Things to Do in Chicago for Couples

THE 10 BEST Chicago Couples' Activities

Best Things to Do in Chicago for Couples

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  • Doron Z
    Tel Aviv, Israel233 contributions
    Very interesting art museum with a wide variety of exhibits. Need a full day to cover all of it, or even more.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • Beverly M
    14 contributions
    Millennium Park was full of sites -- nature, art, people watching. We enjoyed the sanctuary in the middle of downtown Chicago, surrounded by skyscrapers. The Bean sculpture is fenced up right now while undergoing renovations, but you can still see it. Fun experience for people of all ages.
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • Debbie B
    Dayton, OH14 contributions
    Nice park. The BEAN is under renovation until April, 2024, and behind a fence with mesh. Hard to get pictures. This park has many other features and is a great place to visit!
    Written 20 August 2023
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  • erinshero
    7 contributions
    Hands-down, this is one of the best museums I've ever been to! I've been to many of the Smithsonian Institute museums in Washington and other museums around the world. This ranks right at the top, because of its interactive nature, fresh exhibits, and variety of content. The fact that they have an actual original German U-boat from WWII is really impressive! Definitely a must see while in Chicago, especially for families!
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Karl S
    1 contribution
    Very interesting and well organized.
    A nice walk through a very distinctive part of the city. Definitely recommended.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • joyce b
    Glen Mills, PA4 contributions
    First time at Wrigley stadium for a Cubs game! Great vibe and it was really cool to walk around Wrigleyville before the game. We took the train which was super convenient cause taking an Uber would have been uber-expensive! The train station is right next to the stadium.
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • mohanthomas9362
    Toronto, Canada2 contributions
    We enjoyed the river architecture cruise, MJ the musical, the deep dish pizza and the food at the Girl and the Goat restaurant.
    Written 7 September 2023
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  • Terry L
    Los Angeles, CA112 contributions
    Be ready for waiting in a few lines, but it’s worth the view and experience. Before ascending the elevator you have an architectural and icon overview of the city. Once on top…. We’ll on the 103rd floor, take in all the angles at your leisure, then ponder what poses you want to do in the glass ledge. Don’t be annoyed with all the photographers at least there’s no pressure to view your pix when you exit.
    This tower is different from the 360 experience which is the Hancock Tower. I was confused as to which is which or if they were the same attraction
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • kates5283
    Cincinnati, OH176 contributions
    If you have a dinosaur lover in your family like we do, this is a must see! Our non-dinosaur loving kiddo enjoyed the other exhibits in the museum, as did we. But the highlight was our self-proclaimed "dino nerd" nine year old almost in tears when he finally got to see Sue the T-rex in person! He was beyond excited. The museum flow is really wonderful here, too. A lot of museums have you somewhat bottlenecked in exhibits, but not this one. I have fond memories of this museum from a school trip in Junior High and I'm glad that my kids also now have fond memories of this museum. With the addition of the spinosaurus, our's 9 year old's favorite dinosaur, we will now how to make another trip to this wonderful museum and we cannot wait!
    Written 15 September 2023
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  • William Kim
    London, Canada99 contributions
    An awesome place to be at. Take the elevator up to the 94th floor and you will be greeted to great views of Downtown Chicago and the surrounding neighbourhoods. Go especially at night, the view is much prettier then.

    My only complaint would be that it can get a bit boring here while you wait to go up to the top. I didn't think too much about this until I also went up the Sears Tower a few days later. The Sears Tower has gone under a complete makeover where there are many photo op stations and interactive exhibits featuring the history of Chicago. If the John Hancock Center did this as well, then my review would be 5 stars.

    Otherwise this place is well worth the admission price to go up to the 94th floor, even though it is a bit pricey. You won't regret it.
    Written 8 August 2023
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  • Jezzmond
    130 contributions
    What can I say, A zoo in a park with free admission 😳 this would normally be unheard of, this is a awesome zoo with so many animals and such a ease of getting around, anybody visiting Chicago must go
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • laura l
    2 contributions
    My first time in the city and I loved it I had a great time walking around doing the Riverwalk going to the theater walking along Roosevelt and South Michigan going to Grant Park. I cannot wait to move to Chicago next month. Such a beautiful city in so much to do.
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2,766 contributions
    This is the site of the former Chicago Public Library. It’s more of an event center for the city of Chicago. There may be a Chicago themed exhibit here or there, or a festival or dinner (a Japanese festival was this weekend), but it isn’t really a museum.

    I gave this site four stars mainly for the architecture. The cultural center has the largest Tiffany glass dome (third floor) as well as another pretty stained glass dome (second floor). There are also some impressive staircases, windows, ceilings.

    Not a must see, but worth a stop. Would be easy to do, as it’s close to tourist attractions like Navy Pier and the American Writer’s Museum. Not terribly far from the Art Institute of Chicago either.
    Written 20 August 2023
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  • DRBHersheyPA
    Palmyra, PA9 contributions
    A beautiful home that has been beautifully restored. The home is a piece of art!
    Guided tour was worth the money! I would not have understood and appreciated the home and articles in the home beyond their beauty if not for the tour guide explaining the history behind the home and furnishings.
    The black and white historical photos in each room depicting what it looked like in its day were so helpful bridging the gap between today and yester-years.
    A treasure to step back in time to the gilded age.
    Written 1 September 2023
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  • Brandon W
    Fishers, IN45 contributions
    Very nice to walk around the pier and get to sight see and you can get some great pictures from the pier of the water and of the downtown. A lot of foot traffic on the weekend.
    Written 30 August 2023
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