Rotary Gardens Light Show

Yes, there is plenty to do in Chicago, but if you’re looking to stay around here for a light show, Janesville is the place to head to! It’s only a 25-minute drive which is not bad at all. In Janesville, they have a place for a light show to share with visitors how beautiful it is even in the winter time. The light show at Rotary Gardens will be starting on November 24th and 25th for their Grand Opening. The tickets are as low as $5 and the event will last till December 31st. They will open at 4:30 p.m. and lights go dark at 9 p.m. While visiting Rotary Gardens enjoying the lights, you can snag a hot cup off cocoa, coffee or cider served along with a cookie. Going to a light show is a great way to spend a date night because it’s calming and you can walk around the entire garden with mesmerizing lights all around you while enjoying a hot beverage. This is personally one of my favorite date ideas to do for a night out in Janesville during the holidays. After visiting the light show, you can head to a local restaurant in town for a late night dinner or snack. You won’t be burning too huge of a hole in your wallet with a date night like...

Christkindlmarket – Chicago

Winter is coming and that means that many dates ideas are going to be coming your way! The first of many I wanted to share that is related to the holidays is the Christkinlmarket that is held in Chicago from November 18-December 24 of this year at the Daley Plaza. Christkinlmarket is Chicago’s largest open-air market that is a favorite to the locals and to the visitors of the event. It is inspired by a Germany market and features iconic German merchandise you can purchase, such as nutcrackers, cukoo-clocks, beer steins, ornaments, wooden handcrafts and authentic food! This market is something that is very different than anything we would have in Whitewater, Milwaukee or Madison. Instead of making this an all-day event, it could be a pit stop for you and your significant other. Around the plaza, they have shops so you can do some holiday shopping done and maybe see a movie. Around the plaza, Chicago has a lot of fine dining and movies theaters, so maybe you guys could treat yourself after a long semester and a trip to Chicago could be holiday presents to each other. To get to Chicago from Whitewater isn’t going to be that tricky! You first must drive to Harvard, IL (46 min drive) and park your car in the train station parking lot. Inside of the building, you buy a two-way ticket for about $8 – make sure it’s two ways! You then wait for the train to come it’ll take you right to Chicago OTC. Here is a link to the bus route with schedules and where to get off https://metrarail.com/maps-schedules/train-lines/UP-NW...

Game On – Whitewater

If you and your significant other are tired of having the same routine each night, are competitive and want to mix it up a bit, this post is the perfect read. Being in a relationship causes you to see how each other acts in certain situations, such as sports. They, or you may be competitive and take a sport very seriously, whether you are playing the game or just watching it. In Whitewater, there is always a sporting event or activity happening each week/weekend. For this season, there is la-crosse, football, volleyball, basketball, soccer and many more. Football so far has been the one with the most attendance due to having the tailgates. An idea for a Saturday home game would be to have you and your boyfriend/girlfriend tailgate and cook out with friends and family. It’s a great way to meet everyone if you have not yet met all of their friends, or just an excuse to take a homework break and hang out with friends. If you enjoy other sports and want to check out the schedule of when games are happening and where at, you can visit the UW-Whitewater Athletics page! Another great activity you guys can do together is to join an intramural team. Intramurals are a great way to get to know each other and see how you guys are in a competitive environment. Do they cheer you on? Or do they get mad if you make a small mistake and react in a way you shouldn’t. If you’re still getting to know the person, this is a great way to see a different...

Game On – Madison & Milwaukee

Whitewater has a great sports program, a loud crowd to get you rowdy and tasty food, but heading out of town to get away from the school that causes some stress is a great way for the both of you to finally relax and enjoy yourselves at a sporting event outside of Whitewater. The two places that I have experienced sporting events at so far and grew up visiting are Madison and Milwaukee. The two closest, large cities near Whitewater! Madison is the first city you should visit for a night on the town and attending a UW-Madison sporting event. I have been to UW – Madison football games, basketball games and hockey games and have not had one bad experience from any of them. The crowd goes crazy for Wisconsin sports and enjoying that atmosphere together, really sparks an interest in the joy of others and the joy of being with each other. For football games, you can tailgate with family and friends and cook out, or you can head to State St. State St. is a beautiful place to head to before or after a game! It’s right near the capital and has a great view of the lake. Heading to a new restaurant could possibly be your new go to spot when heading to Madison or a bar that you guys visit could have a drink that you have never had before! It’s definitely an adventure when you head to Madison for the day or weekend. Milwaukee has beer, baseball and basketball, what more can you ask for! Milwaukee is another great city to visit for...