Valentine’s Day is one holiday that tends to creep up with very little notice. It’s also one that you really shouldn’t forget! It’s easy to make this holiday special. Go just outside of Houston to experience something new and romantic with your special someone. 

Who said romance only happens over dinner? After you try the waffles at Jupiter Pizza and Waffle Co., you’ll be singing praises of early morning breakfasts. This Sugar Land spot specializes in Belgian waffles topped with unique flavors. Try the Pull-itzer, which combines the signature waffle with pulled pork, carmelized onions, bacons, barbecue sauce and muenster cheese.

Looking for a fine dining experience with gorgeous views of a marina?  Check out Opus Ocean in Bay Area, where a wonderful wine selection and a varied menu with everything from steaks to oysters and the most decadent desserts await you. Fans recommend the lobster bisque, crab meat au gratin and splurging on the dessert.

Sailing in Bay Area Houston

Creativity will surely score you points. Skip the dinner route in favor of spending a day on the water learning to sail. South Coast Sailing and Bay Area Sailing School both offer beginner classes or sunset cruises that are perfect for couples.

Fit couples can take Valentine’s Day at their own speed with SUP rentals and SUP Yoga Classes at Pinky’s Kayak Rental in Kemah or walk the trails at Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land. The Instagram-worthy trails are the perfect place for adventurous couples to lace up their sneakers and change their usual scenery.

Couples with a taste for hops will enjoy Southern Star Brewing Company’s Couples Painting Party. This three-hour painting party includes three beers per person, appetizers and a painting split in two canvases. Make one masterpiece to take home with you while enjoying some local brews and harnessing your inner Van Gogh. Learn more here.

Couples looking for another boozy offering should schedule a taste and tour of Bernhardt Winery in Conroe. Regular tastings are conducted Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Tastings begin every quarter hour and last 45 minutes. Check it out here!