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DART Straight to the Heart
  Valentine's Day is the time to follow your heart. But that doesn't mean you have to follow the crowds. If the idea of jam-packed restaurants with pricy special menus doesn’t send you over the moon, DART will get you to these laid- back locales to spend time with your sweetheart.

A stroll through the Dallas Zoo can be romantic, with its exotic species, fun monorail ride and beautiful landscaping. Did you know that Penguin Days run through February 28 for $8 admission? Dallas Zoo Station puts you right at the front gate. Afterward, you could stop off at Cedars Station to enjoy one of many unique, easygoing restaurants and night spots.

Bowling is a fun date, and Plano Super Bowl is right next to Parker Road Station. With food and drinks, it is a one-stop shop for a low-key date. Or you could start with dinner in Downtown Plano - one stop away on the Red Line. Score Valentine's points by hitting Dude, Sweet Chocolate while you're there.,

Laughter is the key to the heart, and My Funny Valentine at the Eisemann Center is tailor-made for this day. Running Feb. 14-16, the show features the standup duo of Pat Hazell and Dena Blizzard riffing on relationships and dating. There's even a Q&A where you can ask relationship advice. The evening awaits just steps from Galatyn Park Station.

Dining and window shopping in a quaint historic downtown are a charming way to spend Valentine's Day. The Village of Rowlett Downtown has options for spending time with your loved one. Bankhead Brewing has gourmet pizza and terrific entrees in addition to a stellar beer selection. Up the street, Girlfriends Boutique is full of cool gift items and jewelry. The old-fashioned Main Street is a short stroll from Downtown Rowlett Station.

Go pink this Valentine's Day on D-Link - DART's shuttle connecting all the cool arts, dining and nightlife in downtown Dallas on one free, frequent route. Buses run every 15 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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