With the romantic day of the year now upon us, those who are paired up may be feeling the pressure to impress their S.O. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago. Here are a few ideas to sweep them off their feet:

1. Date Night In

You don’t have to be a Michelin Star Chef to impress your sweetie. When it comes to the kitchen, the effort to prepare a home cooked meal for your significant other will be enough to sweep her (or him) off their feet. All you need are a few essentials.

With our state-of-the-art, luxury kitchens, you’ll have all of the equipment you need to roast, sauté, and bake your way to their hearts. If you’re short on time or don’t know your way around the kitchen, we suggest half purchasing, half cooking the meal to make things easier and stress-free.

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For example, purchase a decadent chocolate dessert, a fresh baguette, and a small appetizer (you can’t go wrong with artisanal cheeses!). Then grab a few ingredients at the local Whole Foods down the block from The Hudson Chicago to whip up your meal. Try one of these recipe ideas for a fool-proof way to impress your date.

And don’t forget to light a few candles, chill a bottle of champagne, and take in the romantic views of Chicago’s skyline from your cozy and sophisticated home at The Hudson Chicago.

2. Dinner at Bavettes

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Listed as one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago by Thrillist, Bavettes Bar & Boeuf in River North is only a five minute Uber ride (or if you’re feeling like exercise, a 15 minute walk) from The Hudson Chicago.

Described as “sexy, unexpected, intriguing”, the dark lighting and Prohibition feel creates a sultry ambiance that will score you some serious points with your partner. With top quality food, great service, and a delicious drink list, you really can’t go wrong.

3. Snuggle Up to Whitney in Concert

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Grab a seat and be serenaded by Whitney, who will be playing three shows (February 13, 14, and 15) at Thalia Hall. The sweet yet melancholic sounds of this local indie-rock band make it appropriate if you’re single or attached.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Tag us on Instagram or Twitter and let us know!