Although popularly known as Space City, do not undermine the possibility of spending a romantic weekend with your special someone in downtown Houston. With its diverse cultural heritage, historic sights, luscious parks, beautiful boutique hotels, and active nightlife, Houston has something to offer for everyone. One of the premium boutique hotels in Houston, here is Heights House Hotel’s list of the top 10 romantic things you can do in downtown Houston.
The 2.77-acre, man-made waterfall park in Houston features lush green spaces with scores of oak trees and a beautiful 64 semi-circular fountain. Surely one of the most romantic spots in Houston, the Gerald Hines Waterwall Park can be an ideal place for daytime dates or even a fantastic place to propose. The waterfall fountain in cohesion with the rustic wall structure makes for a dreamy backdrop for couples. Capture your romantic moment and cherish it forever.
For couples who share a common love for good cinema, the Rooftop Cinema Club is the perfect place. Taking the experience of watching movies to an entirely new level, enjoy the beautiful view of the Houston skyline while getting thoroughly entertained by one of your favorite films. If you’re worried about missing out on your favorite lines while watching your favorite movies on this magnificent rooftop, then they have got you covered with state-of-the-art wireless headphones that provide an even more immersive experience. Enjoy a romantic date at the Rooftop Cinema Club while hanging back on those comfortable deckchairs and enjoying snacks or some delicious food.
For couples looking for fun and engaging activities, the Buffalo Bayou Park offers 160 acres of vastness with several features and activities. Bike through the enclosure and experience the many sights that the park has to offer. Couples can also go on romantic walks along the many bridges and pathways in the park. Visit places like the Bike Barn, right next to the Water Works, and the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark bowls while going around the park.
If you are looking to pamper yourself and your partner, then nothing beats a relaxing spa date. Refresh and rejuvenate yourself while indulging in the soothing and relaxing experience of a couple’s spa therapy. The Omni in Houston has the Mokara Spa, which offers couples the Strawberries Romance package that includes a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries along with a calming spa treatment. If you are looking for 5-star treatment, then you can visit the Sanctuary Spa at St Regis in Houston, which offers luxurious massages and special and exclusive packages for couples.
Home to the Grammy Award-winning Houston Symphony, you can book your tickets well in advance to experience musical masterpieces. From iconic film scores to rock and pop tributes, to even video game scores accompanied by their authentic audiovisuals, the Houston Symphony will wow you in every way possible. A place of class and culture, it is the ideal place to plan for a romantic evening if you’re planning to make an impression.
One of the most recommended places for couples, the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, is an events arena that hosts a lot of musical performances. Located next to the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus, the performance of several music school students can also be enjoyed here on specific dates right after sunset. The place hosts a stunning LED show right before sunset, that is projected onto its ceiling and through a narrow aperture in its 72 sq ft roof.
Experience ultimate romance as you witness the spectacular broadway productions and symphony masterpieces at the Hobby Center for performing arts. The Hobby Center is located on the border of the Houston Theater District. One of its highly acclaimed broadway productions is Anastasia, inspired by the Dreamworks animated film. The theater is the ideal place for couples and is functional from 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays and between 11 am to 4 pm on weekends.
The Spindletop sits on the 34th floor of the Hyatt Regency and rotates steadily to offer you a complete view of the entire Houston skyline. The best place for dinner dates and special occasions, the Spindletop serves haute cuisine of American seafood. One of Houston’s unique places to visit, the Spindletop is a must-visit for all couples, looking for a romantic dinner date.
The former mansion of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg, the Bayou Bend is surrounded by 14 acres of beautifully flowering gardens with trees and sculptures. You can revel in the rich history of Houston, or choose to take a romantic stroll around the magnificent garden.
Are you looking to just stay in and enjoy a lazy and romantic weekend with your partner? We have you covered with luxurious and affordable rooms, scrumptious food, and a host of activities that can allow you to continue your chill vibes. The Space Cowboy is the in-house bar and restaurant that remains serviceable until 12 am on the weekends, in case you need some late-night cocktails or crave some good and wholesome food. Our staff can also help you plan out romantic outings that will allow you to have the most ideal romantic weekend. Visit our website for more details about our package deals and more information