Call me a romantic but I think that love is the best part of living, and one of the best times in our lives is when we’re falling in love.  So I’m here to help you romance your sweetie.  We are richly blessed with the variety of restaurants, parks, shops, and you name it, right here in our own backyard.  I've listed below a few of my recommendations for this weekend.  Read on and see if anything tickles your fancy.

Gondola Adventures

Nothing says romance quite like an evening in a gondola.  Enjoy dinner or simply float through the canals of Las Colinas, where private inlets with refreshing waterfall views will take your breath away.  Listen while the Gondolier sings or plays romantic music.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, too – it’s a tradition to kiss under every bridge.  Learn More


Stay at a Four Seasons Villa

Four Seasons with fire pit

How romantic is this?  You check into the Four Seasons where you enjoy luxurious accommodations, then relax with a glass of wine near a crackling fire on your own villa lawn.  If that’s not enough, you can enjoy the Irving Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Classical Mystery Tour Presents: A Tribute to the Beatles, as well as breakfast for two each morning, all at one special price.  Learn More


Retreat to Mokara Spa at the Omni Hotel

Give your pookie bear a spa experience, customized for both men and women.    Massages, facials, manicures and pedicures will make you feel like a new couple.  The Omni Mandalay is also offering $100 in cuisine and cocktail credits, a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, and late check-out with their Retreat to Romance getaway package.  Learn More   

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Take a walk through Centennial Park

Centennial Park

What’s so romantic about a city park?  Well, the scenery for one.  Even Yelp gives it 4½ stars.  As you jog, power walk, or take a romantic stroll, you can watch the geese and ducks or bring a picnic lunch.  In fact, you should stop by Joe’s Coffee Shop on your way and grab something to go from their Sandwich Board.  After a picnic and walk, share a romantic giant milkshake at Big State Fountain Grill or an all-you-can-eat Romanza Special dinner at Villa’s Brazilian Steakhouse.  While you’re there, why not visit the Texas Musicians Museum?  Our downtown area can be very serene and peaceful, or vibrant and exciting – either way you can certainly find romance there.  Learn More


Argentina Bakery

Argentina Bakery

Perhaps your sweetie prefers sweets.  There is a wide array of goodies to choose from at Argentina Bakery.  Stop by for just a few treats or order an entire cake, they’re sure to delight.  I quickly grabbed these desserts and took them back to the sweethearts I work with at the office.  They received a unanimous thumbs-up!  It’s a great place for last-minute dessert ideas.  Learn More


More ideas . . . 

Need some help selecting the perfect wine?

The Four Seasons Master Sommelier, James Tidwell, explains his wine choices in this article in Vogue.

Enjoy DIY’ing your cards and gifts? 

Stop by Michaels® at 7635 N. MacArthur Blvd.  They have 50% off all Valentine’s Day Décor, paper, stickers, embellishments and Stamps, plus sales on a whole lot more. 

Dining, Dancing, Concerts and Comics

Friday, February 10

  • Listen to Darrell Goldman at The Ranch, corner of N. MacArthur and Hwy. 114.  8 p.m.  No cover.  Learn More
  • Inversion Band will rock the house at Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Dr. 9:30 p.m.  No cover.  Learn More
  • Junior Clark and the Journeymen are playing at the Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd.  8:00 p.m.  Donations for the band are accepted at the door.  Learn More

Saturday, February 11

  • Chris Boss will perform at Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Dr. 9:30 p.m.  No Cover. Learn More
  • Faron Lee Gilbert is at The Ranch, corner of N. MacArthur and Hwy. 114.  8 p.m.  No cover.  Learn More
  • You won’t want to miss Jackie Don Loe’s Soul Happening at the Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 8 p.m.  Donations for the band are accepted at the door.  Learn More
  • The Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., presents the Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles.  Saturday, February 11 @ 7:30 p.m.  $38 - $49  Learn More
  • Coming to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd., is the Dallas Comic Show.  11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 - $60.  Learn More

Sunday, February 12

  • Continuing at the Irving Convention Center is the Dallas Comic Show.  11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $5 - $60.  Learn More


For additional events in Irving and the D/FW area, visit the Events page on our website –