By: Courtney Dabney
Fort Worth has a whole lotta love, which translates to plenty of funky and romantic date night options. Take your loved one to these free and under-the-radar spots for Valentine's Day bonus points.
A bouquet of roses is the stereotypical gift from a significant other, right? Well, you can’t pick the roses at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, but they do make for a beautiful setting. The best place to view them is from the Shelter House, which overlooks the entire rose garden. The background noise of the fountain completes the package. It’s no wonder so many people get married here.
If the fountains at the Botanic Garden aren't enough water for you, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is the place to be. Plus, the closer you get to the center, the tighter your partner grips your hand as you walk down the slippery steps. Once you get to the bottom, prepare for the future Instagram likes.
Take a romantic walk through Trinity Park and stop at the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge. Not only do you get a great view of the Trinity River, but you also get beautiful glimpses of downtown.
When there are no performances, anyone has free reign on the stage near the Chisholm Trail Mural. If you have kids, bring them along to play in the fountains while you and your significant sit on the stage and enjoy the view. But fair warning, the stage also tends to be a popular climbing spot for kiddos, so don’t be surprised if a little one decides to join you.
Bass Hall’s grand façade consists of sculptures of two 48-foot tall angels playing trumpets. It’s no surprise that these angels have been cultural icons within Fort Worth for almost two decades.
No one can deny that the Fort Worth skyline is beautiful. No one can deny that the TCU campus is beautiful. Now how about seeing both at the same time? Yes, please. The gates to Amon G. Carter Stadium are often open when there isn’t a game or practice, so climb to the top seat for sweeping views of the city.
Yes, TCU is that romantic to have two spots on this list. With stone columns, brass chandeliers and Palladian windows, Robert Carr Chapel is a popular wedding venue and backdrop for engagement photos. There’s even a swing and sundial across the street. When the swing isn’t being occupied by children and TCU students, take turns on the swing.
By: Courtney Dabney