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How to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago

Spread the love this Valentine's Day with our guide to restaurant specials, unique date ideas and more.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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Sure, Valentine's Day might carry a certain reputation for being overly-commercialized and hokey. But who doesn't welcome the opportunity to show some love for the people they care about? Whether you're celebrating by booking a reservation at one of the best restaurants in Chicago for a candlelit dinner with your significant other, sending flowers to your crush or planning a low-key Palentine's Day with friends, we've rounded up all the best ways to spend the day of love in Chicago. And if you prefer to ignore the holiday in favor of staying in and practicing self-care while surviving winter in Chicago, that's OK by us, too. However you choose to observe the holiday, here are some of our favorite ways to feel the love in Chicago this Valentine's Day. 

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