Whether you’re in a casual or long term relationship you’ve had that moment: it’s the middle of the week, you and your significant other have barely had quality time with each other and the weekend is just around the corner, you don’t have any weddings to attend but no clue what to do. With #Summertimechi finally here, a summer date night might be just the thing you need to enjoy the season and reconnect. Let’s be honest, you didn’t suffer through the polar vortex and frigid winters just to stay indoors.
Meeting up with your latest Bumble or Raya match? Looking to have a special night out with your one and only or looking to spice things up with your we’ve been together for some time now significant other? These five date night ideas are perfect way to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer this summer. For the ladies, not sure what to wear for the occasion? We have outfit inspiration from workout date to drinks at the bar and you can shop the looks below.
1. The Workout Date
If you and your date are fitness buffs, a workout class can make for a fun date you’ll both enjoy. Sign up for a SoulCycle or indoor rowing class or head to Millennium Park for the free summer workout series.
2. The Outdoor Date
Put a summer twist on the timeless dinner-and-a-movie date by packing a picnic (or picking up your favorite takeout) and heading to an outdoor movie in the park. Some of the upcoming films include Inside Out, Star Wars, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Soul Food and Thelma & Louise.
5. The Sunday Brunch Date
One of the best ways to round out the weekend is indulging in Sunday brunch. Take your date to a favorite brunch spot like Mortar & Pestle in Lakeview, Little Goat in West Loop or Nana in Bridgeport. If those aren’t up your alley try out some of the latest additions to Chicago’s brunch scene, like Smack Shack.
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