Chicago Travel Guide: Girls Getaway
Looking for the best spots in Chicago to create a memorable girls weekend? Whether you are celebrating a bachelorette, reconnecting with friends old and new, or in search of a relaxing staycation with your girls, The Mag Mile has your guide to the perfect getaway. Get your girls together and start planning your trip on The Mile!
Where to Stay
Just steps away from some of Chicago’s best shopping and attractions, The Gwen is the perfect location for your stay in Chicago with the girls. The Gwen offers social events during your stay like weekend brunch, happy hour, and curling Upstairs at The Gwen, depending on the season in which you visit. If you are feeling boozy, they offer a Tipsy Tea Party, which is a fun spin on a traditional afternoon tea. Have fun spilling the tea with the girls, while indulging in savory bites and delicate desserts. Before you turn in for the night, head Upstairs at The Gwen to see the Chicago city lights illuminate the skyline.
The Gwen Hotel
521 North Rush St. | (312) 645-1500
Where to Brunch
Offering full lunch, dinner, late night, and weekend brunch, Siena Tavern has it all and more! Bring the girls to this contemporary spot for a brunch or dinner and admire the rustic details and classy ambiance. Planning a brunch? During brunch hours build your own mimosa and bloody mary kits are available alongside sweet and savory bites. Make your time spent at Siena Tavern even sweeter with their famous bombolini, Italian filled doughnuts, that make for the perfect Instagram picture.
51 W. Kinzie St. | (312) 595-1322
Where to Eat Dinner
Have a taste of Italy! You can never go wrong with Italian food, especially from RPM Italian. Celebrity duo and restaurant partners, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, created a modern, yet classic restaurant with dishes perfect for sharing. Satisfy your pasta cravings with handmade, fresh pasta with a contemporary approach. Choose a bottle of wine for the table from a wide selection of red and white to complement your shared dishes for the full experience.
52 W. Illinois St. | (312) 222-1888
Where to Shop
A girls trip would not be complete without some retail therapy. Chicago has some of the best and diverse shopping centers in the nation. Located at the North end of The Mile sits the 900 Shops, which features 7 levels of luxury retailers, fashion boutiques, and fine dining. New to the 900 Shops is an elevated dining court experience, Aster Hall located on floor 5 and 6 for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. With cuisines inspired by local and international favorites, classic cocktails, freshly brewed coffee, and refreshing juices, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Located south of The Mag Mile, just before the river, you will find The Shops at North Bridge, which is home to the Nordstrom Chicago flagship store, a shopping experience that features 4 levels of clothing, accessories, cosmetics, a bar located on the men's floor and much more. There is no shortage of shopping opportunities during your stay and you will be sure to find a little piece of Chicago to bring home.
900 North Michigan Shops
900 N. Michigan Ave. | (312) 915-3916
The Shops at North Bridge
520 N. Michigan Ave. | (312) 327-2300
Where to Relax
After all the shopping and walking take time to relax! The Spa at the Peninsula offers a revitalizing spa experience with inspiration drawing from Ayurvedic and Asian philosophies. Choose from services(massages, facials, and nail treatments) that are personalized to your needs for an enriching experience! The spa is complemented with use of amenities including a swimming pool with a fabulous view of the city, relaxation lounge with a fireplace, and access to their fitness center and yoga studio.
The Peninsula Spa
108 E. Superior St. | (312) 573-6860