Are you looking for creative weekend activities to do with your gal pals? Whether you’re visiting Chicagoland from out of town or just looking for something creative to do with your gang, the henn house has you covered with these outings that are nothing short of #squadgoals. Check out our favorite girls’ weekend ideas below (and no, shopping did not make the list! But let’s be honest, shopping is a given).
Brunch Is A Must
We all know a girls’ weekend isn’t complete without brunch! Lucky for you, the suburbs of Chicago and the city itself has plenty of options for you to choose from. Whether you’re craving all the carbs in French toast form or a killer cocktail served alongside artisanal eggs, you’ll want to check out a few of the top spots in and around Burr Ridge, IL such as The Hampton Social or Blueberry Hill Breakfast Cafe.
Visit A Museum Or Art Exhibit
From history to art, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs have multiple museums for all to enjoy. The infamous Art Institute in Chicago hosts exhibitions by world-renowned artists that are sure to inspire. You’ll also find the Museum of Science and Industry as well as all the free and fun excitement Navy Pier has to offer downtown too. Just a short drive outside of Burr Ridge into the Oak Brook area you and your crew can discover a hidden gem of a museum – literally! The Lizzadro Museum houses beautiful stone carvings, dazzling gems, and even an 18-carat gold castle sculpture complete with diamond windows! Or, if the weather cooperates, why not escape the city and head outside to take a stroll through the gorgeous landscapes of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle? You and your girlfriends can snap some shots of the scenery then head in for a glass of wine overlooking the manicured gardens.
Explore The City
Play tourist for a day and partake in one of many tours the Windy City has to offer. Whether you’re on the water exploring the architecture on a guided cruise, on the Willis Tower SkyDeck taking in a 360-degree view of the city, or checking out the history all around town, you’re bound to discover new things everywhere you turn.
Go to a Concert
Skip the bar and head to a concert instead! No matter what your group’s music of choice, Chicagoland has got it all. So go ahead and get all dolled up and head downtown to fangirl it out with the rest of them at venues like the Vic, the Aragon Ballroom, or the House of Blues!
Attend A DIY Workshop At the henn house
Enjoy a crafty night out with your squad at one of our paint parties or custom wood sign workshops where you can sip on your drink of choice while you laugh and craft together. At the end of the night, go home with a custom wine glass, coffee tumbler, wood sign, or any one of our customizable creations to document your weekend. Browse our shop for ideas or visit our calendar to book your workshop or party today!