Valentine’s Day is often a day of romantic love and time spent with those closest to your heart. It’s also a day of stress and anxiety, littered with high expectations.
Making plans, buying gifts and providing that original “wow” factor to the evening can be a daunting task for even the most experienced couples.
So to help, here is a list of ideas around Fort Worth to change things up this Valentine’s Day.
1. Love Birds at Bird Cafe
Bird Cafe will have a special Valentine’s Day dinner option for their “Love Bird’s Sunday.” A three-course meal with a variety of options could be nothing short of an amazing dining choice for your romantic evening with that special someone. Bird Cafe is located right in the heart of Fort Worth’s famous Sundance Square providing the elegant setting for an evening walk under the city lights. To make reservations or see the Valentine’s Day menu visit Birdinthe.net.
2. “Songs for Lovers” at Kimbell Art Museum
Treat your special someone to the serenading sounds of the Schola Cantorum of the Texas Chamber Choir as they perform “Songs for Lovers” at the Kimbell Art Museum. Roses, chocolates and a cash bar are sure to make this an essential stop on your evening of romance. The performance will include a wide variety of love songs that will bring you a little closer this Valentine’s Day. For more information or to purchase tickets visit kimbellart.org.
3. Valentine’s Day soiree at Scat Jazz Lounge
Don’t worry about setting the mood this Valentine’s Day. Scatt Jazz Lounge will host a live performance from the talented Tatiana Mayfield. Sit and relax with a drink or get out on the dance floor and strut your stuff. Now’s the time to surprise your partner with those two dance moves you’ve been perfecting over the last decade. For more information or to buy tickets visit scatjazzlounge.com.
4. Max’s Wine Dive
If you and your special someone can’t be together on Feb. 14 you could celebrate the date early or late at Max’s Wine Dive. Located across from Montgomery Plaza, they will be offering a special Valentine’s Day Menu starting this week and running until Feb. 20. Dinner options consist of a three-course meal topped off with their notoriously fatal desert, “Death by Chocolate.” For more information visit maxswinedive.com.
5. Cutting Edge Haunted House
Let’s say you’re not much for the sentimental traditions of this lovers holiday. Maybe you need a little more edge on your weekend agenda. Cutting Edge Haunted House will be hosting a Valentine’s night of terror. Don’t spend your evening with flowers and chocolates, but instead, fighting off zombies and werewolves. Cutting Edge is considered by Guinness World Records to be the world’s largest haunted attraction. For more information or to purchase tickets visit cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com.
6. “Share the Love” at the Fort Worth Science and History Museum
Some of us don’t have the luxury of a romantic night out on the town, so if you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family, a night at the museum might be just the thing for you. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will be hosting a “Share the Love Weekend.” This is a perfect opportunity for kids to spend the afternoon learning about the human heart, create scientific valentines and witness a “Star-Crossed Lovers Planetarium Show.” For more information visit fortworthmuseum.org/share-love.
7. Coyote Drive-in Theatre
Maybe try a more classic approach with a cinematic evening at the Coyote Drive-in theatre. They’re called classics for a reason. Relax with the seat back in the comfort of your own vehicle this Valentine’s Day. Though it may be a simple idea, Coyote Drive-In Theatre offers three viewing screens, food service, full bar and a beautiful view overlooking downtown Fort Worth. In addition, they have wide a selection of eight newly released films throughout the evening. Tickets will be available for purchase at the theatre or online at CoyoteDrive-in.com.
8. Valentine’s Day dinner at Cafe Modern
If you’re looking for that truly romantic dining experience, Cafe Modern presents a Valentine’s dinner complete with music, cocktail and three-course menu options. Cafe Modern, located in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, provides a serene and elegant setting to ensure the perfect evening for couples. Also, choose from a wide variety of wines to complement your meal. For more information visit themodern.org.
9. Cooking demonstration at Central Market
Don’t waste time with restaurant reservations this year, get in the kitchen and cook up some love as Central Market hosts a Valentine’s Day cooking demonstration for couples. Sit back and watch your elegant food options cooked right in front of you for a romantic evening out. Seats are limited so sign up today at centralmarket.com.
10. FW Market + Table
For a new dining experience in Fort Worth try Market + Table located in the West 7th Plaza. They will be premiering their Valentine’s weekend menu and with the modern design, the relaxed atmosphere could make for the perfect quiet dinner. FW Market + Table also has patio seating to sit and relax with a great view of the vibrant city lights. For more information visit fwmarketandtable.com.
Don’t go through the motions this year. Show the person you cherish the most that you can still come up with fresh plans on Valentine’s Day.
Absorb the atmosphere of the Scatt Jazz Lounge or run terrified through Cutting Edge’s Haunted House. Either way, enjoy the company of the ones you love and maybe this Valentine’s Day you will find a new tradition.