Enjoy being with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day with one of the below Akron and NE Ohio ideas.
See our Family Friendly Valentine’s Day article for ways to celebrate with your kids and for a couple date night babysitting options.
Vintage Valentine Exhibit: Romantic Expressions in the Victorian Age
Celebrate Their”grand re-opening” for the year and view the vintage Valentine exhibit along with selected objects from the Hower House collection as we celebrate the romantic days of February. Visit the Cellar Door Store following your tour! Sweet Saturdays of February Enjoy complimentary hot tea and a sweet treat in our elegant dining room following your paid tour. Served 12:30 – closing. 330-972-6909
When: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon – 3:00 pm
Cost: $8.00 per person
The Univeristy of Akron Hower House
60 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44325
Valentine’s Day Dinner Along the Cuyahoga, Fahrenheit Restaurant
This unique dining experience offers a delicious & romantic dinner catered by Fahrenheit restaurant of Cleveland! While you ride aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.. how romantic! As you travel down the rails of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, enjoy your meal prepared by Fahrenheit restaurant. It’s four courses with complimentary wine pairings!
When: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Cost: $110 per person
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
1630 West Mill Street
Peninsula, Ohio 44264
The War Room Movie Night
Enjoy the showing of The War Room, a perfect movie for Valentine’s Day as it is all about relationship, saving a marriage and the power of prayer. This is a FREE event for couples – families invited as well. Concessions will be sold. More information call Hope Community Church at 330-655-5170
When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 5-7pm
Cost: FREE event, concessions extra
Hope Community Church
3033 Middleton Rd
Hudson, OH 44236
Surprise Your Sweetie with a Singing Valentine
Surprise your sweetie with a romantic gesture of a Singing Valentine from the Derbytown Men’s Chorus on Saturday, February 14th or 14th. This professional barbershop quartet will travel to your location, present a red rose, box of candy, and personalized card along with a musical tribute. Book online or call 330-668-8402.
When: Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th
A Valentine Stroll Partner Painting with PaintNite
Tickets for this PaintNite event only include 1 drink (up to $6 value) and 1 appetizer of your choice. Each participant must have a ticket. Paint together with and make a one of a kind art piece (2 canvas).
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:00pm
Cost: $45 each or use Groupon For 2 for $49
The Big Dog Bar & Patio
432 W. Highland Ave
Dinner and a Concert
Enjoy a dinner of fettuccine Alfredo and more with a concert with Justin Other Band. Dinner includes fettuccine Alfredo pasta, baked chicken, salad, rolls and dessert. All proceeds will support the church’s heating fund. For details, go to www.trinucc.org, call 330-376-7186 or email [email protected]
When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 4:30 to 7:30PM
Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 10+
Trinity United Church of Christ
915 N. Main St.
Akron (North Hill), OH
Hike and Learn about Animal Affections
Join Summit Metro Parks on a hike to learn something new during a free Valentine’s Day program. Hike the 1.2-mile Pheasant Run Trail with a naturalist and learn how some animals show their affection for one another. For details, visit summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.
When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 2 to 3:30PM.
Silver Creek Metro Park
5000 Hametown Road
Valentine’s Day Dinner with Music and Dancing
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner of sirloin roast with all the trimmings, a glass of win and a flower for the lady. Enjoy a DJ with music and dancing. Advanced sales only. Call 330-273-4892 or 330-225-6828
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6pm
Cost: $25 per couple, $14 for singles
1439 South Carpenter Rd
Brunswick, OH 44212
Valentine’s Day Packages at Holiday Inn Akron West
Spend the weekend at Holiday Inn Akron West with their Valentine’s Day packages that include dinner, overnight accommodations, DJ from 8PM – Midnight, and more.
When: Friday, February 12 – Feb 14, 2016
Cost: $54.99 – $134.99+
Holiday Inn Akron West
4073 Medina RdAkron, OH 44308
Addicted to Love
Fieldcrest Estate will host Addicted to Love, a fun-filled evening of fondue appetizers, dinner, and dessert with DJ Nikolina for dancing. Get your picture taken in the Kissing Booth. Prepaid only, call 330-966-2222.
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 7PM
Cost: $75 per couple
1346 Easthill (55th) St
North Canton, OH 44720
Renew Your Wedding Vows
Valentine’s Day weekend is the perfect time to renew your wedding vows at Brecksville United Methodist Church. This special celebration will include music, slideshow of wedding photos, wedding cake and punch, and more. Email if you would like to be included in slideshow and plan to attend [email protected]
When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 10AM
Brecksville United Methodist Church
65 Public Square
Brecksville, OH 44141
Dark Animal Rescue’s Pittie Party
Share your love of pit bulls and other misunderstood dogs at the Pittie Party. Enjoy all you can eat buffet and drinks from limited drink menu. There will be food, drinks, laughter, and lots of raffles. 100% of proceeds go to help animals at Voices in the Dark and Ruff House Animal Rescue.
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 4PM
Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at the door
Around the Corner
18616-20 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
Perfect Paring At the Culinary Vegetable Institute
Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with a multi-course menu of classic couples: oysters and pearls, bread and butter, spaghetti and meatballs, peas and carrots, meat and potatoes, doughnuts and coffee – all interpreted with a playful twist to honor the spirit of perfect pairings. the Doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktails and Dinner is served at 7:00 pm. For more information about this event, please contact the CVI at 419-499-7500 or by email at [email protected]
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 06:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Cost: $120 Plus Tax
Culinary Vegetable Institute
12304 Mudbrook Rd
Milan, OH 44846, 419-499-7500
Valentines at the Franklin Park Conservatory
At The Franklin Park Conservatory spend a romantic evening tasting exquisite wines and liqueurs paired with handcrafted artisan chocolates. Stroll through a display of exotic orchid blooms, enjoy live music and dance demonstrations, and forget the February chill in the Conservatory’s inviting plant collections.
A full bar and small plates in the Garden Cafe, Also available are bottles of the featured wines and liqueurs for purchase. 21+ only. Tickets available online or at the door. Includes three wine and chocolate pairings. Additional pairings may be purchased for $4, or 3 for $10.
When: Sunday, February 14, 2016 5:30pm- 10pm
Cost: $15 for non-members, $12 for members.
The Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, Oh 43203
Cupcakes, Cocktails and… Coloring (Valentine’s Day Edition)
Come out and create some art together while enjoying cupcakes, spirits and hors d’oeuvres, this is a 21 and up event! The Coloring pages, coloring utensils, food and beverages will be provided , you just bring the fun! If you do already color feel free to bring your favorite coloring pages and coloring utensils! Buy Tickets here!
When: Friday, February 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: $14.71 ( includes processing fee)
25 South Saint Clair Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Enjoy Breakfast with the Birds
The early bird gets the worm, or at least free warm drinks and breakfast refreshments as you and your sweetie participate with the Nature Center staff at the Nature Center’s bird observatory. View dozens of birds at an assortment of bird seed and suet feeders. There is plenty of seating in this warm, indoor observatory. RSVP by calling 330-823-7487 or email [email protected]
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 10AM (Additional viewings on Feb 12 at 9am, Feb 14 at 1pm, Feb 15th at 9am with NO RSVP.
Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center
16146 Daniel St NE
Minerva, OH 44657
Sweetheart Walk – Mohican State Park
Meet at the Mohican State Park Lodge for a romantic stroll along a trail of lit luminaries. After the hike, you are invited to enjoy marshmallows and other refreshments around a cozy fire. Free and open to the public.
For more information call 419-994-4290 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/mohican
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Where: Mohican State Park Lodge, 3116 State Route 3
Loudonville, Ohio 44842