Lone Star Loving: Romantic San Antonio Trip, Texas

From its rich history to a plethora of arts and culture offerings; the gorgeous city of San Antonio, Texas is the perfect destination for a couples getaway. If you and yours enjoy getting out and seeing all a historic city such as this has to offer; here are some great places to check out during your romantic San Antonio trip.

San Antonio Riverwalk after dark by Stuart Seeger,Romantic San Antonio Trip, Texas
San Antonio Riverwalk after dark: Photo on Flickr by Stuart Seeger / CC BY-SA 2.0

Things to Do on Your Romantic San Antonio Trip

Wander the Botanical Garden

The luscious San Antonio Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to visit as a couple anytime of the year. In fact, with its grounds covering 38 acres; you could visit the gardens again and again and not see everything it has to offer. It’s also the perfect location for a laid back day date.

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San Antonio Botanical Gardens: Photo on Flickr by AndYaDontStop / CC BY-SA 2.0

Just visit the Rosella at the Garden (located in the Sullivan Carriage House) to check out a menu of coffee, brunch and cocktails. You and yours will finally have a chance to relax quietly together; and share some of the unique house specialty concoctions. These include the gin-based “Chareau me the money,” which features seasonal fruit; and the “Rozumari,” blend of Japanese whiskey, ginger, honey, lemon and aromatic rosemary.

You’re welcome to take a seasonal walk with a volunteer docent to learn more about the stunning plant life. Or participate in one of the daily bird, butterfly, native plant or WaterSaver walks to learn about various garden-related topics. Is there anything more lovely than strolling through a gorgeous garden with your sweetheart?

Celebrate A Tradition

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Navy Band Cruisers perform at the Arneson River Theater on the riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas: Photo from Flickr, Public Domain

If you’re planning a romantic San Antonio trip during the summer months, be sure to check out the iconic cultural performance called Fiesta Noche Del Rio. The event is held every Friday and Saturday night from mid-May to mid-August at the Arneson River Theatre. From traditional mariachi performances that seduce river visitors and colorful costumes that dance across the stage; the gorgeous setting of Fiesta Noche Del Rio could not be more romantic. This is also the perfect time to blend in with the locals and feel ultra feminine in one of your favorite Southern-inspired tunic-dresses.

Chow Down on Texas BBQ

You can’t visit Texas without enjoying some amazing southern cuisine, right? The delicious County Line River Walk is one of the best spots to check out for a casual date night — sit outside on the scenic riverside patio and enjoy the open air bar. If you prefer to dine indoors; the rustic and well-themed space will make you feel like you’ve truly found the heart of Texas. Soak in the scenery and indulge in some of the best ribs, brisket, beans, potato salad and more. Or, if you brought the family along to this kid’s friendly spot, challenge yourselves to try it all with the restaurant’s all-you-can eat option! Just be sure to save room for dessert. The milkshakes, homemade cobbler and homemade bread pudding are just a few of their most popular items.

Be Amazed at The Alamo

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The Alamo: Photo on Pixabay by Stephen Becker

You simply cannot step foot into San Antonio without visiting the historic Alamo, that truly has a story bigger than the state of Texas. If you two are true history buffs, you might want to visit on a date when the Alamo hosts a workshop or lecture that will allow you to dig deeper into its rich history. Take advantage of the Alamo’s free admission and activities or opt for an informative guided tour to get the most out of your visit.

Dress Up for Date Night

A beautiful historic city by day, San Antonio has a considerable amount of vibrant nightlife that you’ll love checking out with your loved one. Be sure to pack some chic dresses and your most fabulous pair of heels to wear for hitting up popular venues like the sophisticated Paramour. This coffee shop by day and rooftop bar by night is a trendy space that specializes in unique alcoholic drinks. The space is full of funky couches and eclectic decor that makes it a fun and exciting destination for date night. Another great option for your romantic trip to San Antonio is San Antonio’s Howl at the Moon bar. There you’ll find high energy and loud music thanks to the venue’s rock ‘n roll dueling pianos. It’s an all-around fun way to spend a rowdy date night in the city!

Sip and Savor During a Winery Tour

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Savor the region’s best wines in San Antonio: 3D Illustration by Quince Media

San Antonio is well-known for its splendid Texas Hill Country wine region, which spans a staggering nine million acres! There are Texas Wine Trail events during February, April, October and December. But if you aren’t visiting during one of those times, do not worry! Most of the San Antonio-adjacent wineries are open year-round.

You can find exciting occasions that include live music, wine dinners, grape stomps and more to make your visit extra special and fun with your greatest love. Check out events like 4.0 Cellars’ “The Texas Cheese and Wine Experience”; or take on a tour and tasting at Bending Branch Winery.

Stroll Through a Scenic Shopping Area

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Shopping in La Villita, San Antonio, Texas: Photo on Flickr by Heather Cowper of HeatherOnHerTravels.com / CC BY-SA 2.0

The adorable La Villita Historic Arts Village is rich with heritage. In fact, La Villita was the city’s first neighborhood. I was initially housed Spanish soldiers who were stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero. Today, when you and your sweetheart stroll through this area hand-in-hand; you’ll want to stop and watch the live artists at work and visit the unique shops that line the streets.

From handmade artisan soaps to original artwork and decorative pieces; you might find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for your partner, or the perfect souvenir to help you remember this one-of-a-kind visit. This area is also chock full of tasty culinary options as well. Your nose will lead you to traditional Mexican restaurants and cute cafes, that allow you to rest up and refuel with delightful flavors.

No matter if your romantic San Antonio trip in Texas, is a week long or just a brisk weekend trip, there are plenty of amazing sights, sounds and tastes to discover in this historic gem.

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Casey is a freelance writer and content strategist. Casey has collaborated with a variety of industry insiders, from independent boutique owners to leading fashion brands.

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