Explore Life & Love in Toledo, Ohio
Truth-be-told, today’s world is riddled with distractions upon distractions. And, aside from work, family, children, and personal demands, there is a myriad of technological inventions (i.e. Smartphones, iPads, iPods, Kindles, computers, televisions, game system consoles, etc.) that suck up your time and attention. Unfortunately, this does not bode well for relationships, especially marriages. Before you know it, days have turned into months, which then turn into years, and by that point you have lost each other. You have wasted valuable time on things that simply do not matter in the grand scheme of things. Time that you could have spent with friends, family, your spouse/partner, and/or children. Time that you could have spent doing something you love like going bowling, skiing, or playing tennis.
Truth-be-told, “getting back on track” in your relationship is not always an easy task, but it is doable and it is important. How can you do that? Well, sometimes, going back to the basics is the key to saving and/or strengthening a relationship. You can breathe life into your relationship by planning a special date with your sweetie – attending a play, listening to the sweet sounds of a symphony, having a romantic dinner, and/or taking an evening stroll through a historic neighborhood are all ways to rekindle your love for one another. The key to a successful relationship is quality time together. It does not have to be “fancy” or “sporty,” in fact, it can be whatever you want it to be, just as long as you do it together, and you both feel comfortable. A relationship should never feel forced, rather, it should feel easy, comfortable, and “like home.” If your relationship does not feel like that, it is time to make some changes.
Listed below are some cool ways to make your love blossom again:
The Valentine Theatre
When was the last time you got all “dolled up” and went to a play, musical, or concert? I bet it was a long time ago. Well, now is the time to do just that – are you ready? Spend the evening indulging in an “Off Broadway” musical or play, or jump around at one of its many concerts. The Valentine Theatre is located in downtown Toledo and sponsored by the Toledo Cultural Arts Center. The Center also showcases the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo Ballet several times a year. And, with only 900 seats available inside of it, no matter where you sit, you still have the best seat in the house! There is nothing more inspiring and romantic than spending an evening at The Valentine Theatre.
The Toledo Symphony
Sometimes you just need to get “lost” for a little while. What do I mean? Well, sometimes, especially, when you are experiencing relationship issues, you just need to “escape” from your problems, and just relax a little. Well, if that is the case, I have just the solution for you – The Toledo Symphony. For over five decades, the Symphony has provided listeners with live concerts throughout the city. It also provides Northwest Ohio with a sense of elegance, style, and beauty. So, if you are in desperate need of an intimate date with your sweetheart, consider spending the evening listening to the sweet sounds of The Toledo Symphony. This first-class orchestra will have you falling in love all over again.
You know the saying “The best way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach,” well, it is true, so if you want to talk about something slightly stressful or you want to avoid any stress at all, make reservations at Mancy’s Steakhouse. Let’s be truthful, things don’t seem so bad on a full stomach, especially if the food was out-of-this-world delicious. Am I right? But, try to bring up a touchy subject when your partner is hungry, and World War III is sure to erupt. Mancy’s is not only one of the city’s oldest steakhouses; it is also one of the best.
Mancy’s restaurant is sophisticated, classy, romantic, and cozy – everything needed to let the person know that you love him or her, and that you are in it for the long haul, regardless of any difficulties you are currently experiencing. In addition, the prices are reasonable and the staff and service is superb. Check out the variety of appetizers and steaks like the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Fresh Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque, Caesar Salad, Filet Mignon, and/or Twin Lobster Tails. Don’t forget to try one of the restaurant’s fabulous wines and top the meal off with a dessert shared by two – you and your sweetheart. Impress your significant other with the classy and trendy ambiance of this elegant restaurant, and you and your sweetie will have the best night ever!
Old West End
Who doesn’t know the historic Old West End neighborhood in Toledo? No one! Old West End is a staple in Toledo. And, in case you did not know (although I’m sure you do), it is located slightly west of downtown and stretches at least 25 or more city blocks. The best thing about this area is that you can stroll through the neighborhood as you soak in the Victorian, Edwardian, Queen Ann, French Second Empire, Colonial, Dutch Colonial, and Italian Renaissance-styled buildings, homes, and structures. And, guess what? If you are looking for more excitement, every weekend in June the King Wamba Parade floats through the streets of Old West End. The King Wamba Parade features talented performers, colorful floats, and the annual crowing of King Wamba and Queen Sancha. In addition, to the lively parade, this festival consists of numerous food vendors, yard sales, house tours, car shows, art fairs, and artistes. Moreover, this historic neighborhood is home to a myriad of bed and breakfast inns, and the Toledo Museum of Art. With all of these attractions, events, and activities, you and your sweetie will have tons to talk about for a long time.
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