Love Is in the Land This Valentine’s Day
Destination Cleveland Offers Ideas to Fall Head Over Heels in Love With the CLE
CLEVELAND (Feb. 8, 2017) - Looking for Cupid? It's quite possible he's spending Valentine's Day in Cleveland this year. As a city known for its passion, it's bursting at the seams with love-centered activities. From romantic dinners for two to a night on the town with friends, Destination Cleveland's guide for this special occasion can make any hopeless romantic's dreams come true.
Relax and Enjoy the Classics
The Cleveland Orchestra
Classical music is the go-to choice for romance.
With one of the most renowned orchestras in America calling Northeast Ohio home,
a performance by The
Cleveland Orchestra makes for a perfect date night. Concerts include "Schubert and Mahler" on Feb.
10 and 11 at 8 p.m. or "At the Movies - Breakfast at Tiffany's" on Feb. 14 at
- Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106
According to The
New York Times, the Cleveland
Institute of Art's Cinematheque
is one of the country's best alternative movie theaters. It shows art,
independent and foreign films, as well as revived classics - perfect for
satisfying any movie craving. The schedule for Feb. 10 and 11 includes "Marius,"
Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened," "The
Love Witch" and "Deluge."
On Valentine's Day, a special feature, "Love
Affair," is scheduled for 7 p.m.
- Cinematheque, 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland, 44106
Wine, Dine and Be Mine
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
That's amore! Feel the love on the Cuyahoga
Valley Scenic Railroad's "Grape Escape" Wine Tasting Excursion on Saturday,
Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Guests can grab a date and enjoy samplings of five wines and a
plethora of appetizers as they cruise through the Cuyahoga
Valley National Park. Tickets
start at $60 and guests must be 21 or older to climb aboard.
- Rockside Road Station, 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, 44131
Ferrante Winery and Ristorante
What's Valentine's Day without a glass of vino
made right here in Northeast Ohio? Just an hour east of Cleveland, Ferrante Winery and Ristorante in
Geneva is a great choice for a girls' night out or for dinner with your
sweetheart. A special Valentine's Day dinner is available on Feb. 10, 11, 12
and 14 and includes a three-course meal, pairing a delectable wine to complement
each course. Guests can even bring a bottle of wine home to keep the romance
flowing all night long.
- 5585 State Route 307, Geneva, 44041
Marengo Luxury Spa
Gather a group of friends for a spa day or get a
couple's massage at the Marengo
Luxury Spa in Downtown Cleveland's historic Arcade. This full-service day
spa offers massages, facials and nail and hair services. Guests can relax and
refresh with a variety of spa
packages including the Ultimate Getaway Spa Package, Couples Delight
Massage Package and Perfect Day Package.
- 401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44114
Eat Breakfast in Bed at a Bed and Breakfast
Riverside Gables Bed and Breakfast
Located just 20 minutes outside of Downtown
Cleveland, Riverside Gables Bed and
Breakfast offers the perfect escape from the city's hustle and bustle. This
B&B is made for breakfast lovers as guests are welcome to enjoy freshly made
bakery items in addition to the seasonal full breakfast served in the formal
- 50 North Rocky River Drive, Berea, 44017
Washington Place Bistro and Inn
Place Bistro and Inn offers first-class amenities that will make any person
feel like royalty. The luxurious rooms feature a cozy fireplace, flat screen
TVs, and complimentary Sunday brunch with a weekend stay. Located five miles
from Downtown in the historic Little Italy neighborhood, guests can explore many
shops and restaurants during the day and grab a cup of coffee from Rising
Star Coffee Roasters to ensure they shop but don't drop.
- 2203 Cornell Road, Cleveland, 44106
Emerald Necklace Inn
Necklace Inn is located near the Cleveland Metroparks, which means couples can
step right outside and get their hearts racing with activities like hiking and
biking. If it's too cold to go outside, guests can enjoy the quaint Tea Room or
get pampered at the salon and spa.
- 18840 Lorain Road, Cleveland, 44126
Romance at the Rink
Ice Skating at Public Square
Nothing says romance like holding hands while
skating around an ice rink. To celebrate Valentine's Day, guests can lace up
their skates and enjoy free, 45-minute ice skating sessions at Downtown
Square on Feb. 14 from 3 - 11 p.m. Guests should be sure to arrive early as
tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited
number of people allowed on the ice per session.
- 88 Public Square, Cleveland, 44114
Pink the Rink
It's not every day that there's a pink ice
skating rink in Cleveland. Pink
the Rink at University Circle's Wade Oval takes ice skating (and romance)
to a whole new level with a rink that is dyed pink from Feb. 10-12. Spend the
day skating then enjoy special offers and discounts at select restaurants and
shops in the area with the Pink the Rink wristband.
- Wade Oval, 10820 East Blvd., Cleveland, 44106
Satisfy your Sweetheart's Sweet Tooth
Chocolate is a Valentine's Day essential, and Cleveland's
Chocolates offers some of the best chocolate in the country. With 22
locations across Northeast Ohio, it's easy to purchase sweets like Malley's delicious
chocolate-covered strawberries or grapes for an after-dinner treat.
- Various locations throughout Greater Cleveland
The Chocolate Bar
Chocolate candies and truffles are easy to come
by, but there is only one Chocolate
Bar in Cleveland. With about 50 percent of
the menu consisting of an ingredient associated with chocolate, this restaurant
is a chocolate lover's dream. Guests can indulge in the famous chocolate
cocktails and desserts or choose a dish from the full dinner menu.
- 347 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44114
Mitchell's Ice Cream
say a way to a girl's heart is ice cream, and any significant other will
score major points if date night includes a stop at Mitchell's Ice Cream.
With a variety of ice cream flavors, such as Caramel Fudge Brownie and
Blue Cosmo, as well as other frozen treats, there are tons of desserts to satisfy
that sweet tooth. For an added bonus, a Mitchell's
Tasting Tour is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Ohio City
location and includes a tour of the shop and kitchen, a demonstration on
how they make their homemade ice cream and the best part - FREE samples.
- 867 West 25th St., Cleveland, 44113, and seven other locations throughout Greater Cleveland
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