Valentine’s Day is just one day of the year you can show your family how much they mean to you. There are countless of unique activities to do all around Ohio, both as a date or with the whole family. It doesn't have to cost a lot or be an over-the-top celebration, just set some time aside to focus on your family and share how much you love them.
Below are some Valentine's Day-themed activities and some other fun ways to celebrate the holiday with your children. Head out to participate in local events and activities happening across the area or simply enjoy Valentine’s Day fun at home.
Eat Heart Shaped Pizza
Pick up pizza dough from the store or make some in the bread machine, shape it into a heart, add your favorite toppings and viola a fun valentine's dinner everyone will enjoy!
Don't want to make your own pizza, order on instead! On Valentine’s Day, many different pizza shops offer a heart shaped pizza. Enjoy dinner out or order one to pick up and eat at home! Below some spots that offer heart shaped pizzas (note: the special pizza shape should be available to order through their websites closer to Valentine's Day)
- Rocco's Pizza in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow
- Antonio's Pizza with locations in Cleveland, Akron and Canton
- Pizza Hut multiple locations
- Papa Johns
Wondering if your favorite pizza shop has heart shaped pizza? Give them a call to find out.
Make Custom Candles at Sense by the Falls
Make an appointment to visit Sense by The Falls with the family, as a date, or as for a Galentine's day celebration! They offer a huge selection of fragrances to make your own custom candle and an instructor will walks you through the process of combining the oils, pouring the wax and creating a perfect custom scent. They offer specialty drinks and delicious tea as well!
Sense by The Falls
1749 Front St Unit C, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Tour a Chocolate Factory
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to tour Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? Fannie May Chocolate factory in Canton, Ohio offers tours daily, and you can get an up-close view of how their chocolates are made. You have to book a tour date by reservation, so if you can’t get one on Valentine’s Day, try to find a time close to the holiday. During the tour you'll enjoy samples of chocolate too! Make sure to stop by the gift shop on the way out to purchase some treats to enjoy at home!
Fannie May Chocolate Factory
5353 Lauby Rd, North Canton, OH 44720
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Enjoy an Ice Cream Treat
Miss having ice cream dates in the summer? You’re in luck. Many ice cream shops stay open year round, and you can enjoy a special treat celebrating this special day. Make sure to check out the seasonal flavors, as they can be quite delicious. Our family favorite is Almost Heaven, they have an amazing selection of flavors with some seasonal surprises as well.
Check out the best ice cream shops in Ohio here.
See Flowers at Rockefeller Park Greenhouse
The flowers may not be blooming outside, but there are always plants to enjoy at Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. Walk through the greenhouse to see the tropical plants, flowers, fruit trees and seasonal displays. There are various water fountains inside the greenhouse as well. Admission is FREE!
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse
750 E. 88th St., Cleveland, OH 44108
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Hike to a Frozen Waterfall
In mid February the temperatures are typically very cold, which means you can see a frozen waterfall. Our top picks for easy to access waterfalls include Great Falls of Tinker's Creak at Viaduct Park, Chagrin Falls, Brandywine Falls, and the Gorge Metropark.
As always, make sure to wear appropriate shoes or boots for hiking in the winter, and if the ground is icy we recommend wearing micro-spikes.
Take a Trip to b.a. Sweetie's Candy Company
Explore the aisle of candy, from retro candy options that will bring back child hood memories to 100s of pez dispensers to all the best candy. Pick up some yummy Valentine's treats and then afterwards head home to watch a move or play board games together.
b.a. Sweetie Candy Company
6770 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44129
Start a New Valentine’s Day Tradition
Write and share Valentine’s Day letters with your family. This wonderful tradition helps you express your love for one another in writing. It’s a fun way to watch your child’s written expression skills grow throughout the years and the letters will quickly become keepsakes for everyone to enjoy for years to come!
And don’t forget to share the love. Many people are lonely and miss their loved ones this time of year. Share your love for friends, family, and even strangers by practicing random acts of kindness and make someone’s day.
No matter how you choose to celebrate the day this year be sure to tell the ones you love how much you appreciate them.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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