10+ Things to Do in Chicago for Couples – Chicago Attractions for Adults

Chicago is one of our favorite cities for couples. It’s got everything from romantic adventures to exciting excursions, fine dining to fun snacks, and even great shopping.

无论您喜欢博物馆还是喜欢户外活动(坦率地说,介于两者之间的任何东西),芝加哥都能满足您的需求。

If you’re looking for things to do in Chicago for couples, check out our list of the top attractions and activities, including…

  • 360度芝加哥环形瞭望台
  • 建筑湖畔巡航
  • 谢德水族馆
  • 高桅文迪帆船
  • 芝加哥艺术博物馆
  • 菲尔德博物馆
  • Big Bus Chicago Tour
  • 和更多…

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Regular admission to a number of these attractions are included on the Go Chicago Card.

Choose as you go from dozens of Chicago activities and save up to 55% off combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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Observation Decks

360-Chicago-John-Hancock-Tower-2See the city from above at one of two fantastic observation decks: SkyDeck Chicago at Willis Tower or 360 CHICAGO at the John Hancock building.

Both offer amazing views of the city below, but each have unique strengths.

You can see parts of four different states at SkyDeck Chicago!  Or, if you prefer better views of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan, 360 CHICAGO and their exciting new TILT attraction is a good choice.

进入: SkyDeck Chicago admission and 360 CHICAGO admission are both included on the Go Chicago Card.

History & Natural History Museums

The-Field-Museum-2History fans, especially those with a taste for local history, will also get a lot out of a trip to Chicago. Visit the Chicago History Museum for a specific focus on the heritage and history of this marvelous city.

With its convenient location in the south part of Lincoln Park, the Chicago History Museum is also right near Old Town, a trend neighborhood with plenty of great food and drink options. We love Broken English (for tacos and margarita specials) or Old Town Pour House (for good apps and craft beer, plus sports tv).

Or, head to the Field Museum for a fascinating perspective on the natural history around the globe. Here you’ll find everything from SUE, the iconic T. Rex skeleton, to gorgeous gemstones of all varieties to Ancient Egyptian artifacts.

进入: Chicago History Museum admission and Field Museum admission are both included with the Go Chicago Card.

谢德水族馆

shedd-aquarium-chicago-museumsDo you both simply adore the sea? Then a visit to Shedd Aquarium is a must-do activity for almost any age. This world-class aquarium features hundreds of sea critters, great and small.

Encounter animals from fresh and saltwater, creatures who live near the water but are primarily terrestrial, and even seabirds.

From amusing penguins to intimidating sharks, you’ll find it all here. And with the Go Chicago Card, you’ll get priority entry!

进入: 谢德水族馆入场包含在Go Chicago Card中。

Amazing Architecture Excursions

Shoreline-Architectural-River-Cruise-2芝加哥以其不拘一格和创新的建筑构成而闻名 - 由Frank Lloyd Wright和Mies van der Rohe等人设计的标志性建筑。

如果你是一对喜欢艺术和建筑,或者一般的独特观光的夫妇,那么探索芝加哥的建筑场景对你来说是完美的。

One popular option is a tour of the Chicago River and the many beautiful and buildings visible from the water. This relaxing and informative cruise provides many opportunities for excellent photographs!

If you want to see more of the city’s architecture than can be seen from the shores of the Chicago River, then embark on a themed architecture walking tour run by the city’s more significant architectural organization.

进入: Chicago Architecture Boat Tour admission are both included on the Go Chicago Card.

随上随下大巴士芝加哥之旅

chicago-bus-tourIt can feel a little too touristy sometimes, but the trick to a good city tour is to find one that balances fun and information and convenience, all in one great package.

A hop-on hop-off Chicago bus tour is a great option here, as it provides the flexibility of boarding and disembarking wherever you please for maximum customizability.

See all the best sights of the city, from major landmarks like the Willis Tower and the Wrigley Building to top local attractions like the institutions at the Museum Campus and beyond.

进入: Hop On Hop Off Chicago Bus Tour admission is included on the Go Chicago Card.

密歇根湖游轮

高大的船刮风芝加哥If you are looking to get out on the water of Lake Michigan, we recommend taking a peaceful cruise offered by Shoreline Sightseeing — one of the best ways to see the city of Chicago.

这个经典的湖泊之旅展示了沿岸的主要景点 - 如海军码头和海滩 - 以及在湖上发现的野生海洋生物。

Another excellent option is Tall Ship WINDY – which is Chicago’s renowned 150-foot four-masted schooner. This is a unique chance to sail the waters of Lake Michigan aboard one of these historic vessels.

进入: 高船WINDY入场经典湖泊之旅入场都包含在Go Chicago Card中。

Top Art Museums

芝加哥艺术博物馆Artistic couples and friends will find much to love about Chicago’s museum scene.

The world famous Art Institute of Chicago is the ideal artsy attraction, and boasts unique and beautiful architecture of its own. From the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing to the classic original structure, you’ll find a wide selection of pieces from Chagall’s American Windows to Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Black Cross New Mexico.”

The smaller Museum of Contemporary Art is no less fascinating with its focus on living artists and the most recent developments. They have fun and funky rotating exhibits that feature everything from installation art to graphic art to sculpture.

另外,新的2018 - 一个装修和一个新的餐厅(优秀的Marisol)使这个热点。

进入: 芝加哥艺术学院录取入驻当代艺术博物馆 Go芝加哥卡都包括在内。

Bike Rides

chicago-bike-rental芝加哥是一个非常适合骑自行车的城市。从湖畔的许多小径和小径到遍布整个城市的巨型公园,有许多低压力的地方可以骑自行车。

If you’re a local or a real bike expert, you can even use a bike as transportation to get around the heart of the city itself.

So rent a couple of bikes and head off on your own outdoorsy adventure in lovely downtown Chicago!

进入: Bike and Roll Chicago bike rentals are included on the Go Chicago Card.

芝加哥剧院之旅

Go on a tour of the famous Chicago TheatreFor the artsy couples or friends, the iconic Chicago Theatre is a must-visit attraction. Take a tour of this historic theatre and go behind the scenes of one of the art world’s most stories venues.

美丽的法国巴洛克式建筑再次证明了芝加哥对美国设计和建筑历史的重要性。

此外,您还可以看到许多很多名人在这个舞台上亲笔签名的后台墙,以及历史照片展示。你甚至有机会走过舞台!

进入: 芝加哥剧院之旅入场包含在Go Chicago Card中。

Beautiful Urban Parks

作者:朱塞佩·米洛[CC BY 2 。 0 ],通过Wikimedia Commons

By Giuseppe Milo [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

One of the most stunning things about downtown Chicago is its selection of gorgeous parks.

From the culture-filled Millennium Park to the festival-friendly Grant Park to the tiny but darling Lurie Garden, there is a park to wander and photograph for hours. Don’t forget to stop by the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, aka, the Bean.

Or, venture further out of the city center into Lincoln Park, which boasts a zoo and several beaches. It’s a great place to explore, ride bikes, run, play frisbee, etc.

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

Image credit: Magnificent Mile Facebook page.

Image credit: Magnificent Mile Facebook page.

无论你是喜欢讨价还价还是其中一个都耐心地陪伴着另一个人,芝加哥都能找到很多购物场所。

壮丽大道(Magnificent Mile)是一个特别受欢迎的目的地,拥有从精英时装店到快速时尚的最爱。

Or, head to Water Tower Place Mall for an excellent selection on everything from LEGOs to loose tea. A stroll along either locale is also just great sightseeing.

You’ll also be able to find souvenirs and more at many of the top attractions, too — the Art Institute of Chicago in particular has a stellar gift shop.

独特的社区

There’s more to Chicago than just the Mag Mile. In fact, some of the city’s best dining options are found in outlying neighborhoods.

您可以尝试时尚的老城区,享用美味佳肴和有趣的酒吧,或在Wicker Park / Bucktown购物。

If you’re craving Italian, try Little Italy & University Village, or if you want to embrace Chicago’s Polish heritage, scope out Portage Park.

Another fun neighborhood with great food and drink is Ukrainian Village, featuring a fun brewery, a top sushi restaurant, and some wonderful indie shops.

Remember to Save on Admission

As you can see from this brief list of some of the most fun things to do in Chicago for couples during your vacation, there are plenty of adult-friendly attractions in Chicago that appeal to a diversity of interests.

Whether you’re into bike-riding the lakefront trails or want to examine the many Monet paintings at the Art Institute, you’ll find that perfect attraction here.

Remember, many of these great activities are included on the Go Chicago Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your vacation itinerary. Enjoy!

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