You don't have to be a football fan to fall in love with Canton, Ohio. The city and surrounding Stark County area is a great getaway for couples, full of history, culture and romantic destinations.
The Perfect Couples Trip
A great couples getaway all by itself, Gervasi Vineyard was the 2017 and 2018 USAToday Reader's Choice #1 Winery Accommodations in the Country. The beautifully appointed Tuscan themed villas are a Four Diamond property. Each suite features its own fireplace and heated travertine floors, and each villa boasts a shared, spacious living and dining area and access to a patio. New in 2019 at Gervasi Vineyard, The Casa is a luxury, boutique hotel featuring 24 individual suites, each with the same fine touches as The Villa's suites, and individual covered verandas with views of a courtyard with a pond.
In addition to the luxury resort accommodations, experience a variety of dining options on Gervasi's 55-acre estate; The Bistro, The Piazza, or The Crush House. Another new addition in 2019, The Still House, serves as both a coffee house and distillery. The café by day and cocktail lounge by night features the architecture of an Italian village chapel and was inspired by the St. Gervasio church in Denno, Italy. Enjoy live music at The Still House ever Wednesday-Sunday evening. Couples at Gervasi might also take a cooking class in The Cucina, enjoy spa services or practice yoga together in their suite. Spend your entire getaway cuddled up together at Gervasi or venture out for a night out in downtown.
Delve into history, tradition and local lore on guided walking tours (April-November) eating and drinking your way through downtown Canton. Along the way discover historic sites, points of interest, spectacular photo ops and public art, all while also enjoying a progressive meal of chef select small plates at unique, locally owned restaurants. Downtown Canton offers a Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), allowing you to enjoy libations as you explore. In addition to delicious downtown restaurants, the city's Arts District and Music Block feature studios and galleries, specialty shopping, breweries and live music.
Visit downtown on a First Friday, a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District every first Friday of the month. The monthly First Friday event in downtown Canton features themed music, performance and visual arts events. Start the evening off with the first stop each First Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Canton Museum of Art to enjoy the latest exhibit as well as First Friday activities and entertainment. Each monthly theme brings unique experiences to be enjoyed.
A trip to Canton, Ohio is not complete without visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but you don't have to be an ultimate fan to enjoy this museum. Entwined with the history of the game is a history of America. From breaking the color barrier to Super bowl halftime performances, the Hall of Fame recounts legendary moments that had impact far beyond the football field.
The new virtual theater "A Game For Life" offers a fresh perspective on the impact of the game and inspires audiences in their own game of life. Other favorites inside the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum include Super Bowl Theater, updated annually with the most up close, intense highlights of one of the most watched televised events in the world. The entire Lamar Hunt Super Bowl Gallery is breathtaking, with the Tiffany Co. Lombardi Trophy proudly on display, relics from acclaimed halftime shows and a dazzling exhibit of each and every Super Bowl ring to date.
Beyond the Pro Football Hall of Fame explore American history at local historical sites and museums, including the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and the First Ladies' Museum & National Historic Site. Or, explore surrounding communities such as Canal Fulton, a quaint canal town along the Ohio & Erie Canal and part of a National Heritage Area. Take a stroll along the crushed limestone trails, or rent bicycles to travel along the Towpath Trail extending 25 miles through Stark County and continuing north through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and onward up to Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland.