Ride around Chicago like old-time royalty in a horse-drawn carriage. Chicago Horse & Carriage Ltd offers romantic rides through the city's neighborhoods like Gold Coast, Lake, Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier, and Millennium Park.. Gentlemen, call ahead to reserve extras like roses by the dozen and a lap blanket.
Paris is considered to be the most romantic city in the world. Since the City of Lights is an ocean away, dining on French cuisine at the Everest restaurant is second best to dining at the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant is located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange.
There are few things that achieve being more romantic than the opera. Remember why you fell in love while watching a performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Civic Opera House is the second largest opera house in the nation and is considered to be one of the most beautiful venues in the world.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago was founded in 1952 and has since become a leading opera company in the United States. The permanent home of the Lyric Opera is the Civic Opera House. The Civic Opera House has about 3,563 seats, making it the second-largest opera auditorium in North America. Productions include both standard opera performances and contemporary works like Harbison's "The Great Gatsby," Weill's "Street Scene," Floyd's "Susannah," Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" and John Adams' "Doctor Atomic," among others. The opera has syndicated broadcasts on WFMT radio and XM Satellite Radio.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago has a development program for singers called the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. The LOCAA was founded in 1973 and has helped many opera performers hone their skills and become successful. Among the prestigious program's alumni are Harolyn Blackwell, Nicole Cabell, Mark S. Doss, Elizabeth Futral, Joseph Kaiser, Gregory Kunde, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Polenzani, and Erin Wall. Over 500 hopefuls audition for placement in the LOCAA program annually but only about 12 are selected.
Pop champagne on a romantic date at Pop's for Champagne, a premier champagne bar that serves up over 100 kinds of champagne and other drink at the full-service bar. Though champagne is tasty, we don't advise drinking on an empty stomach. Be sure to try something from the menu.
Shout your love from the roof tops! Or just go on a romantic date out on the town at ROOF on theWit, the lounge at the Wit Hotel. Wine and dine while overlooking Chicago from the outdoor patio or the hangover space. The dinner menu offers a variety of entrees from steak to pizza and the drink list certainly doesn't disappoint.
Whether your a tourist or a local you will enjoy fine dining at the Signature Room at the 95th. Providing a romantic intimate atmosphere and the best view for lunch, dinner, or brunch.
Fall in love on Lake Michigan aboard the Tall Ship Windy. The topsail schooner sets sail from Navy Pier and the trip offers beautiful views of the city. Private charters are available if you want your romantic date to be even more special.