Table for two, please

The 16 Most Romantic Tables in Town

Whether it's Valentine's Day or Friday night, these spots are sure to woo your beloved.

02/07/2023 By Gwendolyn Knapp, Shelby Stewart, and Geneva Diaz

Picture Perfect

7 Holiday Spots That Make the Best Photo Ops

Take a memorable photo on your outing at one or all of these Houston locations.

11/23/2022 By Geneva Diaz


5 Outdoor Movie Theaters Perfect For a Cozy Night Out

There aren't as many drive-in theaters in the Houston area as you might imagine.

11/03/2022 By Rosemary Akpan


7 Houston Pottery Studios for Getting Your Hands Messy

Make and paint your own pots and more at Smashed Clay, 3rd Coast Clay Studio, McCheek's Studio, and more.

10/26/2022 By Claire Anderson

Free Love

Fun (and Totally Free) Date Ideas in Houston

From a free bout tour to a show under the stars, here's our list of the top free date ideas in Houston.

10/19/2022 By Stephanie Bartels and Anna Rajagopal


7 Local First Dates Perfect For Keeping It Casual

From guided painting to boba tea, here’s our list of top date spots for all things easygoing.

10/10/2022 By Anna Rajagopal


Sunsets, Salsa, and Ceramics: 6 Artsy Dates in Houston

Keep the love alive with trips to Houston's many museums, sunsets at the Skyspace, and more.

10/05/2022 By Amarie Gipson


17 Hotspots for the Perfect Date in Houston

Lucky Land, Sugar Room Bar, and Barge 295 top our list.

09/13/2022 By Danielle Wright and Geneva Diaz


5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas You Can Do At Home

Have a date night at home with Bob Ross painting, online cooking classes, and more!

02/11/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Date night just got better

Picnic All Summer Long at the Houston Arboretum 

The nature center is offering Saturday evening picnic baskets through August. 

07/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cherry on top

Our Favorite Date-Night Desserts

What’s a night out without giving your sweetie some sugar? These end-of-meal delights may be entirely cold-hearted—frigid to the core—but at the end of the day, it’s just dessert.

06/01/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, and Joanna O'Leary

Date night 

10 Ways to Have a Romantic, Social-Distanced Valentine’s Day

Pull off a grand romantic gesture without getting sick. 

02/03/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Catherine Wendlandt


55 Romantic Movies to Stream at Home This Valentine’s Day

We’ve got rom coms, fairytales, and your favorite Nicholas Sparks movie.

01/27/2021 By Lauren Hitzhusen and Geneva Diaz

Bae Day

6 Valentine's Day Dates That Don't Involve a Table for Two

Skip the reservations this year.

02/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Date Night

Merlion Offers a Taste of Thailand in Seabrook

Adulting is hard sometimes. Take a night off and enjoy yourself at Merlion.

02/08/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Cheap Eats

Date Night for Cheap—Hear Us Out!

No one likes a cheap date, except for these—all of which promise an elegant evening of ambience and legitimately fine dining.

05/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Healthy State

Healthy Houston: Date Night at State of Grace

The River Oaks restaurant is a dietitian's dream for a night of romance.

04/14/2016 By Marla Murphy

Editor's Picks

11 Date Night Ideas Across Town

Avoid the crowds in the city and try a romantic spot off the beaten path.

02/09/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meatless Monday

How to Do Date Night Vegetarian-Style

Don’t settle for just pasta or salad.

11/02/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Special Occasion Restaurants

Celebrate Out of the Box at Holley's and Weights + Measures

This week: our picks for a coffee date, a special-occasion seafood dinner and a birthday breakfast

04/08/2015 By Megha Tejpal