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Unique Daytime Date Ideas Across The Chicago Suburbs

Often a daytime date is the best choice for a couple that is short on time or looking to avoid crowded spaces during traditional date night hours. That’s exactly what my husband and I do when an evening date just won’t do. You may have found this article after reading some of our other posts about making date night a priority with your husband, wife, or significant other.

No doubt, you’re looking for some ideas, so without having you read along any further here goes.

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Classes At Sur La Table - Naperville, Northbrook, Skokie

If cooking classes are something that you’ve been wanting to try then Sur La Table is a great day date idea. In my opinion cooking classes are ALWAYS a good idea, so my husband has surprised me with classes a few times. I think that the way Sur La Table does them is great for couples, the classes are kept pretty intimate so you get plenty of hands on time and attention from the instructor.

Cantigny Park - Wheaton

If you or your spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend are into nature or photography then you’ll want to visit Cantigny Park or Cantigny Golf. It’s a great daytime date idea whether you have tons of time to spend there or just a couple of hours. Be sure to visit the onsite restaurant and coffee shop too.

TIP: Check their website before visiting.

Lynfred Winery - Roselle

A midday wine tasting can be really fun. It’s a little something different for a couple to enjoy when they only have a tiny bit of time during the day to spend with each other before getting back to their daily demands. This is one of my absolute favorite quick dates to have. 


TIP: Book a quick winery tour, the price is reasonable and you will love the family story behind the Lynfred Winery. 

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Arts & Crafts by Mucci World - Tinley Park

For artsy types or those just looking for something a little bit different to do, Go Paint Something! Mucci World has plenty of crafts and painting projects to choose from. Locals love to talk about how amazing their customer service is too.

Frank Lloyd Wright Tours - Oak Park

One of the most famous architecture tours ever is of the Frank Lloyd Wright sites in Oak Park and Chicago. Specifically, I love the Oak Park combination tours and the  home & studio tour. I was allowed to take photos and we got to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright. Definitely a must visit and it was just a little longer than 2 hours.

TIP: Check first to make sure the tour you want is available, they are sometimes closed for preservation and cleaning. 

Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe

If you have a plant lover in your life with a passion for education then this would be the perfect rendezvous for a daytime date to remember. There are plenty of lush gardens to enjoy, along with informative classes, events and exhibitions.

Parents Night Out and Staycations are A must too!

My husband and I have enjoyed visiting all of these places over the years and I hope that you will too. Recently we also got the grandparents to keep the kiddos while we did a weekend staycation in Oak Brook, you can read more about it here. It’s a must, when and if time permits. As busy, working parents we don’t date as often as we’d like, so every outing is super special.

Have an idea you’d like to see added to this list? Reach out on Facebook and you just may see it in an upcoming article.  🙂