Chicago O'Hare for Couples
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Rosemont boasts a serious slew of shopping, dining, and recreation options. While lots of its establishments are chains, it's possible to find more personal experiences here. On the other hand, sometimes it's good to go large. Just come hungry: It's a big-appetite kind of town.
5460 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
Fill up on all the meat you can eat at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse. Located near O’Hare Airport, the restaurant serves 16 cuts of fire-roasted meats, including the signature picanha top sirloin and filet mignon. Gaucho chefs carve all of...
5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, USA
Ever dreamed of driving a true luxury vehicle or an exotic car? If so, Imagine Lifestyles can make your dreams come true. Specializing in all things elegant and glamorous that possess four wheels and thousands of horsepower, their incredible fleet...
10225 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
I'll just start by listing the amenities of the Rosemont Fitness Center, and then you can draw your own conclusions. The RFC has (get ready), a running track, free weights, a basketball court, aquatic classes, spinning, yoga, pilates, a lap pool,...
130 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068, USA
When you hear "suburbs," you don't necessarily think "sushi." If you happen to be in the 'burbs of Chicago, though, BluFish Sushi Bistro is a great destination where you can really get your sushi on, and it's a pretty trendy spot. The restaurant's...
1591 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA
Mai tais, zombies, pina coladas, rum runners, and many other fruity but potent libations are on the menu at this tropical getaway. Soak up the booze with some taro chips, or just sit back and watch the twice-weekly Echoes of Polynesia show, which...
10225 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
Though it’s located inside the Rosemont Health and Fitness club, you don’t have to be a gym member to visit this small, friendly spa. The citrus-sugar body scrub will leave you feeling smooth and sweet, while the airbrush spray tanning treatment...
3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA
Located in the Rivers Casino, this restaurant may have an unusual name (yes, those are sautéed frog legs on the appetizer menu), but it’s essentially a steakhouse, with enough filet mignons, sirloins, and porterhouses to fuel even the longest...
5464 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
Yes, it’s another classic steakhouse; Rosemont’s got enough to keep an army of carnivores happy. Surrender to the major meat-and-spuds vibe with a T-bone or London broil, accompanied by a twice-baked potato, and a lot of waistband-adjusting. The...
10290 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
For late-night, Euro-style clubbing, head to Enigma, a sleek, throbbing cocktail lounge and dance bar where the real groove doesn’t get going until midnight. Special events include anything from go-go or belly dancers to mechanical bull-riding...
1015 Howard Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA
A walking path, golf course, fishing pier, paddleboat rentals, and volleyball courts ensure that everyone gets to experience nature in their favorite way at this 76-acre park. In the summertime, listen to one of the frequent live concerts while...
9765 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
It can be hard to find an ethnic-food fix in the ‘burbs, but Maharaja steps up with an extensive menu of North and South Indian specialties. The lunchtime buffet makes it easy (and quick) to fill up on tandoori chicken, palak paneer, chana masala,...
9701 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
The movie-going experience goes upscale at this enormous cineplex. Reserved seats, about a dozen screens, free popcorn refills, free parking, and a VIP area with a full bar turn even the silliest summer flick into a date-night-worthy event—...
6032 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60634, USA
Don’t let the Chicago street address fool you; this neighborhood coffee shop lies just a few miles from Rosemont’s borders. Friendly service, free wi-fi, and locally sourced pastries make it easy to hang out here for longer than you meant to. Try...
606 Devon Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068, USA
Forget Me Knot is home to a nicely curated, constantly changing collection of fashion and vintage finds from the area. The shop was started by three friends, who have tied together shopping and events (you can book Forget Me Knot for a party) in...
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