Valentine’s Day is a strange holiday. Saint Valentine is thought to be a martyr, but the day is for lovers. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Feb. 14 the right way, there is a long list of places to enjoy with your significant other in Oklahoma. But these 11 places, from museums, to resorts, to restaurants, will give you just the right backdrop to make your Valentine’s Day special.
The art museum is a beautiful place to explore with a loved one, but for a really romantic spot, you’ll want to visit the gardens. Find meditative niches and a sensory garden featuring Oklahoma plants and trees. It might be too early for blossoming flowers, but you’ll be able to relax and talk amid the natural setting.
Shangri-La Resort is one of the best resorts in Oklahoma. It features a rebuilt golf course, a luxury spa and excellent dining. Take a boat on Grand Lake while you’re in the area. It’s a nice place to getaway and forget city life for a while.
Walk through the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, a tropical paradise with two different climates. On the south end, it’s a wet zone with a waterfall, orchids and a koi pond. The north end features a Dry Mountain climate, with lizards, snakes and cacti.
Create your own package in Bricktown by choosing to tour the area via water taxi or horse carriage. Enjoy shopping, dining, take in a movie or go to a museum. Bricktown has multiple event centers that always have different attractions. Stay for the day or the weekend to take advantage of this urban entertainment district.
Castle Falls has been voted the most romantic restaurant in Oklahoma City. It’s an authentic castle that will make any woman feel like a princess. The restaurant is open Thursday through Saturday, but Castle Falls offers private dining by prearrangement.
Although Abendigo’s bills itself as a casual restaurant, the steaks are anything but. It’s one of the best steakhouses in southeast Oklahoma. Take your significant other here for an unforgettable meal.
Voted one of Tulsa’s best steakhouses, at Polo Grill, the menu changes with the season. If you’re lucky, they’ll have the strawberry and white chocolate bread pudding on the dessert menu to give your night the perfect finale.
Rivers Edge is an unspoiled wilderness setting that offers six romantic cabins overlooking the Mountain Fork River. Enjoy a hot tub with a view, a private deck or wood-burning fireplace along with all the amenities you expect from a hotel.
You don’t have to land in a helicopter to enjoy one this steakhouse featuring wet-aged steaks and premium seafood. Molly’s Landing is a small log cabin restaurant just outside of Tulsa with a helicopter landing pad. Voted one of Tulsa’s best.
Skip the casino when you visit Sulphur for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the indoor pool and spa for a romantic getaway. Don’t forget to stop by Bedré Fine Chocolate for hand-crafted luxurious candy that tastes every bit as a good as it looks.
The Skirvin has over 100 years of history in Oklahoma City. Stay for a night and enjoy breakfast in your room. Make sure to visit the Park Avenue Grill with art deco tiling and hand-carvings from the original design.