Options for Valentine's Day in Austin

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Did you know Austin is considered a destination city by travel and tourist companies? Austin has even become known as the Bachelorette Party Capital!  

The Austin vibe offers a unique culture, art, diversity and plenty of music venues. Austin restaurants and hotels are offering plenty of options to play cupid and has cooked up some amazing specials! It doesn’t matter if you’re single looking for others to mingle with, hanging with a gaggle of girls or guys, looking for aa romantic week-end or special time with the family. Austin hasn’t left anyone out so make sure you review all the options..here are 6 ideas to get you started on your own special Valentine’s celebration:

1. Romantic Hotel Getaways

Whether you live in Austin or not lover’s packages are always welcomed! Check out Visit BedandBreakfast.com for sweet packages for two or Barton Creek Resort and Spa has an assortment of packages specially designed for a romantic stay-cation.

2. Live Music

We still call Austin the Live Music Capital and there are countless concerts across town to celebrate February 14 in style

3. Check out Zilker Botanical Gardens

Families and friends love visiting the 31 acres of greenery of Zilker Botanical Gardens set amongst the greenish-blue, gorgeous Colorado River. Great place for plenty of photo ops! The themed gardens take on a romantic air on Valentine’s Day especially the romantic Rose Garden. The price is right..they are free!

4. Valentine’s Day Wine and Dine specials

Most all restaurants include a special menu for fancy dinner, wine and dessert. Try Perry’s Steakhouse, the historic Driskill Hotel, Eddie V’s, Trulucks, Taverna’s, the Fairmont Hotel and so many more. Prices varies but start calling for reservations now.

5. Horse drawn carriage rides

There is nothing more romantic than a horse drawn carriage ride through downtown Austin. Look for Die Gelbe Rose Carriage, Austin Carriage and Angeli Carriages. Even the family would like this but don’t forget to present Valentine’s Day flowers for the occasion. Pro Flowers is a good bet for your flower needs.

6. Austin Steam Train

What kid doesn’t like a train ride? The Austin Steam Train is perfect for families with children and has a Sweetheart Special Dinner on February 14 with prices range from $50-$75. Excursion passengers enjoy a fun buffet and lounge passengers enjoy a full service meal.

As always, what’s going on in Austin is brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United, your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant.

If you are thinking of selling there is no better time than now!  Reach out to me so we can discuss current market trends in NW Austin and your goals. Let’s see if now is a good time for you to make a move. I can help position your home to reach the audience looking to purchase your home.  Let’s talk!

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Austin is definitely on the rise in quick fashion. Enjoy your day 

Jan 31, 2019 04:45 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Nice list of Valentine's Day venues in Austin, Dorie. For me, it's always been one of those "holidays" that has never moved me to go out and "celebrate." Part of the reason is that my husband's birthday is on February 13th, so by the time we are done celebrating his day, we have no energy to go out a second night in a row. But I do "decorate" my home for Valentine's Day season.

Jan 31, 2019 04:46 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I can't believe the month of January is already over ...O-V-A....

Jan 31, 2019 05:37 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I did not know all that about Austin, but it certainly sounds like the place to be for Valentines Day!

Jan 31, 2019 06:51 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie - some great Austin area Valentine's Day suggestions and I'm sure there are some "keeping it weird" ideas lurking too.  

Jan 31, 2019 07:01 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - I am sure that people travel for those bachelorette parties so Austin is one of those destinations.  My daughter's was in Nashville.

Jan 31, 2019 07:02 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. You have shared some wonderful options for Valentines Day in Austin. Nicely done.

Jan 31, 2019 07:14 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for reminding me that I need to start thinking about a Valentine's present for my bride.  I may get some good ideas from these Austin possibilities.

Jan 31, 2019 07:37 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - What a thoughtful post to get the info out there EARLY!  This will really help those who want to celebrate Valentine's Day. Love the heart bullet points. 

Sedona is geared in the same direction. We have a lot of tourists and many of our restaurants have special menu's planned. The only issue I see is ...are you willing to pay the inflated price (in Sedona).  If you are, you are in for a real treat. Just be ready for the bill. 

Jan 31, 2019 08:15 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We typically stay away from restuarants on Valentines but you have some other groovy things to do.

Jan 31, 2019 03:02 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie that is a lot of things to choose from for Valentines Day.  Which one are you and Geno doing???

Jan 31, 2019 03:05 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- what a good idea to share Valentine Day options for the residents!!! I would have a hard time choosing between Trulucks and the Driskoll Hotel. 

Jan 31, 2019 05:54 PM #12
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

My wife has wanted to go on a buggy ride, don't understand but whatever.  Next time we see one, guess what I'm going to do?

Feb 01, 2019 01:20 AM #13
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: With so many good Valentine's Day options in the Austin area, there is no excuse for couples to stay in. Good list for your local readers.

Feb 01, 2019 10:12 AM #14
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