Five Date Night Ideas in Ohio
Highlight your evening with a unique Ohio experience.
Chilly winter weather and busy holiday preparations can leave you yearning for one-on-one time with someone special. Take the opportunity to enjoy a romantic evening at one of Ohio’s many date night destinations.
Up, up and away
What is more enchanting than an evening spent drifting across the sky in a hot air balloon? Gentle Breeze, located in Lebanon, offers sunset hot air balloon excursions lasting approximately two hours (allow three hours for the entire experience). A little chilly? No need to worry. Hot air balloons function better in cooler weather, and winter excursions are available. Gentle Breeze is located at the Warren County Airport. Call (513) 932-9007 or visit http://www.gentlebreeze.com
to learn more.
Spend an evening strolling through the quaint village of Chagrin Falls. Located just east of Cleveland, this historic village offers a relaxed evening filled with strolling, shopping, and dining. Stop by the town’s namesake waterfall located downtown and share a serving of popcorn from the Popcorn Shop Factory. Continue on, browsing some of the 80 local shops. For a light dinner, consider Dave’s Cosmic Subs. For more formal fare, stop in at Raintree or Yours Truly restaurants. End the evening with a sweet treat from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams or Sugar Me Desserterie. Visit yourhometownchagrinfalls.com for additional information.
Even in brisk weather, Eden Park in Cincinnati offers panoramic views of downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Visit the Cincinnati Art Museum or the Krohn Conservatory (located within Eden Park) and then wander down the paths and gardens, stopping to snuggle at the gazebo. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants located nearby, including Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse or View Cucina. Visit http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/eden-park
for more information.
Become a wine connoisseur
If you consider yourself an expert on wine, or if wine-tasting is simply an enjoyable hobby, consider a visit to It’s Your Winery in Akron. Spend an evening developing your own wine. Design a blend just for you and your date, and have the winery blend a small batch to pick up at a later time. Not interested in designing a unique blend? Linger over the many selections available. More information is available at http://www.itsyourwinery.com
If your idea of a romantic evening includes adventure, athletics, and the outdoors, a visit to Mad River Mountain in Zanesfield might be the perfect experience for you and a date. Ski the many acres of hilly terrain, choosing the hills appropriate for your skill level. Mad River stays open late (sometimes as late as 3 a.m.), lighting the slopes for visibility and a great view. Those with no ski experience can opt for the Avalanche Tubing Park. Visit http://www.skimadriver.com
or call 1-800-231-7669 to learn more.
Whether your special evening is a romantic candlelit dinner for two or a racing ride down a snowy ski slope, discover one of the many unique destinations Ohio has to offer.