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Date Night Spots at Navy Pier

Navy Pier is not just a destination for fun and excitement; it’s also a must-visit spot for romance and your next date night! Whether you’re on your first date or your 50th, the Pier has just what you’re looking for to make every special outing unforgettable.

Escape to a Tropical Paradise 

Crystal Gardens: Enjoy a serene oasis that combines the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of the indoors as you and your date take in the lush scenery at Crystal Gardens. Featuring a six-story glass atrium, more than 80 live palm trees, twinkle lights and dancing leapfrog fountains, this spot will start or end your date off right.



Soar to New Heights

 Centennial Wheel: If you’ve ever felt like you’re walking on air when you’re with your partner, now you can experience the real thing! No dream date is complete without a ride on the treasured Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier. Share a date in the clouds nearly 200 feet in the sky and don’t forget to take a few photos at this photogenic spot!




Date Night at the Theatre 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Head over to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater for an exhilarating performance of “SIX,” a musical about the untold stories about the lives of the wives of Henry VIII. Instagram – Credit: @jfalanco







Capture New Memories 

Navy Pier Photo Booth by Innovative Foto: A photo strip from the Navy Pier Photo Booth by Innovative Foto is a special keepsake for you and your significant other to remember the fun times you had on your date at the Pier. The Navy Pier Photo Booth is located near Riva Crabhouse, a great dinner spot, too!






Ride in Tandem with your Number One 

Bike and Roll Chicago: As a couple, deciding how to spend your day at Navy Pier can be challenging with so many great options. Rent a tandem bike or Quadcycle for two from Bike and Roll Chicago and pedal down the Pier together for a festive activity.





Sail Away on a Cruise

Cruises: Relax on a Lake Michigan boat ride with Navy Pier’s impressive fleet of lunch, dinner, fireworks and sightseeing cruises. Treat your significant other to any of these magnificent ships with unparalleled views of the city, the skyline, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River to make some extra special memories. Instagram – Credit: @nckstagram






Raise the Roof (and your glass!) 

Offshore: To top off an amazing day at the Pier, visit Offshore, the largest rooftop venue in the world featuring a full service bar, world-class kitchen and several lavish gathering spaces for you and your special someone to toast to an amazing date. Be sure to catch the Aon Summer Fireworks on Wednesdays and Saturdays while sipping a cocktail or two!




No matter how you choose to spend date night at Navy Pier, all are welcome to celebrate being together and making memories.


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