If exploring your favorite city during the holiday season is a beloved tradition you’ll skip this year, don’t worry, there is a lot of Christmas cheer in Chicago you can enjoy from home.
Shop small this holiday season with Chicago’s beloved Christkindlmarket, now pivoting to an online platform. Visit the virtual marketplace through Dec. 31, browsing last-minute gifts, including clothing, accessories, bath and body essentials, décor, mugs, ornaments, games, toys and more from 47 different vendors. Dive into some online activities, too, such as cooking and language classes.
Chicagoans and visitors can still shop unique holiday artisan and locally made gifts from the BUDDY Chicago pop-up shop in person with an appointment. Check out gifts, including vinyl records, art prints and handmade cards. Shoppers can feel good about their purchases, with all proceeds going directly to the artists. Or, sip the appointment and shop from home with the online marketplace and have your purchases delivered — win, win!
For frequent and (sophisticated) future Chicago travelers, the Kimpton Gray Hotel is offering Gray @ Home gift baskets sending the hotel home for the holidays. The baskets include discounts for a future stay, Atelier Bloom Bath Salts, two Frette Herringbone Shawl Collar Robes and two holiday concierge cocktails. Gift luxury hotel amenities to be enjoyed from the newly elevated comfort of home, while planning your escape to the Windy City.
Whether visiting or reminiscing about holidays in Chicago, there are plenty of great gifts and experiences to go around this holiday season.
Outforia, an online resource for all things outdoors, recently conducted a study to determine the best states for adrenaline seekers. Outforia ranked each state on the number of available activities in 10 categories to put together the 2021 Adventure Index.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
The quaint town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is a great place for history buffs to visit. The town features numerous historic landmarks, plus plenty of other cultural attractions, outdoor activities and dining options. Plan your visit for less than $100 a day.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.