EE Explores: Spots to visit on a downtown date during Valentine’s Day

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EE Explores: Spots to visit on a downtown date during Valentine’s Day

The Eagle's Eye recommends places to explore in downtown Austin for the perfect Valentine's Day adventure.

The Eagle's Eye recommends places to explore in downtown Austin for the perfect Valentine's Day adventure.

Ash Catalan and Angela Glass

The Eagle's Eye recommends places to explore in downtown Austin for the perfect Valentine's Day adventure.

Ash Catalan and Angela Glass

Ash Catalan and Angela Glass

The Eagle's Eye recommends places to explore in downtown Austin for the perfect Valentine's Day adventure.

Angela Glass, Life & Style Editor

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Being in a relationship comes with a lot of pressure, especially during the holiday season.

Valentine’s day is filled with expectations of what a couple needs to do for each other to prove that they care for one another. It is expected that couples go on cute dates, create surprises, give gifts that are both romantic and memorable.

It is a good idea to have a conversation with your significant other before making any plans. Ask what they want, and tell them what you want. Part of being in a relationship is accommodating for each other. Date night is supposed to be a night where you get to spend intimate time with one another. But the only way that this can work is if the conversation is open and honest. Make sure to actually listen to the response and make compromises when necessary.

If you and your partner agree to go out for Valentine’s Day, e Eagle’s Eye has planned out a fun date night downtown. The intersection of Lamar and Sixth street, there are some cool spots to check out. We have highlighted some of our restaurants and shops to visit. While on the date just remember to be present during it; no phone distractions, engage in conversations and be yourself.

1. Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is an unexpectedly pleasant date spot, featuring a variety of amenities for a fun evening. First o the parking garage is free so there is no need to worry about checking a parking meter. Secondly, this supermarket has a large variety of ready to eat food, ranging from barbecue to salad bar everyone can and something to eat. Lastly, there are stairs that lead to the rooftop that is decorated with lights. Sit at a bench or in the playscape and enjoy your meal with that special someone.

2. 24-Hour Diner

This 24-hour restaurant is influenced by diners of the 50’s but brings in modern design to class it up. e lighting helps sets a romantic mood but the vibe of the restaurant is relaxed which is perfect for a pressure-filled date. This restaurant is only in Austin so they try to buy local produce whenever possible to support Texan farmers. Comfort food is their focus but a chef spin is added to switch up the favors of the classic dish which ties back to the retro modern theme.

3. Waterloo Records & Video

Waterloo Records is another Austin founded store with a large variety of music and films. Since 1982 Waterloo has been a part of Austin’s music scene. is is a cool place to hang out in and browse their selection of CDs, vinyl records, DVDs, music-related magazines, t-shirts, and trinkets. They also have in-store performances free for all ages. On Feb. 14 Robert Ellis is playing at 5 p.m. His music is a blend of pop and jazz. If you or your partner are into music, this is a great place to check out.

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