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Romance is in the air, my friends. It’s almost Valentine’s Day!
I’ve never been a big celebrator of Valentine’s Day, but I’m not going to knock anyone who loves it. If you and your significant other like to celebrate the day together, but you’re sick of dinner-and-a-movie date night options, then you’ve come to the right place.
Are you ready to get a little adventurous this Valentine’s Day?
Show off that hand-eye-coordination at Columbus Axe Throwing
Nothing says romance like throwing a sharp axe as hard as you can against a wall! This 1.5-hour adventure will cost you $30 per person. You don’t have to be an expert in target sports before going in. Trained “axeperts”, yes that is really what they are called, will show you the ropes when it comes to axe safety. They’ll also give you some pointers on hitting your target.
The best part of this date night is that you can say goodbye to the uncomfortable sports coat or shoes that leave you with blisters. Flannel shirts aren’t required, but they’re definitely encouraged, and this date is closed-toed shoes only! For more info, please click here.
Go stargazing at Perkins Observatory
Want to enjoy a romantic evening under the stars? If you’re celebrating Valentine’s day the weekend before or after, then the Friday Night Public Program at Perkins Observatory would be the perfect date.
The programs focus on viewing the stars, but there are also cloudy-night backups because this is Ohio, after all. The programs tend to sell out quickly, so the observatory recommends that you book a few weeks in advance. Tickets are $10 per person. For more info, please click here.
Wander around the Columbus Museum of Art after dark
Stroll hand in hand through the galleries at night and enjoy some guided activities at the Columbus Museum of Art. The romantic evening will offer light bites and refreshments and live music.
Your tickets include a complimentary drink and there will also be a cash bar available for the evening. Tickets are $60 for nonmembers and $50 for members. For more info, please click here.
Get mother nature involved in your Valentine’s Day at Franklin Park Conservatory
Ready for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s celebration? All 18 Chihuly installations will be professionally lit up, setting the scene for one magical evening at the Conservatory. Valentine’s Day-themed special engagements are 7–10 pm on February 11, 12 & 14.
Admission is $25 per person ($12.50 for members). For more info, please click here.
Create a custom scent to commemorate the holiday at Penn & Beech
Ready to pour your heart out? Penn & Beech will be offering a Valentine’s Day package all weekend long. February 11-14 will be a romantic, candlemaking extravaganza.
For $60/couple, you can pour your own candle, enjoy a glass of wine or a beer, and munch on some yummy local treats. The candles take about 90 minutes to cool, so you can head off to dinner nearby while they set. For more info, or to make your reservation, please click here.
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