6 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago


With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, everyone deserves some love.  Whether it is with that special someone or your galentines there are many different Chicago options for everyone to choose from.  From dancing the night away to music, cruising through the Lakefront with the skyline glistening in front of you, a night out with your gal pals, you are bound to find the perfect thing to do in Chicago.  

Here’s a list of options to guide you to the perfect Valentine’s day plan.  

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Lincoln Park Zoo 

Looking for creative options on where to spend your Valentine’s day?  Why not spend it at the historic landmark, Café Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo. The ticket includes live music, unlimited drinks, candle lit seating with an unbelievable dinner buffet at this Chicago hidden gem. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most romantic way by experiencing dinner in a beautiful atmosphere at Café Brauer!  

Sightsee on the Valentines day cruise 

All Aboard!  If you like water, beautiful skylines while enjoying a nice cuisine, consider spending a memorable Valentine’s Day on the Chicago Odyssey cruising Lake Michigan.   

Portillos chocolate cake 

All you need is LOVE and CHOCOLATE!  It’s that time of the year when you can spread the love around with Chicago’s famous Portillo’s Heart Shaped Cake!   Whether it’s for your significant other, family, friends or even for yourself, for every Heart Shape Cake purchase, Portillo’s will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross Biomedical Services.  Why not share the LOVE this year and pre-order this Chicago favorite from Thursday, February 7th-16th.   

Magic Penthouse 

Looking to make this Valentine’s Day a Magical night to remember?  Make this year special by planning an extraordinary evening at the Magic Penthouse located at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago.  This show is not your typical magic show as the magicians engage the audience in an intimate, up-close setting. The event also includes live music, an open bar, champagne reception and catered appetizers.   

Signature Room at the 95th 

LOVE is in the air!  Enjoy with that special someone one of Chicago’s most breathtaking skyline views during a romantic candlelit dinner. The Signature Room at the 95th offers a four-course meal including a Raw Bar, Roasted Lamb Shank and chocolate covered strawberries all served with a complementary glass of their Signature Room Sparkling Wine. This special Valentine’s day menu is available only on Friday, February 14th.  

Galentine’s day at the Hilton Hotel 

Assemble your best gal pals for a night of fun at the Hilton Hotel’s 720 South Bar & Grill. Kick off this event with chocolate covered strawberries and a little bubbly while also enjoying a menu of small bites.  Join mixologist Lisa Selman who will teach you how to craft pretty cocktails and a chocalicious boozy dessert all while jamming to great music. What better way to spend Galentine’s with your bestie’s.   

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