Romantic Things to Do in Chicago IL

Romantic Things to Do in Chicago IL
Give romance a new feel when you share active outdoor time with your partner in Chicago. Share a kayak and glimpses of the setting sun from the Chicago River. Walk through a vast city park admiring the monuments and each other. Take a guided bike ride where the narrative is a modern American love story.

Sunset Paddle

Paddle up the Chicago River in a double kayak as lights come on the city's architecturally rich downtown. Each tour starts with a basic lesson in how to paddle and how to stay safe on the water. Bring a snack, water bottle and towel. The tours run for three hours Sunday evenings from May through September.

Kayak Chicago
1501 N. Magnolia Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
(630) 336-7245

Grant Park Walk

Take a brisk walk around the perimeter of Grant Park. Stop along the shore of Lake Michigan to drink in the beauty of the water and surrounding city. Linger at the dog park on the corner of Columbus Drive and 9th Street to chuckle at canine antics. Hold hands as you watch water cascade in the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. Bring a hat, scarf and windbreaker for protection from cold wind blowing in off the lake.

Grant Park
337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 742-7648

The Presidential Bike Tour

Take an easy, guided tour through the neighborhoods and historic sites that shaped the future of President Barack Obama. Stay alert for opportunities to share a kiss as the guide tells the story of the young Obama couple's romance. Bring your own bike or rent one from Bike Chicago's location nearest the tour starting point, Millennium Park. Bike tours operate from mid-May until mid-October.

Bike Chicago Rentals and Tours
Millennium Park
239 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(888) BIKE-WAY [Toll Free]

Article Written By Denise Schoonhoven

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Nice easy flat trail that leads to beautiful red rocks.
Stunning hike but extremely steep and tiring! Bring plenty of water.