Valentine's Day Ideas For Columbus Ohio

❤️Love is in the air in Columbus, Ohio!

There are tons of romantic Central Ohio restaurants to take your date to if you're looking for an intimate dining experience for  Valentine's Day in Columbus Ohio. BUT, if you're looking for fun date ideas to do with your special someone, check out this list of the best unique dates in Columbus OH for Valentine's Day.

These fun dates include ideas like:

  • Romantic weekend getaways near Columbus Ohio for Valentine's Day
  • Cozy bed and breakfast options for Valentine's weekend in Columbus Ohio
  • Scenic day trips from Columbus Ohio for couples on Valentine's Day

Continue reading about these best places to find Valentine's Day Events in Columbus and Columbus OH Valentine's Day Packages.

Below find event details and reservation or ticket information.

The best Columbus Ohio Valentine's Day events fill up quickly, so don't wait to make your plans.


💐Outdoor Date Ideas in Columbus, Ohio:

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens🏞️

Franklin Park Conservatory building and groundsFlickr Photo by tlarrow

Valentine's Day bouquets are great, but how about a romantic walk through the flowers at the charming Columbus's Franklin Park Conservatory?

You and your love can celebrate Valentine's Day among the Conservatory's beautiful plant collections.

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🛌Enjoy A Stay At A Cozy Columbus B&B

Looking for a romantic weekend trip from Columbus, Ohio? Get away with your sweetheart for Valentine's without having to travel far!

Columbus has many cozy bed and breakfast options for Valentine's weekend to choose from.

Take a romantic weekend getaway for Valentine's Day to immerse yourself in a favorite neighborhood such as Bexley or the Short North, or explore a new part of the city together.

Here are a couple of the highest-rated Columbus B&Bs to consider if you want an extra-special stay:

Bexley Bed & Breakfast

519 S Drexel Ave, Bexley OH 43209

Bexley Bed & BreakfastPhoto Courtesy of Bexley B&B

The Bexley is a beautiful B&B "Where Modern Meets Comfort."

The rooms offer clean lines and a modern design to rest and focus.Online reviewers rave about the rooms, the food, and the excellent location.

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DogHouse Hotel & Brewery

96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

If your special someone loves beer, they'll love the DogHouse!

It's the world's first craft beer hotel, and it's a great B&B for a relaxing weekend escape near Columbus, Ohio.

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50 Lincoln Short North B&B

50 E Lincoln St Columbus, OH 43215

This highly-rated B&B is in the perfect location to explore the Short North Arts District.

It's also close to the Italian Village and Victorian Village.

What a great place to getaway!

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🏰Romantic Weekend Getaway To A Castle

Ravenwood Castle at night with lights Photo Courtesy of Ravenwood Castle

While this one isn't in Columbus, a romantic weekend trip to a nearby castle is sure to WOW your Valentine.

Ravenwood Castle is only about an hour and a half from Columbus in New Plymouth, Ohio. Since it's in the Hocking Hills region and is surrounded by parkland, this is a great place for a peaceful Valentine's getaway.

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❄️Winter Fun Together

If you're looking for some winter fun with your Valentine, Columbus has you covered.

Ice Skating ⛸️

Hit the rink for a skate date at one of the Chiller Ice Rink locations across Central Ohio.

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Skiing ⛷️

There are a few slopes in and around Ohio that offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.

Mad River Mountain is Ohio's largest ski resort and is less than an hour from Columbus! So, if you're looking for a scenic day trip from Columbus for couples on Valentine's Day, this is a fun date idea.

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🍷Indoor Date Ideas in Columbus, Ohio:

Visit a Local Winery🍇

If you prefer to stay cozy indoors, Columbus has you covered. The Columbus area has an excellent selection of wineries to choose from to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Visit one of the city's renowned wineries or vineyards for a relaxed and intimate evening.

Here are a few of the best in Columbus:

Soine Vineyards

3510 Clark Shaw Rd Powell, Ohio 43065 

Soine Vineyard and garden Photo by Soine Vineyard

Soine Vineyards offers tastings of their amazing wines. Check out their social media and website to see when they are open. You don't even need a reservation to stop in. It's a great place for a fun Valentine's Day date idea in the Columbus area that's quick and easy.

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Blend of Seven Winery

1400 Stratford Rd Delaware OH 43015

Log building with porchPhoto by Blend Of Seven Winery

This highly recommended Delaware, Ohio winery often hosts a special Valentine's dinner.

They offer tasty food, great wine, and a lovely atmosphere.

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Powell Village Winery

50 S. Liberty St #174 Powell OH 43065

Order some delicious local wines to your home or rent out their private tasting room with catering for a romantic evening.

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🎨Daytime Date Ideas in Columbus, Ohio:

Visit the Columbus Museum of Art 🖼️

Art and romance go together, and the Columbus Museum of Art has a great selection of exhibitions and artwork.

For those who want to avoid a date during the week, the museum offers free admission on Sunday.

Throughout the weekend, the museum will be celebrating Valentine's Day with its #HeartsforArt campaign, in which visitors can place hearts around their favorite artwork.

Walk through the museum with your date and try to find your favorite piece.

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🛣️Outdoor Date Ideas in Columbus, Ohio

Ride a Valentine Carriage 🐴

horse-drawn carriage rides throughout Easton's North District and Fenlon Square

With horse-drawn carriage rides throughout Easton's North District and Fenlon Square, you can experience the lights and beauty of the season around Easton Town Center.

Rides may be canceled due to weather conditions for the safety of both guests and horses. If you experience high winds, rain, freezing, or icy conditions, call Guest Services at (614) 337-2200 to ensure that rides are operational before leaving for the night.

Take note of the times at which rides are scheduled to end each evening. Due to high demand, the line may be closed prior to these times to avoid overworking the horses for the night.

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🌤️Scenic Valentine's Day Date Idea: See Columbus From Above

Nothing says "unforgettable" and "romantic" like a hot air balloon ride or a heli tour!

Hot Air Balloon🎈

Wow, your Valentine with a balloon ride with Columbus Aeronauts. This Dublin, Ohio company is rated 5 stars on Google, and reviewers rave about their amazing experiences.

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Helicopter Tour🚁

Get a birds-eye view of Downtown Columbus on a romantic helicopter tour from Columbus Heli.

They offer day, night, and sunset tours. They've even got a tour for those who want to fly the helicopter!

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🏘️Columbus Real Estate Is Our Passion😍

From the Rita Boswell Group, we wish you a very romantic Valentine's Day! If you or someone you love is searching for a home, we can help! We LOVE matching buyers with homes. 😊

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