Romantic Ideas for New Year's Eve in Chicago: Best Ways to Enjoy New Year's Eve with a Sweetheart in Chicago

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Love is in the air this New Year’s Eve in Chicago...and Chicago Traveler ( has released its list of best places kiss as the ball drops this New Year’s Eve in Chicago.

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Use this insightful guide to weigh options, with choices on the list ranked based on creativity, price, and level of romance.

With less than a month left of 2013, it’s time to start planning something special to ring in the New Year. Today, the event specialists at released the best ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve with a loved one this year. Celebrate the end of a wonderful 2013 - and the beginning of a happy 2014. Use this insightful guide to weigh the options, with choices on the list ranked based on creativity, price, and level of romance.

Romantic Dinner Cruises - $230 - $370 - Very Romantic
This year’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Champagne Dinner Cruise is the best way to cuddle up with a sweetheart and welcome in the New Year. Tickets are pricey, but the event is worth it. Tickets include a 4.5 hour cruise, Hor d’Oeuvres, plated dinner, champagne, open bar, and the best view of the midnight fireworks possible. Cruise departs from Navy Pier, and is highly anticipated each year as one of the best romantic things to do in Chicago for New Year’s Eve.

Limo Ride - Prices Vary - Close the partition so the driver can’t see - Very Romantic
New Year’s Eve is a night of indulgence before the world makes resolutions to be perfect, so go out with a bang this year and book a limo for the night. Enjoy the night without worrying about who’s driving. Booking a limo for the night is also a great idea for double daters, so grab some friends and enjoy a night out on the town before unrealistic promises are made to never indulge again.

Hotel Parties - Prices Vary - Medium Romance
Get intimate on the dance floor this year at one of Chicago’s hottest hotel parties. This is a great option for new couples that want to enjoy each other’s company but still party it up this New Year’s Eve. From NYE Soiree at the Hyatt to the Palmer House New Year’s Eve extravaganza, hotel parties are arguably the best way to party with a loved one this New Year’s Eve. For a list of best hotel parties to attend this year, check out this article.

Navy Pier Fireworks - Free! - Romantic
Say goodbye to 2013 this year watching fireworks explode over Navy Pier. Not only is this a quintessential Chicago New Year’s Eve activity, it’s a perfect opportunity to steal that first kiss of the New Year! The fireworks take place starting at midnight, so venture over to Navy Pier to watch the display.

See a Show - $55- $64 - Romantic
Laugh it up this New Year’s Eve at The Second City, Chicago’s most hilarious comedy club! Shows are going on at 7 pm and at 10 pm on New Year’s Eve, but we recommend the 10 pm showing, which includes a balloon drop and a champagne toast. The Second City boasts an incredibly fun time, and a great way to spend the evening with a sweetheart.

Horse Drawn Carriage - $45 - $180 - Very Romantic
If the weather is calm on New Year’s Eve celebrate with a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through the lit up streets of Chicago. Rides are priced for up to 4 people, so grab the one you love and enjoy the last night of 2013. Rides depart daily after 7 pm. Bring some blankets and cuddle up for a romantic ride around Chicago.

Romantic trip to Chicago - Priceless….

Here is a list of some of the hottest NYE parties in Chicago as of today -

New Year’s Eve is full of romance, so turn up the charm and welcome the New Year with the one you love. Happy New Year!

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