The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Romantic Spots


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6. Horse Drawn Carriage Ride Downtown

We don't suggest sharing a carriage ride like the couples seen to the right are doing, but every couple should take a ride in one of the Theater District's horse drawn carriages. Be prepared for your driver to want to play tour guide, but a firm "You don't need to show us the sights, we really just want to look at each other," should get your point across. Also, depending on what time it is, throngs of theater goers may be flooding the streets in a mad dash to get back to their cars, so you might have a little company on the street. (Just wave and get back to canoodling.)

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5. Sambuca's Restaurant
909 Texas Avenue

Love isn't always quiet. When romance requires a party, we suggest Sambuca's Restaurant. Located on the first floor of the old Rice Hotel, the place has live music seven days a week, no cover and lots of dark corners. Great food and good drinks add to the appeal.

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4. Brenner's on the Bayou
1 Birdsall Street

Long time Houstonians might have a twinge of regret at Brenner's on the Bayou, the former site of the Rainbow Lodge, but Brenner's has done a good job of restyling things its own way and offering a casual, but chic spot for dinner and a few drinks.

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Rice University

6100 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

Category: General

Sambuca

909 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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15 comments
Wesley Burnham
Wesley Burnham

No mention of Applebee's on a Friday night? What says romance better than the thriftiness of two for $20?

Daddy Tang
Daddy Tang

The entire list is bogus with no mention of MARFRELESS!!!

Tofu Alienn
Tofu Alienn

oh yea Flora & muse my new fav spot in Houston.

Tofu Alienn
Tofu Alienn

One more thing, the roof top Downtown Houston on the fourth of July singing the national anthem with complete strangers, and people of different backgrounds and friends and family. Now that is romantic at its best and it's completely free.

Tofu Alienn
Tofu Alienn

I would recommend a stroll through Glenwood Cemetery, to read the romantic poetry and see the divine sculptures and then have tea for 2 at The Path of Tea, also maybe have an enchanting hike at Brazos Bend State Park with butterflies and lovely terrain & bodies of water to view. Then venture to Bistro Le Cep and there is always staying over night at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with the bugs & rainforest when the corpse flower comes around and finding your inner nerd.

Houston Press
Houston Press

Which spots would you suggest? We're always looking for more recommendations.

BLemire
BLemire

It seems a bit odd for a list of romantic spots but I'd highly suggest Glenwood Cemetery on Washington Ave. It's very quiet, has the same "secret garden" feel you mentioned and lots of places to walk around and get lost.

Danielle Stephens
Danielle Stephens

Kemah Boardwalk is the last place I'd go. Screaming kids and carnival rides? Not my idea of romantic.

Tofu Alienn
Tofu Alienn

Now you know this is how these places sell themselves because I highly disagree with this post. I've been all over Houston and these are not all the most romantic places. boo Houston press

RayHadfield
RayHadfield

@Houston Press Greyhound Bus Station?????

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

@BLemire and all the goose bumps you can stand....

RayHadfield
RayHadfield

@Danielle Stephens Wait until a little later in the evening.Go when a Band is playing for a free concert,then a slow walk along the boardwalk around 10:00pm.....

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

@Jean Genie   And yet you recommend a cemetery...  kinda lose all credibility when you do that.  Of course, I'm not emo or goth.  

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