Top Ten Summer Getaways: Chicago from $159

by  Amber Nolan | Jun 24, 2010
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Although winter in Chicago is the best time to snag off-season bargains, the city’s 29 magnificent miles of lakefront and outdoor festivals make it one of our Top Ten Quick Summer Getaways – and well worth shelling out a few extra dollars. Visiting during the summer doesn’t have to set you back – as the 4-star Hotel Palomar proves with its Summer Playground package starting from just $159/night. Having just opened its doors in 2009, the eco-friendly hotel is fitting in quite nicely in the River North neighborhood ? already receiving a 97 percent approval rating by Trip Advisor users.

THE VALUE Most River North hotels average around $200-$300 in the summer months, but on top of pocketing some quick cash, you’ll also receive a $25 dining credit and a free in-room movie. Wake up each morning to a complimentary iced coffee, followed by afternoon Arnold Palmers, and sangria in the evening – the perfect combination for a blissful summer day.

THE CATCH These rates are not valid every day, so you’ll have to be flexible with your dates.

THE DETAILS Visit and enter the code PLGD.

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Find tips about where to shop, what to see, and where to dine in our Chicago Travel Guide.

Looking for more travel ideas this summer? Check out our Top Ten Road Trips or stay at one of our Top Ten National Park Lodges.

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