Date Ideas During COVID in Chicago

Couple wearing masks
Finding romantic date ideas during COVID can seem daunting at first, but with a little creativity and technological assistance, there are still fun things to do during quarantine. Treat yourself and your partner to a unique experience when you try these COVID date ideas in Chicago. 

Take a Walk Under the Stars 

Whether you prefer sparkling skyscrapers or stars, the sprawling Chicago landscape provides both pavement and sand for you and yours to explore. The Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail offer miles of scenic strolls, allowing you to take in both nature and architecture as a peaceful COVID date idea. Temperatures dropping? Not to worry. Cooler nights give you another reason to snuggle close. 

Plan a Picnic 

Chicago boasts many beautiful parks for al fresco dining that’s fun and socially distant. Pack up your favorite treats and spread out a blanket for you and yours, or consider ordering takeout to try some of Chicago’s most famous foods. A great spot to set up would be Millenium Park, where you’ll be able to stretch out and explore iconic attractions such as The Bean.  

Learn a New Skill

Many Chicago businesses and organizations are offering virtual versions of their services, making for a fun way to try something new with your partner. Together, you could learn how to:

  • Cook: The Chopping Block is a Chicago cooking school that’s whipped up an entire menu of online courses in everything from knife skills to cocktails. 
  • Garden: Learn how to cultivate succulents or start an herb garden with help from the experts at Chicago Botanical Gardens
  • Craft: Whether you’ve always wanted to learn how to paint or take the perfect picture, Lillstreet Art Studio has classes curated for your creative side.

As with all date ideas for COVID, be sure to check for updates to make sure offerings are still available. 

Plan Your Next Trip 

What could be more romantic than planning your next getaway? Sometimes the anticipation of what’s to come can be just as exciting as the trip itself, so why not dream together of all the places you want to see. Make a list of your top destinations, including all the attractions you’ll want to visit along the way. Where will you go? What new things will you explore? Planning ahead will give you something to look forward to once it’s safe to travel, and you’ll already have an itinerary ready to go! 

Add Skydeck to Your List of Date Ideas!

Skydeck is currently closed during COVID, but we can’t wait to host your next date night. At 1,353 feet above Chicago, we offer incredible views that you and your partner will never forget. 

Contact us for updates on reopening dates!