My husbands 30th birthday is coming up in April and he'd like to go away for a romantic weekend to Chicago.
I want to give him a great weekend. Things he has mentioned wanting to do a trip to Mistuwa
for an early lunch on the Sunday, because he is loves the food there, and maybe a meal at a Portilos Sunday evening, he also wants to stop at Ikea for bits for a project he is working on while we are there, so as neither of us are super confident driving in Chicago I am assuming staying in the Schamburg area puts us in a central position to do those things.
I would really like to find recommendations for nice upmarket hotels, or even B&B's to stay the Saturday night in the area. We'd like large comfortable beds (for the romantic part nudge nudge wink wink), and a spa/whirlpool bath would be perfect, if possible. I know it's hard to avoid traffic noise in busy cities but a hotel that avoids the worst of it or is decently soundproofed would be good to as we've had a bad experience or 2 in our travels.
Also we'll be there around lunch time on Saturday so some suggestions of something to do on Saturday & Sunday afternoons would be great. We like a wide range of things and are a big fan of museums & zoos, we've hit all the major Chicago ones a couple of times but are there any other ones we may have missed?
I'd really love to take him to a kick ass top of the line uber fancy restaurant for dinner for his birthday on Saturday night, he loves to eat good food but rarely treats himself, the only requirement would be no pizza :(,he is lactose intolerant and that would ruin the romantic part of the weekend and no seafood as he's allergic. Also we think Portilos does a great Roast Beef Sandwich, which is why he wants to go there, but if you know a place you think is better comparing the 2 places might be fun.
And before you ask, yes we love Chicago for other reasons than the food, but we live in a town full of nothing but boring food so tend to go a little crazy when we get to the big smoke and eat our weight in delicious delicious foodstuffs and burp contentedly all the way home.
Any and all suggestions appreciated.