Did you know that at least 9 million people buy their pet a gift on February 14?
Whether or not you have a four-legged friend with shedding tendencies, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching (guys, it’s February 14!).
Although Valentine’s Day is known today as a holiday of love and passion, it certainly didn’t start out that way. One theory on the day’s origin states that St. Valentine was actually executed on February 14 for marrying couples in love despite Roman emperor Claudius II’s order forbidding them. This earned him the “true romantic” label even if it came at the expense of his life.
Centuries later, the Columbus area is full of places to profess and celebrate your love with your significant other – or just have a fun night out with friends!
Preferred Living highlights some of your lovely options throughout central Ohio this Valentine’s Day:
Table for Two
What do people in love enjoy doing for Valentine’s Day? The same thing everyone does every day: Eat! Still, there’s something romantic about getting a candle-lit table for two at a nice restaurant on Valentine’s Day. These restaurants are among those featuring Valentine’s Day specials on their menus. Make your reservation today!
Hit the Ale Trail
If you and your partner both love craft beer, why not spend the evening hitting a spot or two on the Columbus Ale Trail? Enjoy an IPA, porter, stout or wheat beer with your significant other for a nice but informal night out. There are more than 40 breweries in the region, many of which have food as well. Pick up a free copy of a book at each of the participating locations to map out your next stops.
Mix it Up
Maybe you’re looking for something unique to do around Valentine’s Day – maybe even something that doesn’t involve chocolates, flowers or dinner. You’re in luck, because Columbus has a variety of Valentine-themed events going on February 14 and in the days leading up to it. Options include a cookie decorating class, making Valentine cards for homebound seniors, dive bar trolley crawl, wine and paint classes and more.
Even if you’re not the “Valentine’s Day type,” we can all celebrate the fact we don’t have to suffer the same fate as Mr. Romantic himself, St. Valentine.
It’s not like there’s a bad time to pick up a box of chocolates from your favorite Columbus chocolatier.