5 Most Romantic Things To Do in Chicago
Whether you’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day or looking for something special to do with your partner, there’s plenty you can do in Chicago. Between the seemingly endless amounts of restaurants to try, sights to see, and iconic neighborhoods to explore, you and your partner can have an unforgettable memory together.
Our team at Americash Jewelry & Coin Buyer wants to help you plan your adventure around the city, so we have compiled a list of the five most romantic things to do in Chicago with your sweetie.
Enjoy a Meal at Chicago q
Chicago q is a great place to grab a barbecue dinner during the week and brunch or lunch on the weekends. When you think about common barbecue locations, Chicago q provides a unique experience. The cuisines compete against well-known barbecue regions like Texas and Tennessee. This location has been in operation for 10 years, and you can eat award-winning meals comprising high-quality meats that the chefs season to perfection with house rubs. During your meal, you can sit in a Savannah-like dining room, so you get a bit of the Southern comfort in the North.
While you’re dining at Chicago q, here are some delicious barbecue menu items to try:
- Pulled pork.
- Prime brisket.
- Pulled chicken.
- Half or full slab of ribs.
Don’t forget some southern comfort sides like:
- Buttermilk mashed potatoes.
- Honey butter cornbread.
- Smoked brisket baked beans.
Use the restaurant’s website to make your reservations.
- Monday through Thursday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Address: 1160 N. Dearborn St., Chicago.
Picnic Along Lake Michigan With the Goddess and Grocer
There are many beautiful spots along Lake Michigan in the city where you and your partner can enjoy a picnic with the items you purchased at The Goddess and Grocer, a grab-and-go joint. This store has several locations around the city, but the Gold Coast spot is closest to the lake, making it less of a walk after purchasing your food. Be sure to check out the local specials for desserts and coffees to try something new and tasty.
If you’re looking for items beyond the classics picnic choices, try some of these options:
- Turkish meatball wrap.
- Thai beef salad.
- Beef cactus chili.
- Deviled egg sandwich.
Additionally, here are some great spots along the water where you can enjoy your meal together:
- the Mart River Park.
- Foster Avenue Beach.
- Humboldt Park Lagoon.
- Lake Michigan Steps or Lakefront Steps near the Lakefront Trail.
- Buckingham Fountain.
- Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk.
- Promontory Point.
You can purchase your food in the store or order online for pickup.
- Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Address: 1127 N. State St., Chicago.
Walk Around the Chicago French Market
The Bensidoun family founded the Chicago French Market in 2009 because of the backed support of the American people to support more local eateries and European-style markets in the cities. In this market, you can browse over 30 vendors that the family has hand-selected for unique and high-quality products. Many of these vendors are local Chicago small and family-owned businesses. You can walk around the market with your sweetie, exploring and tasting various food items from around the globe. Additionally, you can order items from the vendors for curbside pick up, takeout, and delivery.
Some vendors you can find at the Chicago French Market include:
- A Taste of the Philippines.
- Cubano Bros.
- Buen Apetito.
- Klay Oven Kitchen.
It’s important to note not all vendors are open when the market is. Some vendor hours may vary.
- Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed.
- Address: 131 N. Clinton St., Chicago.
Book Time at the AIRE Ancient Baths Chicago
AIRE Ancient Baths Chicago is the perfect definition of a romantic time with your loved one. This location is in a restored factory from 1902, and there are many luxurious services here. AIRE is known for its ancient bath rituals from the Roman, Greek, and Ottoman empires. There are many couples’ experiences that you can book, but one experience that’s worth checking out is The Signature Wine Experience. This experience is for two people and lasts about 180 minutes.
It’s a romantic experience where you can try the ancient baths, receive a cranial massage, and relax with a 30-minute red wine soak. Book your treatment online using AIRE’s website.
- Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday through Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Address: 800 W. Superior St., Chicago.
Visit the Shedd Aquarium
Exploring the Shedd Aquarium can offer you a unique date idea during the day, and after, you can explore the city’s nightlife and fine dining establishments. Hold hands as you venture in and out of the many aquatic exhibits. You can talk about the animals or catch up on life as you’re spending time together observing the animals. While you’re here, get up close and personal with some animals during starfish and stingray touches.
A few sea animals you can see here include:
- Sea otters.
- Seahorses and seadragons.
- Saltwater fish.
You can purchase tickets ahead of time or when you visit the museum. Additionally, look for free museum days where you and your sweetie can enter for free and save money while still having a great time together. There are dining options inside if you get hungry while exploring the aquarium. This is helpful because, when you leave, re-entry with your ticket isn’t available.
- Sunday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Address: 1200 S. Dusable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.
We know there are so many romantic things to do in the Windy City with your partner, so we’re only scratching the surface with our five suggestions. What do you think of our list? Did we miss one of your favorite locations? Contact us, and tell us about it. Here at Americash Jewelry & Coin Buyer, we value our customers’ opinions, especially when recommending local spots to support.
If you need a jewelry repair service in the area or require a value estimate on an item, visit us at our showroom in Westmont, Illinois, about a 30-minute drive from the city.
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