Before airplanes, the only way humans could hope to gain an aerial perspective of their surroundings was through astral projection or by being launched from a trebuchet. Explore the aeronautic world more easily with today's Groupon: for $249, you get a romantic sunset flight for two from Air Tours Texas (a $699 value). Flights depart from Atlantic Aviation.
Air Tours Texas's dedicated pilots sweep passengers away on expertly guided airborne journeys in swift new planes. Throughout their one-hour sunset flight, ecstatic duos drink in a bird's-eye view of the dipping sun as it casts rosy orange and pink hues over Texas's hill country, imbuing the rolling terrain with a muted blush and splashing color on the surfaces of shimmering lakes and gleaming bald heads. Because each plane holds up to five passengers in its plush leather seats, two couples may be paired on a flight, launching pairs on an impromptu, one-of-a-kind double date. At tour's end, couples espy the glittering lights of celebrity buildings and the state capitol, along with San Antonio's expanse of skyscrapers, which are covered completely in millions of luminous lite-brite bulbs. Passengers should arrive at the airport about an hour before sunset to allow for travel time.