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Romantic Valentine’s Day places and ideas

Scratching your head for some romantic Valentine's Day ideas? Check out what we discovered in the Ark-La-Tex.

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Art of Fine Dining

The Women for the Arts presents this evening of fine dining celebrating Southern American cuisine. Hors d’oeuvers and champagne will be served at 6:30 pm followed by the dinner and wine pairings at 7:00 pm. Some of the dishes include: crab and avocado stuffed squash blossom, whole quail with Santa Fe sauce and bourbon peaches and pecan flambe a la mode. Tickets must be purchased by February 7, 2020.

Location – Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 S. Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Tex

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Artipsy Couples Valentine's Paint Party

Love to paint or want to do something different for Valentine’s Day with your boo? Artipsy is having a paint party creating a creative piece of artwork called “Her Rock & His Peace”. Artipsy is an art bar that you can listen to music, sip a cocktail, and create a masterpiece. Along with the painting, they will have chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

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Valentine's Dinner

Enjoy a 19th century style Valentine’s Day with a surrey ride through Historic Washington State Park starting at 6:00 pm. Then, appreciate dinner and entertainment at Williams’ Tavern. Reservations are required.

Location – Historic Washington State Park, 103 Franklin St., Washington, Ark

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Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro

This Valentine’s Day take your date to one of the best cheesecake bistros west of the Mississippi River. Located in the heart of Bossier City, get a slice of some signature cheesecake. For reservations call: 318-550-0491.

Location-Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, 240 Plaza Loop, Bossier City, LA

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Grand Cane Romantic Valentine's Day ideas

Dinner and a Play

This Valentine’s date is a double whammy and it all takes place in Grand Cane on either February 14th or 15th!


You start with fine dining at Village Cuisine with a special meal expertly crafted by Chef Rhonda Meek. The menu consists of Hand cut peppercorn crusted beef filets with Gouda Mac n Cheese, Chicken Picatta with Pasta Alfredo, pan seared wild Atlantic Salmon or Ahi Tuna (tba), all served with vegetables, salads, and special Valentine desserts! Seating is very limited and you will have to get early reservations at 5:00 – 5:30 pm to pull this one off. For reservations call: 318-858-3200


Right next door after dinner you will take in a play, The Outsider, right next door at Back Alley Community Theatre. This is a wonderful, cozy little theater with a rich history of performances. The production starts at 7:00 pm. Drink and snack sales are very reasonable. Reservations are required and seating is extremely limited. Tickets are $15. For reservations call:  318-461-0202

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Couple Massage Valentine's Weekend

The Fountain of Youth Day Spa & Salon is offering a complimentary Valentine’s package for couples. They are offering a 30 min soak in a Hot Tub Jacuzzi with an hour of a Swedish or Deep tissue massage. While you are getting your relax on, they will serve chocolate covered strawberries as well as champagne to you and your partner. If you all can’t make it Friday, the deal goes for Saturday as well! You must schedule an appointment.

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Romantic Valentine's Day ideas

Caddo Lake State Park

Get ready to paddle your way though one of east Texas most scenic places this Valentine’s Day. On your way through be sure to explore one of the world’s most coveted national treasures. Explore the 50 miles of paddling trails at Caddo Lake. The cost to enjoy some memorable experiences at this park is just $4 and it is free to children 12 years and younger.


Location- Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX

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Looking to take a great Valentine’s Day picture with your loved one? In addition to these romantic Valentine’s Day ideas, check out these places around Shreveport-Bossier.

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