San Antonio has a reputation for romance, and we’re here to uphold it. Whether it’s the sparkling river, indulgent spas or decadent restaurants, downtown San Antonio has all the makings of a perfect romantic getaway with so many things for couples to do. Here are our top 10 romantic spots in San Antonio.
1. San Antonio River Walk
The San Antonio River Walk (Paseo del Rio) is Texas’ #1 attraction, which is no surprise if you’ve ever visited. Taking a romantic stroll along the River Walk is the quintessential San Antonio experience. See people from all over the world, dine at delicious restaurants and stop in at delightful shops. The River Walk is the heart of San Antonio, and is the heart of any romantic trip there, too.
2. Fig Tree Restaurant
A family-run gem and one of the best restaurants on the San Antonio River Walk, Fig Tree Restaurant, has been serving up delectable, refined dishes and impeccable service since 1971. For date night in San Antonio, come to this hot spot on the San Antonio Riverwalk at night where you and your special someone can dine on crab cakes and duck confit and sip on fine French wines before diving into baked Alaska with that special someone. From the crisp white linens and fine china to the sparkling twinkle lights, this cozy and elegant setting is the perfect romantic spot.
3. Selena Bridge
Named after the famed Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, this landmark bridge, located at the romantic Omni La Mansión del Rio hotel in San Antonio, marks a romantic filming location from the movie about the star. Whether or not the Selena Bridge was actually a romantic spot for the singer, couples flock to this gorgeous bridge to enjoy a romantic view overlooking the River Walk.
4. Las Canarias
For the perfect view and delicious dishes, Las Canarias offers a stunning retreat on the River Walk. Located inside Omni La Mansión del Rio, Las Canarias serves up a delectable Sunday brunch, complete with mimosas. Las Canarias is ideal for capping off a romantic weekend with the perfect Sunday brunch.
5. Majestic Theatre
A National Historic Landmark located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Majestic Theatre has hosted performing arts shows since 1929. The stunning art deco interior transports guests while they watch incredible performances. Couples looking to enjoy Broadway shows, concerts, symphonies and more will be delighted to attend any show at the Majestic Theatre, the perfect spot for a date night in San Antonio.
6. Mokara Spa
What romantic getaway is complete without a day at the spa? Mokara Spa is the perfect indulgence. One of the most highly-acclaimed spas in San Antonio, Mokara Spa leaves no detail unattended and is dedicated to providing each guest with a personalized, memorable and relaxing experience. With packages and specials dedicated to “his & hers” and Valentine’s Day, Mokara Spa is one of the more relaxing and romantic things for couples to do in San Antonio.
7. San Antonio Botanical Garden
Get in touch with nature at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Couples are free to roam the gorgeous grounds, walk amongst stunning flowers and picnic in the breathtaking gardens. This step outside of the hustle and bustle of everyday life is sure to help reconnect and unwind.
8. Market Square
If you are looking for things to do during the day, enjoy the taste, sights and sounds of the rich Mexican culture at Market Square in San Antonio. With over 100 locally-owned shops, filled with authentic handcrafted pottery and art, couples can spend an entire day marveling and shopping. For a laid-back lunch, walk around the Farmer’s Market Food Court to get a taste of the best. For a more romantic, sit-down option, La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar serves up perfect margaritas and delicious dishes in an Old World setting.
9. McNay Art Museum
If you’re looking for day date ideas, consider a day at the museum. The artsy couple will love the McNay Art Museum, which is set in a Spanish colonial-revival style home and sits on 23 acres. With over 20,000 pieces of work from Medieval and Renaissance times to art of New Mexico, couples can spend the day sauntering about the gorgeous museum. The sculpture garden is the perfect setting for a romantic picnic for two.
10. Marriage Island
To anyone looking to pop the question, look no further than Marriage Island. An islet in the middle of the San Antonio river, Marriage Island has played host to countless proposals and weddings over the years. Twin benches on the heart-shaped islet make this the perfect spot to propose during a romantic getaway in San Antonio. Legend claims that Marriage Island bestows good luck unto those who get engaged or married on it. Whether or not the legends are true, this romantic spot on the river is perfect for popping the question.