Texas Celebrates Love in 2024 with Valentine’s Day Events Across the Lone Star State

by Sara Aguinaga on February 9, 2024 in Living Texas,

Celebrate love, companionship, and friendship across the vast landscapes of Texas this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic escape, gathering your besties for Galentine’s Day, enjoying a bromance retreat, or embracing solo adventures, the Lone Star State has it all. Texas offers an array of enchanting getaways, ensuring your celebration of love is as unique as your relationship. 


West Texas

Photo courtesy Valentine’s in Valentine

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Valentine’s in Valentine celebration on Feb. 17 at the Old Mercantile Building in Valentine, Texas. The festival boasts an incredible lineup, with legendary blues rock guitarist and singer Jimmie Vaughan headlining the show. A four-time Grammy winner and brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie’s performance is not to be missed. The festivities will run from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and feature other fantastic acts, including The Pulpit Ramblers, The Pecos River Band, Primo y Beebe, and a special appearance by Sheverb. The festival is a testament to the enduring spirit of the community and the cultural richness of West Texas. 

Photo courtesy Valentine’s in Valentine

Dallas/Fort Worth

Photo courtesy Hotel Drover

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the heart of Fort Worth Stockyards with a romantic staycation at Hotel Drover. Cozy suites with fireplaces and soaking tubs provide the perfect retreat after exploring the Stockyards. Indulge in a special three-course prix-fixe menu at 97 West Kitchen & Bar, offering elevated Texas fare in an intimate setting. For a unique and timeless Valentine’s Day gift, design bespoke cowboy boots at Lucchese Custom Collection located at Hotel Drover. Complete your unforgettable date by visiting Flea Style & Proper Supply Co., where you can enjoy a bespoke hat-making session and explore chic accessories. Fort Worth Stockyards offers a perfect blend of romance and memorable experiences for couples.

Photo courtesy Omni Hotels & Resorts

Escape to the ultimate romantic retreat with Omni Dallas Hotel’s exclusive Romance Offer. Elevate your experience with a special welcome amenity, a bottle of champagne, and a leisurely late checkout option. Treat your loved one to an unforgettable dinner at the iconic Bob’s Steak and Chophouse, or indulge in a luxurious spa service or gift certificate from Mokara Spa.

Omni Dallas Hotel offers rejuvenating experiences like the Serenity Love Massage, Rosy Retrospection Facial, and Mint-to-Be Manicure|Pedicure, available throughout February. To book these special offers, call 214-652-4955 (please note a 20% service charge and tax will be added to all services). For an extra magic touch, coordinate with the concierge to have your room uniquely decorated for your beloved.Omni Dallas Hotel presents exclusive city skyline tours on Valentine’s Day in a unique collaboration with Longhorn Helicopters. Book your ride directly through Longhorn Helicopters or by calling 817-224-2500. Make this Valentine’s Day extraordinary at Omni Dallas Hotel, where love takes flight!

Photo courtesy Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh, invites you and your special someone to savor an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner at Perle on Maple, capturing the romantic charm of Uptown Dallas. This exclusive experience, available on Feb. 13, 14, and 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., offers a three-course menu crafted by Chef Esayas Estifanos. Tickets include a choice of appetizers such as Lobster Bisque with Dill Creme Fraiche or Beet Carpaccio with Goat Cheese Pistachio Vinaigrette. For the main course, indulge in options like Grilled Filet Mignon, Red Wine Infused Portobello Mushrooms, Miso Ginger Glaze Sea Bass, or Lemon Rosemary Airline Chicken. The meal concludes with a shareable Chocolate Cake adorned with Strawberry Compote. Each ticket comes with a sparkling rosé bottle or rosé flight and valet parking. Don’t miss this enchanting dining experience at Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh, and celebrate love in style this Valentine’s Day!

Photo courtesy Omni Hotels & Resorts

Embark on the ultimate bromance getaway this Valentine’s Day at the newly opened Omni PGA Frisco Resort. Perfect for single men and their buddies, this luxury retreat, nestled next to the PGA of America headquarters, offers top-notch golf experiences with two championship 18-hole courses—Fields Ranch East and Fields Ranch West. Unwind with male-curated spa treatments at Mokara Spa, including the indulgent Gentleman’s facial. Savor authentic rodeo culture and upscale dining at Trick Rider, the signature steakhouse. Explore the Monument Realty PGA District for unique retail concepts, virtual game experiences, and more. Elevate your Valentine’s Day with an unforgettable escape filled with golf, relaxation, and camaraderie.


Photo courtesy Omni Hotels & Resorts

Elevate your romantic getaway at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa with the ‘Love in the Hills‘ package. Immerse yourselves in the scenic beauty of the hills and cherish lasting moments with complimentary sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a spa visit. Engage in a delightful experience creating Valentine’s Day-themed drinks together with the Art of Mixology – Couple’s Edition. Treat your taste buds and make reservations to a luxurious dinner at Blind Salamander, where Chef Francisco Baca presents a specially curated menu. For the epitome of relaxation and romance, indulge in the ‘Under the Stars’ Spa Package at Mokara Spa. This exclusive offer includes a soothing eucalyptus steam, a private hot tub, and a couples’ massage in the serene couple’s sanctuary. Secure your reservations for a love-filled experience.

Photo courtesy Austin Diaper Bank

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a meaningful twist at the Austin Diaper Bank’s “Volunteer with your Valentine” event. Join for a special date where you and your Valentine can make a difference for families and babies in the community by wrapping diapers at the Austin Diaper Bank Warehouse. Each pack of diapers assembled will be donated to families in need, offering vital support to those struggling with diaper affordability. As you volunteer, enjoy chocolates, bubbles, and a special Valentine’s Day gift. Help babies stay clean, dry, and healthy this spring! The event takes place on Feb. 10, 11, 13, and 14, costing $25 per person (must be 21+ to attend). Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable by sharing love and support with those who most need it! 

Photo courtesy iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Take your Valentine’s Day celebration to new heights with iFLY Indoor Skydiving’s exclusive “Love Is in the Air” flight package for first-time flyers. This thrilling package includes four flights and two shared videos, making it the perfect experience for adventurous couples, friends, and families looking for a unique Valentine’s Day celebration. Whether it’s a date night or a memorable celebration, iFLY offers an unforgettable indoor skydiving experience that brings loved ones together. The package is available for purchase online and at iFLY tunnels from Feb. 1-19, with flights redeemable at participating U.S. iFLY Indoor Skydiving locations. Don’t miss the chance to elevate your Valentine’s Day with this extraordinary adventure.

Photo courtesy Kuhlman Cellars

Indulge in a romantic celebration of love with Kuhlman Cellars‘ “Afternoon Delight” Valentine’s Wine Tasting. This memorable experience for two offers seatings from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 9-12 and 15-16. The Afternoon Delight Tasting features two wine flight tastings, expertly guiding you through five exquisite Kuhlman Cellars wines. Choose a white & rosé flight, mixed flight, or red wine flight to suit your preferences. Enhance your experience with a thoughtfully curated small charcuterie plate, including salami, prosciutto, assorted cheeses, Kuhlman Cellars herbed almonds, fruit jam, fresh fruit, and crackers. The indulgence continues with a delectable Herbed Almond Chocolate Bar, perfect for sharing. Tickets are priced at $65 per couple or $20 for Vina Vita Wine Club Members, providing an excellent opportunity to join the Wine Club. Immerse yourself in this limited-time tasting, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Winegarden or outdoor patio with captivating vineyard views. Book your “Afternoon Delight” Valentine’s Wine Tasting for a romantic experience.

San Antonio

Photo courtesy Bakery Lorraine

Elevate your Valentine’s Day with Bakery Lorraine’s exclusive pastry specials that promise to add a sweet touch of romance to the occasion. This nationally recognized pastry shop in San Antonio offers a delightful selection of handmade French pastries and macarons using the finest ingredients. Indulge in delectable treats like the Strawberry Pop Heart, Heart Moonpie, Japonaise, and Berry Tart, available exclusively for the holiday at all Bakery Lorraine locations. For an extra special touch, pre-order Valentine’s Day bouquets with macarons until noon on Feb. 11, and pick them up at your chosen Bakery Lorraine location on Valentine’s Day. 

Celebrate Galentine’s Day in style at Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio’s only Forbes 4-star rated hotel. On Feb. 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Mokara Spa invites you and your besties to an exclusive Pajama Party for pampering, relaxation, and fun. Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and sparkling beverages, and indulge in spa essentials from exclusive goodie bags. The event features a special guest speaker, Rebekah, a native Texan, breast cancer survivor, and founder of Sanara, offering mind + body care rituals with indigenous Latin American botanicals. Secure your spot for this unforgettable evening via Eventbrite for just $25.

Photo courtesy Hotel Emma

Explore enchanting Valentine’s Day offerings at Hotel Emma. Indulge in a romantic four-course tasting menu created by Executive Chef Ned Elliott at the American eatery, Supper at $80/person. Enjoy the festive Emma’s Love Notes Package, perfect for those seeking a romantic getaway. The special limited-time package from Feb. 1-29 includes the Hotel Emma Fragrance Gift Box, daily farm-fresh breakfast in bed for two, and customary Hotel Emma Extras. For a unique celebration, experience San Antonio’s live music scene at Stable Hall, featuring performances from Portugal. The Man on Feb. 9, and Black Pumas on Feb. 16 and 17. Remember  to take advantage of the 75th annual Stock Show & Rodeo from Feb. 8-25 and visit Hotel Emma’s Pearl District neighbor Jazz, TX.


Photo courtesy Becca Wright

Embark on a romantic culinary journey this Valentine’s Day at Tony’s Houston, where an unforgettable Valentine’s Dinner awaits on Feb. 14. Choose from two refined seatings at 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., and savor a delectable 4-course, prix fixe menu meticulously crafted by Chef Kate McLean. Indulge in culinary delights such as caviar service, oysters, foie gras, cotton candy, truffles, lobster, and champagne, promising an evening of culinary excellence and romance.

Photo courtesy Becca Wright

Romance is happening all week at Bari Ristorante with their Valentine’s Day Special Menu available from Feb. 12-17. Gather your Galentine, Valentine, and loved ones to savor dishes like Lobster & Burrata, featuring warm lobster, burrata, and heirloom tomato salad with balsamic pomegranate dressing. Indulge in Filet Mignon with fresh figs, berries, and saba sauce, complemented by fried artichokes. Leave room for dessert with options such as Strawberry Pana Cotta and Chocolate Flourless Cake. For off-menu delights, consider the Chateaubriand and the Triple Chocolate Mousse. There is limited availability, so reservations are highly recommended. To reserve for Valentine’s, call the restaurant at 832-415-9222. 

Photo courtesy Hotel ZaZa

Love is in the air at Hotel ZAZA Houston Memorial City! Take the stress out of planning the perfect Valentine’s Day meal and reserve your table for two at Tipping Point Restaurant and Terrace. Indulge in starters like the Pear & Candied Pecan Salad or Raw Bar Trio, featuring oysters, marinated crab claws, and jumbo shrimp cocktails. Choose from enticing entrees like Jumbo Lump Crab & Garlic Butter Linguine or Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb. End on a sweet note with Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake or Classic Crème Brûlée. Sip and savor the Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktail, Love Letter. For every Love Letter purchase, $1 will benefit the American Heart Association. Celebrate love and make a reservation at Hotel ZAZA Houston Memorial City with the Valentine’s Menu from Feb. 9-14, and enjoy the Love Letter Cocktail throughout February.

Photo courtesy Mikah Danae

Coltivare in Houston offers a special to-go option for couples and friends this Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 14, guests can enjoy the “Amore Italiano Dinner” package, featuring bake-at-home meals prepared with love. This package costs $65 and provides all the ingredients for a romantic evening at home. Orders can be placed online, over the phone, or in person starting at 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 14. Additionally, guests can enhance their experience with a selection of to-go beverages, including wines and signature cocktails.

Photo courtesy Live at the Founders Club

Experience Valentine’s Day with Live at the Founders Club at the Hobby Center Feb. 14-15 for an unforgettable performance by Holland Vavra, a musical theater luminary and comedic sensation. Bring your special someone and be captivated by Holland as she infuses classic love songs with her signature flair. From iconic tunes like “The Power of Love” to soulful renditions of “Let’s Get it On,” each performance is a delightful journey through the timeless melodies of love. Step into the transformed Founders Club, an intimate cabaret space exuding elegance and charm, with cozy tables for four, delectable light bites, and craft cocktails. Secure your tickets starting at $49.


Cover Photo courtesy Becca Tapert on Unsplash