Dating anniversary activity ideas
The entire city of Chicago has a ton of excellent theater.If you want to keep it in the neighborhoods, the Belmont Theater District in Lakeview is actually the largest in the city if you count by theaters.The stylish Logan Theatre or Music Box Theatre is always a solid date choice, but becomes even better in spring or summer when you can enjoy an ice-cold pre- or post-movie cocktail at the bar inside..If you’re looking to get a bit rowdier, Brew & View is never a bad idea, while a fancy dine-in movie theater like AMC Dine-In Block 37 is the ultimate low-pressure, two birds/one stone lazy afternoon out.Be sure to hit up Montrose Beach on the North Side, South Shore Beach on the South Side or any of the other fantastic beach spots Chicago has to offer.The lake isn’t the only waterfront in Chicago, though.Chicago has an unbelievable number of festivals and markets throughout the summer months, and these events make for a perfect date: There’s plenty to see if conversation dwindles, but there’s also ample opportunity to talk as you wander through if the chemistry is really working in your favor.
Since knowing that the mural on Damen in Wicker Park opens up to Violet Hour is no longer considered insider information, Booze Box is a sexy bet, The Office is uber-swank, and East Room is not technically secret but does lack proper signage.The obvious (and gorgeous) choice would be to ride along the Chicago Lakefront Trail, but the 606 is a better choice if you want to stop for food and drinks along the way. ) Chicagoans are lucky to live in a two-team baseball town, and everyone ought to take advantage.The fun part is, Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate couldn’t be more different, so there’s a ballpark experience for everyone.Get close and person with the old man winter sport of kings at the Chicago Curling Club (yes, this exists -- but it's more expensive for serious lessons).You can also shoot bows and arrows in Humboldt Park at Archery Bow Range Chicago or chuck axes at the wall at joints like Bad Axe.
(These spots aren't too pricey and tend to have cheaper rates for groups and other options too.) Second City is, of course, the granddaddy of comedy-themed date nights, but good times can also be had for fewer dollars (and fewer people from Iowa) at indie comedy venues like the Cornservatory or regular stand-up nights like Timothy O’Toole’s “Comedians You Should Know” (see full list here).