Active Winter Date Ideas in Chicago

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but personally, I find the nice dinner at a fancy restaurant plan EXTREMELY played out.

Why not switch it up this year?

Though personally, I am incredibly and undoubtedly single, I'm spreading the love with some of my favorite active winter date ideas for you to do in Chicago. As per my previous statement, even if you don't have a hot date this year, these work wonderfully for a Galentine's Day fiesta.

Let's start with the most obvious one....

1. Ice Skating in the Park

Now for this idea, you have options. My favorite places to ice skate in the city are Lincoln Park Zoo and Millennium Park both of which are perfect for Valentine's Day. As an added bonus, they are both super affordable and offer skate rentals. Could this get any easier?

2. Curling at Kaiser Tiger 

Provided the temperature is below 45 degrees, Kaiser Tiger turns their massive outdoor patio into the very festive ice curling rink that many have come to know and love. Grab some beers and get your 'curl on'!

3. Hit the Slopes

While this isn't something you can find in Chicago proper, there are plenty of options to found with a short drive. No car? There are plenty of companies and meetups that schedule day trips and transportation to local slopes. Find a list of nearby resorts here

4. Stay Warm at the Art Institute

But Jess, viewing art isn't a particularly active pursuit. If you've never been to the Art Institute before, let it be known that this museum is MASSIVE. Whether you want to see just a few or all of their many exhibits, you are guaranteed to spend most of your visit walking. Just be sure to wear a pair of comfortable shoes. Your feet will thank you.

Did I miss any of your favorite winter date ideas? Share the love, and let me know in the comments below!

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