Ladies Night

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.

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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 Trump BlogView 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.  

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Shop til' Your Heart's Content (with a Pit Stop for Popcorn) 

Shop 'til you drop on the 13 blocks of The Magnificent Mile. If you need to refuel, nothing keeps the OMG-that's-too-cute-spree going like the caramel popcorn at Garrett Popcorn.