For couples looking a little bit of that Texas charm without the hustle and bustle of the big city lifestyle, a trip over to Weatherford might do the trick. Only 20 minutes west of Dallas, Weatherford is rich in its western culture built on a history of pioneering and antique charm. Taking your honey out for a romantic excursion around the quaint cityscape could include a range of activities from biking and hiking along the many trailways or booking a night in a local hotel for some rest and relaxation. However, couples looking to create a custom trip to celebrate their love will enjoy all that Weatherford has to offer.
Bonding at Tactical Texas
Start by initiating a scavenger hunt of sorts, leaving notes that lead to the weekend’s plans. Jot down the first clue that directs your significant other to pack their bags for days of fun and adventure. “Be sure you include your sneakers” is a good tip. Book a day at Texas Tactical, an obstacle course that will challenge both endurance and trust as you partner team up to complete the track. The facility is also used to train law-enforcement officers, so couples can take advantage of several of the site’s additional challenging activities including the firing range or taking a hunter’s course for those who hunt together.
Texas Tactical 4104 Zion Hill Road Weatherford TX 76086 817-341-4903 texastactical.com
Picnic at Lake Weatherford
Reserve a lakeside cottage at the Lake Weatherford Marina and enjoy a day of fishing followed by a romantic picnic. Pack a bottle of wine, cheese and some cozy blankets and venture out for the day. Boat rentals are available at the marina, where couples can try their hand at fishing for catfish, sunfish and bass in the lake. With over 1,300 acres of nature to explore, Lake Weatherford offers a rustic alternative to the standard romantic escape. Couples can take a tour around the lake and photograph the plush hills and nooks along the way.
Lake Weatherford Marina 210 West Lake Drive Weatherford, TX? 76087 817-613-0396? lakeweatherfordmarina.com
Great outdoors at Mineral Wells State Park
Weatherford has a host of outdoor facilities that set the ideal tone for romance. Outdoors lovers can explore the Mineral Wells Trailway and choose from several options including biking and horseback riding. The many hills along the trailway allow for runners and bikers to get a great workout together. Couples can pack a lunch and take one of four trailways available. The pair can rough it outdoors by challenging each other to a rock-climbing competition followed by an energizing hike through the countryside. More adventurous couples can opt to stay on the grounds and camp out while gazing at the stars.
Mineral Wells State Park 100 Park Road 71 Mineral Wells, TX? 76067 940-328-1171? tpwd.state.tx.us