Taking as a jump point Honda’s “Leap list” campaign for the 2012 Honda CR-V, I decided to put together a few spots around Austin TX and surrounding areas where you can hop on your 2012 CR-V and take your loved one on a romantic adventure. I’ve listed a few ideas that might not be common for Valentine’s Day, but could be a nice change of pace for this day and where you can make new, fun memories with your better half.
Zilker Botanical Garden
The Zilker Botanical Garden is right next to the Zilker Park and it features various themed gardens where you can go, relax with your sweetie and enjoy each other’s company. There’s a really nice and quiet Japanese garden which is perfect for sitting and having a nice conversation. The Botanical Garden is free and open most days of the year. 2220 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78746
Rendon Park at Festival Beach
The Rendon Park at Festival Beach is one of the best and less crowded parks in Austin to have a picnic. The park sits by the river and has some of the prettiest shade trees on the Town Lake hike and bike trail (it’s close to where I35 crosses the trail and the lake). One thing about picnics? You don’t need a reservation! They are less and less common and can be super romantic, so start planning guys. 2101 Bergman Ave. Austin TX 78702
Hill Country Wine Trail
This one activity can be a bit on the expensive side (a couple’s ticket for the 2012 Wine Lover’s Trail is $60 on the texaswinetrail.com), but a great idea nonetheless and the drive on the 2012 Honda CR-V will make the road trip painless. With the wine trail pass you can visit as many wineries in the Hill Country as you can in one day (there are over 15!) and taste the great wines produced right here in Texas. You can also buy a bottle or two to take home and have a romantic dinner later in the evening. Remember to not drink too much if you are the one doing the driving.
Another place you can take your other half is to the Westcave Preserve near Johnson City. This requires a little bit of hiking, but not too much as the round trip trail is about a mile long. Short, but spectacular, this nature preserve starts overlooking the Pedernales River to then encounter the dramatic limestone canyon. For a weekend trip, it’s a a $5 per person fee with tours at 10 AM, 2 PM and 4PM, and there’s. 24814 Hamilton Pool Road Round Mountain, TX 78663
Cathedral of Junk
This excursion is for the quirky at heart and you won’t have to leave central Austin to enjoy it. The Cathedral of Junk is the unique collection of junk Vince Hanneman has on his backyard and turned into a 3-story structure. Don’t worry about intruding because he welcomes all visitors (just make sure to call first). This ode to junk and all things South-Austin-y is a great place to take your date. You can explore together a vast collection of things and it’s perfect for a photo op. 4422 Lareina Dr., Austin TX 78798 / Call: (512) 299-7413
Picnic at the Texas State Capitol Building
And I stand my ground – picnics are a great idea for a Valentine’s Day date. The Capitol Building houses a wonderfully big open green space where you can enjoy a picnic any day of the week. There is ample green area so you’ll be able to find a quiet and remote spot to spend quality time with your sweetie. 1100 Congress Street Austin, Texas 78701
These are just a few different Valentine’s Day ideas and I’m sure there are many more places where you can hop on your 2012 CR-V and have a great time with your loved one. If you want to check out the 2012 Honda CR-V before you head out on your Valentine’s date, just stop on by! Where’re located on E. Hwy 71, Montopolis exit. Happy Valentine’s Day!RSS Feed