Valentine’s Day Rescue Ideas

12 02 2014

Valentine’s Day. Sometimes that phrase can bring out good memories, thoughts of love, passion, and lust. On the contrary, it can bring out anxiety, frustration, and panic. Celebrating Valentine’s Day does not need to be dedicated to a significant other, but more so, your friends, family, co-workers, or the ones you hold dear to your heart. Celebrate with them, whether it is relaxing at home or painting the town red. We have a few suggestions for a variety types of Valentine’s Day celebrations around Chicago. As always, think of us, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, this weekend for a quick staycation, http://www.marriott.com/chifd.

Family Friendly

Take a trip to Navy Pier to view the snow sculptures from this year’s Snow Days, ride on the famed ferris wheel, cruise on Lake Michigan, or enjoy dinner at one of the inviting restaurants; Harry Caray’s Tavern or Jimmy Buffet’s Margaretville. The IMAX Theatre is located inside Navy Pier, which is always an exhilarating experience. Currently, IMAX is playing Robocop, Shark 3d, Stalingrad, and Journey to the South Pacific. Also, Chicago Children’s Museum is open all weekend for the kids to play with interactive exhibits, such as, Forts. Who doesn’t like to build forts on a winter day?

Fun with Friends

Are you looking for a fun location that is not filled with couples from wall to wall? Consider dinner and drinks at SushiSamba? It is fun, lively and the cocktails are fantastic. Are you in the mood to laugh the night away? The Bruised Orange Theater Company’s interpretation of “I Saw You” is performing at the Logan Square Auditorium and the Cupid Players Improv comedy troupe is performing Valentine’s Day Skits, entitled “Cupid in Your Pants”, at Stage 773. Do you feeling like bashing an Ex while singing and dancing? Howl at the Moon will be playing Anti-Valentine’s games, promoting themed drinks, while playing your requested hits on their dueling pianos.

Love is in the Air

Have you been thinking about this day for weeks as an excuse to kiss you main squeeze or enjoy time alone without the kids? A cozy, romantic evening may be on your itinerary. Carriage rides down Michigan Avenue, Cocktails at the 95th Floor Signature overlooking Chicago, dinner at one for many cozy locations, are just a few suggestions. Geja’s, in Lincoln Park, is known to be Chicago’s Most Romantic Restaurant, where couples go for a quiet, cozy fondue dinner. Many restaurants, like Atwood Café, Cicchetti, and Embeya are offering prix fixe menus, some with wine pairings.
No matter how you celebrate your Valentine’s Day, have fun, be safe, and create new memories.

Here are more insights from the Chicago Reader:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/valentines-day-2014-events restaurants/Content?oid=12456420

Written by:
Stefanie Rowe

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