Meeting “the one” is hard enough as it is, but throw in a global pandemic and the task becomes seemingly impossible. Thankfully, there is still plenty to do and see in Chicago in a safe manner, so don’t give up on true love just yet!
Here are some exciting date ideas to add to your fall and winter bucket list.
Come Aboard the Best Chicago River Cruise
No matter how many times you’ve been to downtown Chicago, there’s always more to explore. Our Chicago River cruise is the perfect place to kick your heels up and enjoy the stunning views from the Chicago River while hearing tons of interesting architectural facts you didn’t know before. We’re proud to be TripAdvisor’s top-rated boat tour in the city, so come aboard to experience it for yourself, as cruises are still running!
A DIY brewery “crawl” enjoying some of the city’s most coveted brews can easily become a fall highlight. Many taprooms throughout the city have made special COVID-safe accommodations that will make your date both enjoyable and relaxing. Pandemic-friendly sipping is a lot closer than you may realize!
Socially distanced doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite food on date night! Plan ahead by booking at a COVID-safe restaurant that has taken the necessary precautions so you can enjoy your meal. Don’t worry about the weather, as plenty of patios are equipped with heat lamps to make your meal that much more enjoyable.
If you’ve always wanted to experience movies the old-fashioned way, there’s plenty of options to explore in and around Chicago. Pop-ups in Pilsen, Lincoln Yards, Bridgeview and Hoffman Estates are the ideal places to catch some of your favorite movies from the comfort of your car.
Lakeshore Drive-In is another popular option for al fresco events, including live shows. This will surely be a date night to remember!
Bring Out Your Inner Mixologist with a Take-Home Cocktail Kit
If an at-home date night is more your speed, we recommend grabbing a take-home cocktail kit from an award-winning establishment. Popular choices include The Violet Hour and 3 Dots and a Dash are serving up some of their most well-known cocktails in a mobile capacity.