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!
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.
The foliage and flowers at Franklin Park join with impressively gorgeous sustainability themed artwork made from found plastic - those same ethos can be found in the biodynamic, creative, delicious food at Till.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?