Embrace or Escape

Take advantage of al fresco seasonal fun—think ice-skating and winter festivals—or head inside for a dose of culture, a decadent meal or a cozy craft cocktail. Wander your way this winter and make the most of the season in your city of choice.

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Embrace the Season

  • Upgrade your ice-skating experience at the Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon. This ribbon of ice winds its way through the landscape of downtown Chicago, creating a path that’s twice the length of a lap around a traditional ice rink.
  • Grab your scarf, hat and mittens and take a long, leisurely (or brisk!) walk along the Chicago Lakefront Trail. You’ll warm up your muscles in no time.
  • Brave the cold and hit Michigan Avenue for a classic Chicago shopping experience. Lingering in your favorite stores as you search for the best deals will keep you warm between stops.

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Escape Winter

  • Soak up some heat at the Aire Ancient Baths, located in a restored factory in the River West area of the city. The historic building provides a unique setting for your experience of the Roman, Green and Ottoman baths. 
  • Cozy up with a hot toddy or your cocktail of choice at Loews Chicago Hotel’s ETA Restaurant + Bar. Don’t miss the “Local Stops” cocktails named for the city’s famous “L” train lines.
  • Keep warm and feed your cultural side with a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago. Don’t miss the Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andres exhibition, opening on February 23.

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