Now through the summer, we’ll be coming out with a series of road trip ideas with different themes. We’ll start it out hot and heavy with (queue the Barry White)…
The Road Trip to Romance
The Road Trip to Romance spans three busy cities and 200 miles. From theatrical performances, to carriage rides on the town to gorgeous wineries, this road trip makes for a series of memorable dates.
Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace
Drury Lane is one of the top venues in Chicagoland to catch live theatre. Shows are affordably priced and parking is free.
Where to stay: Oakbrook Terrace Hilton Suites
Where to eat: Redstone American Grill
Miles to/from Chicago: 25
Minutes to/from Chicago: 45
A reasonably quick trip down I-290 and you’ll arrive at the next romantic activity:
Magnificent Mile Carriage Ride, Chicago
Carriage rides are a unique way to tour Chicago and make for a perfect way to spend a mild summer evening.
Where to stay: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Where to eat: Geja’s Cafe
Miles to/from Oakbrook Terrace: 25
Minutes to/from Oakbrook Terrace: 45
Miles to/from Galena: 165
Minutes to/from Galena: 180
Three hours down I-90 and US-20 will take you to one of Illinois’ most romantic cities – Galena.
Galena Cellar Vineyard & Winery
Acres upon acres of rolling farmland are reasons Galena Cellars is a must-stop location for a romantic road trip. The others: 40 award-winning, nationally recognized varieties of wine right at your finger tips.
Where to stay: Galena Cellars Guest House
Where to eat: Fritz & Frites
Miles to/from Chicago: 165
Minutes to/from Chicago: 180
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the Road Trip to Romance. So, what do you think? What are some of your favorite romantic date spots?