Many romantics embrace Valentine’s Day with an open heart. From the traditional flowers to a heart-shaped box of fine chocolates, the status quo is in full swing. Perhaps this year feels different, prompting you to plan something different. Step up your Valentine’s game with an over-the-top, sky’s-the-limit evening. From a stay at one of Dallas’ most luxurious hotels to a bird’s-eye view of the city’s skyline at sunset, we have a few ideas to make this Valentine’s day stand out.
Such Great Heights
Epic Helicopters has a Valentine’s Day package that begins and ends at the Addison Airport and will hit on all the must-see Dallas hot spots from above. When you’re finished with your spin around the city, enjoy a Mavs game at the American Airlines Center. Upgrade your view of the game by reserving premium floor seats (214-658-7608). The Mavs will hit the court Feb. 11 and 13 to line up with your Valentine’s plans.
Rev It Up
Drive through the streets of Dallas in a Ferrari or Lamborghini for the evening. Auto Exotic Rental will match your driving wish list, and you can select your dream car online. Rent your wheels by the hour or by the day. You and your date will zip through the city with extra get-up and go. Vehicle pickup can be arranged at Dallas Love Field or Dallas Forth Worth International Airport.
A Dallas Classic
The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek has a reputation for an enchanting, romantic aesthetic. The Mansion Restaurant offers Golden Osetra caviar by the ounce and black truffle. The restaurant also offers an extravagant wine list featuring champagnes, and reds and whites, ranging from by-the-glass selections to $10,000 bottles. If you want to cozy up with your Valentine and experience the suite life, you can retreat to a private terrace and sleep in the next morning in a plush, king-size bed. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in bed or celebrate in refined elegance while being served in a personal formal dining room. If you really want to top off the luxurious experience, the concierge team can arrange for a massage.
Up and Away
Rohr Balloons offers sunrise or sunset flights. It just depends on if you wish to start your Valentine’s Day with this sky-high activity or top off the evening with a sunset champagne toast. The flights usually embark from McKinney. And depending on where the wind takes the hot air balloon, flights usually land in Prosper, Denton, Lewisville, or Princeton. Carry your “up-in-the-sky” theme throughout the day with a rooftop lounge experience at Tei-An in the Dallas Arts District. Enjoy downtown views and (fingers crossed) favorable weather.
Home Sweet Home
Perhaps you’d rather savor an evening at home with your loved one but don’t want to lift a finger prepping, planning, and cooking. Top Chef All-Star Tre Wilcox will bring the luxury and decadence of a five-star restaurant right to your home. The chef has a reputation for delivering high-class, delicious cuisine to countless kitchens across North Texas. Top off your evening at home with a custom made pillow from Pillow Bar. You and your date can stop by one of Dallas’ luxury retailers and have your very own pillow custom made and embroidered.