2014 Valentine's Day Activities in Austin

2014 Valentine's Day Activities in AustinValentine's Day is fast approaching, and Cain Realty Group is here to help! From treats to retreats, we have tons of great ideas to help you plan your perfect 2014 Valentine's Day activities in Austin. 

February 14th may be one of the busiest nights of the year for the restaurant industry. Many eateries in the area require reservations for Valentine's Day; however, there are a few that do not require advance notice. If you aren't so great with advance planning, the team at Cain Realty Group recommends Gumbo's (fantastic Cajun cuisine with several locations in the Austin area), Chez Nous (French dinning located in downtown Austin), or Jack Allen's Kitchen (located in Oak Hill) which is a personal favorite of the team for brunch. 

If you and your sweetheart are more in the mood for a casual night out, there are plenty of options for a low-key night. Blue Dahlia has two locations, one in East Austin and one in the West Lake area. This European Bistro offers a variety of fresh and lite salads, sandwiches, and other entrees with an assortment of hot teas and coffees, as well as several Valentine's Day specials. The Grove off Bee Caves Road is another great option. This wine bar offers Italian fare, and we are partial to their delicious specialty pizzas. Mandola's Italian Market has several locations throughout Austin and also offers great Italian cuisine. 

If you aren't in the mood to go out and face the date night frenzy, Austin is home to a few delivery services that can help you score a romantic evening in. Cain Realty Group has on occasion used Dine on Demand as well as Eat Out In. Both offer delivery services from several Austin area eateries, however be sure to check well in advance on the delivery times to make sure you order in plenty of time as some deliveries may take several hours advance notice.

If you are looking for something sweet for your sweetie pie, then Austin is filled with delectable treats. Hey Cupcake! makes scrumptious cupcakes in various flavors (our faves include Red Velvet and Sweetberry) as well as adorable new mini cupcakes. Tiff's Treats offers warm cookies straight from the oven that are to-die-for. Other Cain Realty Group favorites include Sugar Mama's Bakeshop on South First Street, Edible Arrangements (if you would like a healthier options of fruit bouquets), Nothing Bundt Cakes for cute, scrumptious mini bunt cakes, and of course, Big Top Candy Shop (an old fashioned candy shop with novelty treats) located on South Congress.

For creative date ideas, Cain Realty Group suggests trying a dinner cruise such as Capital Cruises or Lone Star Riverboat. Cooking classes are available at both Central Market and Whole Foods, or a couple’s spa session might just be the splurge you’re looking for. The East side's Blue Starlight Mini Urban Drive-In  offers a vintage spin on date-night. 

If you're looking to make a long weekend of the Holiday, we suggest a Hill Country getaway to Fredericksburg, Wimberley or many of the other fantastic surrounding Hill Country towns. A weekend of wine tasting would also make quite the romantic trip for two. 

For more details on all of these fantastic ideas, as well as many more that we couldn't include, please check out this link provided by Gracy Title, our trusted title company, for a detailed list of all the great Valentine's Day activities

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