Chicago is vast. Ever look out the airplane window when you?re about to land at O?Hare? The city goes on and on--and yet your routines seem to limit you to about six square blocks on any given day.
It?s time to break out of your home-work-gym-grocery rut by trying on a new neighborhood for a few days--oh, say, Uptown.
For $80 a night, you can stay in an Uptown apartment building that was just rehabbed by the real-estate development company Flats Chicago--or you can affordably put up visiting in-laws or college roommates, once summer houseguest overload starts to hit hard. (They can stay for as little as a night or as long as they like.) ??
The fully furnished units have lots of amenities: free Wi-Fi, in-unit laundry, a full kitchen, a rain shower and décor with plenty of city style, courtesy of CB2.
But it?s what?s outside your (temporary) front door that?ll keep you busy. Splurge on sticky buns at Baker & Nosh for breakfast, then soak up some sun and hop on a paddleboard at nearby Montrose Beach. Do linguine with clams for dinner at Magnolia Café or pho at Tank Noodle, and stay out late for music at the Riviera, Aragon Ballroom or Green Mill.
Staycations don?t get more ?real Chicago? than this.
Flats Short Stay, 4875 N. Magnolia Ave.; flatschicago.com