Be honest with me – when was the last time you and your partner had a night out, just the two of you? Or perhaps you’re single and mingling and tired of boring, repetitive dates at the same old bar or restaurant? Either way, now is the perfect time to plan a night out for just you and your special someone. Stuck in a routine and need a little inspiration? Here are some of my favorite Naperville activities for couples.
Naperville Riverwalk, Naperville, IL 60540
The Naperville Riverwalk has been acknowledged as “one of the most beautiful places in the Midwest.” This award-winning riverfront park features romantic touches like covered bridges, fountains, and unique shepherd’s crook lights that line the walkways. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic picnic, a hand-in-hand stroll, or even a paddle boat excursion on the lovely DuPage River. It’s the perfect spot for a date full of conversation and great company.
21 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
If you’re the kind of people who enjoy an adult beverage or two (or three…no one’s judging), then Tasting deVine Cellars is a great Naperville activity for an evening out as a couple. Sip on their house wines or try a local craft beer or liquor to get the conversation flowing. Pair your drink with a charcuterie board or a chocolate pairing for a playfully indulgent evening.
Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
Sometimes, a fun night on the town calls for a main event, like catching a show! Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, part of North Central College right here in Naperville, is always hosting world-class entertainment. Whether it’s a concert (jazz, rock, or classical!), a theatrical performance, or even a comedy show, North Central is a great highlight for a night out with your sweetheart.
500 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
For all of my parents out there: Who doesn’t love a great family beach day? But sometimes, the real treat comes from a Naperville beach day as a couple without having to think about kids and all of the activities and stuff that comes along with them. Try planning a beach day date just for you and your honey! Centennial Beach is a great historic spot in Naperville with lots of sand, space for picnicking (or picking up a snack at the Grille), and even beachside and paddleboard yoga!
352 South Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540
Hollywood Palms Cinema is the ultimate Naperville movie-going activity and experience for couples. Take in a movie on a huge screen with state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment while lying back in your own comfortable recliner. Getting hungry? You can order from a full menu of snacks and entrees that will be delivered right to your seat! Their highly stylized theaters are fun and imaginative, setting the scene for a movie night of true relaxation and indulgence.
1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
Cantigny Park was once the home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune; today, all 500 acres of the estate serve as a beautiful park. Get some fresh air with your partner while wandering through the meticulously landscaped gardens, exploring the onsite military history museum, or hiking through the nearly 3 miles of trails.
Treat yourself to a night of trying something new with one of these great Naperville activities for couples! Broaden your mind and dare to step out of your routine; I promise that, in and of itself, it will make for a wonderful mini-getaway!
Do you know what would make these couples activities even better? A photo session! I love capturing family experiences and adventures. But I also understand how important these memories become later. So, let’s chat about your family’s next photography outing.