Originally named “The Sweetest Day of the Year,” Sweetest Day is a holiday that celebrates all of the sweet people in your life. Unsurprisingly, Sweetest Day is a popular holiday among boyfriends and girlfriends as well as husbands and wives. Celebrated on the third Saturday of October, the holiday falls on October 20th this year.
You can’t get away with not celebrating Sweetest Day in Cleveland, unless you don’t mind the possibility of being chided by your significant other for months to come. Some argue that Sweetest Day is a Hallmark holiday created by greeting card companies, candy companies, and florists, but it’s actually an important holiday in Cleveland, as it originated here.
Why not take your lover somewhere special or surprise him or her with a thoughtful gift from your favorite jewelry shop in Cleveland on Sweetest Day? While it’s important to treat your lover well, no matter what day of the year it is, Sweetest Day is just another excuse to have a great time together and express your love for one another.
Planning a romantic Sweetest Day could be as simple as bringing your partner breakfast in bed and watching romantic comedies all day long while cuddling. But if you want to enjoy a day or night out on the town instead, Cleveland offers dozens of fun, romantic activities:
Go on a Sweetest Day Dinner Cruise
Set the mood aboard the Nautica Queen, a romantic cruise ship that will be hosting a Sweetest Day dinner cruise. Admire the spectacular sunset and gaze at star-filled skies while enjoying fantastic food and entertainment on the water.
Go Vineyard Hopping
Explore the scenic, romantic wineries in Lake and Ashtabula Counties, which are located just east of Cleveland. Most of these wineries offer tours and have restaurants and tasting rooms where you and your lover can savor delectable wines while gazing into each other’s eyes.
Take a Romantic Walk Through Cleveland’s Rockefeller Park Greenhouse
One of Cleveland’s best-kept secrets, the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is a magical attraction with both indoor and outdoor gardens. Exhibits include a fern grotto, cactus garden, and orchid garden. Admission to the greenhouse is free.
Watch the Sunset Over Lake Erie
One of the loveliest and most budget-friendly things to do in Cleveland is watching the sunset over Lake Erie. Some great spots where you can enjoy the view while strolling hand-in-hand include Edgewater State Park on the city’s near west side or Mentor Headlands Beach on the far east side. You can even enjoy a picnic dinner at sunset, weather permitting.
Plan an Intimate Dinner for Two
Treat your sweetheart to a romantic gourmet dinner on Sweetest Day. Some Cleveland restaurants that will be offering Sweetest Day dinner specials include MUSE at the Ritz-Carlton and the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in Downtown Cleveland.
Still searching for an unforgettable gift for your lover on Sweetest Day? At IMG Jewelers, we offer some of the most stunning jewelry designs in Cleveland. Check out our expansive collection of jewelry and watches.