Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Chicago
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the perfect Chicago getaway. From iconic attractions to inspiring architecture and a thriving arts/theatre scene, it’s easy to see why the Windy City is the perfect destination for a romantic retreat. The hard part is deciding where to go and what to do in a city that offers endless ways for couples to connect. That’s why we’ve created a list detailing some of our favorite activities for a picture-perfect Valentine’s Day in Chicago. Whether you’ve been together for years or you’re ready to pop the big question, these Valentine’s Day ideas are the perfect way to show someone how much you care.
Top Things to Do in Chicago During Your Stay
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner at Copper Fox Gastropub
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, finding the perfect restaurant can be tricky. Luckily, the Copper Fox Gastropub has you covered with a modern “craveable” menu filled with curious twists on classic American cuisine and of course, incredible handcrafted cocktails. For Valentine’s Day, the Copper Fox will once again be going all out with a four-course menu complete with their signature biscuits and a decadent chocolate dessert.
Take Advantage of Chicago Theatre Week
This annual weeklong event celebrates Chicago’s renowned theatre scene by offering discounted tickets to more than 120 productions throughout Chicago from February 8 – 18th. With tickets available for $15 – $30 (or less!), you can score big points by taking that special someone to a Broadway-caliber show on Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Learn more about Chicago Theatre Week.
Visit Navy Pier
While the Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s top attractions any time of year, they really like to step it up during Valentine’s Day. You’ll find everything from romantic cruises to special surprises in addition to year-round offerings like the IMAX® theatre (for a sweet movie date) and the Crystal Gardens (which also provides a beautiful spot for wedding proposals).
Go Ice Skating at Maggie Daley Park
What’s more romantic than a few spins on the ice while enjoying views of the Chicago skyline? The quarter-mile outdoor ice ribbon at Maggie Daley Park is the perfect destination for a romantic Valentine’s Day date.
After your skate sessions, snuggle up with two cups of hot chocolate and enjoy some great people watching. Admission is free, and skate rentals are $12 Monday – Thursday, and $14 Friday- Sunday.
Get Inspired at the Art Institute of Chicago
If you love art almost as much as you love each other, this museum should be at the top of your list. The Art Institute of Chicago is the #1 rated museum in the US, and features some of the best collections of Impressionist Art in the world. You’ll even find a few love-themed exhibits in the permanent collection, like 19th century Valentines, along with iconic works from some of the greatest icons of the modern period.
Courtyard Chicago Magnificent Mile Valentine’s Day
Stay near all the most romantic and exciting Chicago attractions by booking a newly renovated room at the Courtyard Chicago Magnificent Mile. You’ll be able to enjoy proximity to famous Chicago attractions & on-site dining to the Copper Fox Gastropub. Reserve a Valentine’s Day your loved one won’t forget.