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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    Architecture Fireworks Tours (Navy Pier)

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    Experiencing the architecture of the Windy City is a breeze (good one eh?) with Shoreline Sightseeing's 90-minute river tour. You'll travel all three branches of the Chicago River and leisurely view of more than 40 of the city's greatest architectural treasures. Knowledgeable guides will walk (or maybe float) you through the history of buildings like the Tribune Tower, the Trump Tower, the Wrigley Building, Marina City and more. You'll finish your tour with a spectacular fireworks display by the Navy Pier. Perfect for the architecture or history buff in your family!
    Architecture Fireworks Tours (Navy Pier)

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • See the Chicago's architectural landmarks on this relaxing river tour
    • Discover the Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building and more than 40 other sites
    • Learn the history of some of the most impressive buildings in the world
    • Cap your tour with a viewing of the Navy Pier fireworks display
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    26 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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    Tiki Pontoon

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    Chicago TikiBoat's Tiki Pontoon is the premiere party boat of the Chicagoland Area, and they want to take you out on Lake Michigan for some fun! The Tiki Pontoon is the original Chicago TikiBoat. It comes equipped with a sundeck, Bluetooth enabled stereo, complimentary grill with 3 bags of fuel, and even a waterslide! And of course, you'll also be provided with a cooler and ice for all the booze you'll bring to keep the party going. As if all that weren't enough, you'll also get to see some fantastic, unforgettable views of the famous Chicago Skyline, and even choose where you want to boat to end up. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and cut loose!
    Tiki Pontoon

    400 E Monrore St, Chicago

    • Head out to Lake Michigan on one of Chicago's premier party boats
    • Enjoy a fun ride in the sun and some incredible views of Chicago's skyline
    • Check out the sun deck, Bluetooth enabled stereo system, and waterslide
    • Party in style with all of your closest friends
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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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    Winemaking Class

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    How many times have you been to Napa Valley or Sonoma County? Forget about those long flights and expensive trips because now, you can learn to make your very own wine, locally. During this class, learn all about the winemaking process, from selecting the proper grapes, all the way to bottling and labeling. In the first of this two session class, you will discover various approaches and techniques to this art form, as well as create 24-28 bottles of your very own wine. Once your wine ferments, you'll return and fine tune your product by balancing, stabilizing, and adjusting the tannin and sugar levels of your vino. Finally bottle, cork, and label your final product so that it's ready to break out at your next party and impress all your guests. Stop for a second and smell the roses -- or grapes -- because the next world-famous vino could be right under your nose.
    Winemaking Class

    10033 S Western Ave, Chicago

    • Learn about the fine art of winemaking
    • Discuss winemaking approaches, bottling techniques, and what to look for when tasting wine
    • Practice making your very own Chardonnay or Cabernet to take home and enjoy
    • No experience necessary
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    Signature Scent Creation

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    What if you had your own signature scent... that wasn't considered B.O.? (ZING!) Oh, jeez. That was bad. Let's start over: Did you know that the art of smell comes in three notes, much like that of a musical chord? You'll learn this and many other interesting facts if you take this smell-worthy workshop! In this lushly scented class, you'll be guided through the nuances of creating a perfume. With the help of paper strips, you'll find your favorite scents while discovering compatible scents that speak to YOU. *Ah.* How refreshing!
    Signature Scent Creation

    2050 N Halsted St, Chicago

    • Create your own uniquely-crafted fragrance and then take it home with you!
    • Test a variety of scent combinations as you create one that speaks to you
    • Receive guided instruction through scent-making from an experienced perfumer
    • Get your smell game going strong!
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    The Railcar Escape game

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    It was just another normal day in the city. You rub the sleep out of your eyes as you struggle onto the train. Ugh, Mondays. All of the sudden -- the lights cut out and the train comes to a screeching halt! A screen flickers to life and a face appears. A crazed hacker has commandeered your train and has programed it to slam into the center of Chicago! You and your team members will have to use your wits to avert this catastrophe and save your own lives. You have 60 minutes to outsmart the hacker or you'll be blown to bits and the city of Chicago will be left with a gaping wound that may never heal. Good luck!.
    The Railcar Escape game

    1579 North Milwaukee Ave , Chicago

    • Prevent your train from hurtling into the center of Chicago killing all the passengers and innocent civilians in the process
    • You and your fellow passengers will have to work together to thwart an evil hackers plans
    • Use your brains and your creativity to find clues and solve puzzles
    • Immerse yourself in an exciting adventure and beat the hacker before your time runs out
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    15 positive reviews

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