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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

valentines-day-2014-flower-giftAh, Valentine’s Day. It’s the most romantic day of the year, but if you’re not the romantic type, coming up with date night ideas can be tough. Don’t worry! Navy Pier has been the date night destination of Chicago couples for many years, and we have a few quick ideas that will sweep any Valentine off of their feet.

If you’re looking for a classic night out, Navy Pier has many world-class restaurants to choose from; there’s a little bit of everything to suit any taste. After dinner, relax and enjoy a movie on the city’s biggest screen. At Navy Pier IMAX, you can reserve your seats to make sure you get just the right view. Who doesn’t like to be wined, dined, and entertained?

Traditional not your thing? Take the day and pretend you’re tourists visiting the big city for the first time! Try some of the Chicago staples like Garrett’s Popcorn and Connie’s Pizza – see how many popcorn pieces you can toss in the air and catch in your mouth! There are also great gift and souvenir shops in the Pier. Stop in and pick up a little memento featuring your favorite place in the city or your favorite sports team; that way you’ll always have a little something to remember Valentine’s Day 2014 by!

One of the hardest things to plan for on Valentine’s Day is the weather, but not inside the Crystal Gardens! If your significant other loves the outdoors (under the condition that it’s warm), bring your date night to the Crystal Gardens and sit beneath the palm trees. In this serene spot, you can both imagine that you’re sitting on a beach in Hawaii – how romantic!

After spending some time indoors, why not take advantage of all the beauty and ambience that Chicago has to offer by taking a stroll along the Pier at night to watch the city lights twinkling in the lake? Make sure you bundle up and grab a coffee or hot chocolate to help warm you up!

See? Planning for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be difficult. Any of these ideas are sure to win the heart of your loved one! Just don’t forget the flowers and chocolate!


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