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St. Charles, IL Romantic Getaway Itinerary

Checking in just for two? St. Charles is the perfect place for you and your significant other to get away. There are plenty of activities that you can do together that will help you feel closer to your partner than ever.

Day 1

Breakfast at Syrup and a Explore Mt. St. Mary Park

Photo #1 Courtesy of Syrup, Photo #2 Courtesy of Brigette Burgman of Nomadic Soul Photography

Wake up feeling refreshed after a romantic stay at the historic waterfront Hotel Baker. Start your day early by taking a stroll with your significant other around Mt. St. Mary Park and appreciate the numerous sculptures scattered throughout. After your walk, head to Syrup for a delightful breakfast and savor a wide range of dishes including benedicts, crepes, omelets, and more.

Shopping and Lunch at Townhouse Books & Cafe

Photo #1 Courtesy of Double Take Consignment, Photo #2 Courtesy of Townhouse Books & Cafe

Vacations are a great opportunity to do some shopping. St. Charles has many antique and consignment shops to explore such as Circa Vintage Gallery, Double Take Consignment, or SG Too. You'll have a great time seeing what treasures you can find! Next, grab a bite at Townhouse Books and Cafe, and taste the fresh flavors of their sandwiches and their made-from-scratch soups.

Entertainment at Moonlight Theatre and Dinner at Shakou

Photo #1 Courtesy of Brigette Burgman of Nomadic Soul Photography, Photo #2 Courtesy of Shakou

That evening, experience first-class entertainment at Moonlight Theatre. They frequently put on excellent music concerts, hilarious comedy shows, and riveting theatre performances. For dinner, Shakou is a great place to go to enjoy award-winning sushi and other Asian cuisine inside their stylish dining area.

Day 2

Breakfast at Arcedium Coffeehouse and Admire Art at 116 Gallery

Photo #2 Courtesy of Brigette Burgman of Nomadic Soul Photography

The next morning, stop by Arcedium Coffeehouse for a cup of their freshly roasted, organic coffee and a decadent baked treat. Then, stay downtown and visit the 116 Gallery - the premier independent gallery in the western suburbs and admire the works of Chicago-based, national, and international artists.

Ride a Paddlewheel Riverboat and Lunch at Mio Modo

Photos Courtesy of Brigette Burgman of Nomadic Soul Photography

Take a midday boat ride and cruise the Fox River on a Paddlewheel Riverboat. Enjoy the scenic beauty and learn about the history of the area. Once you're back on land, have a romantic lunch at Mio Modo and taste the flavors of old-school Italian recipes as well as twists on classic dishes.

Take a Class at Fox Den Cooking and Visit Club Arcada

Photo #1 Courtesy of @RachelKawate, Photo #2 Courtesy of Brigette Burgman of Nomadic Soul Photography

Refine your culinary skills and take a class at Fox Den Cooking. Here, you and your partner can learn to make a tasty dish (that you can devour after you've finished). If you're not ready for the evening to end, stop by Club Arcada Speakeasy and head back in time to the "Roaring 20s"! Here, you can taste incredible cocktails, gourmet dining, and enjoy live entertainment.

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