In case you haven’t heard, San Antonio was rated the #1 most romantic city according to Amazon.com. The ranking is based on the amount of romantic items bought on Amazon which include things like romance novels, relationship books, romantic comedy movies, romantic music, sexual wellness products, etc. etc. etc.
You go, SA!
Here on the ‘Cullough, we’re not surprised. Romance blossoms on every corner in our neighborhood. In celebration of our new celeb status, and since it is Valentine’s Day tomorrow, here is a list of the top 5 most romantic places on the ‘Cullough. Visit them with your sweetheart and you are sure to make some memories.
1. SUBWAY- 4233 McCullough Ave.
“Do you work at subway?….cause you just gave me a foot-long”
Well, that was my favorite joke in high school. And while it may reek of adolescence, there is an odor of truth: SUBWAY is a great place to take a date.
Depending on how far down the rabbit hole you go (chips, drink, cookie..), you and your partner could leave SUBWAY for under $20. And no one has to get bloated in the name of love. The chopped salad options are fantastic (they basically take a knife and chop up the inside of your favorite sandwich minus bread) and they offer a myriad of healthy sandwich options. Although, if you really want to impress your valentine, order the new Fritos® Chicken Enchilada Melt. That’s a sandwich that says: “Hey Valentine, I’m adventurous, ambitious, and totally self-confident. Also I’ll let you eat a few stray Fritos® that fall out while I’m eating. I love you.”
2. The Upper Deck at Joey’s- 2417 N. St. Mary’s St.
The weather forecast for V Day suggests milder temps than we’ve been having (yay!!). Why not spend a romantic evening making out with your loved one on the wooden upper deck at Joey’s?
When it gets dark enough, no one can really see you. It’s just you and your lover, 2 blurry shadows melting into one. The multicolored lights will twinkle, as will your lover’s eyes as he slowly looks at you and says, “let’s go to the taco truck after this.”
Runner-up make out spot: The Make Out Room at The Mix. Just try to go in there when people aren’t kissing on that couch. Just try.
3. The Rosemont Apartments’ Pool- 402 Holland Ave.
Nothing says romance like a refreshing dip in the Rosemont pool. (Photo credit: Roy)
This is a perfect excuse to get your honey into that string bikini or sassy speedo you’ve been dreaming about. Sure, it’s not quite swimming pool season, but if there is one thing I love, it’s jumping into pools when the water is frigid. Oh, the adrenaline! Go ahead and grab your true love’s hand as you both take the plunge.
Bring 2 towels (OR 1♥) and dry off while lounging on one of Rosemont’s pool-side recliners. Be sure you don’t pick the broken one though…nothing ruins the romantic mood more than taking a tumble from a pool-side recliner.
4. The U.S. Post Office- 2400 McCullough Ave.
I know, I know, you’re over it. But hear me out: a place where long distance lovers send their heartbreaking letters of lust and yearning. Count me in. I bet the USPS is like an interactive romance novel this time of year. If only opening mail wasn’t a federal offence….
Imagine this: You and your boo spending a nice early afternoon (they close at 5PM) rifling through other people’s love letters. I’m pretty sure Cosmo told me this would help my relationship…
5. Anywhere Stray Cats and Dogs Are- All of McCullough Ave.
Why do we have so many stray cats and stray dogs in the hood? Because they LOVE making more stray cats and stray dogs. If you want to experience some unique ‘Cullough romance firsthand, just follow that stray chocolate lab/pitbull mix that barks at you on your run. She is probably headed to seek our her soup du jour aka dog booty call. For them, everyday is Valentine’s Day.
So whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with pets, friends, Guidos, or that special someone, consider checking out one of the ‘Cullough’s most romantic spots. You won’t be sorry. ♥♥♥