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Navy Pier: Chicago's Top Date Night Destination

Watch the city lights dance on Chicago’s lakefront as you gaze into the eyes of your special someone at Navy Pier. Here are a few date night ideas!


Take Your Love to New Heights

Take a ride on Chicago’s treasured Centennial Wheel. With the skyline in full display, it is sure to make the perfect backdrop to the perfect date. Pro tip: stop by at sunset for a truly magical experience!

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Shop 'til You Drop

Nothing is better than being surprised with a token of love. Stop by the Best Gift Idea Ever to find customized photos of letters that form the name of a place special to you both, or get a caricature drawing from Art Now! to commemorate the occasion.

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Take a Stroll Along the Lakefront

Water has a way of making walks much more romantic! Hold hands and stroll down South Dock to enjoy the lakefront breeze before the seasons change- make sure to pick up a cup of joe from Starbucks or Frio Gelato and talk endlessly!! Instagram- Credit: @papayage 

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A Toast to Love!

Raise your glass to love! Top off an amazing date with a visit to Offshore, the largest rooftop venue in the US. Featuring a full-service bar, world-class kitchen and several lavish gathering spaces, it's sure to be the perfect way to end the night. Instagram- Credit: @thechicagogoodlife 

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About Navy Pier

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 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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