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Houston’s Top 30 Romantic Spots

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Houston, Texas, is an exciting, unique, and eclectic city. It can be fancy and sophisticated, yet funky and playful at the same time. And did we mention romantic? Because the city is so versatile, it makes for the perfect place to plan a date.  

Your options are limitless, so to help you plan the most romantic date in Houston, we’ve narrowed it down for you. You and your date may have a certain style, but we think you should mix and match to keep it interesting. Start your date with an arcade game competition and round it out with a chef’s tasting meal, or kayak along the bayou and then cheers with some tiki-inspired cocktails. From nature trails to theater performances, Houston knows how to do date night right!

For the foodies

The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, right? Test out the theory as you eat your way through this Texas town. From white table cloths to picnic tables, there are plenty of restaurants to suit your taste. Reserve a table for two at French-inspired Etoile Cuisine et Bar or roll up your sleeves for some ribs at Killen’s Barbecue. Between the rustic setting at Rainbow Lodge and the oysters at State of Grace, you and your honey are in for a treat. Save room for something sweet at Amy’s Ice Creams—a scoop of After Dinner Mint will do the trick!

Etoile Cuisine et Bar 

Via Etoile Cuisine et Bar

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd 

Houston, TX 77056 

(832) 668-5808 

Rainbow Lodge 

2011 Ella Blvd 

Houston, TX 77008 

(713) 861-8666 

Killen’s Barbecue  

3613 E Broadway St 

Pearland, TX 77581 


State of Grace 

3258 Westheimer Rd 

Houston, TX 77098 

(832) 942-5080 

Amy’s Ice Creams 

3816 Farnham Street 

Houston, TX 77098 

(713) 526-2967

For the cocktail connoisseurs

Shaken or stirred? Neat or on the rocks? You have endless options when it comes to sipping on something fancy in Houston. Make a pit stop at one of these watering holes and toast to your relationship. Pretend like you’re on a tropical vacation when you order mai tais at Kanaloa Tiki Bar or stroll down the bourbon trail at Public Services Wine & Whiskey. Miss Carousel serves Moscow mules and more in a laid back setting, while Houston Cider Co. delivers cool, crisp ciders. Sit back and sip the evening away together. 

Kanaloa Tiki Bar  

Via Eater

311 Travis Street 

Houston, TX 77002 

(832) 582-6764 

Public Services Wine & Whiskey  

202 Travis St #100 

Houston, TX 77002 

(713) 516-8897 

Miss Carousel 

12010 Saint Emanuel 

Houston, TX 77003 

(832) 582-7330 

Houston Cider Co 

1125 W Cavalcade St 

Houston, TX 77009 

(832) 834-7151

For the adventurous couples

Get your adrenaline pumping! When you’re wondering where to take a date in Houston, consider some of the city’s more adventurous options. Take a leap of faith together at iFly Houston, where you can feel like you’re flying, without involving your fear of heights. Or test your aim at Houston Axe Throwing. Better yet, partake in some friendly competition at Urban War Zone—the ultimate paintball experience! But if you desire a slightly tamer adventure, score a tandem kayak and venture along the Buffalo Bayou.

iFLY Houston 

26860 N 1-45 

Oak Ridge North, TX 77386 

(281) 942-4359 

Houston Axe Throwing 

6734 Larkwood Drive Suite B 

Houston, TX 77074 

(832) 930-2937 

Urban War Zone 

2315 Telephone Rd 

Houston, TX 77023 

(281) 892-1148 

Buffalo Bayou 

Houston, TX 77002

For the nature seekers

When it comes to the most romantic places in Houston, sometimes all it takes is stepping out into nature. Pack a picnic and these scenic spots will do the rest. Spend an afternoon exploring the perfectly manicured Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, which is an extension of the Museum of Fine Arts. Then rent pedal boats at McGovern Lake for a private getaway on the water—if only they were swan boats! Meanwhile, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary offers a peaceful retreat for strolling hand in hand. For more nature, steal some butterfly kisses at the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Walk through the butterfly habitat and marvel at all the fluttering insects—the whimsical atmosphere will make your hearts flutter, too. 

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens 



6003 Memorial Drive 

Houston, TX 77007 


Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary 

449 Wilchester Blvd  

Houston, TX 77079 

(713) 932-1639 

Cockrell Butterfly Center 

5555 Hermann Park Drive 

Houston, TX 77030 

(713 )639-4629

For the artsy duos

Add a little sophistication to your night on the town. Houston is home to a number of theaters and museums that offer the perfect venues for date night. The Houston Symphony delivers show stopping performances every time, while you and your sweetheart could spend hours getting lost in the exhibits at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Keep the artistic theme rolling with a visit to TheMenil Collection, where the beautiful exhibits will win you major brownie points with your date. Check out the calendar at Moody Center for the Arts to see some epic performances and exhibits, and end your evening becoming part of the art scene with a live Rocky Horror Picture show at Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre!

 Houston Symphony 

Via Houston Symphony Press

615 Louisiana St Suite 102 

Houston, TX 77002 

(713) 224-7575 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 

    1001 Bissonnet 

Houston, TX 77005 

(713) 639-7300 

Menil Collection 

 1533 Sul Ross 

Houston, TX 


Moody Center for the Arts 

Rice University 

6100 Main Street, MS-480 

Houston, TX 77005-1827 

(713) 348-2787 

River Oaks Theatre 

2009 W Gray St 

Houston, TX 77019 

(713) 524-2175

For the off-beat pair

Get flirty at one of these unique and quirky attractions in the city. You and your date will definitely score at Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs. This game hall is a throwback to all your favorite arcade machines—now’s your chance to let your gaming skills shine! Continue those retro vibes at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink, where you can skate holding hands and show off your moves. Houston’s Improv shows at Station Theater promise a night full of belly laughs, and Neil’s Bahr hosts movie nights on Mondays, which ups the ante on the ol’ dinner and a movie route. Round out the evening with a cutesy photo opp in front of the Gerald D. Hines Waterfall Park—it’ll seriously up your Instagram game. 

Joystix Classic Games and Pinballs  

Via Joystix Classic Games & Pinballs Facebook

1820 Franklin St 

Houston, TX 77002 

(713) 224-2225 

Dairy Ashford Roller Rink  

1820 S Dairy Ashford 

Houston, TX 77077 

(281) 493-5651 

Houston’s Improv at Station Theater 

1230 Houston Avenue 

Houston, TX 77007 

(832) 786-0413 

Neil’s Bahr  

2006 Walker St 

Houston, TX 77003 

(713) 237-0644 

Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park  

2800 Post Oak Blvd 

Houston, TX 77056 

(713) 850-8841 

For the musically inclined

Serenade your partner and bust out your dance moves. Now’s your opportunity to really impress. Houston is home to plenty of places to take the stage or rock out to your favorite bands. Show off your chops or take on a duet at Glitter Karaoke, where you and your date can shine in the spotlight. Another option is to surprise your date with lawn tickets to a big show at White Oak Music Hall. For a more intimate date night, check out the gigs at Axelrad, where the bar hosts musical talent and serves up drinks; the perfect combination for a special night out. 

Glitter Karaoke  

Via Eater

2621 Milam St 

Houston, TX 77006 

(713) 526-4900 

White Oak Music Hall 

2915 N Main St 

Houston, TX 77009 

(713) 237-0307 


1517 Alabama 

Houston, TX 77004 

(713) 597-8800

Whether it’s your first or fifth date, you and your honey deserve some alone time together. From unique adventures to lowkey hangouts, these romantic date ideas are sure to help you and your partner live the good life all around Houston.  

Are you looking to visit Houston? Check out our listings or call 1-844-BOOK-OYO to find available rooms today.

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