It’s the season of romance, Houston! Whether you want to impress them on a first date, want company for a sunset picnic, or just treat your love to a fun night on the town, there is no limit to the things to do in Houston for couples!
From horseback riding to the best restaurants in Houston, these fun date ideas are certain to get the sparks flying and fall in love with the city all over again. Without further ado, check out our essential date ideas for a romantic night in Houston!
Houston’s only outdoor roller rink returns to Discovery Green in Downtown Houston. From February 9 to March 31, the roller rink will feature themed nights, good tunes, and roller disco.
Beyond its renowned space exploration, energy industry, and diversity, Houston encompasses the Candlelight series among its offerings. The Candlelight concerts in the city provide a unique experience, allowing attendees to relax and enjoy captivating orchestral renditions of contemporary hits by artists such as Rihanna, Celine Dion, ABBA, and Bad Bunny, alongside timeless classical compositions from days gone by.
3. Swing for the Fences at Homerun Dugout
Homerun Dugout in Katy spans 46,000 square feet and can be found at 1220 Grand West Blvd. It boasts 12 simulated batting bays, two bars, live music, a whiffle ball field, dog park, and a comprehensive restaurant.
As for libations, the establishment provides a complete bar experience with a selection of over 20 predominantly local craft beers on tap, along with a variety of classic cocktails. On the culinary front, HRD is set to serve upscale ballpark cuisine as well as wood-fired vegetable salads, tuna poke bowls, and skillet brownie sundaes, catering to a diverse audience and aiming to capture the attention of brunch enthusiasts.
4. Experience Twilight Epiphany Skyscape
The rise and fall of the sun present mesmerizing natural displays, eliciting feelings of wonder, awe, and romance. Engaging with James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany installation allows you to observe the sky undergoing a remarkable transformation, unveiling entirely new hues. Positioned at the peak of the pyramid-shaped structure is a square aperture that unveils the celestial canvas above.
Have you ever pondered the experience of dining in complete darkness? Research indicates that 80% of individuals rely on their visual sense while eating. When this sense is eliminated, the hypothesis is that your other senses, particularly taste and smell, come to the forefront, enhancing your meal to an entirely new level.
6. Cockrell Butterfly Center
Release the fluttering butterflies in your stomach at the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Enter a stunning three-story glass structure that surrounds a 50-foot waterfall. Inside this recreated tropical rainforest, you’ll encounter a plethora of exotic plants and a multitude of lively butterflies. Wander leisurely through the three-story glass rainforest, immersing yourself in a vibrant array of colors created by the fluttering butterflies and distinctive flowering plants.
7. Walk through a Garden
Inside the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, art transcends the boundaries of the structure. Bayou Bend, formerly the home of philanthropist and civic leader Ima Hogg, hosts a diverse array of artworks, sophisticated American furnishings, silver, and ceramics.
Situated on 14 acres of River Oaks gardens, the Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens showcase an array of exquisite gardens embellished with flowers, trees, and meticulously manicured hedges.
8. Go for a Round of Mini Golf
Over the recent years, the city has welcomed three new miniature golf courses, two of which—Puttery and Puttshack—incorporate bar concepts. Or go for a round at Tiger Woods’ new Popstroke facility in The Woodlands, providing high-tech miniature golf within a comprehensive atmosphere.
9. Raise the Rooftop
Experience the epitome of luxury by toasting to the skyline from a city rooftop. Elevate your moments this season with brunch, an evening outing, or a nightcap at some of Houston’s most breathtaking rooftop venues.
10. Go See a Movie
Movies might be a traditional option as far as date ideas go, but that’s because it’s a tried-and-true good time. In Houston, you can go super classic at a drive-in, watch a movie on a rooftop, or really impress with a luxury cinema.