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Coupe sitting close together on the ground with wine glasses in their hands and grapes and cheese spread out on a wooden crate in front of them.



Make this year special with your sweetheart by thinking outside the box. Here are four of the best Valentine’s Day spots in Irving.

A Gondola Cruise

Sail off into the sunset with your partner by your side at Gondola Adventures. They offer a variety of cruises, from a classic tour of the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn to an extravagant Italian dining experience on the water. The cruises run 24 hours a day with a reservation – and an additional fee after 10:30 PM – so you can watch the sunset, enjoy a romantic midnight ride, or enjoy breakfast and the sunrise from one of their gondolas.

Lake Carolyn Loop

Go for a sunset hike around Lake Carolyn Promenade, a 3.2-mile walking space with cafes, restaurants, and more along the way. Where the promenade meets Las Colinas Boulevard, you’ll find a special place to immortalize your love. You can even purchase a love lock to attach to the pedestrian bridge, just like they do in Paris.

Via Real

Indulge in a decadent meal at one of the most romantic restaurants in Irving, Via Real. Vial Real has been a staple of the Irving community for nearly 40 years. They serve a Santa Fe-style menu, bringing together the best of Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Valentine’s Day could be the perfect excuse to try out this nationally recognized establishment.

Irving Scavenger Hunt

Have you always felt you and your partner were contenders for the Amazing Race? Put your skills to the test and explore the city with the Irving Scavenger Hunt. Put on by Let’s Roam, you’ll have to use hints to discover iconic Irving monuments while you learn a bit more about the local history. The experience is interactive and super entertaining.

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