25 Last-minute San Antonio Date Ideas That Don't Suck
Whether you’re having a late Valentine’s date or having a date night on the fly, here are some last-minute date ideas that will leave your partner with no idea how badly you procrastinated.
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Take selfies in front of all the Spurs murals around town
Multiple locations, here’s a map! nba.com
We’re not really sure that this is a terribly romantic date idea, but the fun part about taking selfies in front of the Spurs murals is that you can share in the joy of loving the Spurs with your one-and-only. Plus, these selfies are like almost as good as taking a selfie with a live Spur, and just as iconic.
Photo via Instagram / ekosr
Two-step at Floore’s Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com
Established back when your grandparents were young and in love, Floore’s Country Store has been around and honkey-tonkin’ since 1942. Feel the love and passion that made this location a south Texas tradition by taking your lovely to dance.
Photo via Instagram / floorecountrystore
Snack on raspas (and all your favorite puro snacks) at Las Nieves
Multiple locations, lasnievesfruitcups.com
It doesn’t get more puro than kissing your date even if they’ve got Frito breath.
Photo via Instagram / eat_intheheartoftexas
Pack a picnic at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl, (210) 536-1400, sabot.org
You can impress your date with your ability to cook or with your ability to pack sandwiches if you take them to the Botanical Garden for a picnic. Let’s face it – the food probably won’t be the best part of the date anyway. The best part will be observing the spring blooms and enjoying the lack of mosquitos as you stroll together through the paths.
Photo via Instagram / sabotgarden
Sip on bubble tea and play games at Brew’s Lee Tea Station
4009 Broadway St, (210) 598-0068, brewsleetea.com
Just FYI, Brew’s Lee has awesome split cup technology that can give you the opportunity to split a drink with your romantic interest, which gives you two the perfect excuse to be head-to-head. Think of the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene, except you’re just sharing a bubble tea, not sucking on the same noodle. One perk of doing it this way is that neither of you have spaghetti breath.
Photo via Instagram / brewsleetea
Visit all of SA’s small-town neighbors
New Braunfels, Boerne, Comfort, Fredericksburg, etc.
What’s cuter than the German charm of New Braunfels, or more exciting and beautiful than the Comal River located there? Or more interesting than the main drag in Boerne, where you can find treasures in the antique shops? The bottom line is that small towns are objectively romantic, and no one can disagree with you.
Photo via Instagram / boerneart
Grab some blankets and set up at a free Slab Cinema screening
Get cozy under the stars to watch a free movie put on by Slab Cinema in various locations around San Antonio. Be sure to check their schedule for what movie is showing and where it will be. It’s cool because if your date doesn’t like the movie, no one gets blamed for not picking a good one.
Photo via Instagram / slabcinema
Catch a live show at Paper Tiger
2410 N St Mary's St, (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
With shows every weekend, you’ve got every opportunity to catch a live show with your valentine. Science confirms that music is an aphrodisiac, just sayin’.
Photo via Instagram / papertigersatx
Explore all the food trucks at The Block
14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 690-3333, theblocksa.com
New and located near UTSA, The Block is home to both a bar and different food trucks with a rotating schedule. This week, they’re featuring Curb, Bullgogiboys, Mr Fish, Go Vegan, Golden Street Tacos, and Homies Kitchen. The best part is that when you ask your lovely what they’d like to eat, you don’t have to agree on a place. Win win!
Photo via Instagram / theblocksa
People-watch at Market Square (and hit up the vendors too)
514 W. Commerce Street, (210) 207-8600, getcreativesanantonio.com
Take a walk down scenic (and historic) Market Square. Feel your significant other’s hand in yours. Smell the delicious food, and take in the noises of people milling about. Enjoy where you are and who you’re with, because that’s what dating is all about (plus smoochin’, of course).
Photo via Instagram / marketsquaresa