You want to take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll. Try the River Walk, located on the stretch of water from Franklin to Lake Shore. Known as the city’s “Second Lakefront,” it’s a beautiful view of the water. In the warmer months, stop for a glass of wine and a nosh at Lizzie McNeill’s, and sit outdoors beneath a sumptuous array of lights strung in the tree boughs overhead. Continue down the walk to the Centennial Fountain and Water Arc near the end, with a water cannon that fires across the expanse of the river to the sidewalk on the opposite end. An impressive engineering feat, it’s also sure to strike the right tone for the evening.
400 North McClurg, (312)467-1992, lizziemcneills.com
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