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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Chicago South Suburbs

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care. Whether you are single going out with the gals or in a romantic relationship, living in the Chicago south suburbs provides plenty of opportunities for making this special day even more special. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Have a Romantic Dinner

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a romantic dinner. Luckily, here in the south suburbs, we have tons of amazing restaurants for you and your special someone to enjoy. Whether you want a fancy dinner experience or a cozy night out, there is something for everyone. Try a classic Italian restaurant, a cozy steakhouse, or a unique Asian fusion restaurant to make your Valentine’s Day dinner even more special. For some extra sweetness, keep it super local. Check out Vintrendi's in Downtown Park Forest for some unforgettable, artisan wines.

Take a Trip Together

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, why not plan a trip together? The south suburbs of Chicago are home to several great attractions like the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Odyssey Fun World, and the Homewood Railroad Park. Or, take a romantic walk in one of the many parks around town and enjoy the winter scenery.

Enjoy Some Arts and Culture

For a fun and unique Valentine’s Day experience, take advantage of the many cultural events that the south suburbs of Chicago have to offer. From live theater performances at Park Forest's own Freedom Hall to art galleries like the Tall Grass Art Studio to music shows, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something romantic or just a fun night out, there are plenty of options.

Indulge in Some Sweets

If you’re looking for something sweet to do with your special someone, there are plenty of places around town to indulge in some delicious treats. From classic chocolates and cakes to homemade ice cream and gourmet donuts, you’ll find something to satisfy any sweet tooth. Try our local, Park Forest Dulce by Dori or the classic Coldstone Creamery in Homewood.

No matter how you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day, the south suburbs of Chicago provide plenty of opportunities to make it extra special. From romantic dinners to cultural events, there are plenty of ways to show your love and make this day even more memorable.

New to the area? Looking to relocate? Make sure to check out the amazing housing cooperatives in Park Forest. Ash Street Cooperative offers affordable monthly assessments, all groundskeeping included, and the best commuting access around! When you're ready to give cooperative living a try, give us a call to explore your options.

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