Sources as diverse as Travel + Leisure, Amazon.com and OpenTable have ranked San Antonio as one of the most romantic cities in the United States, so there's no shortage of Valentine's Day activities for you and your sweetheart. Here are the events that are tops on our list.
Opened in 1929, local landmark Faust Hotel maintains its original status as a world-class hotel with a mix of Art Deco design and modern amenities. On February 14 the hotel is hosting a Valentine's Day dinner in its elegant ballroom. Dinner runs from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., but why not keep the romance going by spending the night in one of the hotel's intimate and luxurious rooms?
Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera famously shared one of the most passionate and unique romances of all time. Carmens is celebrating Valentine's Day with a recounting of their storied relationship through mini-acts and music. Showtime is 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 11. The $25 tickets include a complimentary glass of sangria, while dinner and a small bites menu are available until 11 p.m.
Enjoy a sophisticated twist on the traditional box of chocolates at the aptly-named Paramour, a rooftop bar atop the Phipps Building on the Riverwalk. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, the bar will be offering three different $25 flights featuring a gourmet chocolate paired with a curated specialty cocktail. You can also indulge in a purchase of a top champagne such as Veuve Cliquot, with each one accompanied by a chef's charcuterie board.
Both men and women say that a sense of humor is one of the more attractive traits in a partner, so let laughter lead the way to romance at The Groucho Show. Award-winning actor Damien Gillan channels the legendary comedian in this lively tribute to romantic comedies using storytelling, song and dance, and audience interaction. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 and the $40 tickets include dinner with your choice of five Little Italy favorites.
Spend a day with your significant other on a fun and fascinating tour of three local Hill Country microbreweries. Tickets are $200 per couple and include transportation, lunch, snacks and tastings at all three locations, a souvenir tasting glass and a special Valentine's Day gift. Hop on board Saturday, February 11 at 11 a.m.
Do you prefer a quiet, intimate Valentine's Day celebration or do you like to live it up with your sweetheart? Tell us in the comments!