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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Jan. 28, 2021
CHICAGO—Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago Loop Alliance has provided real-time resources for what’s open in the Loop, Loop activity based on a variety of data and more. Now, lovebirds can plan a romantic Valentine’s Day date night, either in person or at home, with creative offerings from local Loop businesses. Chicago Loop Alliance shares date ideas for foodies, culture vultures and more at LoopChicago.com/ValentinesDay.
Make a night of it
Imagine this: luxurious accommodations, dinner under the stars, breathtaking views of Chicago, and just the two of you. Discover romance at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. From the moment you step into the uniquely modern lobby, you’ll be provided with all you need for a memorable stay. Elevate your date night at Chicago’s sexiest rooftop bar, Raised. Get cozy in a private winter greenhouse (or brave the elements at a completely open-air table) and enjoy exceptional cocktails and shareable plates, all while surrounded by the stunning downtown cityscape. Learn more and make reservations online. When you’re ready to retreat to your room for the evening, simply take the elevator up. All guest rooms and suites boast modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bedding and more. Learn more.
Check out other hotels in the Loop for more staycation options here.
Dine out, or order in
There are many restaurants in the Loop open for limited indoor and outdoor dining with heated patios to keep you nice and cozy. Check out your options here. And if you’re staying home, consider ordering carry-out or delivery from a Loop restaurant. Find your options here. Whether you're planning a night out or in, consider Ocean Prime to make your valentine feel the love. Make a reservation online here, or consider their Valentine's Day Dinner for Two in a Box. Each package includes chef-prepared ingredients and step-by-step instructions to cook and finish a complete Surf & Turf dinner for two in your own home. Complete your evening with chocolate fondue and strawberries and an Ocean Prime signature candle for a romantic touch. The Valentine's Day Dinner for Two in a Box is available for carryout only. Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance. Learn more, and order your box here.
Enjoy some culture
Impress your date by showing them your artistic side. Bundle up and take them on a walking tour of the Loop’s public art. Check out a museum or other Loop attraction (be sure to make a reservation in advance if required!). Or if you’re staying home, stream a movie from the Gene Siskel Film Center, or watch a virtual theatre performance. While theatre venues are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago theatre companies are working tirelessly to stay connected to their audiences, and several are presenting their work virtually. Visit HotTix.org for a wide selection of virtual shows and classes, both paid and free (and even catch a few half-price performances!).
Get sweet at home
Support a local, woman-owned small Loop business from the comfort of your home by purchasing Sugar Bliss’ Romantic Date Night Package – romantic sweets for two for just $40. The package includes a red velvet and milk chocolate cupcake, a box of six French macarons (chocolate strawberry, dark chocolate, salted caramel, lemon, raspberry, and milk chocolate), a double chocolate brownie and OMG Cookie (potato chips, pretzels, Cap’n Crunch, chocolate chips, and oats), and hot chocolate bombs (white chocolate and chocolate). This package is sweet enough for the sweetest valentine. Call 312-845-9669 to order this special offer. If you’re interested in options specific to Valentine’s Day, check out Sugar Bliss’ Valentine’s Day offerings here. There’s surely something to tickle everyone’s fancy.
About Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA)’s mission is to create, manage and promote positive and inclusive programs that attract people to the Loop and accelerate economic recovery. CLA is a membership organization as well as the sole service provider for Special Service Area#1-2015, and the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation produces public art projects and events. For more information, please visit here.