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The Short Version: If you’re seeking the perfect combination of laid-back living, outdoor activities, and decadent cuisine, look no further than Flower Mound, Texas. This Dallas-Fort Worth suburb offers small-town hospitality and a scenic natural backdrop with plenty of opportunities to hold hands on long walks around the lake and trails. The city also delivers a world-class cultural scene, serving up live music, exciting nightlife, and international culinary delights. Whether you’re looking to catch a romantic sunset or take in the quaint downtown area, come to Flower Mound and connect with your special someone in this warm Texas town.
Rising 50 feet above the surrounding countryside, Flower Mound, Texas, got its name in 1840 from the unusual number of wildflowers that grew on the elevated plot of earth. Today, the town is home to 175 varieties of blossoms that bloom throughout the year.
The natural beauty of the area is just one of the reasons out-of-towners come to Flower Mound. It’s easy to settle into the warm, hospitable community and slower-pace this Dallas-Fort Worth suburb offers. It’s an exceptional locale to escape to with your better half for a little relaxation, renewal, and romance.
While the chill atmosphere of Flower Mound makes it easy to unwind, don’t mistake slow-paced for boring. Flower Mound has a bevy of things to do to blissfully pass the time. Outdoorsy couples will find no shortage of activities available — from camping and hiking to kayaking and fishing. Music-lovers will delight in the many live performances that take place throughout the city, and foodies will be impressed with the culinary scene offering up everything from authentic Tex-Mex to a hearty selection of donuts.
Here are a few date ideas while you’re in this Texas treasure.
Escape to Twin Coves Park for the day or longer to enjoy the beautiful location and a host of outdoor adventures. Located on the north shore of Lake Grapevine, the park has a pier and access to the lake for fishing, kayaking, and other water sports. Hike or bike the trail and then take in a game of frisbee golf.
If you want to spend a few romantic evenings in nature, rent one of the 17 cabins in the park. Cabins are fully-furnished and provide all the comforts of home with picturesque views of the lake (they even have air conditioning). At night, head out to the scenic overlook at the fire pit to reconnect and enjoy a romantic fire under the canopy of constellations and let the crickets serenade you and your lover.
If you and your partner love nothing more than listening to live music under the stars, you must head over to the Lakeside Music Series near Lake Grapevine. Bring a picnic of culinary aphrodisiacs, such as avocado salad, truffle pasta, and chocolate covered strawberries, throw down your red-and-white checkered blanket, and snuggle up while listening to local bands play originals and classic songs you know by heart.
Take in the beautiful location and enjoy meeting charming locals who live nearby. You can catch the Lakeside Music Series every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. so long as the weather cooperates. While several different bands play in the series, there’s usually a good mix of country, rock, and folk. It’s a family-friendly event so you’ll have to keep your public displays of affection to a minimum (or find a more secluded location).
The Lakeside and Trail and Boardwalk is literally a path leading to multiple things to do while you’re visiting Flower Mound. Take a hike or bike the trail with views of Lake Grapevine while you enjoy the fresh air, lush greenery, and small woodland creatures scurrying by. After your hike, lay down a blanket for a picnic and maybe even an afternoon nap with your love in the park, basking in the sunshine and taking in the idyllic surroundings.
Once you’re rested, take a jaunt down the shoreline of Lake Grapevine. Take off your shoes and enjoy the feeling of the water on your toes, or, if you brought your suit, jump in and go for an invigorating swim.
At night, head to Sunset Point to take in the majestic colors on display as you peer out at Lake Grapevine. Located at the southern end of the Lakeside Boardwalk on a 6,000-square-foot deck, carve out a secluded spot for just you and your special someone to reflect on your day together as the sun goes down. After sunset, look for one of the many events in the park. The city frequently hosts festivals, music, and lakeside fireworks that make for a memorable end to your evening.
Flower Mound may have small town appeal, but the city certainly isn’t lacking in international culinary delights. Many of the restaurants and cafés offer dining al fresco, making for a dreamy dinner with your love. There’s something for every palette — from Brazilian and Japanese to Italian and more — and all are nearby.
If you’re feeling meaty, prepare to drool over the menu at Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse. You’ll enjoy fried banana appetizers, a generous salad bar, and meats served Rodizio style as gauchos authentically bring you meat on skewers until your tummy can’t take any more. Wash it all down with a traditional Caipirinha or South American wine.
If Italian is what you’re craving, sit down to an elegant meal at Mio Nonno. Traditional Italian fare, such as pasta, meats, seafood, and pizza, are made fresh with love. The restaurant also offers an extensive cocktail, beer, and wine menu.
For those looking for a sweet way to end the evening, grab a gourmet coffee and some love in a cup at Epic Gelato. The gelatos are handmade daily and include traditional varieties and dairy-free options. While you’re there, enjoy the signature Donato, a magical combination of donut, gelato, and toppings. Be warned; you may not want to share with your partner!
With so much to do, you’ll surely need more than one visit to take it all in. Whether you’re looking to hike, camp, listen to music or fill your belly with culinary delights, Flower Mound has something for every couple.
At Flower Mound, it’s all about unwinding and enjoying the company of your significant other. So escape to this small Texas town on your next getaway to relax, recharge, and reconnect with your significant other.