A Girl’s Guide to a Staycation in Chicago (Summer Edition)

  • Where to stay

  • Raffaello Hotel http://chicagoraffaello.com/

  • Dana Hotel and Spa http://www.danahotelandspa.com/

  • Chicago Athletic Association http://www.chicagoathletichotel.com/

  • DoubleTree Mag Mile http://www.doubletreemagmile.com/

  • The Peninsula Hotel http://chicago.peninsula.com/en/default

  • The Freehand https://freehandhotels.com/chicago/

  • DAY #1

  • Morning

  • Breakfast or brunch at Beatrix http://beatrixchicago.com/rivernorth/

  • Shopping on Michigan Avenue http://girlsguidechicago.com/a-girls-guide-to-a-day-on-michigan-ave/

  • Or enjoy the architecture boat tour https://www.wendellaboats.com/Boat-Tours/Chicago-River-Architecture-Tour

  • Lunch/Afternoon

  • Pierrot Gourmet http://chicago.peninsula.com/en/fine-dining/pierrot-gourmet-cafe

  • Or True Food Kitchen http://www.truefoodkitchen.com/chicago

  • Exploring, relaxing, and drinks on the Riverwalk https://www.chicagoriverwalk.us/dine

  • Evening

  • Dinner in the Gold Coast (Lou Malnati’s, Tavern on Rush, Hugo Frog's)

  • Andy's Jazz Club http://www.andysjazzclub.com/

  • Drinks on a Rooftop https://www.checkli.com/checklists/ggc/a-girls-guide-to-the-best-places-to-grab-a-rooftop-drink-in-chicago

  • DAY #2

  • Morning

  • Stan's Donuts http://www.stansdonutschicago.com/

  • Or The Hampton Social http://www.thehamptonsocial.com/

  • Museums (The Art Institute, The Shedd Aquarium, or Driehaus Museum)

  • Lunch/Afternoon

  • Freds at Barneys http://www.barneys.com/store/freds-chicago/R-store-903

  • Pamper yourself with a spa service http://girlsguidechicago.com/a-girls-guide-to-pampering-yourself-in-chicago-on-a-budget/

  • Evening

  • Free music or movie at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_brochure.html

  • Before you go, head to Eataly to create a picnic https://www.checkli.com/checklists/ggc/a-girls-guide-on-how-to-have-parisian-inspired-picnic

  • Head to the Girl's Guide Chicago blog for more info http://girlsguidechicago.com/a-girls-guide-to-a-staycation-in-chicago-summer-edition/

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