9 Valentine's Date Ideas in Ohio's Wine Country

Hoping to create a memorable moment with your loved one this Valentine's Day? Come to Ohio's Wine Country! It's easy to fall in love when you're surrounded by romantic, snow-covered vineyards. We've put together a list of 9 date ideas to help you plan the perfect day! 

Lakehouse Inn Resort, 5653 Lake Rd E, Geneva, OH 44041 Photo Credit: Heather Martello

Lakehouse Inn Resort, 5653 Lake Rd E, Geneva, OH 44041 Photo Credit: Heather Martello

1) Couple’s Massage & Dinner for 2

The Lakehouse Inn Resort is the perfect place to escape for a well-deserved day of relaxation! During the entire month of February, they are offering a Valentine’s Dinner Date package which includes a couples massage at The Spa, two glasses of wine to enjoy after your massage, and a $50 certificate to enjoy dinner together at Crosswinds Grille.

2) Love Birds on Bridge Street

Head to Bridge Street, otherwise known as the Historic Ashtabula Harbor, for a day full of fun! Explore from 13+ foodie spots, take in the view of the historic Bascule Bridge, and treat yourself to something new as you shop all of the local Bridge Street businesses. Turn up the heat at Fire! Chicken Sandwiches, mix things up at Blended Smoothies & Ice Cream, and grab everything you need to pamper yourself at Heartmade Boutique.

3) Love has four letters, so does Beer

Brew up some fun at one of 3 local breweries; Cloven Hoof Brewing Company, Double Wing Brewery, and GOTL Brewing Company. Order a flight to find your favorite new beer! 

Photo Credit: @jorlorexplore Location: Netcher Road Covered Bridge, 1544 Netcher Rd, Jefferson, OH 44047

Photo Credit: @jorlorexplore Location: Netcher Road Covered Bridge, 1544 Netcher Rd, Jefferson, OH 44047

4) Covered Bridge Trail

Grab some hot cocoa, crank up the heat, and enjoy a day together wandering the roads of Ashtabula County. Enjoy a few of our 19 covered bridges together! 17 are drivable, so you don’t have to get out of your cozy car, but we do suggest at least one picture together to commemorate your adventure! You can find a copy of our Covered Bridge Driving Map here.

5) Table for 2, please!

Make reservations at your loved one's favorite restaurant, or maybe try something new together! Need a recommendation? Hil Mak’s Seafood Restaurant, Bascule Bridge Grill, Rennick Meat Market, Halcyon, and Fitzgerald’s Wine Bar are a few options for a romantic dinner for two.

6) Wine Tasting

Visit one of the 30+ wineries here in Ohio’s Wine Country for a romantic wine tasting. There's nothing more romantic than sipping on wine while looking out over the frozen vineyards. Order a flight, compare notes, and learn something new about each other’s pallets. 

Photo Credit: @abigailllynn

Photo Credit: @abigailllynn

7) Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This one is for our adventurous couples! Bundle up and go for a walk in the Ashtabula County Metroparks or check out the beautiful, frozen Lake Erie at one of our many public beaches. The cold temps are all the more reason to snuggle up while you walk hand-in-hand. Remember to be cautious and careful when walking near rivers or lakes.

8) Valentine Opera Night at Cask 307

Celebrate Love with a romantic live vocal performance intertwined with a 5-course seasonal dinner at Cask 307. This special event is taking place on Thursday, February 17th. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance. Call 440.307.9586 to reserve your seats today! 

9) Coffee Date

This classic date option never fails. Grab a latte with your love and enjoy conversation together as you cozy up at one of our local coffee shops! Scribbler’s Coffee, Root Down Coffee, and Harbor Perk Coffeehouse are a few places to visit! Here are some questions to get the conversation rolling:

    1. What is one thing you love about me?
    2. What was our first date together and what did you enjoy most about that day?
    3. What is your perfect date night?