Romance, love and affection are the essence of Valentine’s Day! Although it’s not a national holiday, Valentine’s Day originated in Rome and has been celebrated around the world for over 1,500 years. Whether you are in a new relationship or have been married for decades, this day offers a perfect opportunity to show your loved one how much you care. Here are just a few ideas for romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day:
Old Worthington Chocolate Walk
Is there anything more romantic than taking your loved one on a stroll through a historical business district? Yes, there is! Throw some chocolate into that stroll and you have a top night. The tour starts at Cohatch (659 High Street), where you will receive a tour map and a goody bag to hold the chocolate treats you collect along the way. Then, stop by Worthington Jewelers and other local merchants to pick up unique goodies. The Old Worthington Chocolate Walk is being held on Thursday, February 9, so it is a perfect way to help you prepare for an extended Valentine’s Day weekend. For example, you could make arrangements to take the tour on Thursday, plan a weekend trip and then have a romantic dinner on the 14th.
A Weekend Getaway
Nothing says romance on Valentine’s Day like planning a weekend getaway! Whether it’s far from home or right down the street, spending time with your love is the most important part. If you’re looking for adventure, check out the Hocking Hills area for luxurious cabins and fun outdoor activities, such as hiking at one of the many trails. Wanting to stay a little closer to home? Check out Le Meridien Columbus or Hyatt Regency Columbus, both near the Arena District and Short North in downtown Columbus, with several dining and shopping options to choose from! For a more intimate setting, look for a local bed and breakfast like the award-winning German Village Guesthouse.
Dinner with a View
If you are unable to spend a weekend away, you could plan to spend time together having a lovely meal while enjoying a stunning view. Check out Milestone 229 on the Scioto Mile and take a stroll to capture Columbus’s best angles. The Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park, which was voted Best Wedding Location in Columbus by The Knot, is another unique spot to sip champagne and take in the city. Both offer fine American fare and Instagram-worthy backdrops.
For fine dining and a romantic. old-world ambiance, look no further than downtown Worthington. The Worthington Inn, The Whitney House Restaurant, and Howard’s are three of Bob and Theresa’s favorites.
No matter where you choose, be sure to book your reservations ASAP to ensure that you have a table. You don’t want to look like a last-minute planner on this day.
The Gift of Jewelry
Every girl dreams about receiving a beautiful piece of jewelry on Valentine’s Day. At Worthington Jewelers, we can customize a gorgeous piece for the love of your life. Whether you choose an engagement ring, pendant, earrings or a bracelet, we’ll create something perfect for your sweetheart. If you are planning to pop the question this Valentine’s Day, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an engagement ring, including:
- The Ring Size
- Favorite Metal and Colors
- Favorite Gemstones
Whether you spend a weekend away or prefer to cook a dinner for two at home, it’s important to keep in mind that Valentine’s Day gifts do not have to be expensive or extravagant to be appreciated. Any gift with meaning that shows you are thinking about your loved one will be perceived as a priceless gift. This is the day to rekindle your relationship and show your love, so sometimes just a handwritten note tucked under their pillow is enough to show that you care.
If you are shopping for the perfect engagement ring or need an idea about which earrings would make a memorable Valentine’s Day gift, contact the experts at Worthington Jewelers. We’d love to help you celebrate your special someone.