A Downtown Guide to Valentine's Day
Our favorite ways to celebrate love Downtown

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! While some people may find the day a bit cheesy, we’re pretty sure we all deserve a day to treat ourselves [and/or someone else]. Valentine’s Day may feel a little different this year, but there are still lots of safe ways to recognize the holiday. So whether you love or loathe Cupid’s day, we’ve put together a list of ideas to ensure your Valentine’s weekend goes off without a hitch.

TAKE A STAYCATION
After spending the better part of 2020 at home, why not switch things up a bit? Book a staycation and spend the weekend cozied up in a luxurious Downtown suite.

C. Baldwin Hotel
Spend an unforgettable evening with your S.O. at C. Baldwin with a package that includes complimentary daily valet parking, a bottle of Champagne, rose petals on the bed and chocolate covered strawberries. You also have the option to have a pizza delivered to your room upon check-in, which we highly recommend.

Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown
Enjoy dinner at Hearsay on the Green and receive an exclusive $109 rate at Embassy Suites for you and your sweetheart!

Four Seasons Houston
Enjoy 10% off your stay at “Houston’s living room” along with daily breakfast, overnight parking, a movie night in the comfort of your room and more!

The Lancaster
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the historic hotel with a chilled bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries and a $50 food & beverage credit for use at Cultivated F&B. In the morning, enjoy a gourmet breakfast-in-bed with complimentary room service.

Hampton Inn-Homewood Suites
Book a suite for the weekend and receive a $100 gift card to Sambuca so you can dine and dance with your love.

Hilton Americas-Houston
Love is in the air at Hilton Americas-Houston! Walk into a newly renovated guest room and you’ll be greeted by a bottle of bubbles, a box of chocolates and a bed covered in rose petals. 

The SAM
Spend Valentine’s Day weekend at The SAM with a package that includes a $150 gift card to Guard & Grace, complimentary shuttle to and from the steakhouse, an upgraded deluxe guestroom, bubbly and late check out at 2 PM.

MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS
Kick your classic date night idea up a notch at the Marriott Marquis. Head up to the Parkview Terrace for their signature Rendezvous for Two. Start your night of romance with a complimentary glass of bubbles, then settle in for a screening of Love Actually. Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails and California wines will be available to purchase at High Dive [the terrace bar].

WINE & DINE ‘EM
You can’t go wrong with dinner for two! Wine and dine your special someone with a fantastic 4-course meal at Downtown’s newest restaurant, The Nash; Chef Danny Trace is here to impress with a limited edition 5-course menu at Potente; or splurge on a decadent prix fixe menu from Guard & Grace. Make a reservation online or, if you missed your chance to dine-in, grab some takeout!

GO BIG AT SAM HOUSTON PARK
Go big or go home, right? The Heritage Society is giving you the chance to do just that! This Valentine’s Day weekend, why not renew your vows, pop the question or even have an express wedding?! Ring in the day by signing up for a ceremony and celebration in the St. John’s Church building at Sam Houston Park. For just $150, you’ll get the works: non-denominational officiant, flowers in the church, the bridal bouquet & boutonniere, small treats & a champagne toast!

TREAT YO’SELF
No matter your relationship status, this is the perfect day to treat yourself. Book a couple’s spa day or a solo spa day for yourself. After all, who doesn’t love to be pampered? Then hit up Treach Leches for a delicious box of goodness you deserve!

HAVE A SUNDAY FUNDAY
Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so why not celebrate with a boozy [or nonalcoholic] brunch? Book your table for a Southern-inspired meal at The Moonshiners, live music and libations at The Rustic, a love-ly brunch at MKT Bar, a casual sit-down at Osso & Kristalla, or brunch Oaxaca-style.

CELEBRATE GALENTINE’S DAY
Sometimes a day with the girls is just what the doctor ordered. Our suggestion: Mani/pedis at Paloma followed by drinks at Z on 23. Head to the lobby level of the C. Baldwin Hotel to enter the sleek destination that uses only non-toxic products. After your beauty sesh, make your way to the rooftop of Le Meridien for refreshing cocktails and one of the best views in DTHOU.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

XOXO, Downtown Houston ❤️

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