Planes aren’t the only thing in the air in Dayton on Valentine's Day weekend. There’s definitely love and the Gem City is filled with ways to celebrate!  And, what better way to celebrate than to plan a short trip to the Gem City. Here’s your guide to all things Valentine’s Day and all things Dayton!

Where To Stay

Where To Stay

Montgomery County has many different places to stay for your Valentine's Day getaway and some offer special deals for you to celebrate! The Marriott at the University of Dayton is offering a special package that includes a three course dinner for two, breakfast in bed through room service, bottle of champagne delivered to your room at check in, deluxe box of chocolates, turndown service, and late checkout of 3 p.m.

What To Do

Sweetheart Skate

RiverScape Ice Skating
Grab your sweetie and come on down to RiverScape for the annual “Sweetheart Skate.” It’s taking place all weekend, starting Friday, February 14th at 2:30 p.m.


Chocolate & Beer 5K

Chocolate and Beer Valentine’s Day 5K/10K
Take the one you love on a romantic run or walk during the “Chocolate and Beer Valentine’s Day 5K/10K” on Saturday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m.  The fun starts and ends at Brixx Ice Company, 500 E. First Street in Dayton.


Evening Under the Stars

Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars
Share the stars with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery!  Enjoy a romantic evening in the planetarium featuring romantic music, fun couples trivia, and timeless constellation love stories in the stars.



See a Broadway Show at the Schuster Center 
The Color Purple is coming to Dayton this Valentine’s Day! Grab your sweetie or your closest friends and make your night one to remember with this Tony Award-winning Broadway show.


Where To Eat

El Meson

Valentine’s Weekend at El Meson
Treat your special someone to an unforgettable evening of dinner, drinks and time spent together at El Meson!



Lily's Bistro Valentine's Day
Join Lily's on Feb 14th for a special 5-course prix fixe menu with reservations from 5 to 10 p.m. Special Valentine's Day-themed bottles of wine and Champagne all night long!


View 162

View 162 Valentine's Day
A love like yours calls for more than just one day of celebration. Join View 162, on top of the Crowne Plaza Dayton, for Valentine’s Weekend and treat yourselves to our 4-course dinner, available February 14-15, 2020. Enjoy great food, romantic ambiance, live music and phenomenal views with that special someone.

*Visit Open Table to make your reservations or call 937.224.0800. Warm, romantic ambiance and great service await you.


ele' Cake Company

Valentine's Day dinner at elé
elé Cake Co. is offering a Valentine's Day dinner featuring lobster poutine, herb crusted lamb, crab cakes, and death by chocolate cake.



Valentine’s Day at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Reserve your table at Firebirds for Valentine’s Day and enjoy a 3-Course Menu perfect for 2. The menu is available through March 1 and includes lobster spinach queso, filet mignon, wood-grilled salmon, creme brulee, and much more!



Spark Romance: Valentine's Wine Dinner at Salar
Enjoy a five-course dinner at Salar. Each course features date-night approved fare such as grilled oysters and filet mignon medallion with an almond and fig sauce and...oh, just wait until you taste dessert.