Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to get a sitter and have a night out with your partner. As busy parents, time alone is a rarity but is much needed to keep that romantic spark alive. Here are some places in Cleveland that would make the perfect Valentine’s Day date spot.

Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant & Club
2035 E. 4th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 241-7425

There’s so much to do under one roof at Pickwick & Frolic. Start the evening with a nice dinner at Pickwick restaurant featuring delicious American rustic cuisine. After that, get your laugh on in the comedy club. Comedian Bobby Collins, the #1 comedian requested and played on XM/Sirius radio, will be performing on Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $23. After the show, stop in Kevin’s Martini Bar and Tap Room for a night cap.

Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444

Sit back, relax and take in a musical at the Palace Theatre on Valentine’s Day. “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” part of the Keybank Broadway Series, takes the stage on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, you won’t want to miss this outstanding performance while it’s in Cleveland. Ticket prices range from $10 to $75 and can be purchased at the Playhouse box office, online or by calling (216) 241-6000.

The Ritz-Carlton 
1515 W. 3rd St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 623-1300

Sometimes Valentine’s Day is all about splurging on the ones you love. What better way to do that then with a night at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in downtown Cleveland? Located in the heart of the city, the Ritz-Carlton is close to all of the hot spots if you feel like going out. If you don’t plan on leaving the hotel, there’s still much to enjoy, such as massage services, sauna and steam room and fine dining. Each guest room features pleasant views, comfortable beds and marble baths.

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Cupid’s Undie Run
The South Side
2207 W 11th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 937-2288

Cupid’s Undie Run is not a race, nor are there any winners in this run. It’s all about fun in your underwear and to raise money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid’s Undie Run takes place on February 15 and all participants must be at least 21 years old. The festivities begin at The South Side at noon and run time is 2:30 p.m. After the one-mile run, participators can head back for a post-race party. You must register before run day and registration costs $30 per person.

White Oaks
777 Cahoon Road
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 835-3090

If you are looking for a more traditional Valentine’s Day evening, take your special someone out to dinner at White Oaks in Westlake. Winner of Best Romantic Restaurant on the Cleveland Hot List, this place has the ambiance you’re looking for. Established in 1928, this is a beautiful restaurant with tantalizing food and a rich history. Six fireplaces adorn the space to create a romantic environment, and the staff is top notch. Dine on beef, pork, chicken, seafood, game or pasta, and make sure to save room for dessert.

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