If you're looking for fun ideas for a bachelorette party in Chicago, you've come to the right place! Chicago is a great city for a bachelorette party. There are plenty of activities, museums, concerts, and restaurants to choose from. In this blog post, we will give you some ideas for fun things to do in Chicago. We'll start with some fun activity ideas and then move on to food and drink recommendations. So, without further ado, let's get started!
Photo courtesy of Penthouse in Fulton Market
First things first, you have to choose where to stay. From hotels to AirBnb's, there are tons of different options for your group during the fun bach weekend!
If you're looking for a fun and centrally-located option, consider the Kimpton Gray Hotel. This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, within walking distance of all the best restaurants and nightlife. And if you need to let loose after a long day of sightseeing, the hotel's rooftop bar provides some epic views of the city.
The Peninsula Chicago is a luxury hotel and is also centrally located in downtown Chicago and offers rooms starting at $409 per night. The Peninsula has an award-winning spa, 24-hour room service, and six restaurants on site.
If you're looking for a budget-friendly hotel option, we recommend the Drake Hotel. This historic hotel is centrally located in downtown Chicago and offers rooms starting at $269 per night. The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness center, and several restaurants on site.
If you're looking for an Airbnb option, we recommend the following properties:
This super cute Aloha themed rental space near Wicker Park can host 10-14 guests. This property is located in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood and is close to bars, restaurants, and shops. The space has a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi.
Another Wicker Park option is this rental home that is beautifully decorated and perfect for 8-12 guests. This space has a patio and even an entertainment area perfect for movie nights!
This penthouse in Fulton Market can accommodate 8-12 guests and was even featured in Architectural Digest. With a stunning and modern interior, it’s sure to be a great option for your Chicago stay!
Photo courtesy of The Peninsula Chicago
Now that you've got your place to stay taken care of, it's time to start thinking about fun activities for your bachelorette party. Chicago has no shortage of things to do, so we've narrowed it down to a few ideas that are fun for larger groups.
360 CHICAGO - This observatory offers stunning views of the cityscape from its perch atop the John Hancock Center.
Bowling is always a wonderful group activity and there are several great bowling alleys in Chicago, and most of them have private rooms that can accommodate large groups. Plus, the food and drinks at most bowling alleys are pretty affordable. Try out Punch Bowl Social on N. Green Street or Lucky Strike located downtown.
If you're looking for something more active, consider playing games at an arcade like Emporium or Logan Arcade. These arcades have tons of classic games (like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong), as well as newer games that will keep everyone entertained for hours. And if you need a break from the games, both arcades have great food and drink options.
If you and your friends are the outdoorsy type, consider renting bikes and taking a tour of the city. You can stop at all the major landmarks and get some exercise in at the same time.
If you're looking for an escape room experience, head to The Escape Game Chicago. This company offers several different escape room experiences, all of which are sure to get your heart racing. Plus, they offer group discounts so you can save some money on this fun activity.
Museums are always a hit with bachelorette parties, and Chicago has plenty of them to choose from. The Museum of Science and Industry is a great option for groups because it's one of the largest museums in the country. It's also home to some amazing exhibits (like the U-505 submarine). If you're looking for something smaller and more intimate, consider the Art Institute of Chicago. This museum is world-renowned for its collection of Impressionist art, including pieces from Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Grant Wood and it's a great place to spend an afternoon exploring. But don't forget about smaller museums like the Field Museum.This museum is home to Sue, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, as well as artifacts from ancient Egypt and China.
Shopping is also a fun activity for bachelorette parties, and there are plenty of great places to shop in Chicago. If you're looking for designer clothes and accessories, head to Michigan Avenue (aka the Magnificent Mile). This street is home to some of the best shopping in the city, with stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's. And if you're looking for more unique items, check out the shops on Randolph Street in the West Loop. This area is full of independent boutiques selling everything from vintage clothing to handmade jewelry.
If you're looking for a fun evening out, head to one of Chicago's many concert venues. The city has something for everyone, with venues like the United Center and Wrigley Field hosting major concerts throughout the year. And if you're looking for a little bit of culture, check out one of the city's many theater performances. From Broadway shows to smaller theaters showcasing local talent, there's something for everyone in Chicago's theater scene. If your group is full of comedy fans, consider going to a show at The Second City. From improv to sitcoms to stand up, they offer a variety of shows that are sure to hit the funny bone.
Don't forget about all the great tours available in Chicago! There are tours of the city's famous architecture, its vibrant neighborhoods, and even its underground tunnels. No matter what your interests are, there's likely a tour that can accommodate you.
Chicago is home to many award-winning breweries, so what better way to spend your bach fun weekend than by taking a brewery tour? Some of our favorites include Revolution Brewery, Half Acre Beer Company, and Lagunitas Brewing Company.
If you want to do something truly unique, consider taking a Segway tour of Millennium Park. This is a great way to see all the sights without having to walk and it's perfect for a bachelorette party. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because you'll definitely want to walk around and explore the city once your tour is over!
Last but certainly not least are the Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking Tours. These walking tours offer an in-depth look at some of Chicago's most famous architecture, including buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe.
Photo courtesy of The Purple Pig
Now that you've got some fun activity ideas, let's move on to food and drink. Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, so there are plenty of options to choose from. After a long day of activities, you're going to need some fuel. Luckily, Chicago has no shortage of great restaurants and bars. Here are some of our favorites.
There are plenty of great places to eat in Chicago, depending on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a casual meal, we recommend the following:
Portillo's is a Chicago-based restaurant known for its hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches.
Giordano's is popular in Chicago and all over the country because of their famous stuffed pizzas with various toppings.
The Purple Pig, a Mediterranean restaurant, is located in the trendy River North neighborhood and offers tapas-style dishes like grilled octopus, pork belly sliders, and cheese boards.
Here are some recommendations if you're looking for a more upscale meal:
Alinea, a Michelin-starred restaurant, is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and offers tasting menus with dishes like green apple sorbet, foie gras torchon, and potato gnocchi.
The Signature Room at the 95th is located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center and offers views of Chicago from its perch. It serves American cuisine like steak, lobster, and chicken pot pie.
If you're looking for a delicious steak dinner, Bavette's Bar & Boeuf is the place to go. Located in River North, this restaurant is known for its dry-aged beef, which is cooked to perfection.
Consider dining at one of celebrity chef Rick Bayless' restaurants. His restaurant Frontera Grill was named one of the Top Ten Restaurants in America by both Esquire Magazine and USA Today.
Photo courtesy of Celeste
Chicago has no shortage of places to go out for a night on the town. If you're looking for a dive bar, we recommend the following:
The Matchbox is a cozy bar located in Wicker Park and offers a selection of craft beers and cocktails.
The Burlington is a bar located in the trendy Logan Square neighborhood and offers a variety of beers, wines, and spirits.
Paradise Park is a fun and festive place for you. This bar is decorated with tropical flowers and palm trees, and it's known for its tiki cocktails.
If you're looking for a more upscale bar, we recommend the following:
The Aviary is a cocktail bar located in the Fulton Market district and offers creative cocktails like the "Smokey Old Fashioned" and the "Raspberry Rose."
The Violet Hour is a speakeasy-style bar located in Wicker Park and offers classic cocktails like the negroni and old fashioned.
The rooftop bar, Celeste, is located in River North and offers views of downtown Chicago. It also has a retractable roof so you can enjoy the skyline no matter what the weather is like.
The Dawson is the perfect spot to get some drinks. This restaurant and bar have an extensive cocktail menu, as well as a wide selection of beer and wine.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities and options to choose from when planning your Chi-Town bachelorette party! We here at Sprinkled With Pink are here to help you have the best weekend ever with your best friends to celebrate your final days as a single lady! Cheers to Chicago!