One of the most iconic cities in the world, the Windy City truly has something for everyone. Start your trip by visiting the Skydeck at Willis Tower to take in panoramic city views. Snap a few pictures with your loved one at the Cloud Gate, also known as the "Bean," and catch a Cubs game afterward. Then, take a stroll along the romantic Chicago Lakefront Trail, or if you're traveling in summer, go for a swim at North Avenue beach.
In the northwest of Illinois, this beautiful historic town is well-known for its breathtaking architecture. A lot of couples are drawn to Galena's rolling hills, verdant valleys, and peaceful atmosphere, which make the town an incredibly scenic Illinois romantic getaway destination. Spend your days picnicking on the picturesque hilltop meadows and exploring 19th-century architecture.
Springfield is the state capital of Illinois and is the birthplace of former President Abraham Lincoln. Besides the city orchestra, theatre, and ballet, many of Springfield's attractions are focused on Lincoln. If you and your partner are history buffs, you'll enjoy seeing the former president's home, tomb, museum, and more. For something completely different yet also historical, you can drive part of the iconic Route 66, stopping into retro-style diners.