The thing that I love most about Valentine’s Day is that it helps my husband and I reconnect. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the winter doldrums of January, we tend to simply be ships passing in the night. So when February rolls around, we snatch up a sitter and plan a fun date for us to be able to really enjoy each other’s company sans kids. I mean, when was the last time you and your partner had MEANINGFUL time together that didn’t involve goldfish crackers and sports practice? Change all of that by taking your valentine out for one of these romantic dates in Chicagoland.
This adventurous dinner date begins with a cocktail reception amidst the giraffes at Habitat Africa and continues to a romantic four-course meal featuring filet mignon and lobster at Bocaditos. Includes full bar service and musical entertainment for a night to remember.
Tickets: $25 General Admission ticket, plus $20 brunch buffet option
The Chicago Philharmonic’s string fab four will share their interpretation of beloved Beatles songs while you and your valentine enjoy a delicious brunch buffet from City Winery.
Choreographer Yuri Passokov brings Leo Tolstoy’s epic 19th-century story of passion and forbidden love to the Auditorium Theatre. It is a first-time collaboration between the Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet, a perfect way for couples to enjoy a romantic ballet performance.
February 16-March 22
Sung in Italian with projected English translations, the music in La traviata is incomparable, with one beautiful melody after another. In his Lyric debut, Michael Christie will conduct a star-studded cast that tells the story of one of opera’s most glorious heroines.
And if you are looking for a more traditional date, be sure to check out my favorite romantic restaurants in Chicagoland.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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