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Top 5 Romantic Date Ideas to Celebrate This Spring in Chicago

3/26/14 | by

Love is in the air, spring has sprung, and now is the time to hold hands and meander down the lakefront trail. Don’t let the longer than usual cold weather deter you from snuggling up with a sweetheart, just grab a hot cocoa and enjoy the most romantic city there is! Spring is known to be the most romantic season, so enjoy a trip with a loved one. Romance is in the air, whether it’s a spring fling or you've been married since before golden oldies where oldies.

Top 5 Date Ideas For This spring 2014 in Chicago:

1.) Romantic Chicago cruise: Nothing says romance like a dinner cruise aboard one of the luxurious cruise ships in Chicago. From the newly renovated Odyssey, to the hip option of Spirit of Chicago, Chicago boat cruises turn up the heat. Or opt for a fun date option and try the Seadog Speedboat tour and zip through the lake.

2.) Lincoln Park Zoo: For sweethearts traveling on budget, the Lincoln Park Zoo is a great date idea. Not only is it free (free free!), there is nothing that says “girlfriend pleaser” like baby monkeys. Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the only remaining free zoos in the country, and spring is the perfect time to visit the animals.

3.) Book a limo: Explore the city with class - and book a limo for the night! Whether you are going out to dinner, or just are in the mood to drive around downtown Chicago in style, booking a limo in the Windy City is a surefire way to make the trip special. Sip champagne and enjoy the beauty of Chicago at night.

4.) Buckingham Fountain: Located in the center of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain is known for its spectacular night display. Pack a dinner picnic and enjoy the magnificent show that Buckingham Fountain puts on. The show happens nightly from April - October, so feel the love this spring.

5.) Navy Pier Ferris wheel: It might seem cliche, or maybe just obvious, but the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier is one of those must-do Chicago attractions - especially for lovebirds. Fly above the Windy City together, and enjoy the view of the skyline and lakefront. The Ferris wheel was constructed for Chicago’s 1893 World Colombian Exposition.


Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

1.) Coco Pazzo: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… it’s Coco Pazzo! Enjoy Italian dining, all plates made with the freshest ingredients, paired with fine Italian wine! Try the Coco Pazzo restaurant in River North for a classier environment, or the Coco Pazzo Cafe in Streeterville for an intimate yet casual atmosphere.

2.) Geja’s Cafe: Know for its high level of romance, Geja’s Cafe features delicious fondue! Not only is fondue a ton of fun, there is no other food that can claim to be as sexy. Bring your better half and enjoy the live classical and flamenco guitar. Geja’s is open 7 days a week, and has been around from almost 50 years! The guru of fondue.

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