Valentine's Day is around the corner, and some of you might be on the hunt for a great date-night game plan. We've got nine ideas for perfect date pairings that will make you a Valentine's Day hero, and also last you through the whole season!

Columbus Museum of ArtThe Refectory

Whether it's the folk art of Elijah Pierce, the glass art of Dale Chihuly or the stark but emotion-packed works of Mark Rothko, you'll find beauty at the Columbus Museum of Art. The French-inspired menu of The Refectory is prepared with just as much attention to detail.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum ♥ Freshstreet at Double Happiness

View the cartoons and comics of the Billy Ireland Museum on Ohio State's campus (M-F, 9-5) and follow it up with some of the most fun food in Columbus - yakitori and Asian-themed drinks at Double Happiness  - the new nighttime hotspot in the Brewery District.

Wexner Center for the Arts ♥ MOUTON

Spend an afternoon exploring the new winter exhibits at the Wexner Center, or go a little later for  an avant-garde movie or concert and cap the evening off at MOUTON for an artisan cocktail.

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park ♥ G Michael's

Spend an afternoon working up an appetite on the snowy trails at the 7,000-acre Battelle Darby Metro Park, then have a hearty feast at German Village's G. Michaels - these guys know what they're doing with pork and seafood!

Columbus Blue Jackets ♥ Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Is the ice theme too easy? The Blue Jackets play the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 11 - go out before the game for a trio of Jeni's. Million Dollar Quartet ♥ The Top Steakhouse

Take in the Broadway performance telling the story of Elvis Presley,  Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins (Feb. 5-10 at the Palace) , and cap off the night in '50s style with a classic steakhouse experience at The Top.

Hollywood Casino  ♥ Lindey's

Take your chances on the slots or tables at Columbus' new Hollywood Casino, and finish with a restaurant that's always a sure bet: Lindey's in German Village.

Columbus Zoo ♥ Aab India

Catch polar bears swimming is perfectly polar conditions, Amur tigers on the prowl and penguins having the time of their lives, and then warm up with a spicy, enticing dinner at Aab India.


What's your perfect date night match in Columbus?