February is here, and it’s the month of love. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start making plans to create a memorable night for you and your significant other. The good news is there are plenty of romantic restaurants and activities to choose from in Chicago, so it’s easy to find something unique and special. Whether you’re spending a whole day together or simply an evening, here are the most exciting things to do for Valentine’s Day in Chicago.
Book A Dinner
Many restaurants offer special Valentine’s Day pre-fix menus, so if you’re looking for a steak and lobster combo or a decadent chocolate soufflé dessert, you’re in luck. You can easily browse OpenTable to find restaurants participating. However, be sure to check the details, as some restaurants may not be offering the regular menu in addition to specials, in case you’re hoping to order a la carte. (And, if you’re curious, here are a few top restaurants picked by Chicago locals.)
Go Ice Skating
What could be more romantic than ice-skating together on Valentine’s Day? Heading to Millennial Park for the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is a great idea, as it gives you and your partner the chance to bond and take in Chicago’s beauty. Plus, if you’re heading to dinner after, it’ll help work up that appetite. There are many restaurants around, so it’s easy to find something available.
Buy Tickets To A Comedy Show
If you’re looking for a good laugh with your loved one, buy tickets to Second City in Chicago. All sketches will be romance themed, so think dating, sex, and modern and wild love stories. Perhaps even one of the tales will resemble your own relationship, depicting the way you meant or a hilarious encounter you’ve shared.
Go Shopping Along The Magnificent Mile
Instead of getting a V-day gift for your partner ahead of time, turn February 14th into a day or evening of shopping, where you can pick out gifts for each other together and have some food. There are several shops along the Magnificent Mile to choose from, ranging from department stores to designer shops. There’s a gift that’s suitable for every type of relationship and budget. What’s more, some hotels even offer shopping packages with hotel stay, if you’re visiting and looking for some extra dough.
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