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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 it's your first date or your 50th, the Pier has just what you’re looking for to make every special outing unforgettable.

A young couple take a selfie in the Crystal Gardens

Escape to a Tropical Paradise

Crystal Gardens: Enjoy a serene oasis that combines the beauty of the outdoors with the comfort of being inside. The six-story glass atrium contains more than 80 palm trees, twinkle lights and dancing leapfrog fountains. This spot will start or end your date off right.

Visitors point out the view from the Centennial Wheel

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!

A couple embrace outside the Shakespeare Theatre

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

A couple enjoy the sights from a quadcycle

Ride in Tandem

Bike and Roll Chicago: There are plenty of great options for couples at Navy Pier. While you plan your next stop, rent a tandem bike or Quadcycle to pedal the Pier together — a perfect way to take in the sights!

Couple takes photo with sunset on boat

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

A couple enjoy cocktails and a quick bite at Offshore

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, it's sure to be an amazing date. When the weather's warmer, be sure to catch the Aon Summer Fireworks on Wednesdays and Saturdays while sipping a cocktail or two!


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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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