It’s never too early to start planning a romantic getaway. The areas surrounding Houston have many hotels and restaurants that are perfect for you and your significant other to get a little romantic time away.  We’re only a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day, so if you haven’t made plans, try some of these ideas. Don’t be stuck at the last minute trying to pull together something special.

Experience the luxury of The Woodlands by visiting for the night or staying for the weekend in one of the luxury suites at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott or The Woodlands Resort. Both have world-class spas that would be happy to welcome you and your loved one for a couple’s massage, facials or manicures and pedicures.

The Woodlands Carriage Ride

If you’re looking to go a more classic dinner and drinks route, The Woodlands has an excellent assortment of restaurants from fine dining to casual meals that will have you home in time to relieve your babysitter. One of our favorites is Jasper’s, a restaurant that specializes in classic cookout flavors with elevated twists. Right outside of Jasper’s doors is Market Street, an open-air shopping square where you can treat your loved one to a romantic carriage ride. Find out more information on how to book here.

If you want a more unique experience, head north to Tomball to experience traditional southern flavors. Housed at the one-time site of Tomball’s downtown cattle auction is Bratigam’s Bar-n-Grill.  The restored barn is the perfect venue for enjoying sizzling steaks and burgers, savory salads, and drinks from the restaurant’s full bar. 

Another creative option is Bonfire Grill on Main Street in Tomball. This restored gas station only has 44 seats, so you better grab a table while you can. Tasty gourmet fare, infused cocktails, and Texas whiskey make you feel right at home in this small town.

Kemah Summer Boat

Sail away on the Boardwalk Fantasea Valentine’s Dinner Cruise. On February 14th from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. charter the Boardwalk FantaSea for a memorable cruise with your loved one. Enjoy an extensive dinner menu, dancing, and beautiful views of Clear Lake, Kemah and Galveston Bay. Spots fill up fast, so make your reservation here.