Austin is, undoubtedly, for lovers. We boast awe-inspiring natural wonders, great food, and culture to spare. Whether you’re still in the honeymoon stage with your special somebody or you’re celebrating fifty years together and still get butterflies, you can count on Austin to provide you with all the magic of a true romantic escape from reality.
Tell Your Partner to Take a Hike
Lace up your hiking boots and pack a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine, because tonight you’re enjoying dinner while looking down on all the lights and sparkle of our beautiful city. One of the highest points in Austin, Mount Bonnell overlooks the entire city. Plan your hike for right before sunset so you can see the end of the day bathe Austin in an ephemeral glow, then share a cheese and charcuterie board while passing your bottle of wine back and forth.
*Guide for the top hiking spots in Austin from Austinot.
Put on the Ritz
Don your finest attire and glammed up for a live show at the historic Paramount Theatre. This venue exudes charm and opulence, and you don’t want to miss it while you’re here in Austin. Grab tickets to see a ballet, a classic film, or a comedy show, but no matter what you see, you won’t be disappointed in your surroundings.
*Our pick for the best theater in Austin is Paramount.
Enjoy a Couple’s Massage
Nothing is quite as intimate as stripping off your clothes and letting a stranger rub your body down for an hour. Escalate the experience by bringing your beloved with you to help you overcome that initial awkwardness of disrobing. Once you’re on the massage table, you’ll forget your shyness as a skilled masseuse starts working their skills on your tense muscles. Depending on if you choose a more relaxing massage or a deeper tissue variety, you and your partner will have a fond memory to share together afterward.
*Our pick for the best massage in Austin is Viva Day Spa.
Stay at a Bed and Breakfast
Austin boasts a vast selection of fine bed and breakfasts. Whether you want a want to stay in a converted Victorian home (which you can find at the Adams House) or you’re looking for something a touch more modern, you’ll have your choice of places to lay your head at night. Stay within the city limits to make rolling out of bed, enjoying a delicious breakfast, and jump-starting your day a breeze, or take a short drive out a little bit and immerse yourself in the splendid views of the nearby countryside. Either way, you’ll wake up a little bit more in love with your partner.
*Our pick for best is The Adams House.
Take Dance Lessons (Then Later, Show Off Those Moves!)
Austin has no shortage of live music and dancing, but before you decide to tear up the dance floor, make sure your dancing skills are up to par. Slip on your dancing shoes and hit Austin Uptown Dance for either private or group lessons. If your style is more classic, look into swing dancing or – since it takes two to do it – learn how to tango! If you’re more into a country western vibe and want to pop into a saloon after you finish your lesson, a little Honky Tonk may be for you. You simply can’t go wrong working up a sweat dancing with your partner!
Whether you’re looking to fully indulge yourself with a full schedule of activities to partake in or you just feel like taking it slow, Austin has exactly what you’re looking for. You can work out the knots in your muscles with a couple’s massage, or wear yourself out hiking one of the many beautiful natural landscapes that can be found here. No matter how you choose you fill your romantic escape, you’ll leave refreshed, invigorated, and utterly head-over-heels in love.