It’s tempting to put off romance this year because of COVID-19, but you don’t have to. There are still plenty of unique and fun Valentine’s Day activities in Cincinnati.
1. Aphrodisiac Valentine’s Day Cooking Class
Location: Online at Appetite4Seduction
Time: Various times
Do you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day from home this year, but fear your cooking skills might fail you?
Worry no more, these Valentine-themed online cooking classes have you covered.
From setting the table to sautéing the shallots and even romancing your partner – you’ll be guided through how to host the ultimate romantic dining experience.
Be prepared for an interactive, entertaining, and intoxicating evening full of high-end menu ideas and fun.
2. Galentine’s Climb & Wine at One More Rep!
Location: 1MoreRep, 4805 Whetsel Avenue, Cincinnati, United States
Time: February 11th, 2021 at 6:00 pm to February 12th, 2021 07:10 pm
Sometimes you just want to spend Valentine’s Day with your girls.
This year 1MoreRep has made Valentine’s Day fun for groups who just want to sip on some delicious wine with no guilt!
You have the option of taking a 30-minute climb class (6 pm, or 6:40 pm), then stay after for a stretch; either way, you’ll be treated to wine and charcuterie from The Cheesefluencer.
Find out more information and book your spot here!
3. Cincinnati Observatory Center
Location: 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH
Time: Usually late night – TBA
Picture an evening of dining on authentic Italian food at a table for two, while live classical music plays peacefully in the background.
While this may already sound like the ideal Valentine’s evening, the Cincinnati Observatory Center has added their famous twist – an after-dinner romantic tour of the Observatory.
This is the perfect opportunity to cuddle under the stars with your sweetie. Complimentary drinks are included, and there’ll even be a photographer present to capture all of those special moments.
Book yourself one of the highly sought-after spaces here.
4. Casey D’s: Valentine’s Day Sip & Paint Dinner
Location: 9292 Cincinnati Columbus RD.
Time: 6:00 pm–8:00 pm EST
Hosting their first-ever event for Valentine’s Day, you and your partner can be the first to sample Casey D’s exquisite gourmet spread. You’ll be met with a decorated table for 2 and a complimentary bottle of wine for saying a toast to love with.
Following on, you’ll be treated to a range of wonderful appetizers, delectable dishes, and polish it all off with a mouth-watering dessert of Strawberry cheesecake parfaits.
Ticket sales will end on February 1st, so snap them up here while you still can!
5. Let’s Stay Together Couple’s Date Night & Wine Tasting
Location: Sweet Sistah Splash, 1218 Sycamore St, Cincinnati, United States
Time: February 14th, 2021 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Price: $20 Per Couple with one bottle of Wine, includes hors d’oeuvres | $30 Per Couple with-out a bottle of Wine.
This year, Sweet Sistah Splash is paying homage to all the love birds out there. As part of their A Love Supreme program, they’ll be hosting a Black Love Exposed Series. Let’s Stay Together is the perfect chance for couples to bond and spend some quality time together. Enjoy soft music, candlelight, slow dancing, and a couple of games. You’ll even get to top off the night with some sensual wine tasting, so stick around.
Be sure to secure your spot by heading over to this booking page.
6. Valentine’s Day Tie-Dye Party
Location: Funky Sunshine, 6448 Sherman Ave, Cincinnati, United States
Date: Feb 14th, 2021 2-5 pm
If you’re looking to spice up your Valentine’s Day with something a little different this year, look no further than Funky Sunshine’s famous tie-dye party. While there will be precautions in place this year to keep everyone safe, couples and groups are welcome.
This is the perfect stop-off location for some quick, creative fun before heading on to your evening plans.
Be sure to RSVP here to confirm shirt size and entry. In the interest of safety, it’s asked that all guests wear masks for the duration of the party.
Find out more and book your space.
7. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Location: Cincinnati Zoo
Time: February 8th, 14th, 15th from 6:30 pm–9:30 pm
Price: $200 for 2
Where better to indulge your love on Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati, than the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens?
Surrounded by wildlife, you can enjoy a candle-lit meal with a complimentary bottle of champagne to enjoy with that special someone.
Set pulses racing with close animal encounters and the wild feel of nature as you take an evening stroll around the zoo.
8. Fountain Square Ice Rink
Location: Fountain Square, 520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Time: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
Price: $10 per person
Fountain Square is magic during Valentine’s Day.
The iconic Fountain Square Ice Rink fills with couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a few cherished moments together. It’s also the one Valentine’s Day activity in Cincinnati that you must do, especially if you’re new to the Queen City.
Usually, Fountain Square hosts a “Skate with your Date” on February 14th, which features two-for-one skating, romantic music, and some added prizes.
Check their website to find out more.
9. River Cruise with BB Riverboats
Location: Riverboats 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
Time: 7 pm
Price: varying prices
Looking for a timeless, classic, or even vintage Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati?
Why not hop on board a dinner cruise with BB Riverboats?
The experience features a dinner buffet with a live music backdrop as you watch the Ohio riverside sights glide by. Explore each other’s adventurous sides this romance season and find out where the river may take you.
Find more details at their website.
10. The Greenwich
Location: 2442 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206, United States
Times: 6 pm – 2 am (daily)
Prices: May vary
If you’re looking for something just a little more laid-back, like a quick meetup or maybe a first date – here’s your perfect spot. Greenwich bar has everything you need in one place to pass a romantic evening with no added stress or pressure to be all lovey-dovey.
This bar is an intimate nightspot with a stage for performances, including live music and bands. You’re guaranteed to hear some classic jazz music, blues, funk bands, R&B, and anything else you can get your couple groove on to.
Their food menu includes red/white wine, cocktails, and bottles.
Find out more here.
Conclusion for Valentine’s Day
Activities in Cincinnati 2021
And there you have it. Don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic interfere with your romance this Valentine’s Day.
Why not pick one, two, or even three Valentine’s Day activities in Cincinnati from this list, and have a full Valentine’s Day, dedicated to love, romance, and excitement.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you know of any other cool ideas for Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati this year?
I’m always eager for your feedback and I’m happy to check out your suggestions. Leave a comment below to share your thoughts on this topic.