Valentine’s Day is only a week away, and it’s not too late to plan something romantic for your special someone. If you’re getting ready to pop the question, there are plenty of spots around Columbus that can serve as the perfect backdrop. Here are a few of our favorites!
The Boat House at Confluence Park
There’s nothing more romantic than a good meal, especially if it features scrumptious cuisine and waterfront views. The Boat House is a pretty popular place to pop the question—and the sparkling downtown lights create the perfect romantic mood.
The Scioto Mile
The Scioto Mile is Columbus’ most famous trail, and there’s no better way to explore what the city has to offer. There are a few romantic spots along the Mile that you won’t want to miss, including the Broad Street Bridge, Scioto Promenade, and Genoa Park.
Columbus Park of Roses
Imagine getting down on one knee surrounded by thousands of blooming roses. Your partner will never forget your proposal if you pop the question at the Columbus Park of Roses. Here, you’ll find over five massive gardens to explore, and it’s the only place in the city that has over 12,000 varieties of roses.
“The Long Walk” at Ohio State
Are you and your partner OSU grads? Heading back to your alma mater will bring back tons of great memories—and it’s a fun spot to propose. According to local legend, completing “The Long Walk” will grant you eternal love. Just start at the William Oxley Thompson statue by the Thompson Library, head to the The Oval, and then end your journey on the Ohio State seal by College Road. Just get down on one knee after “sealing” your love with a kiss!
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
If you want to plan an elaborate date, just head to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This amazing arboretum features everything from classes to exhibits to elaborate flower displays—and it’s the perfect spot to pop the question. You can even enjoy a light meal at the Garden Café, which is open late during special exhibitions.
Basi Italia is a go-to eatery for so many Columbus locals, and it can set the scene for a romantic proposal. Their magical menu features all the Italian favorites you love, along with some updated dishes. Wondering what makes this restaurant unique? It’s actually located in a Victorian house and you can even dine al fresco!
Ready to Pop the Question?
If you’re looking for more romantic spots around Columbus, we have you covered! The Raines Group has everything you need to navigate the Discovery City—just reach out to learn more. Getting ready to buy or sell? We can definitely help with that, too.