories and some romance.

1. Live Theater

Take in the classic love stories of Romeo and Juliet or West Side Story Valentines weekend and enjoy the tales of the star-crossed lovers.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra is preforming the score of West Side Story at the Meyerson during a screening of the remastered 1961 film. You can catch one of the three performances between Feb. 12 and 14.

Shakespeare was meant to be seen, not read. Watch as his words come to life in Dallas Theater Center’s modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet running through Feb. 28 at Kalita Humphreys Theater.

Enjoy the lighter side of love in the musical revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.  Covering almost every stage of a relationship, the musical is great to see if you’re on a first date or you’ve been married for 30 years. Performing at Theatre Too at Theatre Three through March 6, Valentines Day weekend shows include flowers, champagne and chocolate for guests.

2. Wine Tours

Sample vintages from three of North Texas’ most-acclaimed wineries while safely being transported in a luxury van.

Grapevine Wine Tours
(817) 259-9463
Price: $79.50 Lunch Tours | $89.50 Dinner Tour

3. Romantic Picnic in the Park

Enjoy a romantic picnic surrounded by gorgeous flowers and foliage. The Dallas Arboretum is selling $5 admission tickets at the gate through Feb. 26. Can’t go Valentines Day weekend? For Presidents’ Day, active and retired military service members receive free admission while patriotic music is playing at the garden and vendors are selling $1 hot dogs and $2 cherry pies

4. Fun for the whole family

Want to celebrate with the whole family? Bring everyone along to Klyde Warren Park in Dallas on Feb. 13. The all-day event has a Roaring 20s theme this year so prepare for some jazz, family-friendly activities, dancing and other fun things to do. The park will be showing “The Great Gatsby” at 6:30 p.m.

5. Flaming cocktails hot date night

Sip on some delicious cocktails while working with a Vetro glassblowing artist on two pieces of glass art. While you won’t get the opportunity to heat the glass itself (it is a 2,000 degree furnace after all), you will get the chance to choose and apply the colors for your heart or flower creations, work with the artist and watch the pieces being made. You will receive two cocktails each in addition to water and soda. The pieces will be available for pick up the next business day after 3 p.m. Various times Feb. 12-14.

Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
701 S. Main St., Grapevine
Reservations are required. $195 per couple.

6. Horseback Riding

Enjoy private, guided horseback riding through spectacular scenery at Lake Grapevine.

Widowmaker Trail Rides
(817) 251-1156
Price: $90 per person for 2 hours

7. Gondola Rides

It may not be Venice, but this unique 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.

Gondola Adventures Irving
(949) 646-2067
Price: $140 Classic Cruise (one hour); $185 Delectable Dessert Cruise (one hour);$195 Appetizer Cruise; $329 Gourmet Dinner Cruise

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