Date Night Adventures in Chicago

As our beloved holiday season comes to an end, it’s now that time of year where all we want to do is hibernate until Spring but in Chicago, there are plenty of reasons to bundle up and head out for a good time out on the town. Chicago gives us good reason to keep that magical feeling alive; it’s the perfect season for a perfect date night as pre-game for Valentine’s day. Couples either fresh and new or seasoned and familiar can enjoy special time together and brave the elements with a fun outdoor activity, or cozy up with some warm inviting ambiance. Keep the energy, excitement, and romance from the holidays in full swing with these five date night adventures in Chicago’s winter wonderland.

Room X Escape:

Room X Escape can offer a unique spin on your typical date night idea. In this adventure, find your way out of a locked (but not really) room by working together to solve puzzles and find clues. Although typically a popular corporate team building activity, it’s still a great way to share an activity together on any random night out. Room X Escape is fun and highly interactive so it offers you a great opportunity to make good memories. Replace the typical movie with a Room X Escape session before dinner to switch it up! Gather a few more couples you know to make the evening more interesting and personal.

Millennium park skating:

For the outdoor lovers, Chicago’s millennium park offers ice skating in the Winter. Head down to Millennium Park and enjoy free entry to the skating rink and beautiful view of the city’s skyline at night. For a more romantic feel, head down at night to get beautiful Chicago nighttime views. You and your date can glide carefree hand in hand with one of Chicago’s most popular Winter activities.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events also offers free lessons an hour before the rink opens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so even the inexperienced skater won’t have to miss out on this date night that won’t disappoint.

Chicago Horse and Carriage Ride

The Chicago horse and carriage ride is a classic and romantic date night idea that never goes out of style. Cozy up in a horse drawn carriage ride while enjoying a variety of city views. They offer custom rides to tailor your journey to your perfect location.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Chicago Magic lounge has successfully brought life back to traditional Chicago Style magic – that is up close and personal magic in an intimate bar setting that has since died out in the city’s nightlife decades ago. This magical revival also offers small plates and custom cocktails to round out the perfect date night full of entertainment and laughter. See talented magicians in a warm friendly environment  6 nights a week, and enjoy a variety of magic shows and guest magicians throughout the year at Chicago Magic Lounge.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a great way to get a taste of Chicago in a bite size piece. This historic Chicago landmark is a great place for dining, ambiance, and activities all year round.

On date night stop by Navy Pier. Here you can try the Centennial Wheel and take in spectacular views of the city’s skyline and lake. Upgraded experiences are available to make your night a special, unforgettable one. You can also check out Virtual Rush: Chicago and get a cool high tech virtual reality experience to bring out your inner child. Patrons can view Chicago in a fun and interactive way and even engage in some friendly competition with fellow riders as this virtual reality experience doubles as a fun high tech game. Score!

These are just a few of the many things to do at Navy Pier and it’s a great crown jewel for the perfect date night for energetic couples that are up for a smorgasbord of activities.