Check out this comprehensive sample of suggestions for couples' getaways to the Cincinnati region with a romantic flavor.
 

For the arts lovers

21C Museum Hotel
21C Museum Hotel
You can’t ask for a better density of a variety of the arts than downtown Cincinnati. Point in case: the 21c Museum Hotel. You’ll slumber in a swanky, uniquely decorated room a few floors above an actual art museum. The restaurant inside – the Metropole – is award winning and helped name the 21c the #1 hotel in the midwest by Conde Nast. 
 
Aronoff Center
Aronoff Center
Next door to the 21c is the Contemporary Arts Center, a five-story art museum featuring rotating installations by some of the world’s greatest contemporary artists. Scoot across the street to the Aronoff Center for the Arts to catch a touring Broadway production or the Cincinnati Ballet.
 
Sotto Restaurant
Sotto Restaurant
One block north of the hotel you can grab an award-winning steak at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. For a more intimate option, turn the corner and walk down to the basement Italian restaurant Sotto
 
Top of the Park at Residence Inn (Photo: OMS Photography)
Top of the Park at Residence Inn (Photo: OMS Photography)
As an alternative lodging option, check out the Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown hotel. It features a multi-level rooftop bar, perfect for a romantic view of a Cincinnati sunset.
 

For the hipster in all of us

Sundry and Vice
Sundry and Vice
Are you looking to rub shoulders with people who look like they just teleported from Brooklyn, NY? Are you looking for an artisanal cocktail made by a man with suspenders and a handlebar mustache? Then a weekend in Over-the-Rhine is right up your alley. We suggest booking a room at the Symphony Hotel, which features live jazz music in an 1871 home
converted to a boutique hotel. This puts you within walking distance of the gourmet hotdog restaurant Senate, the small batch ice creamery Graeter’s, historic Findlay Market and its farmer’s market that runs year-round, and the ever-classy Sundry and Vice, a bar styled after an old-timey apothecary.
 
During the day, you can hop on the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar at one of several stops and cruise through the entire city.
 

For the quiet romantics

Esquire Theater marquee
Esquire Theater marquee
Spending a weekend at the Parker House B&B – a Queen Anne-style mansion built in 1819 – is the perfect romantic getaway. A short drive from downtown Cincinnati, it is also directly adjacent to historic Clifton and the Gaslight District. Catch an art house movie at the Esquire Theatre and a quiet Italian dinner at the cozy Biagio’s Bistro where the chef works right out in the dining room.
 
For a romantic day out, take a short drive south of the Ohio River into California, Ky., to Seven Wells Vineyard. Spanning five acres and more than 3,000 vines, you can enjoy a quiet glass of Cabernet Franc in the hills of rural Northern Kentucky.
 

For the outdoorsy types

 
Winton Woods
Winton Woods
This fair region is replete with public parks and woods, ponds and lakes, camping, and more. Drop a tent at Great Parks of Hamilton County's Winton Woods for the weekend. Spend an afternoon playing a couples round of disc golf at Woodland Mound. Or head over to Sharon Woods for some alone time during a paddle boat ride on the lake.
 
Fountain Square Ice Rink
Fountain Square Ice Rink
If you come in the winter, hold hands at Fountain Square on the outdoor ice-skating rink and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. You can also grab your swim trunks and head down to Fifty West Kayak & Canoe to rent a kayak for some fun on the Ohio River. When that’s over, grab a pint together at the neighboring Fifty West Brewing company.