Chicago February 16, 2018
These 10 Romantic Spots In Chicago Are Perfect To Take That Special Someone
Are you celebrating an anniversary or preparing to propose? There are so many romantic things to do in the city to make your special day perfect. No matter the time of year, these 10 attractions will charm and amaze your date.
Romance your loved one the Chicago way with these splendid spots. Check them out:
1. Educational star-gazing at Adler Planetarium.
Nothing is more romantic than a night under the stars, but with all the light pollution in Chicago, it is hard to spot a constellation of stars in our sky. Take your special someone to this Museum Campus favorite and discover what the Chicago sky would look like if the city ever slept.
2. Ice skating and free shows at Millennium Park.
During winter, locals can ice skate at the park, but during the warmer months, shows are available at the pavilion. Regardless of the time of year, you can find hidden gardens and amazing art while holding hands with your boo.
3. Watch the light show at Buckingham Fountain.
Available when the fountain is running (typically April through October), light shows run at night here. Blues, greens, and reds transform this grand fountain into an even more spectacular piece of art. Nothing says romance like glowing lights.
4. Dinner with the hands down best view of the city.
One of the most romantic things you can do with a loved one is share a meal, and this restaurant makes your dining experience unforgettable. Patrons enjoy the city skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows with 360-degree views. Guests can enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert options as well as specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list. The restaurant was established in 1993 and is located at the top of 875 N Michigan Avenue.
5. Catch a movie at The Logan Theatre.
Go for a special twist on a classic date with a romantic movie. This historic Logan Square movie theatre has been around since 1915 when it was just a single-screen venue, and is still showing flicks today.
6. Laugh your butt off at The Second City comedy club.
If you'd rather catch a live show, nothing will make your night more memorable than an act at Chicago's premier comedy club. Known for having students who make it on SNL, you know this place has to be spectacular. The good endorphins from a night of laughter will last with you through the night.
7. Stroll South Pond.
Located just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo, this amazing place is often overlooked. Take your loved one's breath away with a stroll around the boardwalk and get amazing photos together and of the skyline at the pavilion pictured above.
8. Explore Garfield Park Conservatory.
One of the most romantic things to do anytime of year is visit this majestic wonderland of nature. It is the perfect escape from Chicago's concrete and brick buildings, and the best part is that it's free.
9. Dine by the fireside at Hubbard Inn.
The club atmosphere at this upscale Chicago restaurant is for couples who like to stay out late. It specializes in European-inspired small plates and mid-century cocktails. Guests love the eccentric, old world decor and vast array of menu items. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are served here, but for your romantic night out, we suggest oysters from the raw bar. Catch the fun at 110 W Hubbard Street.
10. Soar above the city at Navy Pier on the Ferris Wheel.
Certainly one of the most exciting things to do in the city, this memorable experience is one all Chicagoans should have at least once. Sitting at the top while looking out across Lake Michigan is the perfect place to propose, kiss, or just tell that special someone how you feel.
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What other romantic things do you enjoy doing in the city? Share your date ideas with us in the comments below!