Top Alternative Valentine Day Activities

Dinner date? That’s been done.

Skip the predictable table-for-two this Valentine’s Day. Do something awesome (and active!) instead.

Run around with no clothes on.

Race in your underwear to benefit charity? It’s a real thing. And it’s awesome. Sign up for Cupid’s Undie Run here.

Get sexy on skates.

Staying active will keep endorphins pumping, giving you more energy (and heightened desire). Plus, ice skating at a beautiful Chicago park costs a mere $3. See the full list of public ice rinks here.

Attend a Valentine’s Day concert.


Here’s an awesome concert round-up from Chicago Magazine with everything from sexy slow jams to fancy fiddlin’.

See hilarious improv comedy.

Chicago is world-renowned for it’s improv. Plus, laughter is a great ab workout. In fact, the muscle contractions of each “hah!” release endorphinsmaking you feel happier and sexier. Our pick: “Cupid in Your Pants” the Valentine’s Day-themed show from the Cupid Players troupe at Stage 773.

Learn to square dance.

Put on your finest flannel, Romeo, The Heartland Cafe is hosting a Barn Dance. Lessons for beginners, and no partner required. Time to ride that pony.

Use all five senses.

Prove you’re one cultured mo’fo. The DuSable museum is hosting theArt of Sensuality, exploring the five senses through live art demos, Tango Negro, spoken word, aromatherapy, and music.

Dance like no one’s watching (because you consumed a 52oz margarita).

No date? Who cares! Dance hall/cantina ¡AY CHIWOWA! is throwing a 90s-themed party with giant margaritas, taco specials, and awesome DJs.

How are you staying active? Share your ideas for alternative Valentine Day activities with us on Facebook.

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