Though it’s a well-known fact that Cape Town swoons visitors from around the world, the Mother City, with her splendid natural beauty, also happens to be a prime place to fall in love.With trendy eateries, intimate bars and scenic wine estates on every corner and a plethora of fun, innovative activities at every turn, Cape Town is chock-a-block with great options for a memorable romantic rendezvous, whether it’s a first date or a 50th anniversary. No matter how well you two know one another -- whether it’s your first Tinder date or you’ve made it to the one-month mark -- the city is full of ways to actually have fun on an early-in-the-game date. But don’t make it harder than it has to be by subjecting your date -- and yourself -- to a painfully ordinary night of dinner and drinks.It's the perfect place to go if there’s someone you’re hiding from (you know what we mean? Seattle is a small place, and stepping into The Hideout will help you disappear...um, into a salacious little art gallery where you can also get cocktails!From improv shows and ice cream crawls, to Segway tours and staycations, here are the best ways to woo a significant other in the Second City now.Chicago has no shortage of skyline views, but the one from Cindy’s at the Chicago Athletic Association -- complete with vistas of Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion -- has date night written all over it.
On a first date, it's vital to have available distractions should the banter come to an agonizing halt.During the summer, stick to the neat rows of roses or follow the crowds to the flowering cherry blossom trees.Come winter, warm up in the greenhouses or while admiring the museum-like collections of bonsais.Last-minute location details and surprise menus are just part of the thrill of these covertly operated eateries.Some are easier to get into than others, but once you’re in, you’re in -- and, to your date, instantly impressive.For the not-so-musically-inclined, hit Movieoke at The Whistler on the first Monday of every month, where instead of song lyrics, you'll be quoting your favorite movie scenes on stage.