10 Best Romantic Things To Do In Cincinnati, Ohio - Updated 2023

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It is finally February and this is the month of love! As we all know, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and everyone is inspired to do something special with their loved one. If you would like to do something more special and a little bit extra, but you’re not sure what or where we’ve got your back! How about booking a stay in a romantic hotel in Cincinnati? Cincinnati is one of the best places to choose for a romantic escape. This city has so much to offer for every visiting couple such as romantic getaways in hotels by the river. From delicious chocolate and amazing views during sunset to dinner cruises, the list of the best romantic things to do in Cincinnati, Ohio, is endless, but let’s discover the top picks together!

1. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Primavista Restaurant

Posted by Primavista on Thursday, 6 March 2014

The “best dining with a view” is the theme of Primavista. This restaurant with a view in Cincinnati is a popular choice for couples looking for a romantic date. What makes it so popular is the amazing surrounding view of the city lights, offering a romantic atmosphere.

The restaurant’s menus are diverse. You have the option to choose between a vegetarian menu, gluten-free menu, dessert menu, holiday menu, and, of course, a Valentine’s Day menu, all based on Italian and French cuisine. It also offers a long wine list to fit everyone’s taste. You can make an online reservation instantly and for free, using Opentable.


Address: 810 Matson Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45204, United States

Website: Primavista

Opening hours: Sun: 4:30am - 8pm; Tue - Thu: 5am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 5am - 10pm (closed on Mon)

2. Enjoy a performance with the Cincinnati Ballet

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user KCBalletMedia used under CC BY 2.0

The Cincinnati Ballet is a great option if you’re looking to spend some time enjoying pure, romantic art. A variety of performances are held on different days and there is a lot to offer to everybody, including children and teens. Choose from available the plays, take a seat, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere, as talented dancers perform on the stage. Overall, this experience is enough to create some sweet memories during your romantic time in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Ballet

Address: 1555 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45214, United States

Website: Cincinnati Ballet

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 2pm; Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm

3. Try some delicious Maverick Chocolate

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Posted by Maverick Chocolate Co. on Thursday, 30 January 2020

While visiting Cincinnati, you should not miss trying Maverick chocolate. Located in Findlay Market, this little shop prepares handcrafted chocolate, tasting better than any chocolate you have tried before. They produce a lot of types of chocolate, including sugar-free and dark chocolate options. The best part is that you can try different chocolate samples before choosing what to buy.

You can buy in the shop, as well as online on their website, in case you get a craving, but are far away from the shop. And, for every curious client, you even watch the process of chocolate making and ask some questions during the process. Keep in mind that you will need to walk here because parking in front of the shop is not allowed.

Maverick Chocolate

Address: 129 West Elder Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Website: Maverick Chocolate

Opening hours:Sun: 10am - 4pm; Tue - Fri: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 8am - 6pm (closed on Mon)

4. Visit Bellevue Park

Bellevue Park
Source: Photo by user 5chw4r7z used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This park is a hidden gem in Cincinnati. It is small, but the view it offers is spectacular. There are many benches to sit and enjoy the view. From here, you can spot all the rooftops, city lights, famous buildings, and even the Ohio River. Visiting Bellevue Park during sunset is the most romantic thing you could experience with your loved one. You can sit and enjoy the sunset while city lights start to shine. You have to try it to believe its magic!

Bellevue Park

Address: Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45219, United States

Website: Bellevue Park

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm (daily)

5. Book a dinner cruise on the Ohio River

Ohio River
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The Ohio River is an amazing site for a sightseeing tour, but it is also a great place to have a dinner cruise near Cincinnati. BB Riverboats offers many dining cruises, including lunch, brunch, and dinner cruises, and even private charters. A typical cruise lasts around two hours. On February 14th, a special Valentine’s Day cruise is available for every couple. Keep in mind that it is recommended to reserve in advance.

BB Riverboats

Address: 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071, United States

Website: BB Riverboats

Opening hours: 9am - 7pm (daily)

6. Enjoy a show at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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Posted by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati on Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Another romantic option is to watch a show together at the Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. This theatre is very popular, as it offers amazing shows, suitable for anyone. Together with your partner, you can enjoy a romantic show and we are sure that this sweet memory will be with you for a long time. Keep in mind that you can even book online via their Facebook page.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Address: 1127 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States

Website: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

7. Sample a few drinks at The Greenwich

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Posted by The Greenwich on Monday, 29 July 2019

When it comes to date night ideas in Cincinnati, the Greenwich is a great option. This bar is an intimate nightspot with a stage for performances, including live music and bands. Here you can enjoy good classic jazz music, blues, recitals, orchestras, funk bands, R&B, plus so much more! Their food menu includes red/white wine, cocktails, and bottles. There are hotels nearby, less than 2 miles (3.2 km) away, so you do not have to worry about how to get to your hotel in the late-night hours.

The Greenwich

Address: 2442 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206, United States

Website: The Greenwich

Opening hours: 6pm - 2am (daily)

8. Visit Findlay Market (from USD 49.0)

Findlay Market, a combination of shops, is the place where you can shop for everything, starting with fresh fruit and vegetables, meat products, cheese, bread, and any other food. The variety of food sold here usually depends on the season. This market even offers special foods, such as Belgian waffles, that you are sure to love.

With more than 1.1 million visitors every year, this place is not just a market, but also a big community, with people from all around the world. On Valentine’s Day, this market is all about sweet treats, love songs, hot chocolate, and gifts.

Cincinnati's Original Findlay Market Tour With Tastings

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

24 reviews

9. Take the Cincinnati Mural Tour

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Warren LeMay used under CC0

Add some extra color and fun to your romantic trip with the Cincinnati Mural Tour. This tour lasts for two hours and, during it, a lot of urban masterpieces are visited. By pedaling, you will have the chance to view fantastic murals, as well as many photogenic sites. This experience is both romantic and fun and can not be missed! The tour is supervised and keep in mind that alcohol is not allowed.

Cincinnati Mural Tour

Address: 1114 Bunker Alley,Cincinnati, OH 45202

Website: Cincinnati Mural Tour

Price: 32 USD

10. Visit Fountain Square

Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH
Source: Photo by user Josué Goge used under CC BY 2.0

Fountain Square is nothing less than a city square and this means you can find and do almost anything here. The square often features parties, games, food, live music, and much more. Enjoy your meal under the sunshine, take a pic in front of the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dance, enjoy life, and love. Here, you can even go on a horse carriage ride, which will fill your day with enchanting and romantic moments. Just remember that you need to book online in advance.

Fountain Square

Address: 520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States

Website: [Fountain Square]http://www.myfountainsquare.com/

Love is in the air...

Love is in the air and these are the most romantic things to do in Cincinnati. It is guaranteed that your heart will be filled with so much love and so many amazing memories while here. All you have to do is pack, go, and feel the romance as you enjoy your days. For a better experience, book a cabin stay near Winton Woods, Cincinnati.

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Ernestina is a travel freelancer who believes that life is not meant to be in just one place. She comes from a Mediterranean country, so she loves being outdoors with friends, exploring new...Read more

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