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Dallas’ Best Valentine’s Day Dates — Unique Options That Blow Away Dinner and a Movie

Get Creative in Love

BY // 02.06.19

For a true Dallas Valentine’s Day, dinner, movies and roses can get monotonous. This V-Day, treat your date to something completely unexpected. Dallas is full of unconventional date spots and activities.

Here are eight Valentine’s Day date ideas to shake things up — and maybe even introduce you (or your sweetheart) to a new option in the city.

Axe Tossing — Who Needs Arrows?

The axe throwing fad has hit Dallas, and on this February 14, you can book a date night for you and your significant other to hurl some axes across the room at Class Axe. The Richardson location gives you and hour and a half with a 1.5 pound axe.

For $32 a person, you’ll learn, practice and then compete to unveil who is the hottest lumberjack.

715 N. Glenville Drive, Suite 440, Richardson

Valentine’s Day Chills (and Scares)

Dark Hour, Plano’s premier haunted house, is having a special Valentine’s Day apocalyptic experience called Fever. From February 14 through 16, you can enter the virus-ridden adventure. Once you’re infected, you’ll navigate the violent landscape filled with fellow biters to see if a cure can be found. Enter if you dare for $30 per person.


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701 Taylor Drive, Plano

Penguin Love

Now to mix it up with something a little less violent. Penguin Days! It is well-known that penguins mate for life. If that doesn’t melt your heart, you are a monster. During these chilly winter months, the Dallas Zoo is offering $8 admission through February 28.

650 S.R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas

Take your date to Penguins Days at the Dallas Zoo. Perhaps propose with a pebble?

Running in Your Underwear

Sign up and strip down for Pint Striders 3rd Annual Cupid Undie Run. Starting at 6:30 pm on Valentine’s Day itself, you’ll run or walk two to six miles along Katy Trail and then meet at British Beverage Company for Happy Hour priced drinks and appetizers. Also, Best Undies win a treat so get creative.

2800 Routh Street, Dallas

Laughing at Love

Primarily known for their chocolate tours, Dallas by Chocolate has expanded and is ready for this Valentine’s Day. There are several tours available on V-Day, including a chocolate tour and a tacos & margaritas tour, but the Dinner and Comedy Show Tour offers a little bit of everything.

For $125 per person, you’ll have dinner at Marciano’s, then take a ride in a motorcoach to Backdoor Comedy Club to enjoy a show. Afterwards, the tour will stop for dessert.

Rainbow Vomit

The new art installation opened last month across the street from Fair Park and is already emerging as a selfie hotspot. This “Selfie Studio” will be open on Valentine’s Day for $25 per person so bring your date and selfie stick.

It could be good practice for if one day you become your S.O.’s Instagram husband or wife.

3609 Parry Avenue, Dallas

Hearting Opera

Take your theatre lover to Winspear to see Falsettos. A Tony award-winning musical, the story “revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-t0-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and the lesbians next door.” Tickets start at $25 and shows are from February 12 through 17.

2403 Flora Street, Dallas

Rocking Your Sweetheart

English indie-rock band, The Kooks, are coming to Dallas on V-Day, along with Barns Courtney and FUTURE FEATS. Known for hits such as “Naive” and “She Moves In Her Own Way,” Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris and Alexis Nunez have been performing together since 2004. Tickets start at $32.50 for the 8 pm show.

2200 N. Lamar Street, Dallas

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