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Columbus’ biggest claim to fame may be its winning Ohio State University, but this town has much more to offer friends and lovers on February 14th. The maroon and silver State’s capitol is rife with Valentine fun from High Street downtown to the outskirts of the city; from nightclubs to shopping meccas, from special events to school-colored bars. There are a million and one things to do for Valentines Day in the Buckeye City.

Whether you’re new lovebirds or celebrating 50 years, whether you’re with the family or with a gaggle of single girlfriends, you’re bound to find something totally fun to do in Columbus for the Valentines fete on February 14th. Keep reading for great Valentines Day dates, ideas and romantic rendezvous filled with enjoyment and laughs. And don’t forget the Valentines Day flower bouquets in Columbus either!

1. Valentine’s Day Dinner and Airplane Ride

The party includes an appetizer buffet, dinner and dessert buffet, tons of great music, dancing, lots of games, prize giveaways, a really cool champagne fountain, and an unparalleled romantic airplane ride around downtown Columbus. $159 + tax per couple for party and airplane ride. For tickets call 614-878-7422 or stop by JPS Bolton Field Airport.

2. Cam’s Garden Cafe & The Orchid Forest at Franklin Park Conservatory

Enjoy a nice lunch at Cam’s Garden Cafe, which features salads, sandwiches, soups, baked goods, and more. Then venture into the Orchid Forest for a rare and unique treat. Surround your sweetheart with the aroma and magic of beautiful orchids. Truly a place for Cupid’s arrow and top of the list of romantic places in Columbus, Ohio to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

3. Stroll Through German Village

German Village is a magnificent community that’s found in the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll through the village on the brick sidewalks, see the charm of the antique shops and the beautiful architecture of the historic homes. After your walk, stop in at Lindsey’s for some excellent cuisine with the flare of a New York bistro. It’s one of the top ten restaurants in Columbus and the atmosphere is beautiful with white linen tablecloths, brass railings and hardwood floors. Treat your sweetheart to one of the finest romantic places in Columbus, Ohio. After dinner take a walk through Schiller Park and enjoy the water fountain, statues and gaze upon the stars with your sweetheart.

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4. Ravenwood Castle

Find romance in the medieval atmosphere of Ravenwood Castle. The Sweetheart Package starts at $188.90 for two people and includes room and dinner for one night and breakfast the next day. The You Are My Valentine package starts at $303.90 for two people and includes room for two nights, dinner for both nights, and breakfast for both mornings.

5. Hideaway Country Inn

If you’re looking for an amorous getaway, indulge your beloved with the Forever Mine package available from Ohio Romantic Getaways. The Forever Mine package includes two nights lodging in a room or suite of your choice, heart shaped “fizzmo” for the Jacuzzi, balloons stuffed with love notes, a dozen roses in your room, and a gourmet picnic basket full of delicious goodies! Packages start at $550 for two people. Definitely a Valentine’s Day package intended to capture the heart of your darling!