Romantic Things to Do

10 FantaSea Dinner Cruises
Instead of dining amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, drive just south of Houston and board FantaSea's luxury yacht to enjoy a romantic, sunset dinner for two. Get there early, grab a drink from one of the full-service bars and enjoy walking the climate-controlled decks with your sweetheart before you set sail. Each cruise includes an extravagant and satisfying meal, as well as beautiful, brilliant sunsets. (281-538-9600)

9 Water Wall
Positioned in the Galleria area of Houston, the Water Wall is not only one of the most stunning sights in the city, but it is also one of the most romantic places to visit after sunset. Visitors can enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in Uptown and then stroll over to this 64-story marvel that glistens and sparkles as thousands of gallons of water spill over the smooth rock. (713-850-8841)

8 Mark's American Cuisine
Impress your sweetheart with a dinner at Mark—s American Cuisine. Located inside of a 1920s church, this restaurant—s stunning architecture, soft lighting and intimate tables create the perfect atmosphere for dining couples. Mark—s even offers the Alcove, a small private dining room, for extra special events. Share one of the signature cocktails or order a glass from the extensive wine list. Make sure to request tastings from the Chef—s recommendation menu to dazzle your date. (713-523-3800)

7 Carriage Rides by A to Z Events
After an intimate candlelit meal, head to Bagby Street to catch a romantic carriage for two. A to Z Events hosts charming, horse-drawn carriage rides each weekend in downtown Houston, and guests can call ahead to reserve their private coach or simply arrive a few minutes before they would like to depart. While these fairytale tours are enchanting anytime of year, they can become especially cozy when the weather cools to winter. (832-267-5726)

6 Air Texas Balloon Adventures
Soar to new heights in your relationship when you take a hot air balloon ride through Air Texas Balloon Adventures. A romantic way to start your day, each balloon takes off just as the sun's gorgeous rays begin peeking through the clouds and continues into the bright blue skies to give guests a breathtaking view of the area below. When the incredible flight is winding down, the pilot will even provide toasting champagne. (281-733-1500)

5 Heights Massage & Day Spa
Indulge in a day of pampering with your beloved by booking a couples package through Heights Massage & Day Spa. Rated one of the top spas in the city, Heights provides a plethora of options for couples who want to share the intimate experience of relaxation. For a special treat, ask for the Chocoholics Package and receive a soothing, 50-minute chocolate massage along with a 60-minute chocolate body wrap. (832-618-1145)

4 The Houstonian Hotel
Searching for the perfect romantic getaway in Houston? Consider the Houstonian, a resort-style hotel tucked away in a quiet wooded area, just minutes from all the city excitement. Luxurious suites with warm colors, hardwood floors, over-sized bathrooms and plush furnishings set the mood for a relaxing weekend. While patrons can simply unwind by one of the three pools, Trellis, the on-site spa, also provides lavish couples packages. (713-680-2626)

3 Zilkha Hall
For a special touch to a night on the town, see a show at Zilkha Hall. The atmosphere of this jewel-box theater with its deep, warm colors and cozy seating sets the scene for a perfectly romantic evening. Zilkha is smaller than its counterpart, Sarofim, but still boasts the same great features, including a full orchestra pit, in more intimate surroundings. Productions like My Fair Lady and Paradise Found are perfect choices for date nights. (713-315-2525)

2 The Chocolate Bar
Serving one of the sweetest, most tantalizing aphrodisiacs, the Chocolate Bar is the place to go to wrap up a romantic evening. Order a rich hot chocolate to share with your sweetie at one of the more private, corner tables, or dip straight into multi-layered cakes like the dark chocolate Aunt Etta's. Decadent favorites like chocolate-covered popcorn, hand-dipped Oreos and chocolate pizzas can also be boxed to enjoy in the comfort of your home. (713-520-8599)

1 JPMorgan Chase Tower Observation Deck
Take your partner's breath away by traveling to the 60th floor of the JPMorgan Chase Tower, the tallest building in Houston. A great place to stop on a day date, the Sky Lobby is free and open to the public during normal business hours. Just walk in and take an elevator up, where the 13-foot glass ceilings provide stunning views of downtown below. Arrive earlier to beat families who show up later in the day. (713-223-0441)

Maps and Directions

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Water Wall 10Best List Arrow
Type: Free Attractions, Parks, Romantic, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
Neighborhood: Galleria/uptown
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Mark's American Cuisine 10Best List Arrow
Type: Food & Wine, Romantic
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Carriage Rides by A to Z Events 10Best List Arrow
Type: Romantic, Tours and Excursions
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
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Air Texas Balloon Adventures 10Best List Arrow
Type: Adventure, Romantic, Tours and Excursions
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Heights Massage & Day Spa 10Best List Arrow
Type: Romantic, Spas
Neighborhood: Houston Heights
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The Houstonian Hotel 10Best List Arrow
Type: Relaxing, Romantic, Spas
Neighborhood: MEMORIAL
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Zilkha Hall 10Best List Arrow
Type: Performing Arts, Romantic
Neighborhood: Fourth Ward
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The Chocolate Bar 10Best List Arrow
Type: Food & Wine, Romantic
Neighborhood: Montrose
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JPMorgan Chase Tower Observation Deck 10Best List Arrow
Type: Romantic, Sightseeing
Neighborhood: Downtown