The Brilliant Hack That’ll Get You Into Hamilton
Six staycation packages that come with some serious perks
Why head outta town when you can go to Hamilton?
That’s right, fellas, we’ve got not one but three backdoor booking offers that’ll get you and a date prime seats.
We’re also stroking our chins at a few other staycations that come with big pluses, from sailing our Great Lake to sweating it out with your very own Nike Master Trainer.
The Perfect Hamilton Date Night
The 11 Tony-award winning show. The play no one will stop yapping about. The Broadway hit that has tickets fetching for $8,000 on the resale market. You, sir, will not stand for that. Because there are at least three hotel show packages around town that will get you prime seats, not to mention a plush overnight.
With the package at the Peninsula, what you’ll lack in dinner, you’ll gain in … well, staying at the Peninsula. And while the Conrad Hotel is throwing you cash so you can dine at the hotel before the show, the Waldorf Astoria is offering that, plus breakfast the next morning. Whatever you choose, fair warning: it’s definitely gonna cost more than a few Alexanders.
Ferris Bueller’s Chicago
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the Palmer House is offering up a package called Bueller’s Chicago, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. In addition to complimentary passes to the Art Institute, expect quirky extras like a Bueller-inspired bucket list and playlist to help you get the most out of your day. Looking for more ideas? Check out what Ferris Bueller’s day off might look like in 2016.
Captain for a Day
No boat no problem. Here’s a great way to get on the water this summer. Booking a room at Hotel Lincoln will land you a sailing class with Chicago Sailing, where you’ll learn the ropes and spend the day on the water. Also included: a meal at New England Seafood Co. plus a complimentary upgrade to a lakeview room.
A Dignified Urban Retreat
When you need to relax, you book you and yours an Urban Retreat package at the Peninsula. You’ll get a 60-minute couples massage plus breakfast in bed for two. You could never leave the hotel, but you’ll also have access to the hotel’s Keys to the City program, which offers experiences never available our fair city heretofore, like a private tour of Grace followed by an in-kitchen experience with chef Curtis Duffy.
Paint the Town
Calling all fans of the Arts: it does not get better than this. The Thompson’s Not Just Another Pretty Face package hooks you up with a local artist to commission an original artwork. You’ll also have the option of a private, curated tour of Hyde Park Art Center as well as artist-led tours of the city and studio visits. The finished commissioned work will be included in Hyde Park Art Center’s “Not Just a Another Pretty Face” public exhibition and catalog in December 2016. The best part? You get to take home the piece.
Your regular gym routine getting a little tiresome? Like, boring? Booking a room at The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel gives you a one hour personal training session with Nike Master Trainer Emily Hutchins, plus complimentary bike rentals and curated running maps of Downtown’s best routes. Also included: $15 in-room dining credit for pre or post workout smoothies.