Romantic Dates

Maybe you can't buy love but at least you can spend for a good time. Dinner and a movie is a safe bet but sometimes romance calls for coloring outside the lines. Whether it's a hotel sleepover or balloon ride, heed our advice to set the perfect scene for wooing that special someone.

Updated: January 15, 2010

Where to Woo

Soaring Adventures-America Inc

112 Old Richfield Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Say "I love you" at 3,000 feet. The price for two includes champagne and breathtaking views of North Texas countryside at sunrise or sunset. Other than sprouting wings, it's probably the closest you'll get to being a bird for an hour. Save $60 if you book the Valentine's Day special.

Belmont Hotel Dallas Hotels

901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

The retro-cool Belmont Hotel designed by noted architect Charles Dilbeck offers one of the best views of the Dallas skyline and a romantic getaway in the city's heart. Book the Fools Rush in Romance package which includes a suite, bottle of champagne, sweets, candles and breakfast in bed for $350 on weekends and $325 during weekdays.

Trinity River Expeditions

304 Lyman Cir, Dallas, TX 75211

Though not known for its natural beauty, Dallas does offer the intrepid urban explorer a few scenic outdoor adventures. One of the lesser known is a guided canoe trip on the Trinity River. Trips are available the second Saturday of each month and are $45 per person. All trips meet at 8:30am.

Marie Gabrielle Restaurant

2728 N Harwood St Ste 160, Dallas, TX 75201

Open for lunch Monday through Friday, this restaurant and special event space is a popular spot for weddings and receptions. Dining room windows overlook a romantic, intimate garden that one might subtly hint would be ideal for a June ceremony.