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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Fairfield County

February 5, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Fairfield County

The most romantic day of the year is right around the corner, and we are giving you all the tips and tricks to plan the best Valentine’s Day date night (or weekend) in Fairfield County!  

1. Book Your ‘BNB

Fairfield County offers plenty of unique stays all around the county! From cozy cabins, lakefront cottages, historic farmhouses, traditional hotels, and more, you’ll find the perfect place that’s close to all things fun and eventful for your special V-Day getaway. 

2. Reserve the Restaurant

The worst way to start a date is on the waitlist!  Call ahead to get your table at one of the many excellent eateries in the county.  Visit the cozy atmosphere of Ale House 1890 for a savory filet mignon or delicious seafood at Jay’s Crab Boil & Oyster Bar.  Afterwards, enjoy high-end cocktails at the Hereinafter Cocktail Tavern, or split a dessert flight at the Mugshots Bar & Grill.  For more romantic restaurants, see our Tastes of Fairfield Guide.

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Fairfield County
The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Fairfield County

3. Don’t Forget the Flowers

Luckily, there’s a myriad of shopping options to find the prettiest florals in Fairfield County!  Shop locally-owned businesses like Hoffman’s Flower Shop, Lancaster Greenhouse & Nursery, Millersport Flowers, The Floral Art Boutique, or The Flower Pot.  For more floral and gift options, check out the Green Thumb Trail

4. Get the Gifts

Create a custom jewelry design from the heart at Ava Jewelers or make an appointment to sport matching “forever bracelets” from Wendel’s Diamond Jewelers. Pair it with a Valentine’s Day-themed gift basket at Jackie’s Creations, or take a look at our shopping guide where you can find the best gift for your someone special – and support local while doing it!

Jewelry by Ava Jewelers

5. Plan the Date

Relaxed & Romantic

    Keep cozy with a trip on the Covered Bridge Country Wine Trail and relax with a nice glass of chardonnay, zinfandel, or pinot noir at one of the many wineries in Fairfield County!  Looking to keep things sweet and simple? Stop by the Candy Cottage or Dockside Donuts for a sugary treat or check out a list of local businesses to help satisfy all your cravings on the Sweet Tooth Trail.

    Daring Dates

      Have your heart skip a beat with unique and thrilling date ideas like a private helicopter tour with Havens Aviation, seeing the photo-worthy Columbus skyline, Hocking Hills, or Buckeye Lake! Other exciting escapades include axe throwing at Lancaster Axes or an escape room at Rule 3.

      Fun & Heartsy

        For the crafty couple, stop by Art & Clay on Main for the perfect pottery date night, or experience the memorable and messy splatter studio at Young at Art!  Check out the AR Workshop to join an instructor-led workshop where you can make custom-framed signs, canvas pillows, tote bags, and more.

        6. Find the Fun!

        There are tons of upcoming Valentine’s Day events happening soon in Fairfield County! From cocktail classes at O’Huids Gaelic Pub to wax melt-making at Juniper & Ivy Coffeehouse, you’re sure to find something exciting to experience together. Create your own unique love potion cauldron at Mud Gallery, take a pottery class with Earthly Pottery Co, or at the Lancaster Greenhouse. Grab a group of friends and shop ’til you drop at Ruby Joy Boutique, the Humble Crate Artisan Marketplace, the Lovin’ Local Artisan Pop Up at Keller Market House, and the Galentine’s Sip & Shop at FYN & Co. Mercantile.

        There’s so much to do, it may be hard to keep track of it all!  Map out your day with the Visit Fairfield County app.  Our app allows you to add different shops, restaurants, and more in one easy-to-read list, keeping you on track for the perfectly planned Valentine’s Day right from your phone!  Don’t forget to visit our events page for even more fun, local Valentine’s Day activities happening throughout Fairfield County.

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