Valentine’s Day is a time to show appreciation for the ones you love. Whether romantic or platonic, there are plenty of great ways to celebrate virtually and in-person this year. Check out our recommendations below!

If you're looking for someone to spend Valentine’s Day with consider adoption from the Franklin County Dog Shelter. This Valentine’s Day, all adoption fees will be $18 and no appointment will be required.

Intimate Events

Watershed Distillery Cocktail Kit

In the Spirits of Love

Feb. 12 | 7 p.m.


Help support the Mid-Ohio Food Collective with this virtual happy hour fundraiser featuring music from DJ Dayna and a mixology demonstration hosted by Jenn Murley of Watershed Distillery. Participants will choose to make either a Bourbon or Gin Cocktail (or both!) using the provided Bee’s Knees cocktail kit. It can be used to create a delicious lemon and honey gin cocktail and/or a “Gold Rush” with Bourbon.

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Drew Murray performs magic tricks for an audience in Columbus

Cravings & Innovation: A Magical Dining Experience

Feb. 12 | 7 p.m.


The Cravings & Innovation team at the Greater Columbus Convention Center is offering A Magical Dining Experience this Valentine’s Day. This experiential dinner will feature a 3-course meal to enjoy while Magician Drew Murray delights guests on stage for an unforgettable evening. If interested in celebrating with friends, up to three parties of two each can be seated per table.

Secure your spot here

An immersive Valentine's dinner for two at The Kitchen Columbus.

Immersive Dinner for Two at The Kitchen

Feb. 12, 13 and 14 | 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.


The Kitchen Columbus and Flourish Bespoke have created the ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration for two, featuring a luxurious, all-inclusive evening spent having all five senses tantalized. Semi-private environments have been created featuring lavishly decorated tables, delicious food and perfectly paired beverages.

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Franklin Park Conservatory at dusk in Columbus

Chihuly Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Feb. 12, 13 and 14 | 7 p.m.


Enjoy the Conservatory’s Chihuly Collection in a whole new light during this evening event in which all 19 installations are professionally lit to create a breathtaking view. Guests can also use this opportunity to view the historic John F. Wolfe Palm House as it’s illuminated by James Turrell’s Light Raiment II, explore the Conservatory’s biomes after dusk and experience the orchid exhibition.

Purchase tickets here


Galentine’s Day at The FIG Room

Feb. 13 | 10 a.m.


The FIG Room and Fiori Florals have teamed up for a Galentine’s Day celebration featuring food, florals and fun. In addition to the event, attendees will each receive a swag bag with discounts that can be used around the city. If you’re not comfortable celebrating in person, you can also participate virtually.

Learn more here

A couple exploring the Columbus Museum of Art.

Private Gallery at Columbus Museum of Art

Feb. 13 | 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m.


Reserve your private gallery space at CMA this Valentine’s Day! This once in a lifetime experience allows you to slow down and intentionally experience the space in a safe and creative way. This one-hour experience comes complete with a bottle of wine, snack spread and curated activity to engage with your gallery.

Reserve tickets here

Hot Chicken Takeover and Mikey's Late Night Slice team up for a special pizza for Valentine's Day

Make a Heart-Shaped Hot Mikey’s Takeover Pizza

Feb. 14 | 6 p.m.


Spend Valentine’s Day with Mikey Sorboro (Mikey’s Late Nite Slice) and Joe DeLoss (Hot Chicken Takeover) making heart-shaped Hot Mikey’s Takeover pizza on a livestream event. Options to add sides or make vegan pizzas available as well. Kits will be available for pick up at Mikey’s S. 4th location of HCT’s Easton and Clintonville locations.

Learn more here

Safe Staycations

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown guest room

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus-Downtown


Relax at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus-Downtown this Valentine’s Day with a special rate that includes a bottle of champagne and a late checkout. Rate available Thursday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14.

Book here

LeVeque Hotel

Hotel LeVeque


The Romance Package at downtown's stylish Hotel LeVeque includes a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to the guest room and a $30 credit to onsite restaurant The Keep for brunch. Call 614-222-9500 to book your stay today.

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Waterfall and caves at Mohican State Park

Mohican Lodge


Escape to nature with the one you love this Valentine’s Day at Mohican Lodge, and add on the “Some-Bunny to Love” package to surprise your partner. For $60 you’ll get a taste of a local vintner as well as two Mohican wine glasses and a cheese plate.

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Romantic Meals

Sea food plates at Del Mar, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant in the Short North Arts District.

CMPE2U Valentine’s Day Menus


Cameron Mitchell Premier Events is offering a variety of Valentine’s Day options, including four-course dinners for two or four, with the option to add on champagne and strawberries or flowers. Orders are due by Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and boxes can be picked up at the Crosswoods location between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Check out options here

The Kitchen

French Inspired Dinner for Two from The Kitchen


Cooking together is a great way to discover your level of kitchen compatibility! Let the experts at The Kitchen Columbus eliminate the stressful parts of planning a romantic Valentine’s dinner by providing everything needed to create this fantastic French inspired menu. Curbside pick-up will be on Feb. 12 from 3-5 p.m.

Learn more and order here 

the kitchen champagne

Palentine’s Day Package from The Kitchen


Palentine’s Day was created to help celebrate the platonic soul mate(s) that keep us sane from day to day. These packages from The Kitchen feature a cheeseboard, chocolate truffles and bubbly. Curbside pick-up will be on Feb. 12 from 3-5 p.m.

Learn more and order here

The Pearl - Oysters

Chef’s Features at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants


All of Cameron Mitchell’s restaurants are offering special chef’s features from Feb. 12-14. While most are dine-in only, The Pearl, Guild House and The Barn have special weekend carryout features. Consider adding a cocktail kit from select locations and mixing up drinks together for your meal.

Make reservations and learn more here

Italian Dinner

Italian Valentine’s Feast from Cravings Café


Columbus Food Adventures has teamed up with Cravings Café to offer an Italian-themed feast on Feb. 13 and 14.

Check out the calendar to book your timeslot here

Sweet Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

If you’re sweet for sweets, check out these Valentine’s Day treats!

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Romantic Desserts

Get hands-on and work together with this virtual class from Franklin Park Conservatory and Katzinger’s Deli on Weds., Feb. 10.

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