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Top 10 Date Ideas in Cleveland OH (Romantic & Fun)

Are you and your partner planning a romantic getaway to Cleveland? Or do you live in the city and are looking for creative date ideas? Planning a date can be stressful, but rest assured we have the top ideas for romantic, fun, and unforgettable dates with your partner in Cleveland.

There’s no coincidence why popular reality TV show “The Bachelor” chose Cleveland, OH for a romantic getaway episode. This city is filled with charm and history, allowing you and your partner to enjoy a unique adventure together. Whether you are a lover of the arts, sports, or history, Cleveland has a variety of attractions that will give you and your partner an exceptional experience.

A little overwhelmed at the options for dates and wanting to narrow down to the best fit for you and your partner? We got you covered! After doing our own research, we have narrowed down to the top 10 date ideas in Cleveland. Read below to get started on your romantic adventure!

#1 - Cuyahoga Cruise

Dinner cruise on Lake Erie

What’s more romantic than a sunset cruise? Imagine sitting across from your partner, enjoying a lovely dinner, looking out over Lake Erie. On a warm summer day in Ohio, an evening cruise around Lake Erie, with the sun setting on downtown Cleveland, is the prime place for a date. If you are wanting to make a good impression, this is the date you are looking for.


Lunch and dinner cruises; tours close after September 30th


Dependent on type of cruise

#2 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

This is a Cleveland must see! Whether you are a fanatic of Rock & Roll, or just down to have a good time, this is the perfect date spot for you. Learn about famous bands like Kiss, The Soul Stirrers, Wind and Fire, and more, and maybe even enjoy a performance from renowned bands today. This will be a date to be remembered!


- Open daily from 10am – 5pm

- Thu, Fri, Sat in July & August 10am-8pm


$35 per person

#3 - The Arcade Cleveland

The Arcade Shopping Center

Wanting to buy your partner something nice? Do they love to shop? Then an evening at The Arcade is the perfect date night for you and your partner! The Arcade is known in history as, “Cleveland’s Crystal Palace,” and was America’s inaugural shopping center. Shopping with your date at The Arcade would be a unique, historic, and romantic experience.


- Monday – Sunday: 7am – 7pm


Dependent on what you buy

#4 - Cleveland Browns Game

Cleveland Browns Stadium

Are you and your partner major sports fans? Then a Cleveland Browns Game would be an unforgettable experience for both of you. Ohio football fans are notorious for their spirit, and every game is one to be remembered. You are bound to have a fun, enjoyable evening on this date!


Dependent on the game


Dependent on your seats

#5 - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Museum of Contemporary Art

What is better for sparking deep conversations than abstract art? If you and your partner love the arts, then this date is perfect for you. Plus, it’s free! The Museum of Contemporary Art is a non-collecting museum that celebrates the art and artists of today. Enjoy a fresh new perspective on art as each season is filled with the latest from today’s artists. This will definitely be a unique date to impress your partner.


- Thursdays-Sundays: 11am – 5pm



#6 - West Side Market

West Side Market

This is the perfect date for food lovers. West Side Market is the oldest market in Cleveland, so enjoy the historic charm with a variety of food offerings from 100 different vendors with your partner. If your partner is a picky eater, this is the perfect opportunity to give them lots of options to ensure they are happy!


- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 5pm

- Saturday: 7am – 5pm

- Sunday: 10am – 4pm

- Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays


Dependent on what you buy

#7 – Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

Looking to enjoy the outdoors, but it’s a cold winter day in Ohio? Not to worry, Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is the perfect garden date all year round. Enjoy a romantic stroll with your partner and the beautiful scenery of the gardens. In the summertime, the gardens are also filled with beautiful monarch butterflies!


Open every day 10am – 4pm, including holidays!



#8 – Mimi Ohio Theatre

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Are you and your party major fans of the arts? Then a date night at Mimi Ohio Theatre would be perfect for you! Pick from a variety of top of the art plays and enjoy the historic charm of the theatre. For drama lovers, this is a night to be remembered.


Dependent on show


Dependent on show and seats

#9 - Wade Oval

Wade Oval

It’s a warm summer day in Ohio, and you really want to enjoy a stroll with your partner. Wade Oval is the perfect spot to enjoy a nice evening outdoors with your partner. Enjoy the games in the park, and the musicians playing their instruments in Harmony Park. Looking for a date idea in the winter? Wade Oval is also the perfect winter spot as they have an ice rink open! Enjoy a romantic skate with your partner, and then cozy up with hot chocolate. This is a perfect outdoor location all year round.


Open all day



#10 - The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Located in the lively Flats East Bank of downtown Cleveland, this date is for those seeking a thrill. Enjoy nonstop live music by request from talented musicians, with your favorite cocktail or delicious snacks. This is a perfect chance to impress your partner by asking the musicians to play their favorite song. It will no doubt be a night you both will never forget!


- Thursday: 8pm – 12am

- Friday: 7pm – 2am

- Saturday: 6pm – 2am


$8 cover charge

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