Valentine’s dates for every budget in Kent

Amy Cooknick

Want to make date night really special? Whether this is your first Valentine’s Day with your new boo or the next in a series, you want it to stand out. No matter what you and your Romeo or Juliet are into, there’s something fun and affordable near Kent for you two lovebirds.

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900 Literary Road

Cleveland, OH 44113

This Mediterranean-style restaurant is perfect if you’re looking to spend a little extra on your Valentine. Trendy yet casual, dinner at Lolita is sure to make your evening more romantic.

Price: About $15-20 per entree

Cleveland Cinematheque

11141 East Boulevard?

Cleveland, OH 44106

Make the typical movie theater experience more romantic by catching an alternative film at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Cinematheque. The theater shows independent, art, foreign and classic films.

Price: $9 per film

Laser Quest

80 Brookmont Road

Akron, OH 44333

Before you laugh, just think for a minute about how much fun it would be to run around in the dark with that special someone, shooting lasers under black lights and acting like you did in elementary school. It’s entertaining, it’s interactive and it’s definitely going to earn you some points for creativity.

Price: $8 per game

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Ted Boyd Drive

Kent, OH 44242

This might not sound very romantic, but if you’re looking for a date that leaves plenty of room for conversation, the SRWC is a great place. Besides all the fun you can have showing up your significant other on the rock wall, there’s always the hot tub.

Price: Free with a Kent State I.D.

Go back to the place you first met/kissed

Either one. Whichever is within a more reasonable distance and has better memories. Remind each other why you fell in love by going back to the place where it all started.

Price: Free

Contact Amy Cooknick at [email protected].