Experience romance in the Windy City. Courtyard Chicago Magnificent Mile offers a premier lodging destinations for a romantic Chicago getaway.
Discover Romance in The Windy City
There is nothing quite as romantic a spending a long weekend in the Windy City with your love. From the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan to the beautiful city lights at night, Chicago is romantic on its own, but the wide range of available activities add even more to the experience.
The Magnificent Mile
Known as one of the greatest avenues in the world, The Magnificent Mile is the span of 13 blocks on North Michigan Avenue between Oak Street and the Chicago River. You could spend hours simply wandering up one side and down the other, admiring the architecture and checking out the hundreds of shops, but you’d still find something unique that you missed on your last pass. Live theater, live music and a wide range of exhibits add to the entertainment of the unique avenue. Simply stroll along and see where the road takes you.
Once called the John Hancock Observation Tower, 360 Chicago is located on the 94th floor of John Hancock Center and is the most popular way to get unobstructed views of the city. From 1,000 feet above the city, you will be able to enter the moving observatory and see the city from every perspective. During the span of the observation tour, you will learn about the nine cultural neighborhoods of Chicago, including what they represent and their history within the community.
Millennium Park is another beautiful place to relax, take a long walk and talk with your loved one until you both happen upon something that interests you. Situated in the Chicago Loop, the park is open all year and is home to a wide variety of activities.
Public art and activities
Architecture and landscape design
Converts and exhibits
During the summer, you will find the park showing movies and hosting live concerts. Don’t forget to check out Lurie Garden, known as a five-acre urban sanctuary, or to stop and make faces in the Cloud Gate, sometimes affectionately called “The Bean.”
Lincoln Park Zoo
In operation for nearly 150 years, Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is 35 acres of beautiful landscapes and gorgeous animals, including The Great Ape House, known as one of the best in the world. The Lincoln Park zoo is open daily and is completely free, so make an entire day of it. Don’t forget to stop by and see their latest addition, a baby camel named Alexander Camelton.
Copper Fox Gastropub
After a long day of taking in Chicago, you’ll probably be ravenous. Treat your loved one to a filling meal at Copper Fox Gastropub located inside the Courtyard Marriott on The Magnificent Mile. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you will be able to enjoy a relaxing, casual meal nearly any time the urge hits. Stick to the basics like a Caesar salad or a sandwich, or explore your options by choosing Diver Scallops with orange, white balsamic vinaigrette and shaved fennel. Vegetarian options are available.
Where to Stay
Courtyard Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile Marriott’s rooms and suites, complete with relaxing bath products and soft, comfortable linens, are the perfect place to spend your evenings during your romantic getaway. Lounge around and watch a movie together on the large TV and go for a dip in the indoor pool, or simply order room service and stay in.