Romance was in the air when I planned a weekend getaway for my husband and I.. We have 8 kids with 4 still at home and sometimes we just need some couple time. (and sleep and a quiet meal and hot tub time and …) Taking a night away into the heart of beautiful Dublin, Ohio was just what we needed.
When I was looking for a great place to stay, Embassy Suites stood out to as a hotel we could go unwind and relax at. Embassy had stunningly decorated King suites, beautiful pool and hot tub, complimentary evening cocktails, and offered a full cooked breakfast, what more could I have asked for? Well, there was more, they have a romance package and that was the highlight of my stay. Imagine the emotion felt when I opened the door to rose petals, chocolate covered strawberries and bubbly! Everyone deserves that kind of love.
(Romance package can be booked through the front desk 614-790-9000)
Dinner was at one of my favorite restaurants of all time, Cap City Diner. It is located in the Riverwalk area near Old Dublin. Parking here may seem tricky, but it really isn’t. Find one of the ample parking garages and it is a short walk to Cap City.
Cap City Diner is a Cameron Mitchell restaurant with an upscale diner feel, where they make classic comfort food with a modern twist. I always make a reservation when we come here due to the long wait we might have if we just walk in. Anticipation builds when you slide into the booth to check out the spectacular menu. Order the Blue Cheese Potato Chips as an appetizer, it is scrumptious! (You can get the blue cheese on the side if you don’t care for that flavor of cheese) Dinner service here is impeccable. When you come, check out the Blue Plate Specials, they change every evening.
After dinner we ALWAYS take a walk to Kilwin’s chocolates located just around the corner from Cap City Diner. Who would not want to taste free samples of fudge and ice cream? We found out that they serve Hot Chocolate in the Fall and Winter, that has become a nice date night tradition for us. Kilwin’s has a great seating area where you can come and sit to indulge in your favorite chocolate temptations. We took back some yummy-ness to our hotel room to have a midnight snack.
Dublin, Ohio is a wonderful place to visit and relax. The shopping in Old Dublin, spa experiences and plentiful restaurants, make this a place you can return to again and again. We enjoy walking hand and hand down the quaint streets taking in all the sights, its a perfect place to adventure when we explore without the kids.
We use this online coupon book from Dublin CVB for discounts in the Dublin area! Click Here ——> Coupon Book Make sure to check it out.
Matt and Brandy
** Our Stay at the Embassy Suites was sponsored, but as always, all opinions are ours**
Ice cream and strawberries photos photo credit: Kilwins