If you need to have sea views, then the Windy City is a perfect destination for the weekend, with many outdoor activities and great deals.
Despite being one of the most popular destinations, airfares to get from other U.S. cities are only $268 per person, on average, down about 4% over last year.
Saving tip: Staying away from Magnificent Mile will create significant savings without sacrificing any of the art and architecture for which Chicago is well known.
Suburbs have many quaint hotels and boutique shopping districts that are within a quick drive from the city center. But for those who are determined to savor the good life, you can stay at the famous four-star Hotel Chicago Drake for just $159.