Fall in love with Chicago and experience Lake Michigan's
shoreline, The Magnificent Mile and an unforgettable gourmet meal.
❏ Start your day at Café Selmarie and order some fruit-filled
heart-shaped cookies for dessert.
❏ After breakfast, take a cooking class at the
Chopping Block and see what kind of gourmet dishes you can create together.
❏ Snuggle up and take a carriage tour of Michigan Avenue.
❏ Have an intimate dinner at the exotic
Argentine-inspired La Sirena Clandestina.
❏ Check into the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago and indulge in a
couples' Skylight Swim at the spa, complete with a swim under the stars,
champagne and canapes.
❏ Order a romantic breakfast in bed at the Four Seasons.
Indulge in red velvet pancakes topped with chocolate, strawberries and
mascarpone cream and wash it down with a mimosa.
❏ Then, weather permitting, rent
a Divvy Bike and pedal alongside Lake Michigan or The 606, a new elevated trail
that weaves through various neighborhoods.
❏ Take in extraordinary views of Lake Michigan while lunching
on fine Italian cuisine at Spiaggia.
❏ Do a little couples shopping on The
Magnificent Mile and maybe binge on a new bauble at Tiffany & Co. or Cartier.
sweets with your sweetie at Candyality in Water Tower Place. Pick your favorite
treats and let the Candy Specialists tell you what your choices say about your
❏ Have dinner at North Pond. Located in Lincoln Park, it
boasts postcard-perfect views of Chicago's skyline.
❏ Top off your dreamy evening
with some fabulous music at Andy's Jazz Club & Restaurant.
❏ Stop by refined
River North cocktail bar Celeste for a nightcap.
ADD A DAY & STAY
❏ Forget about the diet. Order some luscious caramelized apple
and pecan French toast at Eggsperience.
❏ Spend the morning with the
Impressionists at the Art Institute of Chicago and then ooh and aah over the
contemporary masters in the Modern Wing.
❏ Take a spin on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel or bowl and visit
the arcade at Lucky Strike and FTW.
❏ Share a bottle of wine and dip bread, cheese and other
morsels at Geja's Café. Finish it off with some chocolate fondue.
❏ Continue your
date with live music and libations at Untitled Supper Club.
❏ Spend the night at
the sleek and zen-like dana hotel and spa and order a bottle of champagne and
some strawberries for a goodnight snack.
Plus... Coffee and Dessert: 5
Neighborhood Sweet Spots
- Opened in 1922, Dinkel's Bakery looks like something out of
the ‘50s. Because of the Dinkels' German heritage, tortes and strudels are tops
here. Find them in Lakeview.
- It's the Princess Torte, a whipped cream and vanilla
custard-filled three-layer yellow cake with marzipan (available by the slice)
that lures customers to 80-year-old Swedish Bakery in Andersonville.
- Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits started out as a food truck.
Now customers get their Key lime pie served on a paper plate atop a blue
checkered napkin indoors in Logan Square.
- Artopolis Bakery & Café in Greektown earns raves from
critics. The café has a full menu, including pizza and martinis, but locals
know to come for Greek pastries like baklava.
- Lincoln Park's Floriole Café & Bakery is best known
for French pastries like Gâteau Basque, an almond cake filled with cream and
Drinks with a View
❏ Linger at Rebar, a high-end lounge in the Trump Hotel
Chicago offering specialty cocktails, small plates and skyline views.
Signature Lounge at the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center is the place for
a drink after sundown.
❏ Sip a handcrafted cocktail on the rooftop of Hotel
Lincoln at J. Parker.
❏ Enjoy the ambiance and libations at another rooftop bar
like the clubby, indoor drumBAR, or Vertigo Sky Lounge where you'll find some
of the city's best DJs.
❏ Barhop at other hot-right-now indoor-outdoor rooftop
lounges like I|O Urban Roofscape atop the Godfrey Hotel Chicago or ROOF at
theWit Hotel Chicago.