Chicago is the largest midwestern city in the United States. Because of its size, Chicago offers both visitors and locals a variety of activities. If you are looking for something romantic to do in the city of Chicago, you have many options located from the North side, to downtown and the West Loop.
Day at the Museums
Spending a day with your partner in an intellectually stimulating environment can be extremely romantic. Chicago has many renowned and wonderful museums. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago to view some of the world's greatest paintings and sculptures. In 2009, the new modern wing of the Art Institute opened. On Thursdays evenings, the Institute offers free admission to the public. Although the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium are a few miles walk away from the Art Institute, the walk along the shores of Lake Michigan can be very romantic in warmer months.
The Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60603 312-443-3800 artic.edu
Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60605 312-922-9410 fieldmuseum.org
Adler Planetarium 300 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60605 312-922-7827 adlerplanetarium.org
Couples Spa Retreat
One very romantic activity for couples in Chicago is visiting one of Chicago's many upscale spas. Spa Space, located in the West Loop neighborhood, offers a unique couple's massage experience where each person learns to massage their partner with the aid of a licensed massage therapist. This hands-on experience is both educational and romantic.
Exhale Chicago is another sophisticated and romantic spa option that offers couple's massages, manicures and pedicures. Regardless of where you choose to go, a couples spa experience can be a romantic getaway for city dwellers and visitors of the Windy City.
Spa Space 161 N. Canal Street Chicago, IL 60606 312-466-9585 spaspace.com/
Exhale Spa 945 North State Street Chicago, Il 60610 312-753-6500 exhalespa.com
See a Play or Musical
Chicago's theater district is located in downtown Chicago and offers many Broadway plays and musicals. A romantic option for couples can be to partake in some culture and see many different award-winning shows. Chicago was home to famous shows like Wicked and Jersey Boys for extended periods of time. You will have to plan this romantic evening in advance, however, as many of these shows can sell out on weekend nights.
Broadway in Chicago 17 North State Street, suite 810 Chicago, IL 60602 312-977-1700 broadwayinchicago.com/