5 Fun Activities for Valentine’s Day in Columbus


Planning on spending Valentine’s Day in Columbus? February 14 may be fast approaching, but there are plenty of fun and romantic Valentine’s Day activities for couples looking to celebrate the season of love!

From ballroom dancing to ice skating, we put together five ideas of things for couples to do on and around Valentine’s Day in Columbus.

  1. Ice Skating at Winter Park 

Few activities are more romantic than ice skating in Columbus – just picture you and your partner, bundled up in your warmest clothes, hand in hand, gliding down a rink of freshly Zamboni’d ice. That could very well be the scene when you spend Valentine’s Day at the Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park – an NHL-sized rink located across the street from Nationwide Arena.

Downtown Columbus’ Winter Park is open for public skating, hockey and other community events for just 24 days a year (February 2-25) – making it all the more special when you take your significant other. And with a Tim Hortons nearby, couples can warm up with a delicious coffee or hot chocolate after skating.

  1. Trip to the Columbus Idea Foundry

Looking to activate your creative side this Valentine’s Day? Take a trip to the Columbus Idea Foundry – a place where ideas and talents, tools and resources, and experience and opportunity combine to form a uniquely creatively community.

On February 14 and February 15, the Columbus Idea Foundry is hosting a Valentine’s Day 2018 Maker Date Night. The event gives you and your significant other the opportunity to cut, make, design and build creative projects – including blacksmithing, woodworking, lockpicking, mixed media, copper stamping, photography and more – with the help of resident professional artists and craftsmen.

Click here to purchase tickets to this unique Valentine’s Day event in Columbus.

  1. Dinner at Buca di Beppo 

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a passionate, upscale candle-lit dinner for two. When you think of romantic restaurants, Italian is often the first thing people think of – and no restaurant can treat you to a genuine Italian experience better than Buca di Beppo in Columbus!

On February 14, the restaurant will be serving exclusive “Classic Love” packages. For just $50, you and your date will be treated to an authentic Italian meal for two that includes Heart-Shaped Lasagna, Buca Garlic Bread, Buca Salad and Mini Chocolate Chip Cannoli. Reservations can be made by clicking here.


  1. Personal Valentine’s Day Delivery from Columbus Clippers Mascots- NOW SOLD OUT

Is your significant other a Columbus Clippers fan? This Valentine’s Day, the organization is offering a unique gift for that special baseball fan in your life – a gift delivery to their home or office from Clippers mascots, Krash and LouSeal!

That’s right! The animated pair will personally deliver your Valentine a dozen roses from Kroger, a Columbus Clippers gift basket and a voucher for two reserved seat tickets for a Clippers home game during the 2018 season.

  1. Ballroom Dancing at Arena District Athletic Club 

If you and your partner fancy yourselves dancers, then you might have heard about the weekly Ballroom DANCE Date Night at the Arena District Athletic Club in downtown Columbus. Every Saturday from 2-2:45 p.m., couples come together to practice their ballroom dancing skills with an expert instructor. The lessons are open to both members and non-members of the Arena District Athletic Club.

Whether you and your partner are skilled dancers or are simply looking to try a new experience together, taking an affordable ballroom dancing lesson in Columbus is a fun (and passionate!) Valentine’s Day date idea.


How are you spending Valentine’s Day in Columbus? Share any fun or romantic activities we might have missed in the comments below!