10 Most Romantic Places In Illinois To Take Your Date


Romantic places in Illinois to date

By Top10BestDatingSites Staff

Whether you’re looking for a destination for a first date to meet someone you’ve just got to know through match.com, or need an idea for a romantic place to impress your new partner on your third date, Illinois is filled with locations that will help to enhance your romance and are perfect for mature singles.

Here are 10 of the most romantic places in Illinois hat are perfect for take your partner.



1. Acquaviva Winery

Romantic places in Illinois: Acquaviva Winery

A serenade to the senses, Illinois dating doesn’t get more romantic than this. Set in a beautiful countryside setting, the pastoral palace that is Acquaviva Winery is a taste of Italy in the heart of the Midwest. Together with your partner absorb the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy as you experience the ultimate wine tasting tour with their resident winemaker. Then have lunch in the bistro and enjoy authentic Italian food overlooking the magnificent vineyards.

2. Promontory Point

For some quality time together and deep conversation, take a stroll along the Lakefront Trail at Promontory Point - a man-made peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan. When you want to take a break, sit on one of the park benches placed all along the trail and enjoy the stunning views of the Chicago skyline in the background.

3. RM Champagne Saloon

Illinois singles dating at RM Champagne Saloon

A favorite with sophisticated Illinois singles, RM Champagne Saloon is the perfect venue for a first date.

Tucked away in a cobblestone alley, the emphasis is on Champagne together with a classic French bistro menu. Inside, the candle-lit room decorated with Moroccan lamps and antique mirrors lends an exotic and alluring atmosphere. Or when the weather is warm, you can enjoy the enchanted Parisian-style patio.

4. LaSalle Canal Boat Ride

Romantic Illinois dating on a LaSalle Canal boat

Take a journey back in time with your partner to life on the American frontier on a mule-pulled replica canal boat. The boat takes you on a relaxing and scenic journey along the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal on the same hand-dug waterway that the 19th century pioneers travelled. Depending on the weather you can sit on the open-air deck or enclosed cabin. What makes it even more atmospheric is that the guides are dressed as Canal Era crew and passengers.

5. Main Street Galena

Main St Galena: romantic places in Illinois

This historic main street with historic red brick buildings dates from the 19th century. Named by Fodor’s as one of America’s best main streets, it is one of the most romantic places in Illinois. Surrounded by picturesque hillsides, the curving main street with almost 100 storefronts is home to chic boutiques, restaurants and galleries. So you and your partner will be able to wander around for hours to discover and enjoy everything it has to offer.

6. The Art Institute of Chicago

Illinois dating at The Art Institute of Chicago

If culture is your thing, then take your beautiful date to see some magnificent art at the Art Institute of Chicago. No doubt, the visit will give you plenty to discuss and since there are different exhibitions throughout the year, there’s always something new to discover. Hopefully, you’ll also discover new and wonderful things about your partner in the process.

7. Garfield Park Conservatory

Illinois singles dating in Garfield Park

If your date loves gardening or botanics they’ll be in their element here with approximately 120,000 plants on display at Garfield Park Conservatory. Described as “landscape art under glass” it’s a veritable a tropical paradise. It’s the ideal place to visit on a dull, wintery day. Though if you’re with the partner of your dreams, the sun is probably shining in your heart already.

8. Mississippi Palisades State Park

Romantic places in Illinois: Palisades State Park

If you and your partner love the great outdoors, there are some great trails to hike near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple Rivers. Rich in American Indian history, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and touch the past as you follow in the footsteps of those who came this way before you.

Then, stop at one of the many picnic tables for a simple but intimate picnic together.

9. Everest Restaurant

Illinois dating: Everest Restaurant

For a dinner date in real style, you can’t beat Everest. This is Illinois dating at its finest. Situated on the 40th floor of the Chicago stock exchange, the view of Chicago is out of this world. As is the menu which features exquisite seasonal gourmet food and one of the greatest selections of French Alsace wines in the world.

10. Great River Road and My Just Desserts

Illinois dating at My Just Desserts

The ultimate romantic road trip. This scenic drive follows the curve of the Mississippi river. Travel through delightful little towns with beautiful views of the river and woodland views along the way.

Then take a break for lunch or tea at My Just Desserts. A delectable tea room that offers soups, salads and sandwiches. However, the real attraction here is their tasty desserts from a menu that changes daily.

You now know some of the most romantic destinations to take your date. However, if you’re still looking for someone to share the adventure and romance of Illinois with, visit OurTime​ now to find the love of your life.

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