Romantic Dates in Cleveland, OH
The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is the perfect place to take your Valentine for a romantic stroll. The facility, which serves as a greenhouse for the City of Cleveland, also offers several specialty gardens, both inside and outside, open for viewing year-round. Roam the grounds and take in nature’s beauty inside the quiet greenhouse – the building is not usually crowded, especially in the winter months. Admission and parking are free, making this a great way to spend the day without impacting your wallet. Want to liven up the trip? Bring your camera and have your own photo session while you’re there. The beautiful blooms serve as the perfect background.
Send her sweet tooth soaring with a tour of the Harry London Chocolate Factory. Spend an hour holding hands as you stroll through the factory and learn about making chocolate. After you’ve finished the tour, your stomach will be rumbling from the overwhelming scent of chocolate, so stop by the on-site candy store with over 500 delectable selections. Indulge in sample after sample until you both pick your favorites. This low-cost date will be light on your wallet at only $3 each, and your ticket stub gets you a discount at the candy store. Call ahead to book your tour. Tours are available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Kan Zaman, a Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Cleveland, is a lively place to be any night of the week with great food, live entertainment, and belly dancers. They’re throwing in a new activity for Valentine’s Day this year. Bring your sweetie and learn to Tango with the Neo Tango group, professional Tango instructors throwing a special event on Feb. 14. Each lady will receive a rose, while both men and women get a free perfume or cologne. Dessert is free and wine will be discounted for those who choose to dance. Tango is a dance for lovers, so throw on your dancing shoes and get close to each other as you learn a new way to tear up the dance floor.
Take your date to one of Cleveland’s trendiest dinner hot spots, Lola. The sexy, sophisticated restaurant, owned by world famous chef Michael Symon, represents one of the best dining experiences Cleveland has to offer. The ever-changing, innovative menu is perfect for an adventurous diner. Located in the Gateway District, it’s close to nightlife, theaters, bars and dancing, so the night doesn’t have to end once dessert has been served. Call as far ahead as you can for a reservation – this place books up fast.
The Pier W restaurant may be built on dry land, but the newly remodeled, swanky interior will have you thinking you’re aboard a high dollar cruise ship. The popular restaurant, which offers breathtaking views of both Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline, is the perfect place to wine and dine your Valentine. Take part in the Valentine package they’re offering this year for $75 per person. The meal includes a specially prepared three-course meal and a glass of champagne. Visit their website to see the full menu. Reservations are required for the Valentine package, as well as for regular dining.