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Plan a memory-making girls’ trip to Chicago that saves money on the basics so you can enjoy lots of extra activities. This begins with booking a comfortable vacation home that lets you save money compared to the cost of a hotel. You get access to the relaxing amenities you prefer by booking a rental home for your trip. You also have a kitchen where you and your BFFs can prepare meals together to save even more money when you want to stay in and chat over a home-cooked meal.

Girls’ Weekend in Chicago Itinerary

  1. The Magnificent Mile for Shopping
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    Prepare to take on some shopping at boutiques in one of Chicago’s neighborhoods, such as the Magnificent Mile. This area is known for its shopping venues, and it also boasts trendy places to eat or grab a drink when you need a break from shopping. Whether you’re shopping for clothing, shoes, antiques or home goods, there are edgy shops that carry varied types of merchandise to please everyone in your girls’ weekend group.

  2. Cocktail Mixology Classes at Koval Distillery
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    Add a hands-on activity to your weekend itinerary, like learning to make mixed drinks at Koval Distillery. Koval was the first distillery in Chicago, and it’s been in business since the mid-1800s. This activity lets you and your friends enjoy a tour of the site, so you get the chance to learn about the history of the facility. Any members of your group who are on organic diets will be pleased to know that Koval ‘s offerings are organically produced.

  3. Adler Planetarium
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    Adler Planetarium has various exhibits and shows, some of which create an immersive experience, like the Sun Salutations Yoga experience. Participants of all skill levels are accommodated in the class, and the overhead dome is lit up with images of the night sky. Instructors describe the images shown above so you know what you’re seeing, turning the exercise class into a learning experience. You need to book tickets for this activity early because it sells out months in advance.

  4. Learn New Cooking Techniques at Eataly
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    Eataly provides the opportunity for you and your friends to expand your food knowledge while learning new cooking skills. After class, consider grabbing some groceries and testing out your new abilities in the kitchen of your vacation home. Learn about types of cheese available. Find information on new ways to prepare pasta. Or sign up for an educational wine tasting session at Eataly to try some types of wine that are new to you and your girlfriends.

  5. The Peninsula Spa
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    Include time for some pampering during your trip to Chicago. Book spa appointments for everyone to relax with soothing massages, enjoy aromatherapy, relax by a fireplace or swim in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.