Old Town Overnight$225
Enjoy a staycation in Old Town at the Hotel Lincoln on N Clark Street. Set off around the corner for dinner at Geja's Cafe with a $100 gift certificate. Stay out as long as you like because you'll be staying one night in a city view standard room back at the Hotel Lincoln ($279). After sleeping in, you'll wake-up refreshed and you can end your staycation over brunch at Summer House on Halsted with your $50 gift ceritificate. Total value $429.
Soho House Stay$550
Enjoy a one night staycation in the Fulton Market District at the exciting new Soho House Chicago on N. Green St. Your Staycation package includes a one bedroom with access to the Soho House rooftop pool, 2nd floor gym, and 5th floor club. You will also receive dinner or lunch at PizzaEast; Dinner or lunch at Chicken Farm and Shop, and a fabulous 45 minute manicure and 60 minute pedicure in the Cowshed Spa located in the Soho House. Total value $515.
Staycations make "travel" easy! Enjoy a 1 night stay at the Intercontinental Hotel downtown ($250), with dinner at RPM Steak ($100 gift certificate). Pack your Underthings ($35 gift certificate for lingerie) in your new lingerie bag. Retire back to the room and pop the bubbly on your bottle of Rene Geoffroy Cuvee Expression Brut Champagane ($50). The next day, head to House of Blues energetic Gospel Brunch for 4 (meet friends), valued at $160. Total value $620.
Gold Coast Overnight$550
Enjoy two nights on the Gold Coast of Chicago. Feel hip for two nights at the swank Thompson Hotel in a superior king guestroom ($800). Wine and dine yourselves around the corner with a $100 gift card to Oak Street's Fig and Olive Restaurant. On your second night, head to Paris Club on Hubbard St. for fine French cuisine with a $100 gift card. Total value $1,000.
Away To New York$525
A weekend away with dinner in NYC! Spend the weekend in a deluxe king bedroom at the 4-Star Blakely Hotel New York, located in mid-Manhattan on West 55th Street. The Blakely is within walking distance of 5th Ave's high-end fashion, Central Park and the lights of Broadway! Includes continental breakfast and wifi. Valid through May 8, 2016. Certain blackout periods apply ($600). Use your $250 gift certificate at any one of the following restaurants in NYC: Smith & Wollensky, Maloney & Porcelli, Quality Italian, Quality Meats, and Park Avenue Spring. Total value $850.
Grand Beach, MI Vacay$550
Weekend (3 nights Thurs.-Sun.) getaway to Tree Tops Cottage in Old Grand Beach, MI, just 75 miles from Chicago. Perched on top of a sand dune, it is a 3 bed/2 bath home complete with full kitchen, gas grill, 50" HDTV, fireplace, golf cart and private deck. NO availability summer 2015, book for after Labor Day 2015. Contact donor for dates. Donated by Mayer's Szanto family. Value $850.
Union Pier, MI Getaway$1,500
Take a break from city life & enjoy a 3 night stay in Union Pier, MI, only 75 miles from Chicago! Relax in the 3bdrm/2bth Robin's Nest Cottage, (Sleeps 6 in beds plus pack n play & pull out couch) just 2 blocks to Whistle Stop & Red Arrow Roadhouse! Mayer's Miner family's own beach home -it's not a typical "rental". Newly renovated and pristine, but very kid friendly! The outdoor space is the best - 2 yards (w/smll fire pit), 2 huge decks plus large screened-in porch w/dining&seating. Backyard is fully enclosed with 8 person hot tub (April thru Nov) plus swing-set/slide/trampoline. Outdoor shower. Gas grill. 7 min walk to beach. Available dates: May 14-21, May 28-June 7, September 9-17, October 1-8, October 14-25. Value $1,500.