"Sweet Home" Chicago is the place to bring the kids for Labor Day weekend. Since I am a native of the Windy City, I've compiled a quick list for visitors trying to find last-minute travel deals. You won't go home disappointed, especially if you brave the lines for Garrett's popcorn (my family's favorite), shop the sales at the famous Michigan Ave. stores and attend a show at one of Chicago's best theaters. Broadway In Chicago is always a great must-do to add to your list for family trips to the district. You'll never hear the words "I'm bored" if you take the kids to the city. So, whether the clan is already back in school or about to start, make this Labor Day weekend one you will never forget with a weekend trip to Chicago.
Here are some great deals to save on your last-minute trip plan:
JW Marriott Chicago is located at 151 West Adams Street in the heart of Chicago’s financial district. This luxurious hotel underwent $440 million investment in just the restoration, blending Burnham’s famous architectural style with elegant, modern surroundings.
Labor Day Weekend Deal: End of Summer Promo: To celebrate the end of summer in the city, the JW Marriott Chicago provides an ideal destination for guests to explore the city. Guests who stay at the JW Marriott Chicago during Labor Day weekend receive a $50 credit per day to use towards dining, spa services, overnight parking and more. A Friday or Saturday stay is required to receive the $50 credit promotion on Thursday or Sunday stays.Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago, the largest Hyatt property in the world, features 2,019 guest rooms, 228,000 square feet of meeting and event space and four restaurants and lounges.
Labor Day Weekend Deal: Summer Isn't Over Yet: Hyatt Regency Chicago offers the "Chicago Summer package" where guests can enjoy activities such as the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, Grant and Millennium Park's outdoor music festivals and the 18.5 mile bike path along the Lakefront.
When booking this package guests will enjoy free parking and a $20 food and beverage credit to use at any of the four on-site dining options: Market Chicago, American Craft Kitchen & Bar, BIG Bar, and Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi.
Shopping anyone? If you haven't finished your back-to-school shopping, find everything you need and more right outside your door. Located in the heart of Chicago, the property serves as a gateway to the city. Each of the hotel’s 419 guestrooms, including 93 suites and Corner King rooms, features the signature Hyatt Grand BedTM, mini refrigerators, and desks. As the lobby wraps around to Level Two, the hotel’s signature restaurant and bar, guests can enjoy the extensive amount of artwork which was thoughtfully created to pay homage to Chicago. Level Two features American regional cuisine, barrel-aged cocktails, and craft beer from breweries within 125 miles of Chicago. Amenities include a Stay Fit 24-hour fitness center with Life Fitness® cardio equipment that has innovative connected technology as well as an indoor pool.
Labor Day Weekend Deal: Make It Uber Easy - The latest trend in city travel is Uber. No need to hail a cab in the Windy City. Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile offers an Uber package to save you money while getting around the city. The package includes a $25 Uber Black Card (for new users), complimentary Wi-Fi and daily breakfast buffet for two adults.
Located just two blocks from Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, the DoubleTree By Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile is also perfect for a Chicago shopping trip. After a busy day on Michigan Avenue, guests can relax in rooftop pool that offers breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline. Just minutes away from Navy Pier and Lake Michigan, DoubleTree By Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile is ideally located for a weekend of family fun and enjoying the city’s famed shoreline.
Labor Day Weekend Deal: Pier Fun: DoubleTree By Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile offers a "Pier Fun Package" - perfect for a weekend of family fun. The package includes Four tickets to Pier Park (Ride the ferris wheel, carousel, or Wave Swinger, or play miniature golf), a Navy Pier savings book complete with pier-wide dining and shopping savings, Complimentary overnight parking at the hotel, and An in-room movie to unwind after an action-packed day! A two night minimu stay is required. Please book at least three days prior to arrival to ensure admission tickets are secured.
If you plan to drive into the city, check out the Radisson Blu. Situated in Chicago’s iconic Aqua Tower (221 North Columbus) just steps away from Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile, the award-winning Radisson Blu Aqua holds the distinction of being the first Radisson Blu hotel in North America. Built to LEED Silver certification standards, the hotel features 334 fashion-inspired guestrooms; 28,000 square feet of meeting and event space; an 80,000 square foot recreation deck and green roof; state-of-the-art fitness center; and on-site dining at the modern Italian Filini Bar & Restaurant.
Labor Day Weekend Deal: Drive & Save: Radisson Blu Aqua off the "Enjoy Chicago and Save" package. Perfect for any road-tripping to Chicago. Package includes 50% off valet parking, free upgrade to Business class rooms (accommodations on the 17th and 18th floors) and receive access to the 24-hour Business Lounge which includes continental breakfast, evening cocktails or beverages, and personalized concierge service. Rate: Prices from $255.
With any of these last-minute getaway specials, you will find savings and fun for the entire family.