There might be just four stars on the Chicago flag, but it is very possible to have a five-star night in the Windy City. Here are a few luxurious things to do in Chicago this weekend with friends.
Spa: Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago
Located conveniently downtown, the Chaun spa provides an oasis filled with flowing water, soft lights, and aromatic smells. They suggest that you take part in the Chuan Bathing Ritual before beginning your spa treatment. This ritual is designed to help to rebalance your body, mind, and soul. Some of the treatments include massages, detox treatments, traditional Chinese medicine treatments, facials, and more.
Shopping: Oak Street
Spend a few hours shopping on Oak Street in the Gold Coast. The historic neighborhood is filled with tree-lined streets covered in twinkling lights. You’ll find some of the world’s top designers, including:
- Giorgio Armani
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Christian Louboutin
You can also find high-end jewelry designers, luxury boutiques, and much more. It’s the perfect place to treat yourself to some luxury living in Chicago.
Champagne: Pops For Champagne
Chicago’s original bubbles bar is one of the best places to stop by and get a glass of champagne before continuing your night out. Some of their champagnes on the list are Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs, Étienne Calsac L’échappée Belle Extra Brut, and Georges Laval “Cumières” Brut Nature. If straight champagne isn’t your thing, you can also get sparkling cocktails, bottled beer, wine, whiskey, and more. They also have some tasty bites like oysters, fried cheese curds, blistered shishito peppers, and bourbon chocolate cookies.
Alinea is one of the highest-ranking North American restaurants and is a three-Michelin-star restaurant. It’s clear to see why it is so popular when you look at their hypermodern and emotional approach to dinner.
During the dining experience, you’ll enjoy either a 16-to-18 course menu or a 10-to-12 course menu. You’ll have an intimate and immersive gastronomic experience at Alinea.
Hotel: The Ritz Carlton Chicago
Recently renovated, the Ritz Carlton Chicago is the place to be for a truly luxurious night out. The lobby of the hotel, which is connected to the Water Tower Place, is filled with contemporary art. Stop by the rooftop, Italian-themed steakhouse called Torali for appetizers or a meal, before lounging at the spa for a few hours. Or, you can opt to pay $200 per day to access the exclusive 15th floor Club Lounge, where you can eat and drink all day. The baths in the rooms have been recently renovated, helping you to relax after a full day of luxury out on the town.
Chicago is full of options for luxury living. Take a weekend and treat yourself to a relaxing experience with a loved one.
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