What to Do in Cleveland for Valentine's Day

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    Celebrating Valentine's Day in Cleveland

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    From concert to quiet dinners for two to museum tours to comedy clubs, Cleveland and Northeast Ohio offer a wealth of romantic activities for Valentine's Day. Learn more about what to do on February 14. (updated for 2016; more events will be listed as they are announced.)



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    Enjoy one of Cleveland's Romantic Restaurants

    White Chocolate Mousse at Lockkeeper's Restaurant - Valley View Ohio
    ••• White Chocolate Mousse at Lockkeeper's Restaurant. (© Stu Spivack; cc license)

    Make a reservation for two at one of Cleveland's special occasion restaurants. Eateries, such as Mallorca in the Warehouse District offer excellent cuisine in a quiet, romantic setting. It's a good idea to reserve your table well in advance. Valentine's Day is one of the most popular restaurant days of the year.


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    Tour Harry London Chocolate Factory

    Harry London Chocolates
    ••• Harry London Chocolates. (courtesy of Harry London)

    Chocolates have become almost synonymous with Valentine's Day and where better to buy yours than at the Harry London Chocolate Factory in Akron. Even better, take your true love on a tour of the factory and sample chocolates together afterwards. Of course, Harry London isn't the only place to find chocolate in Cleveland. The city offers a number of excellent chocolate shops.

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    Spend a Romantic Weekend at Geneva-on-the-Lake

    ••• Lakehouse Inn and Winery. (© 2009 S. Mitchell)

    The lovely, lakeside Lakehouse Inn and Winery in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio offers a February Sweetheart package that includes lodging, breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates, a $50 gift certificate to Crosswinds and a 60-minute relaxation massage at the spa both mornings.

    The Lakehouse Inn and Winery
    5653 Lake Rd.
    Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
    440 466-8668

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    Dine at Chalet Debonne in Madison

    Debonne Vineyard Valentine's Dinner
    ••• Debonne Vineyard Valentine's Dinner. (courtesy of Debonne Vineyards)

    Share a Valentine's Day wine dinner for two at Madison's Chalet Debonne Winery. February 12, 2016 at 7pm. $50 with wine pairing for each course. Menu includes your choice of steak oscar or salmon en papiliote.

    Chalet Debonne
    7743 Doty Rd.
    Madison, OH
    440 466-3485

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    Enjoy Dinner at Pickwick and Frolic in Cleveland

    The Restaurant at Pickwick and Frolic
    ••• The Restaurant at Pickwick and Frolic. (Courtesy of Pickwick and Frolic)

    Pickwick and Frolic offers a variety of entertainment for Valentine's Day this year. The line-up includes Bobby Collins at Hillarities February 12-14,  Burlesque in the Cabaret February 12 and "All-Girl Prison Murder" murder mystery dinner show on February 13 in the Cabaret.

    Pickwick and Frolic
    2035 East Fourth Street
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216 736-4242

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    Go Ice Skating at the Rink in Cleveland's University Circle

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    Looking for something free to do on Valentine's Day? Bring your sweetie to the ice rink at University Circle on Friday, February 13th. It's open from 3pm to 9pm, weather permitting. Admission is $2. Skate rental is $3.

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    Get Married at Tower City

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    For the eighth straight year, four Cuyahoga County municipal judges will be performing marriage ceremonies on February 14th at Tower City between 11am and 2pm. The fee is $20 (plus the $60 license) and you must register by 2pm on February 12th. Visit the Cleveland Muncipal Court website for more information.


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    See the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at Playhouse Square

    Playhouse Square Cleveland Ohio
    ••• Playhouse Square. (courtesy of travelcleveland.com)

    The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform "Love and Longing in Cleveland," a program of smooth and seductive sounds at the Hanna Theater at Playhouse Square on February 12th and 13th for a special Valentine's Day performance. The shows start at 8pm and tickets are $25 to $50.

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    Take a Romantic Dinner Train Ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Polar Express on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
    ••• Polar Express on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. (courtesy of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad)

    The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is hosting a Valentine's Day romantic dinner train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park on February 12th. The train leaves from the Rockside Station at 7pm and returns at 9pm. The $110 ticket includes a four-course meal with wine pairings. To register call 800-468-4070 or visit www.CVSR.com.


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    Spend Valentine's Day at the Cleveland Aquarium

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    The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, on the west bank of the Flats, is hosting an Anti-Valentine's Day party on February 12th from 6pm to 9pm. Watch for more information on the aquarium's website.

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    Enjoy Second Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art

    ••• The Cleveland Museum of Art. Used by permission of the Cleveland CVB

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is hosting their Second Sunday event on February 14th. The day includes a variety of free activities for kids and adults alike. The museum is open from 11am to 4pm.


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    Freeze for Charity at the Cupid Undie Run


    Run the one-mile course in your undies (or long-johns) on Valentine's Day in the "Cupid Undie Run" to benefit the Children's Tumor Fund. The race steps off in front of the House of Blues at 2pm on February 13th. A party at the tent in front of the venue lasts from noon to 4pm. Registration is $55 per person.

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    Take in the Romantic "Film Festival" at the Cleveland Cinematheque


    The Cleveland Cinematheque, located inside of the Cleveland Institute of Art, is hosting a line-up of romantic films on Valentine's Day weekend. The program includes:

    • "Brief Encounter" at 430pm
    • "Cesar and Rosalie" at 630pm
    • "Arabian Nights: Volume 2--The Desolate Ones" 835pm

    Tickets are $10 per film.

    Cleveland Cinematheque
    11610 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH
    216 421-7450

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    Enjoy a Night of Burlesque at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom

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    The Beachland Ballroom, in Cleveland's Waterloo arts district, is hosting its fifth annual Sweetheart Showcase on February 13th. The evening of classic burlesque will include performances by Loulou Roxy, Dimples Diamond, Bella Sin and Noella DeVille. Tickets are $15-$30. 

    Beachland Ballroom
    15711 Waterloo Rd.
    Cleveland, OH
    216 383-1124