San Antonio Valentine’s Day Activities

San-Antonio-RiverwalkIt doesn’t get much more romantic than the San Antonio River Walk on Valentine’s Day. If you’re currently living in, working in, or visiting the city, show the special person in your life the time of their life this February 14th. If you’re relatively unfamiliar with San Antonio and don’t know what to do on your date, look for inspiration in the recommendations below.

Cultural Dates

You’ve probably seen a performance of Romeo & Juliet at some point in your life, but have you seen the ballet adaptation? Ballet San Antonio is performing this version on Valentine’s Day weekend, with evening performances on Friday and Saturday and matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Make plans with your date to see one of the greatest love stories ever told as interpreted by some of San Antonio’s most talented dancers.

For a more laid back cultural date, head to the McNay Art Museum. Take photos in front of the museum’s elegant fountain, and if the weather is nice, pack a picnic lunch to eat on the scenic grounds. And, of course, leave time to check out the museum’s current exhibits and permanent collections.

Strolling on the River Walk

No romantic trip to San Antonio is complete without visiting the famous River Walk. To get away from the crowds downtown, head north to the new Museum Reach stretch of the River Walk. In addition to stunning views of the river itself, you’ll pass by pocket parks and public art installations. Some of the installations are even lit up at night, so try to go around sunset.

Taking a River Cruise

Strolling on the River Walk is a must, but you can also go one step further and cruise on a river boat or barge. Rio San Antonio offers daily 35-minute river cruises for just $8.25 per person, as well as private chartered tours, dinner cruises, and cocktail cruises.

There are also several restaurants in the area that have their own river boat dining options, including Boudro’s on the River Walk, Biga on the Banks, and Michelino’s.

Romantic Dining Spots

You shouldn’t have trouble finding a romantic San Antonio restaurant for your Valentine’s Day dinner, but do make a reservation in advance,  as many restaurants will be fully booked by February 14th. A few places with special Valentine’s menus include the Italian restaurant Aldo’s, the Boiler House Texas Grill & Winery (located inside the Pearl Brewery complex), and fondue eatery The Melting Pot. If you want to go with something truly decadent, $220 can get you and your date a 7-course meal at the upscale Citrus, located inside the Hotel Valencia along the River Walk.