Romantic Weekend Getaways in Northeast Ohio

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Northeast Ohio

by John Zaphyr

About John Zaphyr

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John Zaphyr is a marketing and sales manager with the Oncology Nursing Society. He has written professionally since1999 and also has editing credits with Friedlander Publishing Group. His articles have appeared in the "Pittsburgh Tribune Review." John earned a master's degree in English education from the University of Pittsburgh.

On the shores of Lake Erie, northeast Ohio offers a variety of romantic getaways. From Amish country to wine country, there are many countryside spots that will allow you to renew and reconnect. If you are looking for fun and entertainment, Cleveland is your place for night life, music, and dancing. Whatever your choice of romantic getaway, northeast Ohio has opportunities for you to spend time together as a couple.

Downtown Cleveland Getaway

If you are looking for a big city experience in northeast Ohio, you'll want to spend your romantic getaway in downtown Cleveland. If you are into sporting events, downtown is home to the city's major league sporting franchises--the Browns of the NFL, the Cavaliers of the NBA, and the Indians of MLB. You can also find a good time at the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame or tour the warehouse district for a mix of restaurants and live entertainment options. You can even take a romantic dinner cruise on a luxury liner. Located conveniently near all the attractions and entertainment venues is the Doubletree Cleveland Downtown Lakeside hotel. You can choose from a guest room or a suite featuring amenities such as fine bedding and flat panel TVs. You can also enjoy amenities such as an indoor pool, a fitness center, and shuttle service within downtown and to the University Circle cultural district. Doubletree Hotel Cleveland Downtown/Lakeside 1111 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, Ohio, 44114 216-241-5100 doubletree1.hilton.com

Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant

Located in Madison, Ohio, in the heart of northeast Ohio's wine country, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant is nestled in the woods and offers couples a chance to get away from their busy lives and reconnect in a tranquil setting. Inside the winery and restaurant are warm confines: a large fireplace, hand-painted murals, and a large bar area where you can gather with friends or a friend in a quiet corner. Wine tasting is always available, and you can bring wine home as well. Shopping is available at the gift shop. The winery is landscaped with ponds, flowers, and, of course, grapevines. You can also find live entertainment during the summer months and jazz on Sunday afternoons. The restaurant features an extensive menu, including entrees such as steak, chicken, and shrimp, all, of course, served with a glass of wine produced and grown in Grand River Valley Wine Region. While you are visiting the winery, you'll need a place to stay. There are several resorts and bed & breakfast options nearby, such as Quail Hollow Resort, The Polly Harper Inn, Peggy's Bed and Breakfast, and others. You can also explore the rural surroundings by visiting farmer's markets, country theaters, and the covered bridges of Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant 5750 S. Madison Rd. (Route 528) Madison, OH 44057 440-298-9838 www.grandrivercellars.com

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Geneva-on-the-Lake is a resort destination for couples, offering a variety of outdoor and recreational activities. You can engage in boating, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and picnicking at Geneva State Park. Also available are covered bridge and lighthouse tours in Ashtabula country, shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities at Geneva-on-the-Lake's "strip' area. Adjacent to the park is a destination for romantic getaways in the Lodge and Conference Center. From the cathedral-ceilings of the lobby to the stone exterior, the Lodge presents a relaxing and elegant environment. You can choose from a variety of accommodations, from deluxe rooms to lakeside suites, and you'll enjoy a host of property amenities, including a glass-enclosed indoor pool and hot tub. You will also have access to bicycle rentals and messages, designed to help you relax and recharge. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake 4888 North Broadway (State Route 534) Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44041 866-806-8066 www.thelodgeatgeneva.com

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