Get away from the usual Valentine’s Day tradition of flowers and candies. Broaden the scope of gift giving this Valentine’s Day and give the gift of something unexpected without breaking the wallet. Cleveland is full of exciting ways for romance with that special someone. Escape the mundane daily routine by enjoying a cozy night with the friendly staff of an historical bed & breakfast or enjoy a show at one of many public theaters. Spend the evening with your loved one at one of the most haunted prisons in the nation, enjoy a nice glass of wine at one of the areas lucrative wine bars or relax as a couple, while being washed away of all stress at a local spa.
Private Home Bed & Breakfast
1810 W 28th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
www.cliffordhouse.comPrice: From $119 per night
Abutting the Cleveland skyline, this exquisite, historical house is full of rich history and stories. Built in the late 1800s, this sublime Tuscany style home offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Spend the weekend relaxing with that special someone and the spark that kindled the heart. Offering rooms in the main house as well as a suite apart from the rest, privacy is the main commodity at this bed and breakfast. Friendly inn keepers will accommodate needs to ensure a pleasant stay. Rates include a self-serving breakfast, internet and cable television. Two rooms offer private baths.
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Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
www.cptonline.orgPrice: $10 to $25
Instead of going to a blockbuster movie at a pricey screen, relish the feel of a live performance that is no only unique, but personal. Support this local theater and witness the talent of the Cleveland area. Owner James Levin arrived in Cleveland in 1981 from the Big Apple and wanted to bring the excitement of the big stage to this area. Working to establish a successful group of actors, Levin has years of wonderful productions under his belt. The theater’s winter production is “Earth Plays,” which tells a story of human relationships with the earth. .
100 Reformatory Road
Mansfield, OH 44905
www.mrps.orgPrice: $70 / person
Looking out of the box, a haunted ghost hunt is sure to thrill even the most speculative observer. Pull your loved one close during a ghost hunt at one of the most haunted prisons in nation. Enjoy not only the most magnificent architectural structure, but the ones that have not passed. This prison housed many hard criminals who were viciously murdered or suffered greatly while in solitary confinement. The warden’s wife accidently shot herself in her quarters and is believed to be wandering the main building. The prison was not only a prison, but at one time a church for the whole town. Weddings have been held in this facility, even to this day. Many visitors experience being pushed, shoved or touched, or seeing shadow figures. A ghost hunt will leave any visitor a believer.
1313 Linda St.
Rocky River, OH 44116
www.rockyriverwinebar.comPrice: $3.50 to $40
Love wine? Then this is a perfect event for the Valentine season. Purchase a ticket for the Flight School wine session offered every Wednesday night. Not only does the wine bar offer this special class but they also offer a wide variety of wines and champagnes, along with a full food menu for lunch, dinner and brunch. From delicious corn soup to buffalo chicken flat breads, the menu is sure to have something for everyone’s tastes. The cozy atmosphere creates a romantic, private feeling.
21220 Center Ridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44116
www.oaksbotanicalspa.comPrice: $95 and up / Spa packages
Looking for a couple’s experience? Oaks Massotherapy & Botanical Spa is a great place for men and women to wash the stress from every pore. This plush, state-of-the-art facility offers everything from facials and massages, to yoga, tennis, spinning and aerobic classes. Whether it is a class or a full body experience, the choices are unlimited. Tantalize the senses with a ginger therapy session or experience the relaxation of hot cupping. Pamper that someone special with a sensual spa teaser or dive right in and provide the “Heaven and Earth” package, which includes services like a soothing facial and a one hour Swedish massage.