fairifield-inn-and-suites-chicago-magnificent-mile-illinois-exterior.jpgAre you looking to get away during Christmas break, but don’t want to go too far? Then I have the perfect location for you. Venture to our neighbor to the south and spend your holiday in the Windy city. Chicago is a great location for a long weekend because there is plenty to do. Whether you want to do some last minute Christmas shopping, or spend time between Christmas and New Year’s, there are great activities for the whole family.

Chicago3.jpgIf you would like to go before Christmas to get some of your last minute shopping done, then you have chosen the right place. Everything from affordable to high end merchandise is available all in one city, basically on one block. Spend your days on Michigan Ave., better known as the Magnificent Mile. Here you will find anything you could ever need for every member of the family. Looking for even more shopping, State Street is also a great area to get all those gifts for under the tree. Many people really enjoy shopping at Michigan Avenue’s 900 building or the Water Tower Place. Stop by the Signature room on the 95th floor at the John Hancock building for delicious food with a remarkable view.

Looking for fun for the whole family? Well Chicago has you covered. Shedd Aquarium is a great place to spend the day learning and having fun. Another exciting educational option is the Field Museum where you can visit world famous T-Rex, Sue. If art is more your style, then the Chicago Art Institute is perfect. All locations have cafés where you can enjoy lunch or maybe even a cocktail. Make sure to stop by the gift shops.  They are always a favorite of mine for a fun souvenir. Check out the links I’ve provided below to learn more about each of these great locations.

Shedd: http://www.sheddaquarium.org
Field Museum: https://www.fieldmuseum.org
Art Institute: http://www.artic.edu

Bean.jpgWant to start your weekend before you even arrive in Chicago? Consider taking the Amtrak from Milwaukee to Chicago’s Union Station. Sit back, relax, enjoy a drink, and don’t let the stress of driving in a busy city damper your getaway. For more information on Amtrak please give us a call, we would be happy to assist.

While you’re in Chicago, make sure to check out some local favorites. For the best pizza options check out Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, or Giordano’s. Looking for a hot dog or an Italian beef? Portillo’s is for you. Make sure to end your meal with their famous chocolate cake shake.  It’s definitely big enough to share. For those of you coming for the night life, the Roof on the Wit is a must. Here you will enjoy gorgeous city views, while sipping your favorite drinks. Chicago is full of adventure for anyone and we would be happy to set you up with as much or as little to do while you’re there. For more information please contact 920.236.7777 and we will be happy to send you off to the Windy City.

 

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