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Valentine's Day in Houston 2014

Couples? Singles? Down on Love? We have something for everyone.

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Couples

No two couples are alike. That's why we've created options for everyone. From romantic lovebirds to adventurous duos, this Valentine's Day there's no shortage of ways to celebrate in Houston.

The Daredevil Duo

Let your love soar to new heights this Valentine's Day.

For the adventurous couple, dare to get your thrills at these area attractions. It'll be a Valentine's Day to never forget.


The Big Spender

Does your special someone deserve only the best?

Hey, big spender. We don't mean to brag, but Houston has it all, from four-star hotels to award winning restaurants. So open up your wallet and treat your loved one to Houston's finest.

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Paradigm Helicopters

Fly high-helicopter ride: See the city like you've never seen it before with Paradigm Helicopters. Your journey begins at Ellington field, just 15 miles from downtown Houston. From there, you and your loved one can explore Clear Lake/NASA, Houston, or Galveston from above.

Wine before dine
: Skip the trip to Napa and head for the hills-Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail offers oenophiles spectacular views and award-winning wines not far from the heart of Houston. Located between I-45 and U.S. Highway 290, visitors will find seven wineries spread out over the state's beautiful landscape.

Award Winning Restaurants
: The best of the best- But don't take our word for it. Houston's restaurants are consistently being recognized by Bon Appetit and beyond. Read on for some of the city's most-loved spots.

Haute Hotels in the City
: Houston's spoiled when it comes to stylish hotels--from modern properties with a hopping social scene to the innovative and eco-friendly. Read on for the scoop on those with a fresh new look and even more that we have to look forward to.


The Beloved on a Budget

Enjoy a budget-friendly Valentine's Day that make cents.

Things to do
: Spend your day exploring Houston's hotspots, while saving big with a well-edited list of the city's most-loved free things to do. Fortunately, for locals and visitors alike, several of Houston's most memorable attractions won't break the bank, in fact they won't even cost a dime.

Cheap Eats
: Meals that won't break the bank. No matter what you're craving, there are plenty of affordable options to choose from in Houston. Check out these wallet-friendly stand outs in a neighborhood near you.


The Romantic

The ultimate romantic weekend in Houston.

Why should romance last just for a day? For the romantic couple, turn Valentine's Day into a romantic Valentine's weekend. Houston offers romance, aplenty. Candle-lit dinners, cozy cafes and spicy spas-the lucky in love are

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The Water Wall, a 64-foot curved, black obsidian wall is an extraordinary sight.

well-served in the nation's fourth-largest city.

Picnic in the Park: (Feb. 13) - Take a stroll in Hermann Park and enjoy live music, a catered three-course picnic and even a pedal boat ride. Tickets are limited and reservations are needed.

Dining by candelight: Love means never having to say "I'm hungry." At least that's the takeaway from the many Houston restaurants offering mouth-watering menus for Valentine's Day this year. Whether it's seafood you're craving or steak, Italian or Mexican, there's something for every couple's taste on the table


Singles

Take a cooking class: Dinner for one? Make it a delicious one. Be a star in the kitchen and learn the secrets to preparing fabulous dishes from some of Houston's culinary masters.

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& American Shooting Centers: Grab your single friends and set your sights on something other than Valentine's Day. While Cupid's busy taking aim at hearts, you and your friends can take aim at a bullseye.

Spa Day: Rest, relax and rejuvenate this Valentine's Day at one of the city's many top-notch salons and spas. From blow-dry bars and hotel retreats to nail spas and make-up salons, Houston is chock-full of beautifying escapes and stress-relieving sanctuaries. Want to know where to go to unwind? The possibilities are endless so sit back, relax and just say spaaaah...

Your missing link: Mixers & Elixers (Feb. 13) - Mingle with other smart hearts while enjoying music and drinks at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Who knows, you might just find your missing link.

 

Anti-Valentine's

Date ideas for people who hate Valentine's Day

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The Orange Show

Chocolate? Flowers? Romance?!? Yuck. If you're not a fan of the traditional trappings of datings, try one of these ideas. The city is jam-packed with unique, must-see sites and experiences to enjoy. Think you've got Houston figured out? Think again. Spend your Valentine's Day off the beaten path. 

Love Sux Party: The theme speaks for itself. Head to Howl at the Moon with a picture of your ex-boyfriend (in peices) and admission is free.  Singletons and couples alike are welcome to join in for great Anti-Valentines drink specials and Love Sux games with $500 in cash and prizes for the taking! 

Food trucks: No reservations necessary at these laid back food joints. From cupcakes to chicken and waffles, crepes to pocket pies, just about anything your taste buds desire is being served on wheels, and without the uncomfortable trappings of relationship defining Valentine's Day dinners.

Bowling: Group dates take the pressure off the "love stuff". So gather a league of friends for an upscale approach to bowling with large, flat-screen TVs, a VIP cocktail lounge, premium stereo system and a well-heeled catering menu.


Family Affair

Couple with toddlers in tow?

Romantic options abound for couples in Houston. But for couples with toddlers in tow? Don't fret. Here are several spots that are kid tested and parent approved.

Kid Friendly restaurants
: With more than 8,000 restaurants to choose from in the Houston area, it can be daunting trying to find a spot that's kid tested and parent approved. While plenty of well-known, national chains dot the city's landscape-Chili's, Rainforest Café and iHop, among others-there are just as many uniquely-Houston options that are certain to please. Check out the local spots that score big in H-Town.

Kids incorporated: There are endless attractions that appeal to adults and children alike. From boat tours on Buffalo Bayou to one of the top children's museums in the U.S., Houston offers endless attractions that appeal to adults and children alike. Plan a visit and treat your family to one of the city's fun-filled, action-packed adventures that are as entertaining as they are educational.