4 Cool Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Chicago

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If you haven’t already, now is the time to plan something special for your Valentine. Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Play tourist and take a museum tour

2. Drink fancy champagne at Pops

  • Celebrate your love with plenty of sparkling and premium snacks like oysters, caviar and charcuterie.
  • Best for: Finer Things Club members.
  • Make a reservation here.

3. Spend a romantic spa day at AIRE Ancient Baths

  • Splurge on a couples spa day at AIRE. They have three Valentine’s Day packages — all of which include a swim in the hot springs — starting at $370.
  • Ideal for: couples celebrating a big anniversary.
  • Book here.

4. Cozy up at home with a wine and charcuterie basket from Augusta Food & Wine

  • You can order a pre-arranged basket ($86-$235) or head to the store to curate your own collection of craft snacks, cheese, and wine.
  • Ideal for: Those looking for a quiet night.


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