Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…which means heart candies, cheesy cards and roses, right? Well, maybe not, if you’re single. Maybe you’ve got a Gal-entine’s or Pal-entine’s event planned. Or maybe you kind of dig being solo and it’s your time to break out and celebrate the single life . Or maybe you’ve just gone through a break up and want to be alone, but not at home. Here are a few activities that make for a great solo-adventure. No partner required.
1. Take a class at the Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden has a wide range of adult education classes ranging from photography to horticulture to even bee-keeping! It is also worth noting that there is an upcoming class called “Natural Wellness Through Laughter” and it’s as amazing as it sounds.
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
2. Explore Myopic Books
For the reading enthusiast, take a gander over to Myopic Books in Wicker Park. This place has 3 floors and features over 70,000 books! They also offer free live music on Mondays at 7:30PM. Next show is 2/25.
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
3. Visit the Field museum
This is almost a no-brainer for a relaxing solo activity. Spend the day at the Field Museum, wandering at your own pace and contemplating the amazing beauty of the world. Oh, and wouldn’t you know it…Feb 14th is a free admission day!
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605.
4. See a Comedy Show
Laughter is the best medicine and going alone to a comedy show is no big deal. Grab a ticket, maybe a drink at the bar and enjoy the show. Some great comedy clubs are the Second City in Old Town, IO Theatre in River North or Laugh out Loud Theatre in North Center.
5. Treat yourself to a spa day
This one speaks for itself. Enjoy a day of relaxation at Red Square in Wicker Park. Escape from the cold and enjoy the sauna or a massage.
1914 West Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
Whatever you choose to do, take time to reflect on you and appreciate the moment. Doing activities alone allows us to discover more of our interests, passions and where we fit in this world.