Our Favorite Valentine's Day Ideas Perfect For Singles, Gal Pals, Or Celebrating With Loved Ones
Whether you are spending the day loving yourself, your gal pals, or a significant other… We are sharing our favorite things to do this Valentine’s Day in Chicago… Did we mention all of these ideas are free?
Chicago is known for many things, from our architecture to our comedy community, our famous deep dish pizza or Chicago style hotdog, there are a plethora of traits that make Chicago the amazing city that it is.
As a Chicago neighborhood native, born and raised, my absolute favorite thing about my home town, is the Museum campus and the abundance of historical and art museums spread throughout the city. We switch up our memberships each year, but if I was asked “how I would spend a perfect weekend in Chicago” it would hands-down be spent on museum campus eating vegan Chicago Style hotdogs from Kim & Carlos’ Hotdog Stand on the steps of the Field, before visiting one of my favorite museums in the country.
One of the beautiful things about Chicago, is that there are select dates throughout the year, that access to our beloved museums and art institutes are FREE to all Illinois residents.
I have put together a list of my favorite places in Chicago, to spend a cold winter day with loved ones or friends, or even solo. These are all free for Illinois residents on Valentine’s Day this year 2019.
Scroll below to see our list:
These museums are free for Illinois residents on Valentine's Day:
Art Institute of Chicago (5pm-8pm)
Chicago Cultural Center
Depaul Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Museum of Science and Industry
National Museum of Mexican Art
*Certain exhibits in each museum require additional ticket access and are not included on free days.
We are currently working on putting a live Chicago event calendar together in which all free days will be featured through the entire year. You can find our calendar here.
What do you think? Will you be spending Valentine’s Day strolling one of the beautiful museums Chicago has to offer? Let us know below.
We will be! Hope to see you there.