Escape the city chaos and unwind at these relaxing Chicago locations!
Tuesday, August 15th is National Relaxation Day! If traffic, construction and city crowds have you feeling overwhelmed, spend the holiday exploring the hidden sights of Chicago. Relax and recharge at any of these Chicago sanctuaries!
Spend your lunch break enjoying Chicago’s hidden gardens, like the South Garden at the Art Institute. Constructed in the 1960s, the South Garden open up to Michigan Avenue and features a walkway of locust trees surrounding the Fountain of Great Lakes. The garden’s large planters are changed seasonally and the large trees canopy the garden. It’s easy to get lost in this urban oasis, which is only a 12 minute walk from 73 East Lake.
Relax with a day at the spa! Try Renew Spa, the only green spa in Chicago to use chemical and preservative-free products. Their services include massage therapy, spa packages and their signature renew your body or skin packages, that exfoliate and cleanse your skin to leave you feeling refreshed. Only a 7 minute walk from State & Chestnut!
Take a stroll through the downtown Chicago Cultural Center! The building contains two stained-glass domes situated above museum exhibits along with stunning architecture. The center also features free public events, including music, film screenings, dances, and more. The center’s current exhibit includes the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial. Only a 4 minute walk from 73 East Lake or a 6 minute walk from Marquee at Block 37.
Start your morning — or afternoon — of right with coffee and lunch at Bridgeport Coffee. Expanding from the city’s south neighborhood of Bridgeport, Bridgeport Coffee now includes a location in the South Loop serving fresh ground coffee, bistro food and even some wine options. The coffee bar is located in the Roosevelt Collection, including Showtime theatres and various retailers so you can grab a cup and shop. Only an 8 minute walk from AMLI 900!