Winter is here, but you know what will warm things up? Romance! When the temperature is below freezing and the short days mean it’s dark before you leave work for the day, there’s nothing better than warming up with your favorite person. Fortunately, Chicago is built for love. We’ve found some of the most romantic Valentine’s Day spots in the Loop
A dinner at Everest is always a treat, and it’s even more special when you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day. The restaurant offers an elevated experience, both literally and figuratively, since it’s located on the 40th floor of the Stock Exchange Building. Helmed by Chef Jean Joho, one of the most well-respected and recognized chefs in the world, the exquisite menu is accompanied by a selection of nearly 1,600 bottles of wine. When you’re not looking into each others’ eyes you can enjoy the magnificent views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Another sky-high romantic experience is a visit to the Skydeck. Step out on the Ledge with your love 103 stories above the city streets. If you’re thinking of proposing, you’re almost guaranteed a “Yes” in a setting like the glass-enclosed balcony. To make it really special, get their Breakfast In The Sky package, and the two of you can be gazing at each other and the city skyline while dining on grilled sirloin and scrambled eggs.
When it comes to romantic outings, ice skating while holding hands is about as picture-perfect as you can get. It’s even more romantic when you’re skating in downtown Chicago right next to Michigan Avenue. The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is a scenic spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and once you’ve taken a spin or two, you can warm up inside Park Grill with some hot chocolate or a nice glass of bubbly.
These are just a few of the romantic ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago. For more lovely ideas, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.