Girls Weekend in Chicago

This city is a perfect choice for a weekend getaway with gal pals — shopping, sightseeing and fantastic food. What more could a girl ask for? Add these stops to your itinerary for an unforgettable trip.

Chicago Brauhaus

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Chicago “L” Train & Shopping

  • Navigating Chi-town is a breeze on the elevated public transit train system. Its 140 stations throughout the city and nearby suburbs make every destination feel like it’s right next door.
  • Stop off in Lincoln Park for some retail therapy that will turn friends back home green with envy. Great shops, like The Green Goddess Boutique, and trendy cafes dot the brownstone-lined streets.

Chicago Cultural Center

  • To get a taste of the city’s rich culture, head south to the Chicago Cultural Center, where you can experience one of hundreds of year-round events, from art exhibits to theatrical performances.
  • Walk the halls and study the Center’s incredible architecture, including two of the world’s largest Tiffany glass domes.
  • Completed in 1897 as Chicago’s first central public library, the building itself is a piece of history and is one of the city’s most-visited attractions.

Chicago Sky Deck

  • Take the elevator 103 floors up in the former Sears Tower building and hold your breath as you step out into a glass observation box at the Chicago Sky Deck for indisputably the best — and arguably the most-thrilling — view of Chicago and beyond. (On clear days the views extend to four states.)
  • Inside, explore Chicago with interactive touch-screen activities and exhibits, and experience breathtaking simulated ledge views from atop six of Chicago’s biggest attractions, including Wrigley Field. 
  • Learn how the Sears Tower went from a dream to a world icon.

Chicago Brauhaus

  • Head to the Lincoln Square neighborhood and grab a table at Chicago Brauhaus, where they’ve been serving up authentic Bavarian cuisine for more than 40 years.
  • Beers by the stein and brats galore will tempt your palate.
  • Take a turn on the dance floor to the music of the Brauhaus Trio.

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

  • Rest easy knowing you’ll wake up to a complimentary breakfast to start your day.
  • This is just one of the 58 properties Hilton offers in the Chicago area to enable you to play.
 
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