Romantic Spots For A Chicago Date

5 Most Romantic Spots for a Chicago Date

As Valentine’s day approaches, couples are looking to make romantic plans in the city. Date night can be special regardless of if it’s your first Valentine’s Day together or your fiftieth. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there is sure to be a new spot to explore with your significant other this February. From outdoor tours to cozy indoor settings, there’s plenty to do, see, and taste in Chicago. Here’s our list of 5 of the most romantic spots for a date in the Windy City.

Take a sunset dinner cruise

If you want to see Chicago from a unique perspective, taking a sunset dinner cruise is the way to go. You can enjoy the cityscape from Lake Michigan while toasting to the gorgeous view. There are a couple of different experiences to choose from, depending on what iconic city sites you want to visit. One option on board a yacht features a 3-course dinner and a live DJ, while another includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and on-board entertainment.

Visit AIRE Ancient Baths

AIRE Ancient Baths is holding a Valentine’s Day exclusive event. Inspired by constellations in the sky, couples can experience a magical night of relaxation from February 10th to 15th. Enjoy a relaxing massage, drinks, and a sweet treat while touring the ancient baths. The water and salts are curated to relieve stress and release tension throughout the body. A candlelit atmosphere welcomes you and your partner to a romantic, pampering experience unlike any other. Spas can boost your mood and make you feel invigorated, which is perfect for a Valentine’s date. 

Eat at Geja’s Cafe

Fondue is known as a romantic food, perfect for sweet tooths or savory cravers. This restaurant was named America’s Most Romantic Restaurant by USA Today. Their Gruyere cheese dip is perfect for dipping bread, meat, and vegetables to make a delicious meal. Afterwards, for dessert, you can enjoy a pot of hot Belgium chocolate to dip fruits, pound cake, and rice crispies in. In the heart of a wine cellar in Chicago, you can enjoy a candlelit dinner for a once in a lifetime experience. 

Explore Navy Pier

At night, Navy Pier lights up the sky with carnival games, fireworks, and skyscrapers. Take a walk down the pier to the Centennial Wheel and see Chicago from the sky this Valentine’s day. If your love language is gift-giving, there is a shopping center to find the perfect gift for your significant other or have your caricatures drawn. Wrap up the night with drinks overlooking the beautiful lake on a Navy Pier rooftop. 

Listen to music at Andy’s Jazz Club

Andy’s opened in the 1950’s as a speakeasy for newspaper employees. Since then, it has continued to serve food and drinks and serve as a classy venue for jazz fans. Jazz music is known as one of the most romantic genres, and the novelty makes it a great unique option. The romantic locale and classic music perfectly celebrates Chicago’s history and makes for a great date night. 

Find the perfect date night for you

Chicago is a very romantic city and there are so many date spots to choose from. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to explore and find a new favorite dining venue or experience. No matter how you and your partner like to celebrate, there is sure to be something that will make your night special. 


If you’re looking for a hotel to stay in on Valentine’s Day, check out Hotel EMC2 for a unique experience to wrap up the night.