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.
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.
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.
50+ Date Ideas In San Antonio
1. Visit A New Restaurant
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
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.
4. Wine tasting at Re:Rooted Urban Winery at Hemisfair
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.
5. Reserve Daybeds at a Hotel Pool
6. Visit a Craft Brewery
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!
9. Tickets To a Show at the Aztec Theater
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.
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
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.
13. Go Hiking
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.
16. Go Swimming at Landa Park
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.
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.
19. Attend Fiesta San Antonio
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.
22. Fairmont Rooftop Oyster Bar
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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.
31. Go Bar Hopping on St Mary’s Strip
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
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.
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.
36. Go To The Witte Museum
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.
38. Go On A Coffee Shop Date
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.
40. Walk The Prettiest Parts Of The Riverwalk
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.
42. Go To 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.
44. See A Spurs Game Together
Get tickets to a Spurs game and get ready to CHEER!!
45. Day Trip To 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.
51. Get Margaritas On The Riverwalk
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