Romantic Things to Do in Toledo

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Toledo may not stand out as a romantic destination, but there are plenty of ways for couples to spend time together connecting in Northwest Ohio.

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    Valentine Theatre, Toledo

    Valentine Theatre

    Take in a performance at the renovated Valentine Theater, located in downtown Toledo. The Toledo Cultural Arts Center hosts a number of shows throughout the year, including performances by the Toledo Ballet, concerts by the Toledo Symphony, Broadway-style musicals/plays, and events featuring other comedians, musicians, and entertainers. With only 901 seats, there isn’t a bad view in the house.

    Location: 410 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604

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    Toledo Symphony Orchestra

    Toledo Symphony Orchestra

    For more than 50 years, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra has been bringing a sense of class and sophistication to Northwest Ohio through live concerts performed at many venues around the city. If you are looking for an intimate evening with a loved one, consider an elegant concert with a first-class orchestra. The Toledo Symphony performs regularly at:

    • The Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
    • The Valentine Theatre
    • The Toledo Zoo
    • The Stranahan Theater
    • The Franciscan Center at Lourdes College
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    The Belamere Suites Hotel in Perrysburg is nothing like a standard motel. The Belamere Hotel is designed with romance in mind. Each room at the Belamere provides a king-sized bed, fireplace, a Jacuzzi for two or private 18’x11’ heated indoor pool, fluffy robes, a private entrance, attached garage, and a catered breakfast. Have the feeling of getting away without having to go too far from home!

    Location: 12200 Williams Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

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    Museum of Art, exterior, Toledo, United States of America

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    One of the top art museums in the country, The Toledo Museum of Art regularly hosts world-class exhibits along with a tremendous permanent collection. Set among the historic homes in Toledo’s Old West End neighborhood, the outside of the Museum and adjoining Glass Pavilion are a sight in and of themselves.

    Take a romantic stroll through the museum’s collection of modern, contemporary, ancient, European, African, Asian, and glass art. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. The museum's permanent collection is always free to visitors; some of the special exhibitions carry a fee. For a special treat, visit the museum on Friday nights and grab a bite to eat at the Museum Café.

    Location: 2445 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43620

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    For the best concerts, musicals, plays, ballets and orchestra performances in town, head to the Stranahan Theater, located on Heatherdowns Boulevard in Toledo. If you are looking for a grand way to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, the Stranahan seats nearly 2,500 guests for an experience you and your partner will never forget.

    Location: 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614

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    Toledo has so many first choice restaurants, it would be hard to choose just one to share a romantic dinner out with your partner. Some of the best Toledo restaurants include LaScola, Mancy’s, Mancy’s Italian, Poco Piatti, Cousino’s Steakhouse, Cousino’s Navy Bistro, Tango’s, Real Seafood, and Ciao!. For an extra special evening, visit the restaurants in Industrial Park which line the river in downtown Toledo, or visit Mancy’s original restaurant for an intimate setting with dark wood paneling and plenty of privacy.

    Location of Mancy's Steakhouse: 953 Phillips Ave., Toledo, OH 43612

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    Toledo Mud Hens

    Toledo Mud Hens

    The Toledo Mud Hens, an AAA Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, play at Fifth Third Field downtown. The field, built in 2002, offers a diverse array of concessions as well as a shallow horseshoe of seats so that you're never far away from the action. The team is frequently a contender for the league title. They were league champions in 2005 and 2006.

    The Club seats here are ideal for a romantic outing. They offer a private entrance, access to the Bird Cage restaurant and the best views in all of the park.

    Location: Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo, OH 43604

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    Lake Erie Sunset

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    Whether you enjoy the view from Cleveland's Edgewater State Park, on the city's near west side, or Mentor Headlands Beach on the far east side, the sunset over Lake Erie and the Maumee River is one of the loveliest views in town. In the warmer months, bring a picnic dinner and dine as you watch the sun sink unobstructed into the horizon. Or, stroll hand-in-hand along the beach and enjoy the view.

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    Fort Meigs State Memorial, Ohio

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    Located just south of downtown Toledo in the suburb of Perrysburg, Ft. Meigs is the largest wooden-walled fortification in North America. Built in 1813 to defend the Ohio country against the likely British invasion from Lake Erie, Ft. Meigs has been restored to its original condition. Visitors can tour the seven blockhouses, five cannon batteries and explore the new visitors' center. The Fort is open from April 1 to October 31. The site hosts frequent re-enactments during the season, including the Independence Day celebration and Ghosts on the Garrison (the last two weeks of October.)

    Location: 29100 W River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

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    Located on Miami Street, just off of I-75 near the Maumee River. The casino features 125,000 square feet of gaming space, including 2,000 slots, 60 gaming tables, and a poker room. In addition, Hollywood Casino Toledo has a sports bar, three restaurants, and a lounge. Adjacent to the casino is a five-story parking garage with space for more than 2,500 cars.

    Location: 1968 Miami St., Toledo, OH 43605

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    The Toledo Zoo hosts a full summer schedule of outdoor concerts in their grand amphitheater. The schedule ranges from jazz to Broadway tunes to big band to classical music. The best part of this series is that admission is free.

    Location: 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609

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    Tony Packo's

    Tony Packo's

    A Toledo institution, this Hungarian restaurant located just across the Maumee River from downtown, is known for its spicy pickles and peppers and its Hungarian hot dogs topped with chili. Tony Packo's, opened in 1932, was brought to the country's attention when "MASH"'s Corporal Klinger, a Toledo native, mentioned it repeatedly on the TV series. It's a unique and affordable place to eat after a day of sightseeing.

    Location: 1902 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605