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Valentine’s Day Ideas That Aren’t Dinner and a Movie

It’s that time of year again, folks. The time when little red and pink hearts pop up on store fronts and your wife feebly claims she doesn’t want any proof of your undying affection in the form of chocolate and roses.

Yup.

Valentine’s Day is upon us.

 

 

I’m personally a big fan of using this mushy-gushy holiday as an excuse to have fun and splurge a little—with flowers and questionably flavored fruit filled candies in tow.

I know Braustin’s blog is mostly dedicated to mobile homes (because they’re great), but we’re also San Antonio locals! So I really wanted to make some space to appreciate our great city, maybe boosting your love life while I’m at it.

Whether you’re at a loss for what to do this year, or just tired of the usual Valentine’s routine, you’ll be glad to know that San Antonio has more than just Italian restaurants and movie theatres to offer when it comes to a night out.

Although some of these aren’t happening right on Valentine’s Day, that means you can surprise your partner early or gift them with tickets that give something to look forward to. It’s a win-win, really.

San Antonio Rodeo

 

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I couldn’t do justice to our city without talking about the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. For some locals, Valentine’s Day is synonymous with the rodeo. In fact, if you need any of us San Antonians for the next month, we’ll be sporting all our most ostentatious cowboy gear while watching angry bovines get wrangled, rode, and ran from. But, in all honesty, we’re just there for the concert.

While it might be a little late to get tickets to some of the biggest country music stars, a romantic night on the grounds is never a bad idea.

The Princess Bride at La Villita

Photo Credit: Cinespia.org

 

Nothing says “Inconceivable!”, um, I mean, “I love you!” like a free date to San Antonio’s historic La Villita for a showing of the classic movie The Princess Bride. Seriously, men, it is the thought that counts. And there’s something inherently more magical about viewing a favorite old movie on the big screen than the latest rom-com in a room that smells like burnt popcorn and hot dogs.

Institute of Texan Cultures Asian Festival

 

 

San Antonio is full of cultural experiences, one of which is the Asian Festival held at the Institute of Texan Cultures. There will be martial arts demonstrations, crafts, dance, music and more. It’s great for families and couples—pretty much like traveling another continent without the jet lag.

Tickets are cheaper online so plan ahead!

Battle of the Alamo Commemoration

 

Photo Credit: TheAlamo.org

 

Anyone who thinks of San Antonio usually thinks of The Alamo—our city is built around it, our nickname showcases it, and our tourist souvenirs depict it. So if you love history, guns, and living in The Alamo City, checkout the upcoming Battle of the Alamo Commemoration. 

This is actually a series of events with several aspects and components; a great opportunity for history buffs and downtown travelers.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

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