Girls Weekend in Chicago

Your Best Girls Weekend in Chicago!

A girls weekend in Chicago can only spell one thing: fun. Whether you are in the city for a bachelorette party, your best girl friend’s birthday, or simply just a day hanging out with your favorite friend, you are surely in a weekend full of fun and laughter.

Chicago offers a wide array of activities you and your friends will surely enjoy on your girls weekend trips. Chicago is not mainly about sports, the city’s main passion. You can explore the city’s diverse culture with its museums and avail of its Museum Free Days, where you can get inside and bask under the museum’s collections free of charge. The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the historic and most distinguished zoo facilities in the country that offer free admission, is also one of the top attractions in Chicago.

If you want to avail of the city guided tours, Chicago’s Trolley and Double Decker Tour is the best and most informative and entertaining tour around the city. It is also one of the most affordable ways to get around Chicago’s city attractions, restaurants, and great shopping destinations. Some of the stops in the tour are the Millennium Park, The Art Institute, the Sears Tower, Wacker South: Riverwalk, Hilton Towers and Hotel, Theater District, Field Museum of Natural History, Navy Pier, Sheraton Chicago, North Pier, Hancock Center, River North, Water Tower, and the Magnificent Mile.

If you’re planning to splurge on shopping on your girls weekend getaway, the best shopping places in Chicago are the Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to the State Street which offers the best of luxury shopping. The Southport Corridor and Division Street are considered to be the homes of the specialty shops of Chicago designers that offers the best selections of Chicago’s homegrown talented names in fashion. Some luxury stores like Marc Jacobs, Anthropologie, and Cynthia Rowley have also opened their respective shops in the these areas to give a boost in the shopping selections.

Restaurants in Chicago offer a wide-array of cuisine to serve each and everyone’s palate. From the expensive restaurants like NoMI and Avenues which offer contemporary fine dining and Spiaggia which offers authentic Italian fine dining to the mid-priced and budget restaurants like Hugo’s Frog Bar, Café Spiaggia, and Saloon Steakhouse, you are sure to find your palate’s craving.

For your girls weekend pampering, you must try Chicago’s day spa services at Mariola’s Organic Spa and Retreat, and Shen Shen Health and Harmony Spa. These two spa destinations offer the best and most relaxing spa treatments that will surely make your weekend at Chicago the most memorable of all your trips.

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  • nadiya

    If you do not want to go the hotel route you can also check with vacation rentals (great way to get more for less). My girlfriends and i went and stayed at the Aqua building in chicago through homeaway website at

  • lauren

    Great article. My friend and i are single young parents in our twentys and were planning to take a weekend trip to downtown chicago we are already from the southwest side of We were wondering how to plan a inexpensive getaway like a nice hotel room parking spas food and partying afterward. Can u help us we have a small budget but really want to do something alone for once without the kids. What hotel to choose where are the spas what hotels have discounts. Please help

    • Admin

      I would check with local hotels and see what package deals they have. Even on a small budget a phone call to an actual place can do wonders to see what kind of discounts and inclusions they can give you. Another idea is to try and “increase” you funds by selling items you no longer need, odd jobs you may be able to provide, or cutting out some expenses for a couple of months (depending on when you plan to go.) When you search online, search for coupons for eating out, maybe find a hotel room that has a kitchenette so you can heat up leftovers or make small easy meals for breakfast and lunch. For partying, search the local clubs and find the times for lady’s night which is usually a pretty economical way to go out! Good luck, and above all, have fun.

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