Planning a trip with that special someone? From fine wine and dining to concerts, theater and more, there is no shortage of unique and memorable ways to enjoy a grown-up getaway in Ohio’s Largest Playground. Here are some local faves for date night:
The winner of numerous international wine awards, as well as a slew of Best of Warren County nods, Morrow, Ohio’s Valley Vineyards Winery & Brewery offers visitors a low-key and always relaxing vineyard experience. Sample their full range of award-winning wines and micro-brews and stay for an evening cookout, where you’ll grill your own steak or salmon to enjoy with a delicious spread of side dishes, desserts and locally produced adult beverages. If you’re up for an adventure, their “Twilight Canoe & Dinner for Two” (offered select dates throughout the year) sends guests on a relaxing canoe trip down the Little Miami Scenic River, culminating in drinks and a cookout.
La Comedia Dinner Theater
Looking for a twist on “dinner and a movie”? One of the nation’s largest professional dinner theaters, La Comedia’s unique blend of buffet-style cuisine and award-winning Broadway-inspired productions has made the Springboro standby a cornerstone of the Warren County dating scene since 1975.
Bobaloo’s Grille & Tavern
Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Lebanon, Bobaloo’s Grille & Tavern pairs the casual atmosphere of a modern American sports bar with higher end, upscale menu offerings. Also home to live music and an impressive selection of imported beers, fine wines and mixed drinks, it’s a lively, yet laid-back spot ideal for those looking to keep date night simple. (Note: Bobaloo’s Grille & Tavern unfortunately closed as of June, 2015)
Banana Leaf Modern Thai
Housed in the cozy confines of one of downtown Mason’s oldest and most historic buildings, Banana Leaf Modern Thai expertly prepares both traditional and inventive Thai cuisine according to family recipes. Popular offerings like “The King Cobra” and “Diva Sea Bass” have made it one of Warren County’s most popular stops for ethnic cuisine, while its intimate setting and outstanding service set it apart as a date night favorite.
Can’t settle on a date night activity? Maybe J.D. Legends can help. Featuring a full service bar and restaurant, outdoor sand volleyball, a bowling alley, karaoke, and live concerts starring both local and national acts, Franklin, Ohio’s all-in-one entertainment complex provides all of the food and fun you can handle.
Miami Valley Gaming
Home to 1,600 electronic gaming machines, live harness racing and a bevy of both fine and casual dining options, Lebanon’s Miami Valley Gaming racino is among the county’s best bets for grown-up fun.
Learn more about these date night draws!
La Comedia Dinner Theatre – Warren County, Ohio
Modern Thai at Banana Leaf
Date Night at Valley Vineyards Winery & Brewery
Miami Valley Gaming – A Sure Bet for a Grown-up Getaway