Luxury Travel Guide to Chicago

Unexpected gems can be found all over the unique city of Chicago, Illinois. Despite being called the Windy City, the summer season sees Chicago come alive and go in full bloom. You can check out a neighborhood fest, spend a relaxing time along the Riverwalk, or sip a glass of wine on a lovely rooftop. 

Festivals of all sorts are also held in the city, including Taste of Chicago, Puerto Rican parade, blues fest, Lollapalooza, Pride, and so much more. Needless to say, a summer in Chicago will never leave you disappointed.

Luxury Travel Guide to Chicago

But whether you visit in summer or a colder winter month, Chicago never runs out of luxury offerings worth trying:

Head to Pops for Champagne for a Drink 

The original bubbles bar of the Windy City is among the best spots to stop by where you can grab a glass of champagne before you head out into the night. Some of the champagnes here include Étienne Calsac L’échappée Belle Extra Brut, Georges Laval “Cumières” Brut Nature, and Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs.

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If you are not a fan of straight champagne, you can always choose from sparkling cocktails such as wine, whiskey, bottled beer, and more. Tasty bites are also available like blistered shishito peppers, bourbon chocolate cookies, fried cheese curds, and oysters.

Luxury Travel Guide to Chicago

Dine at Alinea

The three-Michelin star Alinea is among the highest-ranking restaurants in North America. Its popularity isn’t surprising considering its emotional and hypermodern approach to dinner.

You can choose between a 10- to 12-course menu or a 16- to 18-course menu for your dinner. Alinea is the best place to be if you want an immersive and intimate gastronomic experience. 

Enjoy a Luxury Stay at The Ritz Carlton Chicago

The Ritz Carlton Chicago which recently got a revamp is the best place to be for a luxurious stay. The hotel’s lobby connected to Water Tower Place is adorned with contemporary art. Visit the Italian-themed steakhouse on the rooftop called Torali for a meal or appetizers before you lounge for several hours at the spa. 

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You can also spend a few hundred dollars a day to get access to the hotel’s 15th-floor Club Lounge where drinks and foods are available all day long. The rooms also have newly renovated baths so you can have a pampering experience after exploring the city.

Luxury Travel Guide to Chicago

Experience High-end Shopping at Oak Street 

The Gold Coast is home to Oak Street where you can satisfy the shopaholic in you. Streets lined with trees and covered in twinkling lights fill this historic neighborhood.

Some of the top designers are also found here, such as:

  • Chanel
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Escada
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Hermes
  • Prada

Luxury boutiques, high-street jewelry designers, and more dot the street, making it the perfect spot to be to experience the most luxurious things that Chicago has to offer. 

Pamper Yourself at Chuan Spa 

With its convenient downtown location, Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago is an oasis filled with aromatic smells, flowing water, and soft lights. Don’t miss the chance to experience the Chuan Bathing Ritual before your spa treatment. 

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The ritual is meant to rebalance your soul, mind, and body. Other treatments include facials, detox treatments, massages, traditional Chinese medicine treatments, and more. 

With all of these, it is easy to see that Chicago is filled with the most luxurious options you won’t find anywhere else!


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