March 20, 2014 09:03 ET

Spring Romance in Chicago: Best Date Ideas for a Romantic Trip to the Windy City by

Spring Is Right Around the Corner, and That Means Romance Is in the Air; Enjoy the Most Romantic Things to Do in Chicago This Spring 2014

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 20, 2014) - Chicago is one of the most romantic cities to visit, and with spring coming up it's the perfect time to escape with a loved one and enjoy the romance of the Windy City. Today, (, a leading tourism site in Chicago, released a list of romantic date ideas to enjoy this spring 2014 while on vacation in Chicago. The list includes things to do, events, and even includes a romantic lodging tip to make the trip special.

"Everyone knows how romantic Chicago is," says Lindsey Skinner, editor of "And spring brings a whole new list of romantic things to do outside, so enjoy our list of top things to do spring 2014 to turn up the heat!"

Opening Day at Wrigley Field
Share a hot dog, and watch the Cubs ring in the new season on Friday, April 4. Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs is located at 1060 W Addison St, and tickets for opening day are on sale now. Can't make it to opening day? Bring the sweetheart to any Cubs game. Turn up the romance and book a limo to take you to the game in style.

Carriage Rides
There is no more romantic way to explore the Windy City than by horse drawn carriage. Enjoy the soon-to-be warm weather by heading to The Magnificent Mile (North Michigan Avenue) and leisurely exploring the city. Boarding and drop off for Noble Horse Carriages is at Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue. Rides are $35 per 1/2 hour, and can fit up to 4 people.

See a Show
Chicago is known for its incredible shows, so be sure to catch one of the upcoming shows. On April 8 join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at 2:30pm for the 2014 Chicago International Music Festival. Blue Man Group has shows everyday (excluding Mondays), and is on an open run with no set closing date. Blue Man Group is showing at Briar Street Theatre, located at 3133 N Halsted Street. For a list of other shows in Chicago visit

Helicopter Rides
Fly high above the iconic Chicago skyscrapers with your lovebird. Rotor Zen offers patrons awe-inspiring views from Chicago's greatest heights. The standard tour lasts 30 minutes, and costs $199.00 per person. Or rather, snuggle up with a sweetheart on a private tour for $499.00 for the both of you. Spring is one of the best times to see Chicago from the sky -- with the sun shining and the Chicago skyline towering into the sky.

Chicago Cruises
Nothing is more romantic that a couples cruise aboard one of Chicago finest cruise ships. Enjoy Odyssey Cruises and sip on tasty cocktails while cruising around Lake Michigan. We recommend treating your sweetheart to a dinner cruise, complete with complimentary champagne cocktail, upscale DJ entertainment, and comfortable rooftop lounge furniture. For a complete list of Chicago cruises visit

BONUS romantic lodging tip - Central Loop Hotel
For incredible lodging options located in the prime location of downtown Chicago try Central Loop Hotel. Located only a few blocks away from iconic Millennium park, Central Loop Hotel boasts not only an amazing (you guessed it, central) location, but also comfortable accommodations and all the necessary amenities. Enjoy free high-speed Internet, complimentary bottled water, same day dry cleaning, and a 24/7 concierge. Relax and enjoy all Chicago has to offer from one easy location at the Central Loop Hotel. Make it a long getaway and save -- book 7 nights or more and receive 15% the whole booking!

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