If you are single, Valentine’s Day is one of the most depressing, boring and utterly uninspiring days in a year – that is, if you care about it enough to get stressed over it. However, if you are in love, Valentine’s is yet another opportunity for you to show your loved one how much you care for them and how appreciative you are for having them in your life. Even though we believe love is to be expressed continually, every day, being extra romantic on this sweet holiday is absolutely adorable.
So, for all of you who want to make this day extra special for your loved one, here are a few ideas how to do just that (if you are living in Chicago):
Stay at Home and Do Nothing
Not a suggestion you really expected, is it? Like, if you wanted this type of advice, you wouldn’t even bother browsing for ideas, right? But, hear us out. The idea behind staying at home isn’t to just lazy it out and stay uneventful about your romantic day; it’s more about taking a day off and using this Valentine’s to reconnect, and actually spend time with each other without thinking about anything else.
Start the Valentine’s celebration by giving each other a love letter, showing your love in written. A cute idea would be to buy matching pajamas (one for you, one for your bae), order your favorite food or prepare your partner’s favorite dish (heck, you can even prepare it together and make it a thing!), put your phones on silent and in the other room and enjoy the time together: binge-watching your favorite series/films, talking, having sex, hug, going out for a brief walk then back home to cozy up with each other… as long as this day is about you two, and just you – you’ll have a great time together. This is a perfect option for couples who work a lot and don’t get to spend enough time together.
Do Drinks and a Movie at the Music Box
All the film lovers who want to spend their Valentine’s enjoying old classics, indies, documentaries and other thrills, the Music Box is the place to be. Known as the place with the most diverse selection of films in the Windy City, there’s no doubt this spectacular outing will quench your cinematic thirst. Let the date flow deep into the night by swinging by the Music Box’s lounge for a drink afterwards to exchange opinions on the movie(s) you’ve seen. You don’t have to say your goodbyes early, especially with such a great lounge offer.
Valentine’s Day – Cozy Up at a Fireplace Bar
Although this outing is, technically, going to a bar and drinking, it really is more than that. As Chicago winters last longer than in any other area around, there are a number of bars with fireplaces around, romantic enough to agree with your Valentine’s plans. If you think going to a bar is too simple, count on a luxury car service Chicago to add a glamorous spark to your date and rent a limo you know your date will adore. Arrange for a limo pickup once you decide to change places or go home and, use the time at the bar to carelessly nestle in with your bae looking at the blazing fire, enjoying any of the super delicious cocktails served at Chicago’s finest bars.
Music geeks will absolutely adore going to Thalia Hall as there is no more romantic spot than this concert venue. Primarily a bohemian opera opened in 1892, the Hall was later refurbished and it now hosts touring bands of various genres almost every night of the week. Get super romantic by having drinks at Punch House, the trending bar in the basement and get ready to be blown away with the 19th century venue’s charm. If you and your date like to dance, this will be the perfect opportunity to show off your dance moves.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and choose the option that fits your sensibility best!