Chicago is a unique city. Situated in the heart of the country it manages to bring the best of each coast to the Midwest. Chicago is a wonderful romantic retreat to rekindle romance and remember why you fell in love.
Step 1: A Romantic Stay
The Hotel Burnham plays host with a romantic package called “First Love”. The package includes Champagne, chocolates and a dining credit that can be used toward room service. The building is a Chicago landmark located in the middle of the Loop and within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile and Loop theaters.
Step 2: A Memorable Outing
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Heading to the zoo for Valentine’s Day may not seem like a romantic idea at first, but you may want to think about it a second time. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, adjacent to the Como Park Zoo, offers the chance to enjoy an Enchanted Evening with your sweetheart this year.
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
The conservatory, a beautiful place to visit any time of year with its tropical gardens and beautiful flowers, will be decked out in all its finery for a romantic meal for you and your loved one. Tables will be set amidst the greenery, and a gourmet candle-lit meal with live music will allow couples to dine in a summer-like atmosphere, no matter what the weather outside.
The Enchanted Evening is offered on February 13 and 14, 2011, with seatings at 5:30 and 8:00. This special meal carries the cost of $165 per couple, and reservations are required. All of the details can be found at the Enchanted Evening website.
Photo credit: minnemom on Flickr Creative Commons
Linda (minnemom) writes about family travel at Travels with Children.
Her family’s favorite thing to do at Como Park Zoo is ride Cafesjian’s Carousel.
San Francisco Valentine’s Events
Looking for a last minute Valentine’s events in San Francisco? Fancy yourself a bit of a party? Only in San Francisco, the San Francisco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau offers these events to ring in the holiday. Ever wonder the origin behind the San Francisco Heart project? Join the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for the annual Hearts & Heros benefit. Or perhaps you are looking to taste small bites from local food vendors at the San Francisco Ferry Building to benefit Slow Food San Francisco School Garden Project. Either event is a fine way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and do something good for someone else at the same time.
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Navarre Pier Fishing Beach
I don’t need a tourist attraction to draw me to a beach – if there’s sand and water I’m in paradise – but I’m always a sucker for the fishing piers that jut into the surf from many of Florida’s beaches. Their intended function is to help anglers fish in deeper waters, but I am content to just walk along their wooden planks until I’m farther from land than any human ought to be without a boat.
No pier in Florida will you get you farther than the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in Santa Rosa County, Florida.
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