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      A Guide to Valentine's Day: 14 things to do

      Posted by Sam S. on Jan 24, 2023 2:00:00 PM

      Valentine’s Day is right around the corner on Tuesday, February 14. Start planning your reservations and surprises now... no last-minute plans this year! Whether you are in a relationship or single, looking for fancy or laid-back options, or just wanting to do something fun in these colder monthsthere is plenty to do in and around Cincinnati. Check out our list below and get an inside look into a few locations on our TikTok. 

      A Cincy Guide to Valentines Day!

      Special Treats and Gifts

        1. Luke's Custom Cakes: Our recent Small Business Big Impact Award winner, shown below, is a family-owned bakery in Hamilton, OH that serves custom desserts. Support small and get your loved one their favorite sweets this Valentine's Day.
        2. Robin Wood Flowers: Get your partner a beautiful bouquet or surprise them with flowers delivered locally to Cincinnati or Kentucky! Better yet, visit Robin Wood Flowers to take a class in the flower beds and learn all about flower arrangements.
        3. Garden of Wellness: Reward your partner with some relaxation and inner healing! Purchase a gift card or reserve a session with this popular massage therapist, specializing in alternative and holistic health services in Cincinnati.
        4. Killer Brownies: If you haven't tried these yet, you must for Valentine's Day. Made in Dayton, OH you can find these amazing desserts at local Kroger stores or the Dorothy Lane Market in Dayton.


      Restaurants and Drinks

        1. Nicola's Ristorante: Enjoy a night with your valentine at this elegant restaurant in Over-the-Rhine. Hurry and reserve a spot for its delicious three-course Valentine's meal for $75 on February 14! 
        2. Somm Wine Bar: Planning a double-date for the weekend? Check out this hidden gem in the Incline District of Cincinnati. Nothing is better than celebrating with a romantic glass of wine and great food.
        3. Toast and Berry: Not only was this one of our Small Businesses of the Month, but it's the perfect place in Montgomery, OH for a Galentine's Day brunch! That Mimosa Flight is calling your name.CopperFlame
        4. Copper & Flame: If you're looking for a more casual and unique option, visit this bar in Over-the-Rhine (shown to the right). Self-pour a drink from one of the 68 taps and don't miss out on their bold street foods, like the fan-favorites: Wonton Nachos or Brussel Sprouts. 
        5. Braxton Brewing: Book reservations ASAP to Braxton's IGLOOBAR, a hot spot for all your gals and pals! Accommodating up to 8 guests, enjoy this Covington, KY rooftop experience in a heated igloo with cozy décor, a Bluetooth speaker, and drinks and food for everyone.


      Festive Activities

        1. BB Riverboat's Valentine's Day Cruise: Enjoy a romantic evening on the Ohio River with an elegant dinner! Customize your experience with special seating, decorations, desserts and more.
        2. Hearts Afire Weekend: A weekend filled with tons of activities! From February 10-12, enjoy anything from dinner, outside performers, and a pageant to painting classes and more in Loveland, OH.
        3. Parkland Theatre & Entertainment Centre: The perfect laid-back option... just see a movie! Support a local business by visiting the Parkland Theatre, an affordable and historical movie theatre in Sayler Park. Get tickets for The Amazing Maurice on February 11, 13 or 14th. 
        4. Macaron Bar: Did you know the Macaron Bar in Over-the-Rhine offers baking classes for all ages and skill levels? Some even include fun drinks... Book a class now to make macarons as your special Valentine's Day treat! Can't commit to a class? You can also just buy macarons at the OTR or Hyde Park location at your convenience. 
        5. Sweet & Savory Stroll: On February 19th, grab your sweetheart or foodie friends to stroll through Findlay Market with live music, champagne, and more.


      Our local communities and businesses need some lovin' this Valentine's Day, too! Visit our featured businesses listed above, or visit our altafiber Business page to learn more about how to support our small business customers year-round and how to become a Small Business of the Month. 

      Still need a last-minute gift for your special valentine? Scroll through our Connected Life Catalog to find a smart device sold at an altafiber store that your loved one will LOVE! 

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