San Antonio is more than just a city; it's a canvas painted with love. But we know that even the most passionate relationships can sometimes get lost in translation when two partners speak different love languages. So, whether you're a local seeking to spice up date night or a visitor searching for romantic adventures, San Antonio has something special for everyone. We’re sharing the ultimate guide for romantic things to do in the Alamo City depending on your (or your partner's) love language:

Couple holding hands in front of illuminated art installation Hopscotch

Words of Affirmation

There are many ways to communicate your love in the Alamo City! Write it on a lock and add it to our Kallison Love Lock Walk Bridge at 126 Main Plaza. Declare your love at Hopscotch, where you can experience interactive installations such as its Laser Graffiti (write it), Secrets (share it via phone booth), and Gaze (snap a photo near the love wall)! BONUS: Later this month, Hopscotch will reveal five new installations by artists worldwide. Lastly, belt out your love through songs at a concert or show. Most recently, our newest entertainment venue, Stable Hall, opened. Or check out one of the bigger concerts at Frost Bank Center and the Alamodome.

Bride and groom on river barge kissing Go Rio River Cruises
Split image of exterior patio with white umbrellas at local restaurant Little Em's Oyster Bar

Quality Time

Connect with your partner and go on a romantic date night along the River Walk! Go Rio Cruises offers a Love Story Cruise that features a charming journey through the beautiful River Walk as you learn all about the city’s romantic destinations and our rich history. Take a trip to Southtown and have a lovely evening at one of the many unique eateries, including Little Em’s Oyster Bar, Up Scale, or the Fruteria. Or plan an outdoor adventure at our Japanese Tea Garden. Make sure to visit the Jingu House, where you’ll find a diverse menu of boba, coffee drinks, ice cream, alcoholic beverages, Japanese snacks, and more.


Single chair and orange sofa in hotel room with decorative red rug. Hotel Havana

Physical Touch

If you prefer more intimate moments with your partner, explore our boutique stay options, including Hotel Gibbs, Hotel Havana, The Aiden, Mokara Hotel & Spa, and the new Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa, which will open soon. Or surprise your partner with a couple massage at Hiatus Spa + Retreat, Dasa Spa on the River Walk, and Casa Dōson Massage.


Split image of hotel bar patio and drinks. The Moon's Daughters

Acts of Service

If your partner is the planner, take that duty off their hand and show them you can create the perfect romantic itinerary with an Alamo City adventure. Start with a unique way to explore San Antonio via a Vespa ride with Sidecars SA, a kayaking trip along the river with the Texas River Company, or by air with Alamo Helicopter Tours. End the night with a toast to love while overlooking spectacular views of the Alamo City at Otro Rooftop Bar, 1 Watson, Paramour Bar, or The Moon’s Daughters.

Man and woman walking through aisle at Historic Market Square Historic Market Square

Receiving Gifts

Lastly, show your love with a special gift from San Antonio. Shop from local artisans and La Villita, the oldest neighborhood in San Antonio, Historic Pearl, or El Mercado at Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. We also recommend exploring the community and its unique gems, such as Feliz Modern, Bonita Vida, Chica Verde, and Fiesta Store at North Star Mall