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Experience a couple’s getaway in Downtown Canton, Ohio and fall in love with the city, full of history, culture and the spark of romance this winter.

The Perfect Couples Trip

EXPERIENCE THE LIGHT

See Downtown Canton in a whole new light during Illumination, January - February 2021! Start your afternoon at the Canton Museum of Art with a timed-entry ticket to see Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism, then continue the evening exploring the Illumination art exhibition throughout downtown Canton.

Celebrate the new year by viewing the light displays, shows, and art installations throughout downtown Canton. Enjoy the experience outdoors, at your own pace, and in your own space. Check-in at each location with the Illumination pass, and be entered to win a romantic getaway to Gervasi Vineyard, Canton’s premier winery and resort.

Downtown Canton offers a Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), allowing you to enjoy libations as you explore all of the light displays.  In addition to delicious downtown restaurants, and the city's Arts District that feature studios and galleries, specialty shopping, breweries and live music. Canton First Friday is a great time to enjoy the Downtown Canton DORA. The monthly celebration of art, music, local businesses, and restaurants is celebrated on the First Friday of every month year-round. Enjoy Downtown Canton businesses that are open for you to shop, grab dinner or a drink, and explore!

The Canton Palace Theatre, Canton’s largest theatre, has a calendar full of movie showings during Illumination. Don’t miss the opportunity to take and a picture with your loved one in front of the showstopping marque.

EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE

Put on your mittens and hat, because learning how to ice skate with a loved one brings out the romance in a movie. The Hall of Fame City Ice Rink welcomes those experienced or those skaters just learning, located amongst the beauty beside the Stark County Courthouse.

Try your luck at Escape Room Downtown. Uncover clues, work through puzzles and collaborate with your date to try and escape from one of the four uniquely Canton escape rooms. Whether you are able to “escape” in the allotted time or not, the experience will leave you fun memories and great conversations at dinner at one of the many Downtown Canton restaurants.

Have no “Clue” what to do with your sweetie after dinner? Check out Milestone - A Board Game Bar, the brand-new board game café in Downtown Canton.  With over a hundred Board Games to choose from and a full bar, the competition between you two will heat up the night.

No romantic trip is complete without luxury overnight accommodations. Stay at the brand-new DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown, and enjoy an indoor pool, spacious guest rooms, and the 330 Grille, an on-site full-service bar and restaurant.

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY

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 rings, the Hall of Fame recounts legendary moments that had impact far beyond the football field. Located just 10 minutes from the center of Downtown Canton, this is a must experience for your getaway.

Compliment your visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, by exploring “The Eleven” greatest moments in Pro Football history that has come to life as public art. This $2.2 million multi-year project, showcases these greatest moments with a walkable series of 11 pieces of world-class art, that also double as amazing photo opportunities.

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.

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