50+ Date Ideas In San Antonio For Couples (2024)

San Antonio is an amazing city to explore! It’s full of culture, food, nightlife, nature, and fun. And once you’ve exhausted your San Antonio date night ideas (you won’t, by the way…there’s too much to do in this city!) you can visit nearby cities like Boerne, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, and more. If you’re sick of the same old “dinner and a movie” routine, here are a bunch of date ideas in San Antonio to spice up your love life. 

date ideas in San Antonio

Try to stay open to new ideas! Sometimes it takes a bit of energy to get the momentum going to go out and try something NEW.

I get it…a movie is easy because you don’t have to think/plan/feel anxiety about going to a new place.

date ideas in San Antonio

But research proves again and again that trying new experiences as a couple bonds you closer together and makes you fall in love all over again.

So whether you’re in a rut, or you’re in a new relationship and you reeeaaally want to impress your significant other, read through this list of San Antonio date night ideas to form a good plan for your next date night. 

date ideas in San Antonio

50+ Date Ideas In San Antonio

1. Visit A New Restaurant

Hola! Tapas Restaurant in San Antonio

Book a dinner reservation at one of these new restaurants in San Antonio. There are new restaurants opening in San Antonio every single month! We visit all of them, share photos and tidbits, and keep it all updated on this map every single month. Browse through the list, and find a new and exciting restaurant for date night in San Antonio

2. Book a Couples Massage

Hiatus Spa in Santonio

There are some fabulous day spas in San Antonio! Here’s a list of our personal favorites. If you want to enjoy a romantic date in San Antonio, book an hour-long couples massage and then follow it up with a wine tasting at one of these wine bars in San Antonio

3. Drive-In Theater

There’s nothing cuter than visiting a vintage drive-in theater on date night! Bring some blankets and pillows, pop open the back of the car, and indulge in old-school candy and sodas, just like the good old days. 

Mission Marquee Plaza is a cute one in San Antonio, and Stars and Stripes Drive-In is a good drive-in theater option in nearby New Braunfels

4. Wine tasting at Re:Rooted Urban Winery at Hemisfair

date ideas in San Antonio

Re:Rooted is an urban winery in San Antonio, which means they make their wine in Fredericksburg and then have a satellite tasting room in the middle of downtown San Antonio at Hemisfair. 

It’s an excellent spot to enjoy a wine tasting! They actually have their wine in kegs, so it’s easy to enjoy a small pour of a lot of different types of wine. They have an incredible staff who can lead you through your tasting, and the on-side sommelier is happy to share her wealth of wine knowledge with you.

WEBSITE | 623 Hemisfair Blvd STE 106, San Antonio, TX 78205

5. Reserve Daybeds at a Hotel Pool

Pool at the Thomspon San Antonio - Riverwalk

You can book a day pass, daybeds, or even cabanas at some of the most beautiful hotel pools in San Antonio! Look at The Thompson San Antonio for its rooftop pool with a restaurant and a view, or check out La Cantera Resort or the Hyatt Hill Country for a more peaceful setting outside of the city.  

6. Visit a Craft Brewery

Gather Brewing in San Antonio

There are so many great craft breweries in San Antonio, and visiting one of them makes for a great date idea in San Antonio! 

Not sure where to start? Check out our map of the best craft breweries in San Antonio

7. See A Show At Jazz, TX

Jazz, TX is an underground jazz club in the historic Pearl district. You have to make reservations to get in, but once you’re there you’re treated to excellent cocktails, a delicious food menu, and one of the best jazz concerts you can find in SA. 

It’s a very romantic setting, and a ticket to Jazz, TX makes for one of the best date night experiences in San Antonio!

WEBSITE | 312 Pearl Pkwy Building 6, Suite 6001, San Antonio, TX 78215

8. Comedy Show at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Need a good laugh? Visit the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in San Antonio! They have new and emerging comedians, as well as old favorites. Two drink minimum, which means…DATE NIGHT! 

WEBSITE | 618 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

9. Tickets To a Show at the Aztec Theater

Aztec Theatre in San Antonio

The Aztec Theater was built in 1926 and seats 1600 people, so it’s a pretty unique and memorable spot to see a concert or show in San Antonio. Book tickets and find a fun restaurant to visit in downtown San Antonio before the show. 

WEBSITE | 104 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10. Painting with a Twist

It’s always a fun (and hilarious!) date night idea, especially if neither one of you is very artistic.

11. Eat At a Touristy Restaurant On The Riverwalk

Casa Rio

If you’ve lived in San Antonio for a long time, go to the Riverwalk and eat at the most touristy restaurant you can find. Ask a server to take your photo and pretend like you’re a tourist.

12. Go Shopping For Some Local Art

Mockingbird Handprints Shop and Gallery is a local San Antonio art gallery located at the Blue Star Arts Complex. You can stop in and browse, and you might even find a new piece of art to purchase together on your date! After shopping, go get a delicious pizza at Stella Public House. 

WEBSITE | 1420 S Alamo St #112a, San Antonio, TX 78204

13. Go Hiking

Comanche Lookout Park

San Antonio has some fun hiking spots! If you’re looking for a Sunday morning date idea, try lacing up your hiking shoes and hitting a trail. If you’re willing to drive a bit, Friedrich Wilderness Preserve has some nice trails.

14. Make A New Recipe Together

Pick out a fancy recipe to make, and go to H-E-B together and get the ingredients and a good bottle of wine. 

15. Cheese Tasting

River Whey Creamery is a local Texas cheese shop that makes all of its cheese from grass-fed Texas cows. They offer tastings and tours, as well as advanced cheese-making classes. 

WEBSITE | 17361 Bell N Dr #115, Schertz, TX 78154

16. Go Swimming at Landa Park

Landa Park in New Braunfels

Drive up to New Braunfels and jump in the water at Landa Park! The pool is an Olympic-sized spring-fed pool that feels amazing in the summer months. When you’re done swimming, check out this guide to other fun things to do in New Braunfels

WEBSITE | 164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130

17. Mini Golf at Cool Crest

This historic family-run mini golf course in San Antonio makes for a very fun day date idea! 

18. See A Concert At Alamodome

The biggest names come through San Antonio and play arena shows at Alamodome! If you haven’t been to a BIG concert in a long time, book tickets for date night and enjoy singing and dancing with tens of thousands of other fans.

WEBSITE | 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

19. Attend Fiesta San Antonio

market square

Fiesta San Antonio is the city’s biggest festival and party. It’s essentially a week-long, city-wide party with parades, lights, music, and DRINKS on DRINKS. When does Fiesta happen every year? Check out our complete guide to Fiesta here. 

20. Glass Blowing Class

You can book a class with Caliente Hot Glass for a truly unique date idea in San Antonio.

WEBSITE | 1411 N Hackberry St, San Antonio, TX 78208

21. Go To The Opera

Have you enjoyed a date night at the opera recently? If not, get your tickets to one of the performances at OPERA San Antonio.

WEBSITE | 4500 Industry Park Dr, San Antonio, TX 78218

22. Fairmont Rooftop Oyster Bar

fairmont oyster bar san antonio

For some of the best views, cocktails, and raw oysters in the city, book reservations at the Fairmont Rooftop Oyster Bar. It’s located across the street from Hemisfair, so you could easily pair this San Antonio date idea with any other downtown SA activity, like a comedy show, live music, or a walk through the park. 

WEBSITE |  401 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

23. See a Broadway Show

Broadway in San Antonio offers world-class performances of the greatest musicals in existence. Grab two tickets to your favorite show!

WEBSITE | 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

24. Private Pilates Class

Ok, hear me out on this one… Date night ideas are often all the same (food, drinks, shows), so why not mix it up? You can book a private Pilates reformer session with an instructor at Elite Pilates Reformer San Antonio. And who knows…maybe you’ll both fall in love with this form of exercise? 

WEBSITE | 21803 Encino Commons Blvd #104, San Antonio, TX 78259

25. Rent Jet Skis at Canyon Lake

Head out to Canyon Lake and rent a pair of jet skis for the day! 

26. Bring A Board Game To A Brewery

Back Unturned Brewing

Playing board games at home can get a little…boring. But if you bring a game out with you, order a few pints of beer at a craft brewery in San Antonio, and make a date out of it. That’s wayyyy more fun.

27. Visit a CBD Shop

San Antonio has some excellent CBD shops, like SA Botanicals. If your relationship has been under stress lately, head into one of these stores and find something that helps you relax.  

WEBSITE | 3502 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

28. Go-Kart racing at K1 Speed

It always makes for a fun date activity, especially if you’re competitive! 

WEBSITE | 6955 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238

29. Go To A Thrift Store

Pick out a ridiculous outfit for one another. You each have to wear the outfit for the entire date.

30. Visit Bakery Lorraine

cinnamon roll bakery Lorraine

They have dozens of beautiful pastries! Order a plate of a few different ones and sample all of them. Psst: their macarons are absolutely delicious.

WEBSITE | 306 Pearl Pkwy #110, San Antonio, TX 78215

31. Go Bar Hopping on St Mary’s Strip

Little Death Wine Bar in San Antonio

St Mary’s Strip in San Antonio is a street that’s lined with bars, restaurants, and nightlife. You don’t even have to make a complete plan ahead of time…just head out, walk around, and see where you end up. 

32. See A Drag Show at Paramour

This rooftop bar in San Antonio has an excellent Sunday drag brunch. 

33. Go to The Twig Bookstore, Buy A Book For The Other Person

Twig Book Shop

This is a fun idea for a couple's date in San Antonio, and it’s also just a fun thing to do with a friend or a group of friends! 

You browse the independent bookstore and purchase a book for the other person, and they have to read it. It’s pretty interesting if you have a very different taste in books, but it can be a fun experience to help you get to know one another on a deeper level. 

WEBSITE | 306 Pearl Pkwy UNIT 106, San Antonio, TX 78215

34. Volunteer Together

San Antonio has a bunch of places to volunteer! Here’s a list to get you started. While you probably don’t consider volunteering a romantic San Antonio date idea, it definitely is an experience that will help you grow stronger as a couple. 

35. Roller Skating at The Rollercade

Because it’s hilarious.

WEBSITE | 223 Recoleta Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

36. Go To The Witte Museum

things to do with kids

It’s a fascinating museum about Texas History, natural history, and more. Kids love it, sure, but it’s also a fun date idea for a couple. 

WEBSITE | 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

37. San Antonio Philharmonic

Get tickets to a night of classical music! The San Antonio Philharmonic features musicians from the former San Antonio Symphony. 

WEBSITE | San Antonio, Texas 78270

38. Go On A Coffee Shop Date

Shotgun House Coffee Roasters

Check out one of these fabulous coffee shops in San Antonio for a morning date with your boo. Talk about your dreams and plans for the future while you enjoy a delicious latte and a scone in a cozy coffee shop. 

39. Do A Taco Crawl

Taqueria Datapoint

Pick 3 taco places off of this list of the best tacos in San Antonio and visit all 3 taco restaurants in one evening. 

40. Walk The Prettiest Parts Of The Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Southtown San Antonio

Don’t head out to the main touristy portion….if you want a quiet date idea in San Antonio where you can enjoy the peace, calm, and beauty while you talk and walk, head to one of these beautiful parts of the San Antonio Riverwalk. 

41. Go Kayaking

Rent a double kayak at Texas River Company.

WEBSITE | Roosevelt Park, San Antonio, TX 78210

42. Go To Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse

Sure, it’s technically dinner + a movie… but seeing a movie at Alamo is so much more! They have craft beer, boozy milkshakes, and an amazing food menu that’s brought straight to your seat during the show. Need refills? Just turn on your light and a server will come to you in the middle of the show. It’s one of the best movie experiences in San Antonio. 

WEBSITE | 22806 US Hwy, 281 North Dr, San Antonio, TX 78258

43. Visit The Pearl Farmers Market

the pearl farmers market in san antonio

Head to the farmers market at the Pearl on the weekends and shop together for local produce, meat, and other artisanal products. 

WEBSITE | 312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215

44. See A Spurs Game Together

San Antonio Spurs

Get tickets to a Spurs game and get ready to CHEER!!

45. Day Trip To New Braunfels

Things To Do In New Braunfels

From swimming at Landa Park to tubing in the river, visiting local German restaurants to drinking at local breweries, there are tons of fun things to do in New Braunfels! It’s a short 30-minute drive from San Antonio, and you could easily make a full date out of this day trip idea. 

46. Visit The Alamo

Where to eat near the Alamo

If you’re a San Antonio local and you haven’t been to The Alamo since you were in grade school, go on a historical date and visit the Alamo! When you’re done, here are some great places to eat near the Alamo. 

WEBSITE | 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

47. Go Axe-Throwing

Relationship under stress? Release some tensions with a date at Class Axe Throwing

WEBSITE | 1203 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

48. Book A Boutique Hotel

Lobby of Hotel Emma | Best Boutique Hotels in San Antonio

Book an overnight stay at one of these gorgeous boutique hotels in San Antonio.

49. Fly at 40 MPH On Ziplines

Helotes Ziplines is a high-speed date idea in San Antonio! You can fly 360 feet up in the air on one of their 10 zip lines.

WEBSITE | 18026 Frank Madla Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

50. Wander Around Southtown’s Bars and Restaurants

Where to Eat in Southtown

Most people go to the Pearl (and there are some really good restaurants at the Pearl!) but Southtown is absolutely packed with incredible restaurants and fun bars. Here’s a list of where to eat in Southtown.

51. Get Margaritas On The Riverwalk

Eat Tex Mex on the Riverwalk

Sure, it's a bit touristy, but the Riverwalk is beautiful on a weekday evening when it's not too crowded! 

There aren't many good Tex Mex spots on the Riverwalk (most are overpriced and underwhelming), but here's a guide to a few worthwhile spots to get margaritas and fajitas on the Riverwalk. 

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