Whether you’re enjoying your honeymoon, spending a couple’s weekend away from it all, or taking an extended vacation with your special someone, Hocking Hills is an ideal destination. There are so many points of natural beauty, interesting activities, and of course, so much delicious food to indulge in, you may never want to leave.
Enjoy a leisurely walk together
For all you nature-lovers out there, Hocking Hills provides a plethora of gorgeous areas to explore. With numerous parks, forests, and natural wonders, you’ll have your choice of places to go with your loved one. Hocking Hills State Park has numerous points of interest, such as the incredible Rock House, with its jaw-dropping rock formations, the glittering waters of Cedar Falls, and the truly epic Cantwell Cliffs. You can choose among many trails and find one that fits your desires.
Enjoy your cabin’s hot tub
After spending your day indulging in all the fun activities, there’s nothing quite like slipping into a hot tub to relax. You and your partner can unwind and recharge in a romantic cabin in Hocking Hills, perhaps even enjoy a nice glass of wine while you do. Part of having the perfect romantic getaway is having the perfect accommodations, so make sure your cabin of choice has all the amenities you require.
Enjoy a spa day
There’s no better way to rest and rejuvenate yourself than being treated to a full-service spa. One of the best places to indulge in this activity is the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. They provide a wide range of services and treatments, from massages to mud wraps and so much more. You can even book a 60-minute couple’s massage and enjoy the tranquility together with your partner. Located in a lovely (and fully renovated) 1840’s log-cabin, you’ll have a therapeutic day in comfort and rustic charm.
Visit Hocking Hills Winery
As one of the premier wineries in Ohio, Hocking Hills Winery offers a fantastic variety of exquisite wines. Whether your tastes tend toward Riesling, Chardonnay or Syrah, Hocking Hills Winery has you covered. You may come in for a tasting, but you’re likely to leave with a bottle or two after trying their top-notch wines. They even have a wine club to sign up for. In addition to the excellent selection, they also have live music events, dining options, and even wine slushies to enjoy.
Enjoy a romantic dinner
A candlelit dinner with delicious food and an intimate atmosphere is truly one of the most romantic things to do with your special someone. Thankfully, you’ll have plenty of first-class dining options to choose from when visiting Hocking Hills. One of those options is Glenlaurel. It provides sterling accommodations for vacationers and events but also has some of the most luxurious dinners spread around. Each day of the week features a different six or seven-course dinner. Their classic Scottish cooking is the very definition of gourmet. Another option is to combine your spa and dinner date at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Their dinner menu is seasonal, and they even have a special Thanksgiving menu for the holidays.
Go kayaking or canoeing
For a wonderful couple’s activity, take a trip down the scenic Hocking River in either a kayak or canoe. It’s a splendid way to see the sights and sounds of nature together, and you can tailor your experience to your preferences. Skilled kayakers can opt for longer journeys, while if you’re less experienced, you can choose to take a quicker route. Of course, the kayaks, canoes, and paddles will all be provided. Allow the relaxing currents, warm sun, and sparkling water soothe you and your special someone as you make your way along the river.
Go horseback riding
Taking in the majestic scenery of Hocking Hills from horseback is an unforgettable experience. You can enjoy all the wonderful natural beauty without doing any walking yourself. There are several ranches and stables to choose from, such as Spotted Horse Ranch and Blue Moon Acres, and they all offer their own tours and packages. You don’t need to worry if you’re a rookie horseback rider, as the professional guides will be with you the entire way. Or, if you’re a veteran, you can even bring your own horse along for the adventure. Don’t miss out on a chance to make some beautiful memories with your loved one.
Go down a zipline
There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of riding a zipline. The wind in your hair, the scenery rushing past you and the sensation of flight all combine for a one-of-a-kind, adrenaline-pumping event. If you’re looking to insert some excitement into your romantic getaway, this might just be the activity for you. There are a number of companies offering zip lining, such as Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, and whether you’re completely new to it or a seasoned zipliner, you’ll have a safe and fun time when participating in any of their activity packages.
Go rock climbing
Put your physical abilities to the test with a Hocking Hills rock climbing adventure. With so many incredible locations for rock climbing available to you, it’s possible to spend your entire couple’s weekend doing nothing else but scaling cliffs. Again, you need not worry if you’ve never tried rock climbing before, as you can match the course to your experience level. All the necessary equipment will be provided, and experts will be on hand to guide you. Check out ecotour companies such as High Rock Adventures for a variety of locations and challenges to face.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.