Think Southlake for Your Perfect Valentine’s Getaway

Seeking to escape with your sweetheart? Whether you live locally and need a romantic stay-cation or you are considering visiting from out-of-state, come spend the night in Southlake – the perfect place for your Valentine’s Day getaway.

Conveniently located in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and minutes from DFW Airport, Southlake has many of the same amenities of its larger sister cities without the hustle and bustle, offering visitors the perfect mix of recreation and relaxation. With nearly 260 retail venues and more than 130 restaurants, guests will find no shortage of ways to spend their days before staying overnight in style at one of Southlake’s combined 420+ guest rooms at Hilton Southlake Town Square and Cambria Southlake.

Hilton Southlake Town Square is a boutique-style hotel located among the upscale shops and restaurants in Southlake Town Square. With 248 spacious rooms, including 40 magnificent suites, make yourself at home in the European-inspired design, rich earth-toned color scheme and modern furnishings. Relax in an oversized soaking tub, surf the web with complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, watch a movie on your high definition flat-screen TV, get a workout in at the 24-hour fitness center, or enjoy the outdoor pavilion and pool during warmer months. Simply walk downstairs to savor authentic Cajun cuisine at the in-house restaurant, Copeland’s of New Orleans, or explore the square to find a variety of other delicious options. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy the Celebrate in Style Package with a complimentary drink upon arrival and in-room breakfast for two, or sleep in and enjoy a late check-out with the Weekend Getaway Package.

Conveniently located off of Texas State Highway 114, experience contemporary comforts—and touches of Texas-style—at Cambria Southlake. The hotel boasts 175+ guest rooms and several guest-centric amenities such as free area transportation, year-round pool, outdoor patio, fire pit and 24-hour fitness center. Tech-savvy travelers will enjoy free WiFi, a virtual texting assistant to easily communicate with hotel staff and RoomioTV to stream content directly to your room’s television. Leave your room behind for a bite at the hotel’s Social Circle Bistro, and savor Texas-inspired flavors and locally-made beers. With the seasonal Valentine’s Day Package, bring your significant other and indulge in a room filled with champagne, heart-shaped chocolates, an artisanal cheese platter and a vase full of roses.

If you need help planning your perfect Valentine’s getaway in Southlake, the Visit Southlake! App has you covered. This app can you help you find everything Southlake has to offer, from the perfect spots to dine to local shopping and events so you can have the perfect trip. You can access the Visit Southlake App from the website or by visiting the app stores on iOS or Android smartphone devices and downloading the app.

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Animal shelter hosting a Valentine’s shelter dog slumber party

No date this Valentine’s Day? Want to cuddle up on the couch and watch movies with a cute, snuggly four-legged companion? We’ve got you covered.

Join the Fort Worth animal shelter Feb. 14 or 15 to look around the shelter and choose a special houseguest. Light refreshments will be served, and a spot has been reserved for you to get acquainted with your “date.” Plenty of staff will be available to answer questions. You’ll also receive a leash, bag of food and a report card to help staff gain information about your foster dog’s experience.

Studies have shown that even a short amount of time away from the shelter decreases stress in dogs and increases their adoptability. The report card helps tremendously when matching dogs with adoptive families.

The slumber party is part of the shelter’s Cowtown Crashpads foster program. The first slumber party was held in January, and it was a huge success: 106 dogs were able to leave the shelter and spend a night – and, in many cases, longer — with their foster family.

Cowtown Crashpads normally helps pets that land at the shelter and are sick or have other issues where being in a foster home will allow that pet the care and attention they need until they can be adopted. The Valentine Slumber Party will give people the opportunity to help adoption-ready shelter pets and experience being a foster parent.

All animals available for the slumber party are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and on flea/tick preventative. Staff recommends leaving your current pet at home, as the shelter is a stressful place. Staff members will be happy to talk you through introducing your guest to your current pets.

Slumber party pets can be picked up from the main shelter, 4900 Martin St., between 3 and 6 p.m. Feb. 14 or 15. Complete a foster application beforehand.

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Southlake Is Your Date Night Destination for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, think outside of the chocolate box and surprise your sweetheart with the Southlake treatment. From interactive sushi-making and romantic carriage rides to gourmet meals, treat yourself and your loved one to an unforgettable evening that rivals Cupid’s planning.

Have a hands-on experience leading up to Valentine’s Day. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is inviting guests to bring their soymate for an entertaining night designed to teach participants about the power of aphrodisiac ingredients during Roll of Attraction: An Aphrodisiac Sushi Rolling Class For Couples on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a storybook ride through Southlake Town Square by horse-drawn carriage and cuddle up with your sweetheart as you take in the sites. Reserve your carriage ride for Feb. 8, Feb. 9, Feb. 14 or Feb. 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. each evening.

If the way to your loved one’s heart is through his or her stomach, expect no shortage of swooning after dining at one of these Southlake restaurants.

Love every bite at Del Frisco’s Grille, including savory entrées like Broiled Twin Lobster Tails with Miso Butter and 45-day, 16-ounce Dry Aged Prime Strip from the exclusive Valentine’s Day menu or take your true love to Truluck’s for fresh-catch seafood or prime tender, juicy steaks. Enjoy a perfectly paired glass of wine, live music and don’t forget to turn up the heat by sharing a flaming Baked Alaska for dessert.

Love is also in the air at Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse. Spoil your sweetie with a special four-course meal from the Valentine’s Day menu, with options like Blackened Cedar Plank Scallops and Smoked Ribeye. Toast to the evening with sommelier-picked pairings and go home with a special gift from Kirby’s.

Wildwood Grill is also feeling the love with special items on the Valentine’s Day menu, which features a Meat & Cheese Board, Herb Crusted Tenderloin, Crab Stuffed Alaskan Flounder and a sweet Waffle Duo for dessert. In keeping with tradition, take home a red rose, compliments of Wildwood.

If you’re looking for a more casual evening out, spend it with The King himself at Schuck Me. An Elvis tribute artist will serenade you and your sweetie while you enjoy delicious seafood dishes (and drinks). The show starts at 6:30 p.m., so be sure to arrive before Elvis leaves the building.

Looking to have a night away? Cambria Southlake is offering a sweet special for Valentine’s Day, including a king or double queen room with roses in a vase, champagne, heart-shaped chocolates and an artisanal cheese platter.

Don’t forget about Southlake’s premier shopping destinations if you’re in search of the perfect present to accompany your romantic evening out. No need to stress about where to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day when Cupid’s arrow clearly points to Southlake.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at your local community center

Enjoy a little sugar, spice and everything nice at an upcoming Valentine’s Day event hosted by one of Fort Worth’s community centers.

Contact a center for specific information and event prices.

Upcoming events:

Valentine’s Day Dance at Greenbriar: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

Family Valentine’s Party at R.D. Evans Community Center: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2019; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Daddy Daughter Dance at Riverside Community Center: 7 p.m. Feb. 8, 2019; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Sweetheart Social at Hillside Community Center: 10 a.m. Feb. 12, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Sweetheart Social at Thomas Place Community Center: 10 a.m. Feb. 12, 2019; Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

Daddy Daughter Dance at Victory Forest Community Center: 6 p.m. Feb. 13, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill.

Love Muffins’ Day at Diamond Hill Community Center: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Valentine’s Dance at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania.

Mother Son Date Night at Victory Forest Community Center: 6 p.m. Feb. 14, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Daddy Daughter Dance at Chisholm Trail Community Center: 6 p.m. Feb. 16, 2019; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Spring Recreation Catalog

The Spring Recreation Catalog should be available at all city community centers by the end of February. Use it to sign up for spring classes and programs, find out information about upcoming special events, and learn more about the many services offered by your nearest center.

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Celebrate a Candylicious Valentine’s Day at the 2019 Sweetheart Dance

Southlake’s annual family-friendly Valentine’s dance will be held at Legends Hall on Saturday, February 9.

You are cordially invited to the Sweetheart Dance, Southlake’s Valentine’s Day celebration for the whole family!

Where: Legends Hall at The Marq (285 Shady Oaks Dr.)

When: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Resident Fee: $14 per person

Non-Resident Fee: $18 per person

Children under 2 are free!

This year’s theme is “Sweets for my Sweet,” so get ready for a candylicious evening of dancing, refreshments and activities for all ages. The festivities will include:

  • A live DJ
  • Limo rides
  • Photobooth with complimentary photos
  • Candy bar with a wide selection and plenty of take-home boxes
  • Valentine’s-themed crafts
  • Chick-fil-A, Nothing Bundt Cakes and other snacks

Registration is required, and parents must register with children. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

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Get Ready for a Very Beary Preschool Valentine’s Day!

Kids ages 3–5 are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their favorite teddy bear at this special preschool program on Friday, February 1.

This Valentine’s Day, Southlake Parks and Recreation is inviting preschoolers and their favorite teddy bear to join us for a morning of games, crafts and Valentine’s-themed fun. We’ll even be creating a beary special Valentine’s Day surprise!

Ages: 3–5 years old

Friday, February 1
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Southlake Activity Center
(307 Parkwood Drive)

Resident Fee: $14 per child
Non-Resident Fee: $18 per child

Click here to register online!

Please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019 if you have any questions.

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In Celebration of Valentine’s Day The Marq Southlake is offering “A Sweet Deal”

The Marq Southlake is getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit by offering “A Sweet Deal” on facility rentals. Leading up to February 15, 2016 guests who book a rental at The Marq can receive “A Sweet Deal” that consists of complimentary facility amenities and/or additional hours of rental time with a value of up to 14% of a guest’s total room rental. For example, 14% off of a Saturday Traditions Ballroom rental would amount to about $900.

If you are looking to book an event at The Marq Southlake, don’t wait too long. Book your event before February 15 and receive your “Sweet Deal.”

To learn more about “A Sweet Deal” or The Marq Southlake visit, or contact Danielle Nelson, Sales Specialist at The Marq, at 817-748-8920 or at

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Senior Center Valentine’s Dinner

haltom senior center valentines day 2016The Haltom Senior Center will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Sunday, February 14th from 4 – 6:00 p.m. Five dollars will get you dinner (spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert & tea) and dancing, with entertainment provided by Ken Nelson. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by calling the Senior Center at 817-834-8021.

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