BE MINE: 14 out of the box Valentine's Day date ideas in The Woodlands

The Woodlands has a variety of date options to choose from. Here are a few to consider this upcoming Valentine's Day.

For the adventurous date:
Practice shooting or archery at Saddle River Range
Work on target practice with a gun or arrow at Saddle River Range, known for its firearms and archery range. The 20-lane, 25-yard archery range is open to the public every day along with the gun range. Friday is Date Night from 4 p.m. to close, with two-for-one range fees.

4280 FM 1488, Conroe • 936-271-2620
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Go kayaking or paddleboarding at Riva Row Boat House
Grab a swimsuit and head to the Riva Row Boat House to take advantage of the single and tandem kayaks and paddleboards available to rent.

2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands • 281-210-3965
Hours: Thu.-Tue. 9 a.m.-sunset., Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Go hiking in W.G. Jones State Forest
This 1,722-acre forest was acquired in 1926 by the Texas A&M Forest Service. Visitors today can enjoy two small lakes with limited fishing and picnic options and nearly 15 miles of trails and pathways for horseback riding, outdoor exercise and dog walking.

2520 FM 1488, Conroe • 936-273-2261
Hours: Open from dawn to dusk

Experience skydiving indoors at iFly
Participants go through flight training with a certified flight instructor, receive a helmet, flight suit and goggles, and enter the wind tunnel to experience the equivalent of 1.5 skydives.

26860 I-45 N., Oak Ridge North • 281-942-4359
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

For the artsy date:

Make a sign at Board & Brush
Take a class together at Board & Brush in Magnolia. The hands-on do-it-yourself wooden sign workshop offers classes regularly.

6910 FM 1488, Ste. 6, Magnolia • 936-333-5724
Hours: Class times vary

Decorate desserts at Over the Top Cake Supplies
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned baker, take a cake or cookie decorating class to learn more about piping lines, borders, words, working with fondant and more. The shop offers seasonal and themed classes as well, including a class geared for Valentine’s Day. Participants can pre-register for a class online.

453 Sawdust Road, Ste. 102, Spring • 832-458-0995
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Monday

Create a masterpiece at Potteryland Studio
Create a personal masterpiece on a plate, frame, mug or any other object available. Allow about three days for pottery to be glazed and fired before it is ready for pickup. Potteryland Studio is beginner-friendly and does not require reservations.

1027 Sawdust Road, Ste. 1, The Woodlands • 281-419-7965
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m.

3555 Rayford Road, Ste. 70, Spring • 281-323-4904
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m.

For the musical date:
Attend Waterway Nights in Town Center
Enjoy live music by local and regional performers at Waterway Square in The Woodlands. The Blue Grooves will perform Feb. 10 and Louis Lamb and the Gentle Lamb Experience will perform Feb. 17.

31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands • 281-210-3800
Hours: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Listen to live music at Dosey Doe Big Barn
Voted Texas Country Music Association’s Live Music Venue of the Year, this 165-year old historical structure hosts local musicians each week Wed.-Sun. The venue also offers dinner, brunch on Sundays and is well-known for their Dosey Doe Coffee.

25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands • 281-367-3774
Hours: Show times vary

Enjoy wine and a show at GenuWine Tasting Room
This wine bar offers lunch and dinner accompanied by local live music every week Thu.-Sat. The restaurant also offers craft beer, happy hour deals and hosts a wine club.

6503 FM 1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia • 832-934-2675
Hours: Tue.-Wed. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Thu.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday

For the coffee date:
Bring your dog to Momentum Coffee
Serving specialty coffee and tea from around the world, including frappes, chai tea, iced coffee and light food options, this coffee shop in the Rayford Road area offers patio seating and is dog- friendly.

3555 Rayford Road Ste. 10, Spring
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy Honduran coffee at Third Gen Coffee
This coffee shop specializes in Honduran-based coffee drinks that include iced coffee and espresso options. Teas, frappes and food items are also available, such as pastries and sandwiches.

5136 Grogans Park Drive, The Woodlands • 512-566-9685
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.,Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Grab breakfast at Coffeeshop Company
This Viennese coffee shop offers a wide variety of coffee, tea and shakes and smoothies, as well as a breakfast and lunch menu. Wine and beer is also offered at the coffee shop and patio seating is available.

26817 I-45 N., Spring • 832-616-3944
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

For the relaxing date:
The Woodlands Resort offers the Month of Romance package during through the end of February. The getaway for two includes overnight accommodations at the resort, a rose petal turndown, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries and a $150 credit toward dinner at Robard's Steakhouse.

The resort also offers a couples massage package for $410. Reservations are required.

2301 N. Millbend Drive, The Woodlands

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.


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