We love a reason to celebrate love, and Valentine’s Day is the best reason to do so! Whether you’re flying solo this year or going out with friends, explore the more romantic side of Austin with these Valentine’s Day date ideas.

With Your Better Half

Spice it up and try something new at Succulent Native’s Valentine’s Couples Planting Party, taking place on February 12th. Enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne while arranging your very own Valentine’s-themed succulent arrangement alongside that special someone.

With Yours Truly

Treat yourself with a little bit of shopping, all while benefitting the Center for Child Protection. From February 11-13, head to the Austin Convention Center and shop small businesses, designers, and local brands at the ATX Valentine’s Day shopping event put on by Pop Spot.

With the Gals

Dress up in your most festive apparel, grab the girls, and head to Taquero Mucho for a fun, boozy, rose-colored evening filled with delicious eats, Instagram-worthy cocktails, and lively entertainment. “Dripping in pink, feminine energy,” Taquero Mucho is just the place for the perfect Galentine’s Day date night.

With the Kiddos

From the end of January through Valentine’s Day, take the whole family to see some of the best rom-com classics at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. Some offerings include 16 Candles, The Princess Bride, The Notebook, Moonlight Kingdom, Say Anything, and Clueless. Cozy up in the comfort of your car, grab some candy and popcorn at the concession stand, and sink in for your favorite movie, shown on the big screen.

With a Group

Host a brunch or dinner party that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests with an outdoor picnic. Companies like The Posh Picnic offer a variety of packages to transform your backyard or favorite local outdoor spot into a romantic, boho-styled dinner setting. Complete with rugs and pillows, upscale place settings, and florals galore, “The Posh Picnic is nothing like your ordinary blanket on the ground picnic.”