With the long 3-day weekend ahead of us (if you count President’s Day on Monday), there’s a lot to plan. If you don’t like spending all your precious time planning and just prefer to actually have fun, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of some of the top things you can do in Chicago this Valentine’s Day weekend, in no particular order.
Escape the everyday with the Romantic Package
Fairmont Chicago, 222 N Columbus Dr.
To wind down and reconnect with your better half, stop by Fairmont Chicago for their Romantic Escape Package, featuring overnight accommodations for two in a Fairmont Guestroom at 20% off the best available rate, late checkout, and a bottle of bubbles, starting at $189. Guests can upgrade their stay with a variety of add-ons, including one dozen roses, a blowout, ice skating for two at Maggie Daley Park and breakfast in bed with mimosas. To treat yourselves further, visit Fairmont Chicago’s spa. mySpa’s Be Mine Package offers a champagne toast for two, 25-minute soak in the infinity tub with a seasonal bath bomb, 50-minute of myMassages for couples, and 50-minute couples signature facials, offer available through February 28th. Guests looking to take advantage and join the Valentine Soirée may book the “Gold Rush Package,” receiving three nights for the price of two.
‘The Woman in Black’ at Royal George Theatre
1641 N Halsted St.
Chicago’s smash hit production, The Woman in Black, running at The Royal George Theatre, through February 17, is inviting guests to try something new this year. For those looking to bond over a spine-tingling live theater performance, the production is offering a complimentary drink at the bar with the purchase of a ticket using code VDAY. The production has been called “Spectacular” and “A ghost story everyone will love,” receiving rave reviews from critics across the board.
Get Glam at Bentley Hair and Beauty
43 E Oak St.
Whether celebrating Galentine’s Day with the girls or getting prepped for the perfect night, Bentley Hair and Beauty has got it covered with their extra special treat. Through Saturday, February 16, guests of Bentley Hair & Beauty will receive a stylish blow out, a delicious cocktail and a head and scalp massage for just $60, plus gratuity.
Sightsee on a Valentine’s Day Cruise
Take your Valentine’s day dinner to the next level with a lakefront cruise. Step aboard one of Chicago’s many cruise lines, where you’ll dine and dance the night away with the city skyline in the background. Whether you’re looking for a seated meal, buffet or even brunch, there’s a cruise for you: Odyssey Valentine’s Cruises (three-course seated dinner, dance floor, or brunch buffet), Spirit Cruises Valentine’s Dinner Cruises (dinner buffet, dancing with live DJ) and many more.
Take a dip at Aire Ancient Baths
800 W. Superior St.
If you’d like to step away from your typical spa experience, Aire Ancient Baths is your Valentine’s destination. Housed in a restored 1900s factory, AIRE offers ancient baths inspired by Roman, Greek and Ottoman tradition. Start with a candlelit thermal bath and add on experiences, such as an aromatherapy steam room, salt exfoliation, and luxurious massages. You can even submerge yourself in a bath filled with red wine.
Ice Skate in Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Glide along in the shadow of The Bean at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Or head over to neighboring Maggie Daley park to explore the winding Skating Ribbon. Admission is free, skate rentals are available for a fee. Once you’re done skating, head across the street to Cindy’s at Chicago Athletic Association and warm up with a drink while you watch skaters from above.
Ride the iconic Centennial Wheel
Indulge the Chicago skyline from a whole new perspective aboard the Centennial Wheel. The year-round attraction features 360-degree views of the city and Lake Michigan from comfortable, enclosed and heated gondolas.