From Itineraries MinnesotaFall Issue 2007
This sample itinerary is best any time of the year
Ladies, put on your stylish red hats for a well-deserved DuPage weekend of feminine delights and gracious elegance!
9:30 – 10:00 am
Check into one of the many affordably priced hotels DuPage County has to offer. You’ll feel like a queen, delighted at the gracious level of comfort, amenities and service you’ll enjoy…a real value, too.
10 – 1:00 pm
Hunt for antiques, art and one-of-a-kind boutique fashions at one of DuPage County’s quaint downtown shopping areas.
1 – 3:00 pm
Stroll the exquisite gardens and sublime 1930’s mansion of the Robert McCormick Museum. Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea on the East Portico (inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello), featuring scones with Devonshire cream and fruit preserves, finger sandwiches, cold canapés, pastries, chocolates, and piping hot tea served in fine china services. Ah, lovely.
3 – 6:00 pm
Next, you may choose to spend a delightful hour at the award-winning Lynfred Winery’s Wine Tasting Tour, with freshly baked breads to cleanse the palate. Or, opt for making truffles, flourless chocolate cake and airy chocolate mousse in a Chocolate Lover’s Cooking Class at Indian Lakes Resort, taught by renowned Chef Brent Lomprez!
6 – 9:00 pm
Climb aboard a romantic, old-fashioned trolley car and head to Chicago for a wedding – Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, a hilarious theatrical satire of an Italian-American wedding! All through the ceremony, reception, dinner, and dancing you’ll toast the happy couple and their lunatic wedding party!
10 – 5:00 pm
Shop ‘till you drop at any of our world-class shopping centers – Oakbrook Center, Westbrook/Fox Valley, Stratford Square, Chicago Premium Outlet, Elmhurst City Centre, or Yorktown – featuring such fashion meccas as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Macy’s, Von Maur, Carson Pirie Scott, and hundreds more. Or discover “finds” at the Five Star Indoor Swap Mart, a bargain hunter’s paradise! Lunch on your own at a myriad of bistros, cafes and charming tearooms.
5 – 10:00 pm
Take a well-deserved nap, get dressed up to the nines for a fabulous full-course dinner and Broadway show at the glittering Drury Lane Dinner Theater!
9 – 10:30 am
Have a delicious brunch at the supremely elegant Wyndham Drake Oak Brook Hotel overlooking the Oak Brook Polo Club field.
10:30 – 4:00 pm
More shopping? Certainly. Head for historic downtown districts for more shopping and antiquing. By now your feet are aching – time for pure serenity, relaxation and rejuvenation for the skin, body and senses at the grand French County-style Herrington Inn & Spa! Indulge in a soothing aromatherapy massage, a skin revitalizing facial, a luminous body polish, or a stimulating foot massage up to the knees – ahh, bliss. Dine at the Herrington’s AAA four-diamond award-winning Atwater’s Restaurant, with beautiful views of the Fox River and glorious garden courtyard.
Be a lady of leisure for an unforgettable getaway weekend with the girls in DuPage County, The Magnificent Miles of Chicago™!
For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, contact your tour operator or DuPage CVB, 800-232-0502.