Here are some fun and unique ideas for something local and a little bit different.
Enjoy an Indoor Surf Session at the Aqua Shop in Plano
The FlowRider is an amazing experience. It allows participants to drop in on their own wave, command its power and acceleration, turn, maneuver and cut back over the safe padding on which the perpetual wave is generated. I just discovered the Aqua Shop this weekend and although we didn’t ride a wave, it was really fun to watch others in action on the waves. You can check it out for yourself on their live cam. It only costs $20 for a 30 minute wave session. The Aqua Shop is located at Willowbend Mall in Plano. For more information, please visit the Aqua Shop website.
Hot Date Night at Vetro Glassblowing Studio
February 13 and Valentine's Day, February 14 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm (plan on about a one-hour stay). Couple creates both a glass flower and glass heart. Hors d ™oeuvres and two complimentary glasses of wine per person included. Adults over 18, must be 21 to drink. Choose ANY colors in Vetro color palette. Help apply color to hot molten glass gather. Work with artist to heat glass in 2,000-degree furnace. Remain with the artist while he creates your glass art. Pick up your glass art next business day after 3pm or ship for additional charge. Price for this one of a kind experience is $125 per couple. Reservations required by Feb 12. For more information, please call 817.251.1668 or visit the Vetro Glass website.
The Need for Speed with DFW Drive Your Dream
Your man will love the thrill of getting behind the wheel of these 4 exotic cars – Ferrari F430, Porsche Boxster Spyder, Audi R8, and a Lamborghini Gallardo. The driving tour is pre-designated and will allow for the driver to experience the scenic landscape of Northwest Texas including winding roads, hills, as well as flat and straight roads for a complete experience of different driving conditions. Driving packages range from $597-$697. DFW Drive Your Dream is located at 5940 Eden, Fort Worth, TX 76117. For more information, please call 817-834-3625 ext 221 or visit the DFW Drive Your Dream website.
Dinner and Flight with Delta Charlie’s
Delta Charlie's has a few reservations still available for the Valentine's Dinner & Flight package. For a limited time, Delta Charlie's is offering their Dinner & Flight package which includes a three-course dinner followed by a privately piloted, sightseeing flight above Dallas for two for only $129 (valued at $225). All you have to do is Like Delta Charlie's Bar and Grill on Facebook to purchase one of the Dinner & Flight packages today. Enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Be A Pilot at Fly A Sim
Let your man be the captain in a professional flight simulator for a one of a kind experience. Simulators include realistic flying motion, visual screens, and sound. All events begin with a one hour pre-flight briefing! There are three packages available: Commander Flight – You fly as the Captain for the entire 60 minutes of the simulator flight time. Bring a guest. Price $499. Captain Flight – You fly as the Captain for the entire 30 minutes of the simulator flight time. Bring a guest. Price $349. Aviator Flight– You fly as Captain for half the time and Co-Pilot for half the time. You will be in the simulator for 30 minutes, scheduled with another Aviator Flight customer. Price $169. Fly A Sim is located near DFW Airport. For more information, please call 972-242-5999 or visit the Fly A Sim website.
Cruise the Canals on a Gondola
Gondolas at Irving offers gondola rides along the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas. Prices range from $135 for a classic one hour cruise including a box of chocolates to $399 for a 2 hour cruise and 3 course meal. For more information, please call 866-646-2064 or visit the Gondolas at Irving website.
Dinner with a Revolving View
Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty Restaurant is in the glowing ball over Dallas known as Reunion Tower. The restaurant has floor to ceiling windows and ever-so-slowly revolves giving dinner guests an ever-changing view of the Dallas skyline. The food is just as wonderful as the view. Five Sixty is located at 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75202. For more information, please call (214) 741-5560 or you can check out the menu and pictures by visiting the Five Sixty website.
Laugh It Up at Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam
In the last four years, Shaq Entertainment has launched the highly successful All-Star Comedy Jam brand, producing several television specials, a highly successful DVD series and also helped catapult comedian Kevin Hart into the national spotlight. The Comedy Jam will be performing this weekend, Saturday February 11 at 8:00 pm at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. Tickets range from $35 – $55. For further information, please visit the Shaq All Star Comedy Jam website.
Chocolate Lover’s Delight with Dallas By Chocolate
Take a tour of gourmet chocolate shops in the Dallas area with Dallas By Chocolate. Tours are just $25 per person and include a goodie bag and a ride on a limo bus to all the shops. The tour lasts about 3 hours and take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Spots are filling fast so reserved yours soon. For more information, please check out our recent review of Dallas By Chocolate or visit the Dallas By Chocolate website.
Ride in a Distinctive Warbird Aircraft at Cavanaugh Flight Museum
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum offers rides over N. Dallas, in several of their distinctive warbird aircraft. These rides make excellent gifts for any aviation enthusiast. It’s a 30 minute flight experience. Allow one hour total time for each ride. Flights must be booked with at least 48 hours prior notice. Weekends and holidays may require extra lead time. Flights may be rescheduled due to poor weather conditions or pilot availability. Passengers must be 18 years old or older. Prices range from $125 to $1995 depending on aircraft. For more information or to schedule a flight, please call (972) 380-8800 ext. 100 or visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum website.