Birthday, anniversaries, any special occasion, really… what should be a beautiful celebration too often becomes an anxiety-ridden event as the planner struggles to come up with something (anything!) creative and original. Or does this just happen to me? If you’re anything like this worry-wart, there is no reason to fret over logistics for one more second. I have you covered. I have consulted with some Loews Chicago newlyweds and together we have compiled our Top 3 list of romantic Windy City ideas for you and your love!

Take a peek below and start planning away:

A Garden Escape: Instead of picking up a bouquet of flowers, why not take him or her to the flowers? The Chicago Botanic Garden has over 24 gardens perfect for strolling through with your loved one, whether you stop by in spring or summer when the flowers are at their peak, in autumn as the leaves brilliantly change colors, or to see the snow-covered landscapes of winter.

Pampering for Two: How about checking into a spa for a day or afternoon with your significant other? Allyu Spa in River North offers a variety of couples’ services, from hot-stone massages to infrared sauna therapy. They also offer a great Couple’s Mini Retreat package, which includes a 60-minute massage, sauna time, side-by-side pedicures and a complimentary glass of wine and restaurant gift certificate.

Photo Courtesy of Allyu Spa

Photo Courtesy of Allyu Spa

Twilight on Lake Michigan: There’s something magical about nighttime in the big city and what better way to enjoy the brightly lit skyline than on an evening boat cruise? Odyssey Cruises at Navy Pier offer dinner cruises nightly with varying themes — Champagne Dinner Cruise, Fireworks Dinner Cruise, Sunset Dinner Cruise, Full Moon Cruise…

And if you need a place to rest your head at the end of your adventures, Loews Chicago Hotel‘s Room for Romance package is just what you need. This package includes red, white, or sparkling wine with chocolate truffles upon arrival, daily breakfast for two in our restaurant or via in-room dining, a single red rose and a special discount off two in-spa treatments.