Romance is all about exciting the senses and Valentine’s Day celebrates that process on a major level. If candlelight and massages sound too tame for your taste, consider these sensory focused activities in Chicago:
Chocolate Making Class (Canady Le Chocolatier, 824 S. Wabash, (312) 454-8700): There’s nothing more sensual than chocolate, whether you like to sip it, rub it on your skin or stuff it in your mouth, it stimulates all of the senses. This three-hour “Divine Art of Chocolate Making” class is for chocolate lovers and general foodies alike. Students will learn to taste, temper and create cream-filled, custom chocolates. A box of custom made chocolates is included in the $200 price.
A Helicopter Tour over Chicago’s Skyline (Sun Aero Helicopters, Inc. 195th and S. Burnham Ave., Lansing, Il. (708-895-8658): The iconic Chicago skyline certainly stirs the senses but viewing it from a helicopter gives new meaning to the term thrill seeker. Soar over the lakefront and catch glimpses of Soldier Field, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Buckingham Fountain. The 35-minute tour runs daily from 9AM-PM for $166.
Wine Tasting For Two (Fontana Grill & Wine Bar, 1329 W. WIlson, (773) 561-0400) : There’s nothing like wine tickling the taste buds to stir romance and a wine tasting for two will certainly elevate heartbeats. Couples will learn the variations of two different wine flights while nibbling on an appetizer included in the $30.95 per couple price.
Photo courtesy of Canady Le Chocolatier