You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy the atmosphere at a Toledo Walleye game. Take advantage of special theme nights, as well as game day promotions that offer collectible gifts to fans who arrive early, or postgame activities that keep the fun going after the last goal. With different seating options (rinkside, anyone?), you’re sure to have a great night out getting sporty with your sweetie.
Take a Tour
Whether your frequent the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), or have never set foot inside, this month offers the perfect way to find romance in the galleries during Flashlight Tours: The Glorious Look of Love (various times, February 15-17). Before docents uncover stories of love across the ages found in works of art, enjoy drinks and appetizers in the Café. $23/members, $30/non-members. toledomuseum.org.
Enjoy an exclusive, adult-only overnight experience at the Toledo Zoo. This one-of-a-kind event on Friday, February 16 includes special access tours, delicious food and drinks and a chance to sleep in the Aquarium. toledozoo.org/snooze.
Hit The Theater
Soak up the beautiful, historic Valentine Theatre, which has become the headquarters for the local theater art scene with the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Ballet and the Toledo Repertorie Theater using the main stage. See a live performance, a Silver Screen Classic film, like Gone with the Wind, and more this month. valentinetheatre.com
Dine & Indulge
Explore one of the many great restaurants in downtown Toledo. Cozy up with a glass of wine and an artisan pizza at M Osteria, or make a reservation at Rockwell’s Steakhouse in the historic Oliver House, or visit the Brim House, the upscale restaurant at the new Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.
Play Some Games
Savor the sweetness of nostalgia at Reset on Monroe Street. With more than 30 arcade games (think classics like PAC- MAN, Cruisin’ USA, and Space Invaders) and 30 beers on tap, this is a perfect place to relax, reset and have a good time.
Share a Cup
There’s nothing that says your date has to be limited to the evening/night hours. Anytime you can get away with your partner for some quality time is important— so consider starting your day at one of the many quaint coffee shops around town.
Sometimes it’s nice to have a casual night out with your date where you can enjoy a cold beer and good conversation. If this sounds like you, head to Fleetwood’s Tap Room in Hensville, which features 48 craft beers on draft, a wide selection of whiskeys, and an eclectic menu.