Elite singles need elite romantic dating venues, and that’s as true in Houston as it is in Paris, London, or New York. The question is, where in Houston should you have a sophisticated and well-educated professional date? Your local bar or Tex-Mex restaurant won’t do, and a Rockets game is out of the question.
No, when you sign up to meet Houston singles with us, you’ll need Houston date ideas that are more distinguished and exceptional. With that in mind, here are some romantic things to do in Houston that will really impress your date and get things off to a good start.
Reserve a box at the Opera.- Romantic
It may not be as famous as Texans, but Houston is actually home to one of the best opera companies in America. Headquartered in the Wrotham Theater Center in the downtown district, the Houston Grand Opera has an ever-changing program of works spanning composers as diverse as Wagner, Verdi and Adams. Nothing communicates sensitivity and class like a night at the opera, so polish your cufflinks and press down on your tuxedo, and make an appointment with the city’s virtuoso performers. You can add to the experience by writing a dinner date at a nearby fancy restaurant. Brenner’s on the Bayou has alfresco rooftop dining and serves some of the best steaks in Houston.
Take a wine tasting at La Fuente.
Wine is something elite singles can bond over. If you have intimate knowledge of the world’s best vintages and want to show off your nose for wine, La Fuente is the best place to go. You and your date can join group tasting sessions or arrange private reservations, where you can sample the winery’s Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Chardonnay, all grown in Chile and available exclusively to Houston connoisseurs. Their Carmenere is exceptional (won silver at the 2008 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition). If nothing else, a tasting is an elegant way to enjoy a few glasses of wine and discover your new favorite vintage. YourChristianDate
See a performance by the Alley Theatre.
Houston is a great place for lovers of the performing arts, which is also good news for professionals who want an awesome date spot. If you want to show your love for theater, the Alley Theater is the best place to go. The company has received a prestigious Tony Award for Best Regional Theater and takes its productions to the world theater circuit. Most of the time, though, its most talented players are on the stages of downtown Houston, performing time-honored works of Shakespeare and cutting-edge contemporary shows. Book a single show or buy a couple of season passes, allowing you and your date to repeat the experience every time a new play opens.
Take a cocktail cruise on Lake Conroe.- Romantic
Isn’t there something indescribably romantic about clinking cocktail glasses and letting your eyes meet on the deck of an old fashioned steamboat, with the city lights twinkling in the distance? It may sound like something that would happen in New Orleans, but boat cruises on Lake Conroe are one of the most romantic things to do in Houston. Every Saturday night, the Southern Empress weighs anchor and hits the open waters of the lake, with cocktail servers and chefs catering to every passenger’s needs and live music, making for a truly magical experience. Just book a ticket and head to Sunset Harbor half an hour before you sail.
See the view of downtown Houston from the Spindle top restaurant.
Few experiences are as romantic as sharing a sublime view, and the best views in Houston come from Spindletop Restaurant. Located at the top of the Hyatt Hotel, the Spindletop gently rotates as you dine, providing a 360-degree view of the city. The food is almost as nice as the eyes, with a reputation for gourmet seafood and a commitment to sourcing high-quality local produce. Just check with your date if you suffer from vertigo as, on 34 floors, the restaurant can be overwhelming for anyone sensitive to heights.
Stroll outdoors at the Houston Arboretum.- Romantic
If you can’t think of romantic things to do in Houston, remember: Nature is all about romance, and it always will be! Houston may not be strewn with tulips like Amsterdam or experience as vivid a spring bloom as Savannah, but it does have some wonderful green spaces and gardens to explore. If you agree that reconnecting with nature is a great date idea, suggest meeting your date at the Houston Arboretum on Wood way Drive; you can easily find a secluded spot among the tree-lined paths.
Visit some of the Houston florists.
Gardens are a romantic possibility, but you can’t go picking flowers in Memorial Park. Fortunately, Houston is home to a wide variety of florists and flower planners, who can provide your date with a beautiful bouquet to complete an idyllic date. You can head to Mercado Central to see the regional flowers grown by Cuts of Color or visit Breen’s, consistently rated the number one florist in town. When you see the vivid colors of your carnations and roses, you’ll instantly see why. YourChristianDate.Com
Tour the Museum of Fine Arts.- Romantic
Flowers, river cruises, theatre — they’re all great date ideas in Houston, but nothing beats an afternoon viewing masterpieces from around the world. The Museum of Fine Arts is the perfect place to take a demanding date. You can share in the experience of seeing fine Islamic art, ceramics from China and Japan, street photography from the 1920s, and travelling collections of world-renowned French Impressionists like Degas. Every week, there is something exceptional for art lovers to savour. If you’re stuck for Houston date ideas and can’t think of the ideal place, always keep the gallery up your sleeve.