Sneak Away to Chicago for a Romantic Getaway for Two

Lots of Sweet Things to Do in the Heart of America

romantic getaway to chicago - downtown chicago at nightChicago is a bustling metropolis perched on the southwestern edge of Lake Michigan. Home to more than 2.7 million people, it is the most populous city in the Midwest, but there are plenty of cozy places in the big city and a wide variety of love-inducing attractions and inspirational views. Get away, just the two of you, in Chicago and enjoy quiet dinners, lovely settings, shows and attractions to have a great time together.

Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

Fall in love with the restaurant scene in Chicago. You can savor delicious cuisine at Signature Room Restaurant at the top of the Hancock Building. Dishes include pork loin saltimbocca, roasted Scottish salmon and shellfish risotto. After your meal, cuddle with your significant other and enjoy the panoramic views and cocktails at the Signature Lounge.

The accolades won by Charlie Trotter’s Restaurant could fill paragraphs. Accordingly, the establishment and the chef have won numerous, coveted prizes, such as ten James Beard Institute Awards. Here, you will dine on only free range and organic foods. Expect some of the finest pairings of wine and food possible at Charlie Trotter’s. Adventurous diners can order the grilled North American squid with couscous, bok choy and carrot juice. A great way to end a romantic meal at the restaurant is for a couple to split the huckleberry ice cream with dark chocolate and candied vanilla beans.

Activities for Couples in Chicago

  • Carriage Rides - See the sights the old fashioned way. You and your sweetie can take a horse-carriage ride on Michigan and Chicago Avenues throughout the year (except in extreme weather). Ride for between 30 to 60 minutes with up to four people.

  • Night at the Theatre - Lovers can take in a romantic play by the Bard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Shows include such classics as A Midsummer Night’s Eve. Elizabeth Rex and Short Shakespeare. The Taming of the Shrew is a selection that may appeal to lovers.

  • Art Appreciation - Creative couples will appreciate a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. Explore art that has romantic underpinnings. Exhibits include Torii Kiyonaga and Ideal Beauty in Japanese Prints, Arms and Armor: Highlights of the Permanent Collection, and Chagall’s America Windows.

  • Beautiful Music - Another wonderful way to spend a romantic evening is to attend a Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance. World-class CSO performances in the heart of the city will make for a memorable evening, and The Symphony Center also hosts a variety of concerts throughout the year.

Romantic Chicago Attractions

The lush settings at the Lincoln Park Conservatory are very conducive to romance. Built in the 1890s, the conservatory harkens back to a Victorian fascination with nature.  Partners can wind their way through rooms filled with ancient ferns and exotic plants. Year-round free admission also makes this a budget-conscious option.

Lake Michigan beaches make great date destinations. Plan a picnic at one of several area beaches. Choices include Kathy Osterman, Foster Avenue and Oak Street beaches.

Old-fashioned fun can be experienced at Navy Pier. The pier boasts a carnival park with an array of rides. Snuggle close with your honey on the 150-foot Ferris wheel. Miniature-golf, remote control boats and a wave swinger are also available for your pleasure. You can even ride with glee on the musical carousel.


Downtown Chicago condo ideas for your getaway:

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