Surprise Your Love with Something Different
If you’ve reached the point in your relationship where dinner and a movie just won’t cut it—or maybe you’ve met someone you really want to impress with an out-there Cincinnati experience—we’ve got great ideas for you. Some are affordable; some will cost an arm and a leg. Some might raise an eyebrow; some might raise both. However you look at it, these are the most unique ways to spend your time with your loved one in Cincinnati. Book a limo, chill the champagne, and pick from this list of the best.
Over-the-Rhine Brewery District
If the idea of visiting a local brewery for the evening appeals to you, why not step it up a bit and visit the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District? This 60-acre area in Cincinnati has strong German roots and incredible historic architecture from the 1800s. The town works hard to maintain the charm of its earliest days while also providing a top-notch beer experience. You and your sweetheart can hold hands while strolling the bridge over the canal. When you’re ready to partake in some of the city’s best brews, you can stop in at the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market between May and September.
What really makes this tour a treat is the history. Visiting the new local breweries is always fun, but how many of those use underground tunnels for cooling the beer? How many survived the Great Depression and Prohibition? How many are housed in Cincinnati’s most beautiful buildings? You won’t be able to deny the magic the moment you set foot on the grounds at Over-the-Rhine. We highly recommend this for a first date—or a fiftieth.
What could be more exciting than a date high above the city in a hot air balloon? Bella Balloons of Cincinnati is prepared to make this daydream a reality for you and your sweetheart. In fact, Bella Balloons offers a special Sweetheart Exclusive for couples seeking high-flying adventure. You’ll be the only two passengers in a balloon flown by an FAA professional, so safety is never a concern. That means you can fully enjoy the flight over Cincinnati and Dayton during sunrise or sunset. Your three-hour experience wraps up with a post-flight celebration drinking local sparkling wine from Valley Vineyards of Morrow, OH, or a non-alcoholic bubbly.
No other experience could bring the thrills of a hot air balloon ride, but we do want to point out the price. You might consider this for a first date, but only if you really, really, really like them.
Newport Gangster Tour
Just a short drive from Cincinnati is the charming town of Newport, KY. Newport, however, has a not-so-secret secret. This seemingly sleepy little town has ties to some of the most notorious gangsters in history, and our modern casino games actually formed right here. If the sordid underbelly of American history fascinates you—and let’s be honest; who’s not fascinated?—then you’ll want to sign up for one of the award-winning walking tours with your sweetheart. You’ll experience the Capone era with knowledgeable tour guides and walk through an old casino, brothels, and speakeasies. If you really want to impress that special someone, sign up for the Ultimate Gangster Tour and get the Safes and Secret Passageways experience.
This is an excellent choice for romance at any level, but you can customize the experience according to your comfort level with your companion. We suggest you reserve a vintage car for the day and enjoy the tour like a true gangster, and you’ll knock your date’s socks off.
Whichever you choose, you’re primed for an amazing, romantic day with your sweetheart. Just don’t forget to book your Cincinnati car service for the day, especially if you’re planning to partake in the brews or champagne of the first two date ideas. Nothing ruins a good date like a car accident or a DUI.
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