Every girl needs a getaway and Chicago is the place to reconnect with your pals. Dine, shop, and laugh your stress away with these seven must-dos for a fab girlfriends' getaway in the our city.
Enjoy a Drink on a Roof with a View
Soak in the skyline and a cocktail at the Terrace at Trump, a luxe, high-in-the-sky bar with some of the most breathtaking, iconic views around. It's most definitely a splurge, but the crafted cocktails and the unparalleled view of the Tribune Tower's Clocktower make it a must.
View from Terrace at Trump. Photo Courtesy of Caesar Russ
Crash a Party
The first Friday of every month, the Museum of Contemporary Art offers after-hours admission, cocktails, and live entertainment. Similarly, The Art Institute of Chicago offers the occasional Martini Monday. Beauty party organizers Cheeky Chicago are hosting a birthday bash on Wednesday, October 4, 2012 from 7pm-10pm: enjoy beauty treatments and small bites as the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons is transformed into four seasons.
Un"wine" at a City Spa
The Vino Therapy Mani-Pedi at the Spa at the Carlton Club (Ritz-Carlton) uses antioxidants from grapes to rejuvenate and reduce inflammation. The $135 price tag includes four hours of free parking, a $20 dining credit, and half off select wines by the bottle with lunch or dinner at deca.
Dine with the Girl and the Goat
"Top Chef" Season 4 winner Stephanie Izard's "rustic with a bit of badass and quirkiness" West Loop restaurant is a hot reservation: you'll love her creative and locally-inspired shared plates. Check out the Chef's Events page to see if you can snag a seat at an upcoming themed or charity dinner.
Laugh Away Your Stress
For guaranteed belly laughs, head over to The Second City for a late night show. The Dinner and a Show package gives you a bit more bang for your buck by combining a discounted pre-show dinner at a local restaurant.
Brunch with the Best
The world-famous Chicago Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues will stir your soul as you stir your Bloody Marys.
Shop til' Your Heart's Content (with a Pit Stop for Popcorn)