Chicago: Romantic Things to Do

By: David Reichman

People looking to have a great time find themselves with a lot of interesting things to do in Chicago. For couples, Chicago is one of the best places in the United States where they can break away from the routine, unwind and have the quality time they have been wanting to have.

Chicago is home to numerous diverse communities, which are great fun to explore with someone special. Each one has a unique and rich culture they can call their own. The first thing you should do to get to know all of Chicago is to join the Chicago Neighborhood Tours. It is a guided walking tour, and is a very enjoyable to do as a pair when the weather is favorable.

Another great way to get to know Chicagoland is to have a taste of their food. If you are going to Chicago in the summer, one of the things you can do is check out the Taste of Chicago event in Grant Park. The event is an annual gathering of over sixty Chicago restaurateurs serving both residents and visitors nothing but the best Chicago specialties, ethnic and exotic cuisines, and the regular family-friendly dishes. Mark your calendars, June 27th until July 6th this year, for the biggest food festival in the Midwest!

In Chicago, you and your better half will find yourselves the chance to learn something new. For those with inclination to science, art, history, culture and the like, there are a lot of museums in Chicago that you can check out. If you are fans of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most recommended things to do would be to join the Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture bus tour in Oak Park just fifteen minutes from Chicago.

Men love sports, women love shopping. Good thing Chicago has both to allow couples to compromise. There are lots of sporting events in Chicago as well as some serious shopping to be had. Next, cool off at the Chicago Park District for some down time with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend. Choose a spot from one of the over 500 parks in the district and enjoy an a quiet picnic in the late afternoon. Or you both can get neatly-dressed for a nice romantic dinner at either the Signature Room at the 95th located in the John Hancock Observatory or Seasons at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

The best way to conclude your Chicago trip is to head off to the Funky Buddha Lounge for some drinks and the latest hot music. You might even get the chance to see your favorite Hollywood celebrities partying the night away in the dance floor. As your Chicago trip comes to an end, you realize that, with all the things to do in Chicago, the city provides the kind of escape you and your loved one really need.

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