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With world-famous architecture and urban culture in Chicago as well as scenic rivers, spectacular national parks and historic monuments up and down the state, Illinois has plenty to brag about. Shoppers headed to Chicago's Magnificent Mile will also love the premium outlets of nearby suburb Aurora.


The Heartland Spa

Nurture positive change in the beauty and splendor of the Midwest. Just two hours from Chicago, the Heartland Spa sits on 32 acres of woodland. Along with fitness, nutrition and stress management classes, this spa was also the first of its kind to offer a ropes course.
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The Heartland Spa

A view of Chicago

Blame it on President Obama, but now, more than ever, the spotlight's on the hippest city in the Midwest. A top dog in the dining department, this culture-laden metropolis is where high brow comfortably meets the everyday.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

Soaring 92-stories above Chicago, this stainless steel tower adds a modern elegance to the Windy City's skyline. In addition to panoramic views of the surrounding aquatic landscape, this hotel features a signature restaurant, an indoor pool and a full spa.
A suite-like guest room at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago



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Whether you're heading to McCormick Place, the Magnificent Mile or anywhere in between, we tell you where to stay and where to dine when you mean business.
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A view of the Chicago River

The Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Aerial View EAGLE RIDGE RESORT & SPA
Hilly Haven in Illinois

Set amidst rolling hills and punctuated by award-winning, scenic golf courses, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a hidden treasure with countless leisure opportunities and luxury amenities.

Save money on Chicago attractions with CityPass!

Save time and money on your next vacation with the CityPass booklet. It contains admission tickets to the Chicago's top attractions at a substantially reduced price.

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