Date Night Ideas for a Unique Valentine’s Day
Skydiving, tattoos, stinky cheese and more ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021
By Vanessa Blankeship
Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable weekend getaway in the Texas Hill Country at the JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa. Just a short drive away, the luxurious 13,000-acre estate features adventurous outdoor activities, including horseback riding, yoga, clay and skeet shooting, and much more. For couples who are looking to unwind, take advantage of the resort’s full-service spa treatments.
On February 14, Crux Climbing Center’s South Congress location is hosting a sweet date night deal where couples can enjoy rock climbing for two for only $32 from 4 to 8 p.m. Afterwards, the lovebirds will receive two free drink tickets to Cosmic Coffee + Bar next door. Make sure to book your climbing sessions in advance here.
Local artist-support organization atxGALS is showcasing a socially distanced version of their annual Galentine’s Show on February 13th and February 14th. The festivities hosted at The Cathedral will feature the work of emerging women artists, live music and an open bar with cocktails from Dulce Vida Tequila, Austin Eastciders and Waterloo Sparkling Water. Tickets for the daytime pop-up are available on the atxGALS official website.
If you and your partner want to get matching ink to celebrate, the Austin Tattoo Company is hosting a Valentine’s Day special where you can get flash designs for $40. There’s nothing more classic than getting a heart-shaped tattoo to show the world how you feel about your significant other.
Located in downtown Austin, Hotel Ella’s Valentine’s Day weekend specials offer a romantic-filled package including special room rates, upgrades and dinner and brunch specials throughout the entire weekend at Goodall’s Kitchen – Hotel Ella’s local American bistro. Toast to true love with complimentary bubbles and sweet desserts when you stay at Hotel Ella anytime between February 11th to February 15th.
Enjoy a unique, non-traditional Valentine’s Day activity with your loved one at iFLY Indoor Skydiving. Thrill-seekers can indulge in the “Love Is in the Air” package, which includes four flights and two videos for two flyers. The Valentine’s Day special is available from February 5th to February 21th, and purchases can be made on their official website or at local iFLY locations.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lone Star Farmers Market falls on Valentine’s Day this year, and it’s a wholesome activity to spend some extra quality time with your sweetheart. The Galleria will be handing out free tote bags on Valentine’s Day until supplies last.
A selfie wall made out of candy hearts, a 30-foot-long heart tunnel, shopping and tons of date night hot spots are just a few ways the Domain NORTHSIDE will be celebrating Valentine’s Day throughout the month of February.
Austin’s beloved cheese institution Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is hosting a virtual class on Saturday, February 13th, starting at 6:30 p.m. called “Love Stinks: An Ode to Stinky Cheese for Valentine’s Day.” Antonelli’s will share their absolute favorite stinky and funky cheeses, including seven cheese and seven food pairings and an Easy Tiger baguette. The virtual tasting lasts 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A. Plus, Antonelli’s Valentine’s Cheese Spread For 2 is a great gift for cheese enthusiasts!