If you’re having a romantic getaway in Cleveland, Ohio, you may be looking for places to go to enhance the mood. Well, look no further than this quick list of options for you and your partner to enjoy while you’re in Cleveland. If you’re looking for cheap airport or city parking, look no further than On Air Parking, which offers extremely competitive rates for both airport and city parking.
With your first stop at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, your breath will be taken away by the gorgeous variety of gardens, like the Kitchen Garden, the Campsey Stauffer Gateway Garden, Sunken Garden, Hosta Hill, and a variety of others, like their Mary Ann Sears Swetland Rose Garden or their Japanese garden. There are also two attractions, the Katherine Philipp Geis Terrace and the Madagascar Glasshouse. If you’re looking for a small bite to eat, you can visit the Garden Cafe. Summer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm, with Sundays being noon to 5pm. Mondays the garden is closed. Adults are $20, children (3-12) are $14, and children 2 and under enter free. Members are always free. Please note that there is also a parking fee. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so. Access is $25/year, General is $65-$160 per year, and Donor is $300-$999 per year. You can take a look at more membership information online.
The Cleveland Museum of Art has been around since 1913, when it was founded for “the benefit of all the people forever.” Current exhibitions as of the time of publishing include China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta; Colors of Kyoto: The Seifu Yohei Ceramic Studio; Tabaimo: Blow; Love Gardens/Forbidden Fruit; Animals in Japanese Art; and Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession. They have a page on their website of all their current and upcoming exhibitions, so you can take a look at what’ll be available during your visit. The museum is closed on Mondays, but is open from 10am to 5pm on Tuesdays; 10am to 9pm on Wednesdays; 10am to 5pm on Thursdays; 10am to 9pm on Fridays; 10am to 5pm on Saturdays, and the same hours on Sundays. There’s a cafe (Provenance Cafe) and a small restaurant (Provenance Restaurant) if you’d like to make this a spot for a laid back, relaxed date. The museum admission itself is free.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts events and programs for visitors, so you can take a look at what’s available. Coming up soon is the Asian Lantern Festival, which features a large-scale illuminated lantern display, live acrobatic performances on the Fifth Third Bank Stage, and culturally-inspired cuisine at the MetroHealth Asian Food Market. Other attractions include their 4-D theater, African elephant crossings, Ben Gogolick Giraffe encounters, Boomerang Line, Eagle Zip Adventure, and even a whole Primate, Cat, and Aquatics building. The total experience ticket, for any age, which includes admission and attractions, is $25. Admission only for adults is $19 each.
If playing mini-golf sounds good to you and your partner, you can go to Sweeties Golfland Park. They’re open Sunday through Thursday, 10am to 9pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm. With thirty-six total holes for miniature golf, you can get eighteen hours for $9, or all thirty-six holes for $18. This is a cost-effective and exciting adventure for you and yours. Concession stands include nachos, hotdogs, chips, pizza bagels, popcorn, assorted candies, cans of soda, and bottled water. You can look at their courses online from their website to see when you’d like to go, and which course you’d like.
If you’re looking to explore various fish-related animals, you can visit the Greater Cleveland Aquarium for a cozy, cute date. General admission daily tickets are $19.95 for adults, $13.95 for children (ages 2-12), and free for children under two (and adults over 100). They’re open from Monday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm, with few exceptions. They offer daily feeds and encounters, or you can shadow an aquarist or dive with the sharks as part of a pre-scheduled interactive experience. There are also special programs available on their calendar, so you can try and see what’s going on.