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5 Date Night Ideas to Try This Summer

5 Date Night Ideas to Try This Summer

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.

Coral EXP Core Relaxed TankExpress EXP Core Relaxed Tank

Spiral Bra

Athleta Spiral Bra

Inspire Tight II (Mesh)

Lululemon Inspire Tight II (Mesh)

Roshe One

Nike Roshe One


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.

Bobeau Off the Shoulder Top

Bobeau Off the Shoulder Top

Zara White Skinny Jeans

 Zara White Skinny Jeans

Dolce Vita Jasmyn Lace Up Sandals


Dolce Vita Jasmyn Lace Up Sandals


3. The Casual Drinks Date
In the mood to grab a few drinks? Take your date to one of these 10 best cocktail bars or try out one of this summer’s newest rooftop bars.


Plunge Front Jersey Romper

Topshop Plunge Front Jersey Romper

DVF Rimini Sandal

Diane von Furstenberg Rimini Ankle Wrap Sandal

Tassel Pouch

Loeffler Randall Tassel Pouch


4. The Dinner Date
Get to know your date by chatting over great meals at Balena or at one of the city’s hot new restaurants of the moment.

Silk Crop Top

Kendall + Kylie Silk Crop Top

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Floral Lace Pencil Skirt

Vince Camuto Floral Lace Pencil Skirt

Stuart Weitzman Livia Patent Leather Sandals

Stuart Weitzman Livia Patent Leather Sandals



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.

Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress

Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress

Nasty Gal Amira Denim Jacket

Nasty Gal Amira Denim Jacket

Chuck Taylor All Star Sneaker

Chuck Taylor All Star Classic Sneaker

Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch

Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch

Featured Image via Ryan Lane, Getty Images

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