This Valentine’s Day, discover all that College Station has to offer, whether you want to enjoy a night out on the town or a weekend getaway. From where to eat and drink to what to do and where to stay, we’ve got all the best Valentine’s Day activities to make this holiday your most romantic one yet.
Dine Together at a Romantic Restaurant
Looking for a special place to dine? You’ll find classic Italian, elegant seafood, fancy steakhouses, and more in College Station. Just be sure to make reservations well in advance, no matter where you go.
The Republic Steakhouse is easily one of the best date night spots in the city. Settle into a booth for two and start with oysters before sampling signature dishes like mesquite smoked short ribs and chicken-fried filet mignon. The wine and whiskey lists are stellar, too.
You’ll also love an intimate dinner with your sweetheart at Porters Dining & Butcher. This upscale yet wonderfully cozy steakhouse cooks up delicious staples, such as prime rib and filet, alongside mouthwatering sides.
At Le Petit Cochon, get your fill of French-inspired cuisine with classic dishes like chicken and veal cordon bleu, boeuf bourguignon, and filet mignon with bearnaise sauce. The warm, classy atmosphere here sets this (relatively new) restaurant apart from the crowd.
Feast on traditional Italian eats at 1860 Italia featuring dreamy farm-to-table fare. Its scrumptious house-made bread is baked fresh in-house, with flour imported from Italy. Finally, for a more casual dinner, check out Sôlt, which serves creative New American cuisine in a stylish setting. Specialty entrees run the gamut from duck a l’orange to miso-marinated cod—don’t skimp on the dessert menu, which includes tasty treats like chocolate torte and pomegranate orange cheesecake.
Where to Grab a Drink
If you want to grab a pre-dinner cocktail or end your evening with a glass of vino, there are a few standout bars to pick from.
Primrose Path Wine Bar (tucked inside The Republic Steakhouse) has a diverse mix of Californian, Latin American, and European wines, plus tapas and charcuterie and cheese boards. Find a blend of restaurants and bars, like Dixie Chicken, with live music within the Northgate Entertainment District across Texas A&M University.
Fun Activities for Two
From perusing art galleries to enjoying a picnic at a local park, there are plenty of ways to enjoy quality time with your special someone in College Station. Take a romantic stroll through A&M’s parks and gardens, which include The Gardens and Aggie Park.
Culture lovers can soak up art and cinema. Pay a visit to A&M’s University Art Galleries in College Station, which house 19th and early 20th-century American paintings. Or see a movie at Bryan’s historic Queen Theatre, which shows a mix of old and new films. While in Bryan, explore the Messina Hof Winery, beloved for its award-winning wines and beautifully maintained grounds.
Where to Stay Overnight
Extend the romance beyond Valentine’s Day and book a stay at one of College Station’s renowned hotels.
Revel in the charm of Cavalry Court, College Station’s first boutique hotel, which boasts luxe amenities like a pool deck lined with private cabanas and an outdoor area with fire pits (s’mores kits are available upon request), along with impeccably decorated guest rooms. Next door, The George fuses English elegance and Texas-style charm with its on-site whiskey bar, outdoor pool, and beautifully furnished accommodations.
Both hotels offer romance packages, with everything from complimentary drinks to champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Here
When it comes to things to do on Valentine’s Day in College Station, you’ve got plenty of activities to choose from. Picnic in a park by day, swoon over a fabulous meal by night, and spend a weekend in a cool boutique hotel for a truly romantic experience.