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Romantic Things to Do in Toledo and Northwest Ohio


Toledo may not stand out as a romantic destination, but there are plenty of ways for couples to spend time together connecting at many locations in Northwest Ohio.

The Valentine Theater

Valentine Theater in Toledo Ohio
(courtesy of the Toledo CVB)
Take in a performance at the renovated Valentine Theater, located in downtown Toledo. The Toledo Cultural Arts Center brings in a number of shows throughout the year, including The Toledo Ballet, The Toledo Symphony, Broadway-style musicals/plays and concerts. Tickets range from around $15 - $60, depending on the performer, but with only 900 seats, there isn’t a bad view in the house.

The Toledo Symphony

Toledo Symphony
(courtesy of the Toledo CVB)
For over 50 years, The Toledo Symphony has been bringing a sense of class and sophistication to Northwest Ohio through live concerts performed at many venues around the city. If you are looking for an intimate evening with a loved one, consider an elegant concert with a first-class orchestra. The Toledo Symphony performs regularly at:
  • The Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
  • The Valentine Theatre
  • The Toledo Zoo
  • The Stranahan Theater
  • The Franciscan Center at Lourdes College

A Weekend Away in Style

The Belamere Suites Hotel in Perrysburg is nothing like a standard motel. The Belamere Hotel is designed with romance in mind. Each room at the Belamere provides a king sized bed, fireplace, a Jacuzzi for 2 or private 18’x11’ heated indoor pool, fluffy robes, a private entrance, attached garage, and a catered breakfast. Have the feeling of getting away without having to go too far from home.

A Night Away at the Mansion View Bed & Breakfast

The Mansion View Bed and Breakfast, Toledo Ohio
(© 2006 S. Mitchell)
Located in the Old West End of Toledo, the 10,000 square foot historic Mansion View Inn was built in 1887 as the Reynolds family home. Spend an evening or weekend in Victorian style with leaded glass doors, a grand staircase, countless antiques and 13-foot ceilings. Each room is uniquely styled and provides a private bathroom. In addition to your romantic room, guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast created by the house chef and can enjoy the sitting room with a large selection of movies, music and books. Rooms range from $139 per night to $149 for double occupancy.

Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Ohio
(courtesy of Ohio Dept of Travel and Tourism)
One of the top art museums in the country, The Toledo Museum of Art regularly hosts world-class exhibits along with a tremendous permanent collection. Set among the historic homes in Toledo’s Old West End neighborhood, the outside of the Museum and adjoining Glass Pavilion are a sight in and of themselves. Take a romantic stroll through the museum’s collection of modern, contemporary, ancient, European, African, Asian and glass art. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. The museum's permanent collection is always free to visitors; some of the special exhibitions carry a fee. For a special treat, visit the museum on Friday nights (open until 10pm) and grab a bite to eat at the Museum Café.

Stranahan Theater

For the best concerts, musicals, plays, ballets and orchestra performances in town, head to the Stranahan Theater, located on Heatherdowns Boulevard in Toledo. If you are looking for a grand way to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion, the Stranahan seats nearly 2,500 guests for an experience you and your partner will never forget.

Romantic Dinner for Two

Ciao restaurant in toledo ohio
(courtesy of the Toledo CVB)
Toledo has so many first choice restaurants, it would be hard to choose just one to share a romantic dinner out with your partner. Some of the best Toledo restaurants include: LaScola, Mancy’s, Mancy’s Italian, Poco Piatti, Cousino’s Steakhouse, Cousino’s Navy Bistro, Tango’s, Real Seafood and Ciao!. For an extra special evening, visit the restaurants in Industrial Park which line the river in downtown Toledo, or visit Mancy’s original restaurant for an intimate setting with dark wood paneling and plenty of privacy.

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