DeKalb County is Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway!

Dinner and a Show

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re looking for the ideal destination to enjoy a romantic and fun-filled overnight escape with your sweetheart, look no further than DeKalb County!

Make reservations for a candlelit dinner at one of the cozy and inviting restaurants in downtown DeKalb, from Tapalaluna to the Hillside Restaurant. Many restaurants will be offering Valentine’s specials and promotions, so call today and book your table for two!

After dinner, make your way to the Egyptian Theatre to see Gaelic Storm live in concert. The show starts at 7:30 pm and is sure to be an unforgettable experience. This chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band will get you and your significant other dancing the night away.

If you prefer a play, reserve your tickets for Lovers and Other Strangers, put on by the NIU School of Theatre and Dance and performing at Diversions Lounge in the Holmes Student Center at NIU. This series of vignettes was adapted into a hit movie back in 1970. It’s sure to set the tone for your romantic night out.

Sweet Treats and Giftsjewelry

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a little something for your sweetheart. Stop by one of the unique shops in DeKalb for vintage jewelry and clothes, antiques, trinkets, and other one-of-a-kind gifts.

Is chocolate more her thing? Look no further than the Confectionary in DeKalb and Sycamore for delectable offerings—from the traditional buttercreams in a heart-shaped box, to rich, creamy fudge, and beyond!

Wine and Romance

After enjoying dinner and a show, conclude your evening with a nightcap at Prairie State Winery in Sycamore or Genoa. This great local gem features live music, exceptional vino, and even food pairings. It’s the perfect way to “wine” down after a night out on the town with your loved one.lodging

Last but not least, don’t forget to make a reservation at one of the cozy hotels in DeKalb County for a truly memorable getaway. From newly built to historic and quaint, we have the perfect room for you and your Valentine.

BONUS: Our Interactive Visitor’s Guide is Now Available!

Visit our website to check out our 2015 Interactive Visitor’s Guide! This year’s guide features Mini Abe and his DeKalb County adventures and contains the very latest information on bringing your event, tour, or group to DeKalb County. This comprehensive resource, now more easy to use than ever in an interactive format, will help you make the most of the services and facilities DeKalb County has to offer!