Young Thais are drawn by the big city lifestyle
The Cubbies may be cursed, but that's no reason not to root, root, root for a Wrigleyville getaway with this week's urban escape that really hits it out of the park.
Settle in beyond the outfield ivy at The Willows Hotel in Lincoln Park for a one-night stay in your choice of a Standard Queen ($109) or Executive King or Double Queen ($119) room, complete with parking and a bottle of wine.
Show off your North Side pride at this property that boasts historic-landmark status. You'll find blue less than two blocks away in the waters of Lake Michigan, white in the city lights of its central location, and red-carpet treatment at the hotel, which offers its guests afternoon cookies, daily continental breakfast, and access to a nearby workout facility during your stay.
You won't need to flag down a bleacher beer man on this trip –– some of the city's best bars, restaurants, and nightlife are minutes away, as well as Navy Pier's famed 150ft ferris wheel, the striking art installations of Millennium Park, and more than 1,000 wild animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo, where admission is free of charge.
Even Steve Bartman can't get in the way of your weekend fun as you experience a grand slam of a city that Lonely Planet calls a place where "high- and lowbrow art make a messy collision, where restaurants are equally notable for cutting-edge concepts like molecular gastronomy and burly bricks of sausage-stuffed deep-dish, and the cluster of buildings that rises so dramatically above the glassy surface of Lake Michigan might well make you gasp."
- A one-night stay for two in a Standard Queen room ($109)
- Or, a one-night stay for two in an Executive King or Double Queen room ($119)
- Daily continental breakfast
- Afternoon cookies
- Bottle of wine in room
- Parking included