5 DIY Date Ideas to Build the Perfect Date Night

August 21, 2017

It is 2017, the year of change. Stray away from the normality of movie and dinner nights, and the ever classic Netflix and Chill. You can build the perfect date night with these great DIY date ideas.

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    Trapped in A Room with a Zombie II: Still Hungry

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    Calling all Walking Dead fanatics! It's time to put your zombie apocalypse skills to the ultimate test. Dare to attempt this Room Escape Adventure, a real time, interactive theater production that places you right in the center of all the action. Trapped inside a room with a team of 12, you must rely on your wits, your teammates, and your ability to communicate with each other to discover all the clues scattered throughout the room and use them to escape. Better work quickly though, as you only have 60 minutes to escape...or else. Or else what? Or else the zombie gets you. Bring your A-game, as the zombie's chain is loosened a foot every five minutes. Your pride isn't the only thing on the line here...better hustle!
    Trapped in A Room with a Zombie II: Still Hungry

    410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

    • Use your wits, gather clues, and solve puzzles to escape a locked room in 60 minutes or less
    • Feel the adrenaline as if you were in Fear Factor, Survivor, or The Amazing Race
    • Create amazing memories and strengthen your communication and team-working skills
    • Learn practical skills to survive a zombie apocalypse, should one ever happen (you can NEVER be too safe)
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    33 positive reviews
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    Trapped in a Room with A Zombie

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    So you think you're smarter than a brain-dead zombie? Well, here's your ultimate chance to prove it. You'll enjoy this Room Escape Adventure, a live interactive theater production/team building activity, that places you right in the center of all the action. Trapped inside a room with a team of 12, you must rely on your wits, your teammates, and your ability to communicate with each other in order to escape in 60 minutes or less, or else. Or else what? Or else the zombie gets you. Bring your A-game, as the zombie's chain is loosened a foot every five minutes... And he's hungry for one thing only: BRAAAAAIIINS.
    Trapped in a Room with A Zombie

    410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

    • Prepare for interactive theater at its finest! Use your wits to gather clues and solve puzzles in order to escape a locked room in 60 minutes or less
    • Get a taste of what it would be like to be on reality TV shows likes Fear Factor, Minute To Win It, Survivor & The Amazing Race
    • Create amazing memories and strengthen your communication and team-working skills
    • Practice survival techniques for the zombie apocalypse
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    33 positive reviews
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    Bye Bye Liver (Live Show)

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    Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago--alcohol! Whether it's the girl that should never, ever drink liquor, or that one guy that confuses courage with shots of Jameson, we've all known them or been them. This is the hilarious romp that satirizes all of those fun times and f*ck ups you've had when you've had just one too many. Interspersed with hilarious, interactive social games, you'll laugh until you cry at Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play.
    Bye Bye Liver (Live Show)

    3914 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a live sketch-comedy show based around alcohol
    • Laugh at the hilarious sketches that satirizes those fun/"fun" times involving drinking
    • Play interactive social games and laugh until you cry
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    21 positive reviews
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    Earn Your Wings in Naperville

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    Have you always wanted to feel the thrill of free falling without having to, well, jump out of an airplane?! What if you could feel the adrenaline rush of skydiving MINUS your totally understandable fear of heights? Well, here's your chance! iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility that creates true free fall conditions. You'll float inside iFLY's 1,000 hp vertical wind tunnel -- with absolutely NOTHING attaching you to planet earth. And with the Earn Your Wings package, you'll get the ultimate beginner-level package for a great introduction to indoor skydiving: 2 unforgettable one-minute flights, plus hands-on assistance and a comprehensive training session from your personal flight instructor. You'll even get to take home a personalized flight certificate to show off to your friends. This is one indoor aerial experience you don't want to miss! Note: The total duration of the activity is 2 hours, which includes 1 hour of training. Includes use of all the flight gear. If you have had a prior shoulder dislocation, back, or neck problems or if you are pregnant, you should not fly. Those less than 6 feet tall must weigh less than 230 pounds, and those over 6 feet must weigh less than 250 pounds. Flyers can be as young as 3 years of age; there is no upper age limit. Participants under 18 years must have parent or legal guardian present to sign Release of Liability.
    Earn Your Wings in Naperville

    1752 Freedom Dr, Naperville

    • Experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane
    • Benefit from the ultimate beginner's package, with everything you need to have a great first flight
    • Feel safe and prepared with hands-on assistance from your personal flight instructor
    • Channel your inner super hero as you float in iFLY Chicago's 1,000 hp vertical wind tunnel
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    9 positive reviews
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    Pizza & Beer Tour

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    Pizza and beer -- can the world get any better? Wait, it can. Chicago deep dish and beer! On this Chicago pizza-tasting tour, visit four local pizzerias to try the Windy City's famous pizza, and pair it with a cold beer or glass of fine wine. Relax and mingle with the locals as you indulge in the city's famous pizza. Your tour will include four famous pizzerias: Flo and Santos with their original Polish Pizza; Sono Wood Fired and their intense toasty and lightly charred flavors and fresh ingredients; Coalfire, whose signature coal oven delivers an American spin on the classic Neapolitan-style pizza; and to top it off, classic Chicago deep-dish pizza at Pizano's Pizza and Pasta. The best part, in between stops, have some fun with the onboard karaoke machine. Who's singing some Foreigner? Note: You must be 21 years old to attend the tour.
    Pizza & Beer Tour

    1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a food adventure as you visit four local pizzerias, try famous Chicago pizza, and relax over cold beer or fine wine
    • Relax and mingle with locals as you enjoy some famous slices
    • Enjoy a ride on a mini-coach bus, while using the onboard karaoke machine
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    13 positive reviews
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    Earn Your Wings (Rosemont)

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    Have you always wanted to feel the thrill of free falling without having to-well, jump out of an airplane?! What if you could feel the adrenaline rush of skydiving MINUS your totally understandable fear of heights? Well, here's your chance! iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility that creates true free fall conditions. You'll float inside iFLY's 1,000 hp vertical wind tunnel -- with absolutely NOTHING attaching you to planet earth. And with the Earn Your Wings package, you'll get the ultimate beginner-level package for a great introduction to indoor skydiving: 2 unforgettable one-minute flights, plus hands-on assistance and a comprehensive training session from your personal flight instructor. You'll even get to take home a personalized flight certificate to show off to your friends. This is one indoor aerial experience you don't want to miss! Note: The total duration of the activity is 2 hours, which includes 1 hour of training. Includes use of all the flight gear. If you have had a prior shoulder dislocation, back, or neck problems or if you are pregnant, you should not fly. Those less than 6 feet tall must weigh less than 230 pounds, and those over 6 feet must weigh less than 250 pounds. Flyers can be as young as 3 years of age; there is no upper age limit. Participants under 18 years must have parent or legal guardian present to sign Release of Liability.
    Earn Your Wings (Rosemont)

    5520 Park Pl, Rosemont

    • Experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane
    • Benefit from the ultimate beginner's package, with everything you need to have a great first flight
    • Feel safe and prepared with hands-on assistance from your personal flight instructor
    • Channel your inner super hero as you float in iFLY Chicago's 1,000 hp vertical wind tunnel
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    10 positive reviews
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    The Prison: Room Escape

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    Contain yourself. You're about to be contained. Stuck in a fictional prison for a fictional crime you're pretending you didn't commit, the choice is clear: bust out or spend the rest of your fictional life locked behind imaginary bars. It may all be a game, but the suspense and sense of urgency are all too real in this gripping escape-room event. It's you against a maximum-security prison. Using the cover of a tumultuous riot, you've got to scour your surroundings, build your plan of escape, and put it into effect. But as any film buff knows, busting out of the Big House is rarely a one-brain deal. Assemble your smartest friends to play along with you and up your odds of success! But work fast, because you've only got sixty minutes before the riots are quelled. Beat the clock, or do the time!
    The Prison: Room Escape

    47 W Polk St, Chicago

    • Immerse yourself in an escape-room game based on a daring prison escape
    • See how far your observational and critical-thinking skills will take you
    • Bring your friends to increase your odds of busting out before your 60 minutes are up
    • Spark your imagination and thrill your inner child with a nail-biting escape from reality
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    42 positive reviews
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    Sunset Dinner Cruise

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    What does a night out in Chicago need? Dinner? Dancing? Maybe a glimpse of the city's charm and beauty? Have it all on this Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise. Aboard a three-hour luxury cruise on Lake Michigan, you'll encounter attractions such as Navy Pier and Soldier Field as you dine on a lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet! See spectacular views of the city skyline, while being entertained by a singing ship staff and a live DJ spinning your favorite songs. The sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet is complete with everything to keep your stomach satisfied. As you enjoy your meal in the elegant setting of the ship's dining room, you'll be entertained by the colorful characters of the ship's cabaret. Let the city enchant you with a wonderful night out!
    Sunset Dinner Cruise

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • See spectacular views of the Chicago skyline aboard a luxury cruise on Lake Michigan
    • Encounter attractions like Navy Pier and Soldier Field
    • Be treated to a sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet, complete with a carving station
    • Enjoy the entertainment of a live DJ
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    19 positive reviews
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    Pizza & Cocktails Tour

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    Sometimes when you're in Chicago, a pizza tour isn't a party until you throw in adult beverages. The Pizza & Cocktails Tour combines the best of Chicago... Pizza & Wine/Beer! Start off in the neighborhoods with the locals and some of the best pizza, paired with cocktails and fun. The tour includes a full slice of pizza and a wine or beer at each stop. Red wine, white wine, or maybe even a microbrew... whatever your preference for pairing with each unique style of pizza is fair game. You'll get dinner and drinks at three of the best local pizzerias, as well as transportation, provided via Dough Force One. Now, who's ready for some fun?!
    Pizza & Cocktails Tour

    226 S Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Tour Chicago through its neighborhoods, uncovering the best pizza available
    • Pair each delicious slice with a cocktail and a bit of fun
    • Enjoy dinner and drinks at three of the best local pizzerias
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    6 positive reviews
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    Historic Chicago Bar Tour

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    On this pub crawl with an educational twist, you'll explore Chicago's entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, vices, and social clubs. You will interact with historic photos and videos on shared iPads and visit historic buildings for three drink stops. On this walking tour of Chicago, visit some magnificent lobbies and really engage with beautiful historic architecture. Historic photos and video clips are presented on shared iPads along with expert tour guide commentary.
    Historic Chicago Bar Tour

    435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Join a historic pub crawl with an educational twist as you enjoy delicious beverages
    • Explore Chicago's entertainment history and observe storied architecture
    • Learn about local prohibition, jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs
    • Interact with Chicago in one of the most unique ways imaginable
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    18 positive reviews

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