The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Romantic Spots
|Photo by Florian Holzherr|
Ah, the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace structure on the campus of Rice University - what a wonder. It should appeal to art lovers and lovers who want a magnificent, constantly changing backdrop to a kiss. Expect a crowd during the scheduled "performances" (check the schedule), but you'll quickly have it to yourself once the show's over.
Houston has plenty of high-end hotels, but our favorite by far is the Houstonian. With a first class spa, fitness center and luxury accommodations, it draws plenty of locals looking for some privacy or pampering. The grounds are lush and while there's lots to the hotel (bars, restaurants, rooms, etc.) it manages to feel very, very private even in the public spaces.
1. The Rainbow Lodge
Photo Courtesy of Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella Boulevard
It's no surprise that the Rainbow Lodge takes our No. 1 spot. The place is pure class, with great food and impeccable service (including waitstaff that know when to make themselves scarce so as not to ruin the mood). Generations of Houstonians have fallen in love while sitting in the Lodge's dining rooms, some going on to get married there. If you're thinking about Valentine's Day dinner at the Lodge, be ready to reserve your table a full year in advance. The secret's out - the Rainbow Lodge is the place for grown-ups to celebrate.