Romance abounds in Rogers Park and the surrounding Chicago neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for a special date night for two, a gal pal celebration, or a unique twist on a traditional holiday, you can find what you’re looking for close to home. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate love on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Marvel at the Orchid Show at The Chicago Botanic Garden: Take a romantic stroll through The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show and immerse yourself in exotic blooms. The show runs from February 11th to March 26th, so you don’t have to limit your celebration to February 14th. Adult tickets start at $9.95. 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
Book a Midweek Couples Hotel Getaway: Treat yourself to a midweek night (or more) at a Chicago hotel for a romantic getaway without the airport travel. You can also enjoy a stay either Lang House Chicago or The Emil Bach House, and experience the history, architecture, and hospitality of a beloved historic Chicago home. Lang House Chicago – 104 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1120. Emil Bach House – 7415 N. Sheridan Road.
Dip Into a Dinner for Two at Geja’s Cafe: Switch up the dinner menu and savor cheese or chocolate fondue for a date night treat. Geja’s Café was named “the nation’s most romantic restaurant” by USA Today, and it’s right in our Chicago backyard. 340 W Armitage Ave.
Skip Romance at Twilight Kitchen: Skip traditional Valentine’s romance but still celebrate in style with the annual “I Hate Love” dinner at Twilight Kitchen. The prix fixe dinner features a chef-curated menu, family style servings, and a BYOB approach to drinks. The event is $85 per person and seating is limited (tickets must be purchased by 2/10/23). 7135 N Clark Street
at Touhy Avenue.
Pamper Yourself at Milk + Honey Spa: Milk + Honey offers a variety of treatments and services for a self-care spa experience. Get ready for a romantic night out with a manicure/pedicure, or pamper yourself with a massage, facial, or body treatment. 945 N. State St.
Celebrate Galentine’s Day at The Edge of Sweetness: Grab a gal pal and celebrate with breakfast, brunch, or lunch at The Edge of Sweetness. After your meal, you can stock up on sweets and edible gifts for the other loved ones in your life. 6034 N Broadway St.
Choose a Romantic Bouquet from Rogers Park Florist: Support a local Rogers Park business and brighten someone’s day with beautiful Valentine’s bouquets. Arrange for delivery within their delivery zones or pick up flowers during business hours (10-6 M-F, 10-5 on Saturday, closed Sunday). 1415 W. Morse Avenue.
Whatever your plans, we wish you a happy season of peace and love!