As the saying goes, everything’s bigger in Texas—and that includes romance. From art and opera to boutique hotels with gorgeous city views, the “Big D” has everything you’ll need to impress your sweetie on a romantic vacation. Luckily, not every event will cost you a fortune. If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day deals in and around Dallas, here are a few of our top recommendations.
Stay Warm and Cozy
The first order of business when booking a romantic Dallas vacation is finding the perfect hotel. Located in a historic 1920s building topped by the iconic red neon Mobil Oil Pegasus, Magnolia Dallas Downtown is a blissful retreat for you and your sweetheart. Take a luxurious bubble bath in our oversized soaking tubs, snuggle up with a rom-com on your private high-def TV or pop downstairs to the lounge for a signature cocktail and flat iron steak or halibut with parmesan risotto. Purchase the Romance Package and stay in a 650+ square foot suite for two, with complimentary valet service, a dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries and a bottle of champagne in your room. We know you’ll both want to linger longer on your last day, so your room also comes with late checkout.
Find Entertainment Tonight
Celebrate your romance by revisiting one of Hollywood’s classic love stories, Casablanca. The 1942 Humphrey Bogart flick is screening at downtown Dallas’ historic Majestic Theatre at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 8. Opened in 1921, the theater still has the ornate gold details and red velvet curtain that would’ve been here in Bogart’s day. Tickets are just $10, so there’s no excuse not to go. Here’s looking at you, kids!
If laughter is more your speed, head straight into Couples Therapy at the Addison Improv. Enjoy a little roasting of good old Cupid as five comedians take the stage to dish about modern love, marriage and family. The evening is hosted by local favorite Alan Adams, and features a relationship Q&A session afterwards, with advice to be “taken at your own risk.” Tickets are available online.
General admission to the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) in downtown Dallas is free every day, except for special exhibitions. If your sweetie is an art lover, show your appreciation by swinging her through the exhibits of ancient American art, fashion and classics by Renoir, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Rodin.
On Thursday, February 15, the singers of Fort Worth Opera will toss out a few classics at Milo’s Upscale Bar in Arlington. Part of their popular Opera Shots series, the evening will be filled with tasty bar grub, drinks and plenty of lilting tunes for your listening pleasure. You and your sweetie will have to travel a bit to get there (about 30 minutes by car), but free opera is worth the trip. RSVP here if you plan to attend.
This year, Valentine’s Day week happens to coincide with Dallas’ Chinese New Year Festival. Break out your red dress and head down to Klyde Warren Park for a free, all-ages festival welcoming the Chinese Year of the Dog. If you’re staying at the pet-friendly Magnolia Hotel with your pup, this is a great place to take him for a walk. Exhibits include a Zodiac Zoo and puppy pampering stations for your four-footed pal.
A limited number of suites at Magnolia Dallas are still available for the weekend before Valentine’s Day, so contact us today to get your vacation plans started. Couples can call 214-915-6500 for romantic reservations in February, or any time of year. Stay with us and enjoy luxurious comforts that will help make this a memorable and romantic trip for your special someone.