There’s no doubt about it – it’s ridiculously hot outside. If you’re looking to heat up your dating life and not just your external temperature, keep reading because we’ve compiled 11 of our favorite summer date ideas in San Antonio to inspire your next romantic outing!
Cool down together with the best popsicles your tongue has ever licked
If you’ve scrolled through your Instagram feed during the past two weeks then there’s a high probability that you’ve seen mouthwatering photos from SA’s newest gourmet popsicle shop – Steel City Pops. Grab your significant other and get ready to create your ultimate popsicle. Steel City Pops features dairy based and water based popsicles that are made with 100% all natural and local ingredients.
Sing sweet love songs into each other’s ears at Pearl Park
#WednesdayDateNight is trending now that Pearl features Sound Creme Sunset Sessions on the lawn. Grab a picnic blanket, snacks, and an umbrella and head to Pearl Park! Every Wednesday night the newly opened Pearl Park is filled with music by various DJs from San Antonio and beyond. Make sure to get there early to score a spacious spot and stop by Larder to pick up your favorite wine, beer, cider or Topo for a jammin’ date night.
Set the mood at Downstairs at Esquire Tavern
If you’d rather avoid the heat altogether, head downtown and downstairs to Downstairs at the Esquire Tavern. The new basement bar provides locals with a hideaway from the tourist hotspot just upstairs. A staircase lined with candles leads you to Downstairs at Esquire where you will be greeted by intricate wood carvings, a full bar and just enough light to read the words on your menu. This place is sexy.
Sip on sake together at SA’s newest gastropub
If specialized cocktails and high-quality bar food get you excited then Hanzo, a new Japanese-inspired gastropub on Broadway, is your next date location. The new gastropub also features a small but unique food menu that will pair perfectly with your Yuzual Suspect cocktail composed of yuzu sake, yuzu-ginger syrup, lime and Topo Chico.
Take turns sippin’ each others sangria at Sangria on the Burg
If you live near the Medical Center and haven’t hit up Sangria on the Burg yet, this is your time! Sangria flights include red, white, grapefruit, Jameson ginger and Big Red sangrias! Please make sure to have an Uber ready to go or a DD because all that sangria can get a little crazy and we know you want to get home safe for the second part of the date.
Move your asana to Hays Street Bridge for a yoga date
Are you looking for a truly unique date that will get both of you hot and sweaty in front of a beautiful view? Take your boo to yoga on the Hays Street Bridge! Check out Mobile Om’s class schedule to see dates and times for Vinyasa with a View.
Experience flying through the air together
Have you ever wanted to fly through the air? Make this a reality by taking your date to Aerial Yoga Boerne where you two can spend the day intricately wrapped in a aerial yoga hammock in midair.
Indulge in a five-course dinner in one of SA’s most romantic hotels
Jacqueline and I recently attended a Whiskey Dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter and spent the evening being serenaded by live, acoustic music and indulging in a five-course dinner complete with whiskey pairings. We recommend surprising your date with an overnight stay at the Marriott after dinner to keep the date going until early morning. In room breakfast is always romantic in our book!
Slurp noodles (in a cute way…if possible) at Ming’s
Instead of taking your significant other on another (expensive) candlelit dinner next date night, head to the noodle bar! Ming’s Noodle Bar, located at 5253 McCullough Ave., is housed in a cute train cart next door to other cute train carts, one of which features homemade cupcakes. Noodles and cupcakes, is there a better combination?
Unwind with couple massages under a starlit room at Hiatus Spa
San Antonio’s newest wellness spot – Hiatus Spa + Retreat – is located inside Pearl (across from Larder’s back patio) and features 5,000-square-feet of pure relaxation. Surprise your love with the Kindred Spirits couples massage under a starlit room. Oh so romantic!
Spend a weekend amongst the hills
An hour and a half away from San Antonio rests a secret getaway where hilltops surround you and city noise is replaced with chirping birds and gentle winds. Medina Highpoint Resort, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country alongside Robertson Creek, is the ideal setting for spending hours exploring the trails within the resort, lounging in the Medina River and stargazing. And with bunkhouses starting at $70, you won’t have to worry about spending the whole weekend eating packaged ramen.
There you have it! Eleven exciting dates to keep you entertained during the summer. Do you have a date idea you think we’d love? Please let us know in the comment section below!