Unique Dallas Valentine's Day Ideas 2013
By Angela Patterson, About.com Guide
Hey lovers. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Here are some unique Valentine's Day suggestions--because not everyone wants a dozen red roses or candy from the grocery store.
Happy Valentine's Day DFW. Smooch!
Attention chocolate lovers. This is a don't-miss activity if you are as enamored with chocolate as I am. Tour four chocolate-related venues (about 3-3 ½ hour trip) on a very nice bus. Wine is also served while traveling between venues. Enjoy samples of chocolates, pastries, ice cream and other delicious treats. Learn some fun facts about chocolate, how it is made and play chocolate trivia for prizes.
Locations throughout the Metroplex including Dude, Sweet Chocolate; CocoAndré Chocolatier; and Sublime Chocolate.
Cost: $30-$40 per person (plus tax and tip)
Details: Call Jeanine Stevens at 972-442-6963 or 972-814-5997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We've all seen beautiful hot air balloons in flight over the Metroplex -- and maybe even gone to the annual hot air balloon festivals. But have you ever thought of taking a romantic ride in one? That would be an incredible Valentine's Day adventure.
Rohr Balloons specializes in sunrise or sunset balloon rides complete with champagne. Want to pop the question? They can help you out with something extraordinary. It's safe (each balloon comes with an FAA commercial licensed pilot) and it's thrilling.
The cost is $225 (per person) for a group flight (2-10) in a larger balloon or $700 for a private flight (with the pilot) and it includes champagne after the flight. Photos of your flight are included in the price.
Balloons depart from McKinney. For more information or to schedule a balloon flight, contact Brian Rohr at 214-733-9915.
What: A wicked kind of love will be introduced at Moxley Manor’s Valentine’s Day Massacre Haunted House in Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas. The haunted attraction will be open for three nights of fright for those of you looking for an alternate way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday.
When: Open February 14-16, 2013. Hours haven't yet bee set.
Where: Moxley Manor, 510 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021.
Cost: $15 per person.
There's a series of murders at a romantic Valentine’s Party. It's up to you to weigh the evidence, interrogate the suspects, match wits with the detective and solve the dastardly crimes. This fun evening includes hors d'oeuvres and a three-course gourmet meal, along with the show, plus the opportunity to shake that groove thing to the hits.
The evening brings together the elements of an Improvisational Comedy Show, an intriguing Murder Mystery, a dining venue and bar, and a dance nightblub complete with disc jockey... giving the audience the unique ability to celebrate Valentine’s in a memorable and enjoyable fashion.A very realistic, live action, interactive murder mystery unlike any you've seen before.
When: Saturday, February 15, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Locations: Omni Dallas Park West Hotel, 1590 LBJ Freeway @ Luna Road, Dallas, TX 75234.
"Catch Me If You Can" - the Musical" February 12-24, 2013.
Dallas Summer Musicals, Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.
Here's a suggestion for the guys to look into for their girls. Blow her away with this gift from Dry Bar.
The Shops of Highland Park, 4222 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219, 214-989-6136. Shops at Legacy North, 7300 Lonestar Dr. Ste. C126, Plano, TX 75024, 214-989-6136.
Why celebrate Valentine’s Day only on the 14th? The Dallas Museum of Art offers a week of sweet ways to celebrate with your sweetheart. Whether it be your date or your family, share the experience of two DMA organized exhibitions, appearances by authors, family fun activities, Late Night, and more. You can even shop for something special in the DMA Gift Shop.
Don't forget that February 12, 2012 is the Closing Day for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. 214-922-1200.
Give the gift that really does keep on giving this Valentine's Day. The Dallas Foundation’s Giving for Good card program is the first of its kind in North Texas. Much like a retail gift card, a Giving for Good card can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States, including schools, churches and synagogues. You can order a Giving for Good card and give the card to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, holiday or a job well done. No more searching for the perfect gift, and you get the tax deduction! More than 1,000 cards have already been purchased by generous gift-givers. Learn more here.
Here you can find everything from chocolate handcuffs to chocolate cigars. Seriously.
10. Dallas Zoo
If you're looking for an opportunity to snuggle up with your sweetie, then take a trip to the Dallas Zoo. The temperature has dropped and so has the price of admission to only $5 for the entire month of February. So make like a penguin and enjoy the cooler temps.
The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis). The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.