An unofficial guide to date night spots in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

This Valentine's Day, check out some date night spots in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.

This Valentine's Day, check out some date night spots in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.

With an entire day dedicated to romance and love, it's not hard to forget the other 364 date nights in the year. Whether it’s for the first date or the 20th anniversary, here is a noncomprehensive list of date night ideas in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.


Classic








The Spot Cinema Eatery & Social Haus
Why mess with a date classic? The Spot Cinema Eatery & Social Haus offers recliner seats and push-button dine-in service. Feel free to grab a drink at the bar at the end of the movie to make the date last a little bit longer.

1180 Thorpe Lane, Ste. 130, San Marcos
512-210-8600
www.evo-entertainment.com





Live music (various locations)
San Marcos, Buda and Kyle have their fair share of live music venues and concerts. Discover new performers while jamming out to music played by local musicians at venues such as:

Cheatham Street Warehouse
119 Cheatham St., San Marcos

KIVA Lounge & Bar
202 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos

The Railhouse
107 E. Center St., Kyle

Buck’s Backyard
750 FM 1626, Buda

Tavern on Main
116 N. Main St., Buda





Nostalgic








The Buda Soda Fountain
Enjoy splitting a banana split, milkshake or old-fashioned soda before taking a stroll through Historic Downtown Buda.

203 Railroad St., Ste. C, Buda
512-312-2172
www.budasodafountain.com





Pinballz Kingdom
Whether you cheer each other on or jokingly sabotage each other in the name of friendly competition, spend a few hours at Pinballz Kingdom, where you will find a mix of pinball machines and modern and classic video games.

15201 S. I-35, Buda
512-523-4080
www.pinballzarcade.com





Scenic








Hiking (various trails)
Break a sweat and seek some gorgeous views with the various hiking trails along the gateway to Texas’ Hill Country. The Beatrice and Dante trails in Purgatory Creek Nature Reserve, the Orange Trail at Lake Kyle or the trails in Cullen Country Park in Buda are a few options to explore.





The Meadows Center Glass-bottom Boat Tour and Discovery Hall
Explore the underwater depths of one of the largest aquifer-driven spring systems in Texas. After the tour, walk over to Discovery Hall to get a closer look at the native animals and plants found in Spring Lake in the aquarium and play with interactive exhibits.

201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos
512-245-7570
www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu





Artistic








The Happy Painter
The Happy Painter allows couples to take home a hand-painted memory, offering a variety of pottery items to paint. When finished, explore the local shops and restaurants in the San Marcos square.

145 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos
512-805-2800
www.thehappypaintersm.wixsite.com/thpsmtx





Kyle Flea Market
Walk through dozens of local vendors’ handmade, vintage, antique and artisan crafts at the Kyle Flea Market, or grab a bite to eat at one of the various market food vendors.

1119 N. Old Hwy. 81, Kyle
512-656-5958
www.margierios2016.wixsite.com/kylefleamarket





Competitive








Bowling at EVO
Test your partner’s competitive side at the Evo Entertainment bowling alley. After playing, enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, Hardihoods Bar & Grill. Socks are strongly recommended.

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle
512-523-9009
www.evo-entertainment.com





Steeplechase Disc Golf Course
Designed by Disc Golf Hall of Famer John Houck, the 18-hole golf course is appropriate for professionals and amateurs alike. After building up an appetite, break out a picnic basket for a romantic lunch in Steeplechase Park.

1300 Lehman Road, Kyle
512-262-3939
www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/steeplechase-john-houck-designed-disc-golf-course




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