Valentine’s Day might be a “commercial” holiday, but it’s a holiday that we love to celebrate with our special someone. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night in, an exciting adventure, or a fun, new dining experience, you’ll find it all in Warren County, Ohio. So why not get away for the weekend?
For a Valentine’s Day date night IN:
Head to the Hilton Garden Inn in Mason, and take advantage of a special hotel package that includes one night in a standard king guest room, champagne at check in, dinner for 2, breakfast for 2 and late check out. This romantic getaway is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in February.
Hide away at Hardy’s Bed & Breakfast in Lebanon. Their Sweetheart Package for couples gets you a one night stay in their cozy B&B, chocolates from the local Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory, flowers in your suite, wine for two, and a gourmet breakfast in the morning.
A Valentine’s Day for the adventurous couple:
Challenge yourselves and each other while flying through the trees at Ozone Zipline Adventures. I took my husband ziplining this past summer, and it was truly spectacular. The new river lines give you a gorgeous 360° view of the Little Miami Scenic River and the forests of Southwest Ohio. It’s exhilarating and romantic at the same time. Ozone is open year-round, seven days a week. They even offer night zipping! Check out packages for Ozone Zipline Adventures.
For a truly romantic escape and unforgettable high flying Valentine’s Day adventure, visit Bella Balloons. Their Bella Sweetheart Exclusive guarantees a flight for just the two of you—and the pilot of course—along with complimentary champagne flutes and champagne from Valley Vineyards, a local winery. The hot air balloon rides are scheduled for sunrise or sunset.
Unique Valentine’s Day Restaurant Specials:
Phoenician Taverna in Mason is an authentic Lebanese restaurant. If you’ve never tried Lebanese, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity. You and your date can sample the flavorful appetizers and gourmet entrees. The wait staff is extremely helpful in making recommendations and describing dishes you may not recognize by name. My advice–Try a little bit of everything. The baba ganoush and the falafel are both excellent, and you can’t beat the hot, fresh pitas served alongside the appetizers. And whatever you do, do NOT skip dessert! The baklava, which can be made with either walnuts or pistachios, is spectacular.
If you love Thai food, Banana Leaf in Mason could be the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner. Banana Leaf is considered “modern Thai,” and the décor and menu both reflect the description. For a first-hand account of the food and flavors, check out Anne N.’s post here.