Fall Date Ideas in Chicago

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So you’ve lived in Chicago for a while, you’ve done all the touristy sites, restaurants and dates and you’re looking for more.
Well, if you’re willing to step a little outside of the bubble of Michigan Avenue, look no further.
Whether you’re dating, single, married, or you don’t want to talk about it, these Fall date ideas in the Windy City are perfect for a date or a group of friends and we can bet that there’s at least one thing on this list that even Chicago natives haven’t done yet.
Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee House:
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My preferred way to warm up in the Fall is with coffee. I mean, to be honest, I prefer coffee at any time in any season, but in Fall it is especially good. Ipsento Coffee House in Bucktown received 1st Place as America’s best coffeehouse by DaVinci Gourmet, so who better to give a Coffee 101 Class? The class is two hours and you learn to brew the perfect cup of coffee at home, the journey of a coffee bean, and all different types of flavors and roasts of coffee.
You get to drink plenty of coffee and they also provide snacks. The class is pricey at $80 but coffee aficionados will find it well worth it – and if you act quickly, there is currently a Groupon for the class offered for $39! If you miss out this time, the Groupons for the course are offered occasionally and you might see this great deal again.

Judy Istock Butterfly Haven:

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Imagine being in a room that is completely made of windows, with vines, a waterfall, a path with benches, and thousands of butterflies.
The butterfly haven is located in the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and for the cheap $9 admission, the butterfly haven alone is worth the price. They will land on your shoulders and head and make you feel like you’re in a fairytale.
Brown Elephant Resale Shop:
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This 1920s theater (the Calo Theater) in Andersonville is beautiful. It once showed movies and live music but is now home to (arguably) the coolest resale shop in Chicago. Proceeds benefit AIDS research and providing medical services within the gay community and the items here are higher-quality than a lot of resale shops in the city.
If you’re not into resale shopping, grab a cup of coffee on your way, there are plenty of old books and magazines and some comfortable couches.
Critical Mass Chicago:
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One time I was walking my dog down LaSalle and thousands of people on bikes passed me all yelling out, “Happy Friday!” it was the strangest, coolest most random encounter ever, and I loved it. So I did some research and found Critical Mass. Critical Mass is a bike ride that takes place on the last Friday of every month. Why? The website explains that the right to assemble is guaranteed by the Constitution and although the bike ride as no political agenda, it helps remind us of that right and also is there to bring people together.
It’s open to anyone and everyone and is made up of people of all types. When you participate you are one of thousands and it is quite exciting to have all the eyes of the city on you as you wish them a “Happy Friday!” The next Critical Mass ride takes place on Friday September 27th at 5:30pm and starts at the Daley Plaza at Dearborn & Washington. If you don’t have a bike, don’t fret! Just read our blog on the new Divvy bikes!!
If you haven’t already take a look at our past blog all about Divvy!

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