@goby_chicago, a.k.a. Lisa, put together a list of great, traditional Valentines activities in Chicago.
What to do:
Ice Skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink It’s romantic to ice skate, whether you’re gliding together or falling into each other’s arms. It’s just $5 to rent skates and use of the rink is free.
Music Box Theater – on February 13th at 2:00 p.m. the Music Box Theater will host its second annual Casablanca Sing Along. Tickets are $11 and audience members will have a chance to watch the classic movie AND to join in all-audience sing-alongs to classics like “You Are My Sunshine” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”
Hershey’s Chicago – What to do, what to give, and what to eat all in one! And on the Magnificent Mile. You and your sweetie can make your own chocolate at the Magnificent Chocolate Works Machine.
What to give
Tiffany’s – Tiffany’s needs no introduction. Famous for gems, and the perfect blue boxes that make heart’s flutter – Tiffany’s provides the ultimate in Valentine’s Day gifts.
Where to eat
Mercat a la Planxa – a fantastic Spanish Tapas restaurant. Sit at the intimate bar and share small plates to begin your evening on Valentine’s day.
Geja’s Cafe – Fondue and Flamenco are so romantic – and both are provided at Geja’s Cafe. Geja’s is hosting special Valentine’s Day dinners on the 12th, 13th and 14th. The price is $95 per person, and that includes, “The Valentine’s Dinner Package includes Geja’s creamy Gruyere cheese fondue, a glass of sparkling rose, Geja’s salad with tangy Dijon vinaigrette, entrée fondue of Beef Tenderloin, Lobster Tail and Jumbo Shrimp, Geja’s luscious flaming chocolate dessert fondue with coffee.”
Hot Chocolate – Not just a delicious drink, it’s also a fantastic dessert spot. The full name is “Mindy’s Hot Chocolate” and owner Mindy Segal has been a James Beard finalist for best pastry chef for the past four years. Stop by after dinner to continue your Valentine’s Day celebration.
Jane’s Restaurant – Should you be fortunate enough to to still be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the morning of the 15th, stop by Jane’s for a big breakfast.
Cans Bar and Canteen – This, could go either way. You can enjoy a beer-y, cheap, hispster kind of date with your sweetheart, or you can come here for an anti-Valentine’s drink-fest. Either way, good brews at good prices.