Romantic getaways in Illinois
Full Guide 2022
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Nicknamed “the Prairie State,” Illinois is best known for Chicago, city of unique architectural styles, world-class dining scene, ocean-like Lake Michigan beachfront, and a plethora of museums.
Explore the land that Abraham Lincoln called home and discover its natural landscape marked by fertile land, forests, low hills and wetlands, visit quaint river towns and sprawling vineyards, and travel down the most historic highway, the scenic Route 66, an icon in American popular culture.
Best romantic getaways in Illinois
Harvey House Bed & Breakfast
The luxurious Harvey House Bed & Breakfast serves a wide variety of gourmet breakfast options served fresh everyday, a stunning lounge area equipped with a fireplace where guests are welcome to sitback and enjoy their romantic weekened.
Every room at this B&B boasts warm inviting decór, soft beds and fine linens, the bathrooms are lavishly furnished, with large walk in showers or baths.
Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Just a short walk away from Galena’s Historic District, Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast features a lush garden with an outside seating areawith a firepit.
Rooms at the mansion boast private patios, kitchenettes and large well lit bathrooms. Suites boast fireplaces, seating areas and hot tubs.
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Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown
The gorgeous Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown boasts a priviliged location in the central Chicago Loop area of the city, just a short walk away from the best dining and entertainment the city has to offer.
Rooms at the Royal Sonesta boast premium furnishings and equipment, with fine leather upholstery and hardwood floors, amenities vary from room to room, suites boast deep soaking tubs, seating areas and even cooking and dining areas.
Goldmoor Inn & Resort
The Goldmoor Inn & Resort looks more like a castle you’d see in a movie than a resort, with its stunning views of the surrounding forrest from its terrace, as well as the amount and quality of its amenities, it makes for a perfect destination couples looking for a romantic getaway in Illinois.
The Goldmoor Inn features an inhouse gourmet restaurant serving dinner and cocktails as well as a full service spa.
Every room at the Goldmoor boasts a hot tub, seating and dining area as well as a kitchenette.
London House Chicago
Located on the Chicago Loop, the lavish London House Chicago is perfectly situated for a couples weekend getaway.
The London House boasts a tri-level rooftop bar, as well as a inhouse restaurant, with a terrace overlooking the river serving a fresh take on regional cuisine.
While some of the rooms at the London House boast views of the skyline or the historic landmark district, every room is equipped with modern decór and beautiful stone finshed bathrooms.
Virgin Hotels Chicago
Just a short walk away from the Magnificent Mile, known for its incredible dining and entertainment establishments. This luxurious boutique hotel boasts a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city, as well as 5 onsite restaurants.
Each of the roosm are uniquely decorated with the intent of relaxing the guests, beautiful tiled walk in showers and plush beds are standard in every room.
The Palmer House Hilton
Boasting a swimming pool, a full service spa as well as an inhouse restaurant as well as a bar serving food and cocktails on the rooftop garden, the Palmer House Hilton is just a block away from Millenium Park, making it perfect for a romantic getaway in Illinois.
From the moment you walk into the historical lobby its obvious that the Palmer is the perfect hotel for couples.
Rooms at the Palmer house boast wood furniture and warm inviting decór, large wood furnished and stone finished bathrooms are standard, while suites boast fireplaces and seating areas.
Eurostars Magnificent Mile
The Eurostars is located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the trendy Magnificent Mile district, this boutique style hotel makes for the perfect honeymoon hotel in Illinois.
Rooms boast floor to ceiling windows, flooding rooms with light creating a cheery romantic atmosphere for guests to enjoy. Hardwood floors, fine linens as well as ample private bathrooms are standard. Suites boast seating areas.
The Peninsula Chicago
Located along the Magnificent Mile, the Peninsula Chicago boasts an Asian inspired full service spa, a half Olympic pool as well as two inhouse gourmet restaurants. The Peninsula is also famous for its afternoon tea, where they serve champagne and chocolate.
Rooms at the Peninsula boast gorgeous floor to ceiling windows that offer sweeping city views, plush soft beds with fine linens as well as large private bathrooms.
The Steamboat House
The bucolic Steamboat House is just a short away from Galena’s Historic District, it boasts a scenic garden that guests are free to enjoy.
Rooms at the Steamboat House boasts vintage decór, as well as hardwood floors and furniture, that accentuate the vintage feel of the house.
Every room at the Steamboat House is equipped with a seating area as well as a fireplace.
The Hotel Arista in Naperville is an excelent choice for romantic weekend getaway with your significant other, boasting both an inhouse restaurant, a dedicated brunch place, as well as a cocktail lounge. The Arista also features a full service spa.
Rooms at the Arista are modern and brightly decorated, private bathrooms come with either bath or showers, while suites include seating areas.
The Rose Chicago
The beautiful Rosemont based Rose Chicago Hotel offers its guests a wealth of amenities, such as an inhouse restaurant, an inhouse bar a shared rooftop lounge as well as a sun terrace.
Rooms at the Arista are simply yet elegantly decorated in modern fashion boasting soft comfortable beds and fine linens, with stunning bathrooms with large walk in shower areas.
Sonder at Grant Park
The stunning Chicago Loop based Sonder at Grant Park hotel boasts ample and open common areas abundantly decorated with draping indoor greenery hanging about.
The Sonder boasts an indoor swimming pool and an inhouse fitness center.
Every unit at the Sonder is equipped with floor to ceiling windows, giving guests a view of the skyline of the Windy City, seating and kitchen areas are standard.
Lowes Chicago Hotel
Lowes Hotel is a Chicago Icon, a perfect hotel for couples looking for a romantic getaway in Illinois.
It boasts an indoor swimming pool, an onsite gourmet restaurant, as well as a rooftop lounge with sweeping views of the city skyline.
Rooms at Lowes boast distinct Chicago inspired decoration, boasting luxury bedding and beautiful private bathrooms.Every room offers a city or lake view.
This boutique style hotel is located just a stone’s throw away from both Millenium and Grant Park, as well as boasting an inhouse fine dining restaurant, thus making the historical Blake Hotel a perfect choice for a romantic getaway in Illinois.
Rooms at the Hotel Blake feature expansive windows that offer guests sweeping views of the city. After a relaxing shower in the luxurious bathrooms guests can lay down on soft beds dressed in luxury beddings.
Romantic things to do in Illinois
Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in Illinois so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.
The Magnificent Mile
The upscale section of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue is known as The Magnificent Mile.
This vibrant, iconic street is Chicago’s premier commercial district, home to luxury fashion and designer stores, restaurants serving international cuisine, historic hotels, striking buildings, and many entertainment options.
The bustling district features famous landmarks, such as the historic Chicago Water Tower, the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building skyscraper and the 100-story John Hancock Center.
Chicago River Cruise
Chicago is world-famous for its abundance of unique buildings in a variety of architectural styles. Discover them from a different viewpoint on this architecture-focused river cruise.
See all the most important buildings, such as the Willis (Sears) Tower, the old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and more.
Six Flags Great America
Thrill-seekers will find this amusement park a perfect date destination! With over 100 rides, shows, and attractions divided into four themed areas, counting fifteen thrilling roller coasters. Six Flags Great America is next to the Hurricane Harbor Chicago water park.
Dare to ride the unique Goliat, one of the world’s tallest, fastest, and steepest wooden roller coasters.
Starved Rock State Park
Explore Starved Rock’s 13 miles of hiking trails featuring scenic views of the Illinois River, seasonal waterfalls during spring or after a heavy rain, and a beautiful landscape marked by amazing rock formations and rugged canyons.
The gorgeous scenery welcomes anglers, climbers, hikers, canoers, and skiers.
The park offers its visitors picnic areas, camp sites, and accommodations.
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Enjoy a calm and tranquil ambience at one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America. This 12-acre bucolic slice of paradise features koi ponds, stone paths, bridges, streams, and waterfalls.
Anderson Japanese Gardens feature an on-site restaurant and offer wellness opportunities, such as sound and gong bath, yoga and pilates, meditation, tai chi, and more.
Named to honor the US President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, this urban oasis stretches over more than 300 acres of parkland in the heart of downtown, by Lake Michigan.
Grant Park is home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions, such as Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Campus.
More romantic getaways close to Illinois
If you want to find more romantic hotels neart o Illinois, we recommend these locations below, so you can find the perfect accommodation for your next romantic getaway or vacation.
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