Things for Couples to Do in Chicago
Whether you want a fun way to spend the day, a romantic
dinner or an elegant hotel for your next couple's getaway, Chicago
is a city full of activities and events offering all that you are looking for and more. There are a number of activities you might want to consider for an enjoyable and relaxing trip to the city that allow for plenty of time to enjoy each other's company.
Take a Couple's Dinner Cruise
For a romantic evening together, consider heading out on the water for an intimate dinner cruise. The meal takes place in an elegantly decorated dining room with a dimly lit, romantic atmosphere. You can start your night by customizing your meal and choosing from several options to create a three-course menu. After dinner you can enjoy a night of dancing or head up to the observation deck and gaze at the amazing nighttime view of the Chicago skyline. The boats are accessible at Navy Pier, and you should make your reservations ahead of time.
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: (866) 305-2469
Stay the Night at The Palmer House
For a romantic stay in downtown Chicago, choose one of the city's most striking historic hotels, The Palmer House Hilton. The original property opened in 1875, and the current décor and design reflects its rich history. You'll feel like you stepped back in time as you enter the breathtaking lobby with a ceiling mural, marble accents and an elegant staircase. Comfortable rooms feature dark woods and antique-style furnishings. The hotel is located in an ideal spot within the city. You will have easy access to shopping on the Magnificent Mile, or enjoying entertainment in the theater district.
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: (312) 726-7500
Enjoy a Local Event
Chicago is a city full of special events. If you plan to visit in late June or early July, you will want to go to the Taste of Chicago. This yearly festival is ideal for couples interested in local foods and dining. Located in Grant Park, you will have the opportunity to taste over 300 foods from restaurants around the Chicago area. Admission to the event is free, but visitors purchase meal tickets in sets of 12. Each food item requires a certain number of tickets. A large item such as a meat course will require 9 to 10 tickets, but you can spend your time hopping from booth to booth trying taste portions of menu items for two to three tickets each. Beverages are also available, including alcoholic varieties for those over the age of 21. If you happen to visit on July 3, you can also enjoy a romantic evening view of the Independence Day fireworks over Monroe Harbor.
Taste of Chicago
Jackson Blvd. & Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 744-3315
Lori Rice is a freelance health and travel writer. With a Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Fitness and Health, she strives to positively influence the wellness of her readers. As an avid traveler and current ex-pat she enjoys sharing her experiences and tips with other enthusiastic explorers.
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