150+ Top Date Ideas & Romantic Things to Do in San Antonio for Couples

Are you trying to come up with first date ideas in San Antonio. But you aren’t quite sure what to do? There are so many romantic things to do for couples that the hardest thing about this task is deciding what to do next! Save this for the next time you need a San Antonio date idea. Whether you’re looking for something romantic, free, fun, active, or food oriented. And even though many of these articles are based around activities for couples, in general, these ideas are great for people just looking for new date ideas in San Antonio!

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Romantic San Antonio Date Ideas

Love will definitely be in the air with these romantic things to do in San Antonio for couples!

1. Grab Drinks in the Sky – The Tower of Americas offers views of downtown San Antonio from the Observation Desk and is the perfect place to grab a top-tier. Romantic dinner at Chop House or drinks at Bar 601.

2. Visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden – Wander hand-in-hand and walk through all of the flowers and blooms for a romantic date night at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

3. Enjoy Drinks at Jazz TX – Listen to the smooth sounds of jazz music as you sip on cocktails and enjoy good conversation with your partner. Jazz TX has two performances a night with no cover Tuesday through Thursday at 5:30pm.

4. Go on a Wine Tour – San Antonio is close to the Texas Hill Country! Home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries. Cottonwood Wine Tours offers several different wine tours for every budget and availability. Travel into the Hill Country to wineries in towns like Boerne and Fredericksburg, enjoy wine tastings, and wander through vineyards.

Or visit up to 20 different wineries aboard the 290 Wine Shuttle, which travels along the infamous 290 Wine Trail, and arrives every 15 minutes to take you onto the next stop. Tickets are just $39.99 a person!

5. Get a Couples Massage – Enjoy a romantic couples massage with all kinds of Texas ingredients like beeswax, honey, and lavender with some of the best views. Loma de Vide Spa offers couples massages in their sky loft and in a beautiful grotto.

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6. Relax in a Salt Cave – Enjoy all of the relaxing and healing properties while laying back in the salt caves at Eforea Spa.

7. Make a Bouquet – Rather than just getting her flowers, head over to the Vintage Bouquet Bar in the Pearl District where they have flowers you can arrange yourself to create a one-of-a-kind, thoughtful bouquet.

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8. Go for a Wine Tasting – Stray Grape has 50 different wines to try. Or, if you want to be extra romantic on your next San Antonio date, work with them to create your own wine and label that you can enjoy as time passes.

9. Wander Through the Vineyards – Or drive out to North San Antonio and visit Lara Vineyards. Wander through the vineyard together and try varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as unique wines like hibiscus wine.

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10. Listen to the Symphony – Get dressed up for a night at the San Antonio Symphony. In addition to the classical concerts, the San Antonio Symphony has other shows, such as live accompaniments to movies and even pop music!

11. Go on a Helicopter Tour – See San Antonio from up high with your partner, including views of iconic buildings like the Alamo with Alamo Helicopter Tours.

12. Take a Couples Massage Class – A massage only happens once, but with a couples massage class at the Love Institute, you can learn a skill that will last a lifetime. Just be prepared for your partner to expect massages regularly!

13. Go on a Romantic Picnic – Picnic Envy does a variety of romantic picnic set-ups, including backyard movies and candlelight picnics!

14. Take a Day or Weekend Trip – There are so many little cities nearby in the Texas Hill Country! Go on a day trip to the French town of Castroville, the German town of New BraunfelsSeguin, and so many others!

15. Turn it into a Vacation/Staycation – Why does a San Antonio date night have to last just one night? Turn a date night into an entire weekend. Stay in a beautiful hotel, like Hotel Emma in the Pearl District, and spend a couple of days together checking out all of the romantic things to do in San Antonio.

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Fun San Antonio Date Ideas

Keep the laughter flowing and the energy high with these fun date ideas San Antonio list that are sure to impress.

1. Play Mini Golf – With places like Monster Mini Golf. You can add a little bit of competition to your San Antonio date night and have the winner buy drinks after.

2. Catch a Show at the Majestic Theatre- Originally built in 1929. The Majestic Theatre will enchant you with its classic beauty. Here, you can catch top Broadway shows, comedy shows, ballets, and other incredible shows.

3. Visit a Speakeasy – Enjoy a drink prohibition style at one of the many speakeasy bars in San Antonio.

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4. Fun Nights at the Alamo Drafthouse – More than just a regular theater, Alamo Drafthouse has special events where they invite you to sing along, react out loud, and engage with the movie. No worries about getting hushed here.

5. Visit the Pearl Farmers Market – The weekend farmers market at the Pearl is huge! It’s so much fun to try all the different goods from local vendors, sample some new items, and see all the cute dogs walking around. End your date by exploring the local stores and grabbing a bite to eat one of their

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6. Go Two-Stepping – Grab your cowboy boots and put on your cowboy hat for a night of dancing. With a live band and dance lessons for those who don’t know how, Cowboys Dance Hall is always a good time. Not far from San Antonio in Helotes TX is Floore’s, a Texas Honky Tonk and dance hall staple with a restaurant and live musical performances.

7. Catch a Basketball Game – The blood of San Antonians runs silver and black and going to watch a Spurs or Silver Stars game is a must in your date night ideas San Antonio list!

8. Adult Nights at the Doseum – The Doseum isn’t just for kids. At Redo Nights you can unleash your inner child, but with drinks involved.

9. Volunteer at the Humane Society – The Humane Society is always looking for dog and cat socializers. Spend time together loving on cats and dogs for a fun date idea.

10. Check out the Vintage Shops – Set up a budget, pick a theme, and see who can put together the best outfit. Even take it out for a date! Thrift Town has one of the largest selections or hop around to other local spots like Montage.

11. Go Racing at K1 Speed – K1 Speed has the fastest indoor electric go karts in Texas that go as fast as 45 mph. Gone are the days when you had to strategically choose the go-kart that was fastest and win on sheer luck.

12. Play Arcade Games – Grab a drink and play old arcade games together at Slackers. They have giant Jenga, pool, air hockey, and other classic arcade games.

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13. Sing Horribly Together – Unless you sing well. Then that’s cool. The people at Dad’s Karaoke really get into the karaoke and are a fun group! Other local bars that host weekly karaoke nights are:

  • Thirsty Horse Saloon: live band karaoke, Fridays & Sundays
  • Hi-Tones: Mondays
  • The Bang Bang Bar: Sundays
  • The Amp Room: Thursdays

14. Visit the San Antonio Zoo – The San Antonio Zoo has so much going on if you just want to visit. Including feeding hippos, giraffes, and tortoises; going behind the scenes, and having butterflies fly all around you! They also have some extra romantic date ideas, like a romantic dinner in front of the hippos on Valentine’s Day.

15. Tackle an Escape Room – This is a San Antonio date night that could make or break a relationship. How well do you two react under pressure? Solve puzzles to escape the room or save the world. Each escape room has a different theme, such as James Bond themed rooms, raiding the tombs, and more. Check out Extreme Escapes and the Texas Panic Room for some great themes.

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16. Go Indoor Skydiving – Maybe skydiving isn’t for you but get the thrill at iFly as you do back flips in the air and experience flying inside a small chamber.

17. Ride Roller Coasters – They say when your heart is racing from excitement. You’ll associate those feelings with the person you’re with. Making Six Flags a great first date, or just one of the cute date ideas San Antonio in general.

18. Feed Stingrays – Swim with the stingrays and ride a boat under an aquarium at Aquatica!

19. Or Other Exotic Animals – Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a drive-thru safari experience where you’ll be able to feed and take photos of exotic animals like Emus, Cheetahs, Lemurs, Rhinos, and more! They also have guided tours and additional excursions like the Aviary Experience, where you can hand feed beautiful birds, the Pre-Historic Experience with realistic, animatronic dinosaurs, or a VIP Giraffe Experience.

20. Go on a Sightseeing Bus Tour – Playing tourist in your own city can be a fun way to bond with your partner! You might learn new things that you never knew about the city in a double-decker sightseeing bus tour.

21. Practice Your Golf Skills – At Top Golf, hang out in a private booth and hit a bunch of golf balls while eating good food and drinking cocktails. No need to chase golf balls around the course.

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22. Go on a Ghost Tour – If you like a little thrill, combine a pub crawl with a ghost tour. Learn about San Antonio’s haunted bars and historic buildings while enjoying drink specials at different bars with Bad Wolf Ghost Tours or Nightly Spirits.

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours offers walking tours and a ghost bus tour. You can use Alamo City Ghost Tours provided ghost hunting equipment and hunt for ghosts while learning all about San Antonio’s history.

RJA Ghost Tours offers nightly walking tours led by Certified Paranormal Investigators. You won’t just learn about San Antonio’s history. But also it’s folklore, and you’ll leave with some new knowledge about manifestations and hauntings.

Ghost City Tours offers an adults-only experience and sprinkle in a little of the occult, demons, and more into this haunted walking tour.

San Antonio Segway Tours also offers a ghost tour on board one of their Segways, meaning you can travel further, faster, and see more of one of the most haunted cities in America.

23. Pretend You’re Spanish Royalty – at the Spanish Governer’s Palace! Built in the 1700s, walking through this incredible palace is like walking through history with its beautiful Spanish architecture and design.

24. Meet Your Favorite Celebrities – Or at least see their wax replicas at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Go through the Wax Museum and take realistic photos to trick your friends.

25. Become a Texas Ranger – Or at least go on a guide with a ranger at the Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. You’ll feel like you’re in the Wild West. Plus, grab a drink at the saloon.

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26. Go Bowling – Bowling has really gotten an upgrade! Places like Bowlero and Pinstack have cool arcade games, gourmet dining, and tasty drinks rather than a questionable cheeseburger.

Bowl & Barrel is a more up-scale bowling alley with a tavern and a beer hall. After 7 pm, only visitors 18+ are allowed unless accompanied by an adult.

27. Catch an Event at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center – There’s always a unique event going on. Including weekly performances, music festivals, dances, and the free Galeria Guadalupe.

28. Explore the McNay Art Museum – Just wandering through the grounds of the McNay Art Museum makes for a great date. But they also regularly add new exhibits.

29. Visit the Institute of Texan Cultures – A Smithsonian Affiliate, this San Antonio museum shares the global culture of those who call Texas home. T