Let’s face it.

Coming up with date ideas for Valentine’s Day can be a challenge – especially if you’re new to the area.

So, if you’re looking for something fun and unique to do this Valentine’s Day in Dallas or Fort Worth, take a look through our top 10 list of local events and date ideas below!


1. The Dallas Museum of Art

If you’ve never been to the Dallas Museum of Art, you should definitely check it out – and what better time than Valentine’s Day?  Centrally located in Dallas’ art district, there are plenty of unique restaurants nearby as well so you can enjoy a romantic meal after wandering through the museum.


2. Hearts in the Park at Klyde Warren Park

Looking for a fun, family-friendly option for Valentine’s Day? Consider paying a visit to Klyde Warren Park in Dallas for their Hearts in the Park event. With everything from crafts and movies to dance lessons and performances, there’s a little something for everyone this Valentine’s Day in the park.


3. The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth

If you live close to Fort Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art is too far away, check out the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. The museum itself is in a very unique and modern building, and, again, there are plenty of wonderful restaurants nearby so you can enjoy a true evening out in style.


4. Hot Air Balloon Ride in Dallas

Want to do something truly memorable and unique? Book a hot air balloon ride! There is one company in particular – Rohr Balloons – that specializes in unique balloon rides for couples. SO if you’re looking for something different to do this Valentine’s Day, look them up and book a sunset ride.


5. Dallas by Chocolate Tours

Do you and/or your significant other love chocolate? Then you definitely won’t want to miss out on taking a Dallas by Chocolate Tour. The tour itself takes you to four different chocolate-related venues, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a plethora of chocolate samples – a chocolate lover’s dream!


6. Sweetheart Trail at the Grapevine Wine Trail

If wine is your thing, you’ll definitely want to check out the Sweetheart Trail at the Grapevine Wine Trail. The event leads you through several famous wineries within the quaint downtown Grapevine area, and you’ll have the opportunity to taste various wines – and food pairings – at each location.


7. Valentine’s Day at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful date location any time of the year, but it’s especially wonderful for Valentine’s Day dates. Take your significant other out for a walk through the beautiful gardens and enjoy a day out in nature for Valentine’s Day – it’s sure to be unique and memorable!


8. Valentine’s Cruise at Lake Grapevine

If you’re looking for another outdoor date idea for Valentine’s Day, definitely check out Valentine’s Cruise at Lake Grapevine. The cruise includes a 2-hour boat ride plus live music and a 3-course meal, so you’ll have the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy your Valentine’s Day in style.


9. Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Cookie Class

What’s more festive than making Valentine’s Day cookies? If you are looking for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day activity and you’re in the mood for some cookies, check out this fun Valentine’s Day Cookie Class, hosted by Sweet Things Bakery in Mansfield. Family-friendly, unique and delicious!


10. Nash Farm’s Victorian Candy Making Class

One last family-friendly option – check out Nash Farm’s Victorian Candy Making Class in Grapevine for a fun and educational Valentine’s Day activity. You’ll learn how to make all sorts of old-fashioned sweets, including peanut brittle, cream drops and more. Don’t miss this unique experience!


Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day! And if you’re in need of a great, new apartment in the area please don’t hesitate to reach out!