Guys/Girls Getaways

Guys Getaways

1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

What better way to bond with the guys than by taking an exciting deep-sea fishing tour in beautiful Punta Cana right off the coast of Bavaro? Escape to warm weather for an action-packed way to spend time together out in the open turquoise water. Wrestle enormous undersea creatures and achieve a true thrill when you reel in marlins, mahi-mahi, tuna, barracudas and many more that inhabit the waters. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or a beginner, you’ll love competing with your friends for the largest catch. Stay at the Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa in the heart of Punta Cana, known for its rich fishing waters surrounded by gardens, coconut palms and banana trees. After a day of fishing, you’ll have your choice from eleven restaurants and sixteen bars at the hotel for a night out. Deep-sea fishing excursion starts at $129/person in April including pick-up and drop-off at the hotel, fishing equipment, and national drinks. Enjoy 3 all-inclusive nights for $699/person, includes air and taxes.

2. French Lick, Indiana

Spend the perfect weekend with the guys with championship golf courses and Vegas-style gaming without having to go very far. The French Lick Resort is known as the Midwest’s Premier Resort Destination, named America’s Best Historic Resort, and features two grand hotels located in the Hoosier National Forest. Enjoy the Donald Ross Experience with overnight accommodations and 2 days of unlimited golf on the classic Donald Ross Course. After a day full of golf, enjoy multiple dining options including the 1875: The Steakhouse named after the first Kentucky Derby. Enjoy the excitement of gambling at the 51,000 square foot Vegas-style gaming facility with live entertainment and DJs every night. Package is $259/night based on double occupancy. Drive from Chicago to French Lick is less than 5 hours

Girls Getaways

1. Cancun, Mexico

Get away with your girlfriends to one of the most popular spots in Mexico- Cancun. You will find infinite fun at Oasis Cancun Resort with its tropical gardens, 2 beach clubs, spa, gym, tennis courts, shops, 10 restaurants, 11 bars, and the longest swimming pool in Latin America. Nightly entertainment fills the resort with Las Vegas Style shows, beach parties, a Coyote Bar, and live music that will make for the perfect end to each night on your girls trip! The 4-night all-inclusive package through Royal Travel & Tours is $879/person and includes airfare, taxes, unlimited food and beverage, and unlimited access to the resort’s amenities. Travel is good for dates between 5/3-5/18.

2. Miami Beach, FL

Do a sun and spa combo trip with your girlfriends to Miami.  The Standard Miami Beach is a holistic, hydrotherapy spa hotel inspired by global bathing cultures. Located in a lushly landscaped setting overlooking Biscayne Bay Island, this boutique spa hotel is an 8-minute drive from shopping on open-air Lincoln Road Mall and a 10-minute drive to downtown South Beach. The hydrotherapy spa has a hot tub with waterfall, a cold plunge and mud baths. Classes include Pilates, yoga and stand-up paddle boarding. There’s a bayside Mediterranean restaurant and infinity pool with an underwater sound system. Rates in April start at $270/night.  Book with Royal Travel and receive an upgraded room (pending availability), continental breakfast for two per room, daily.  Free pass to the hotel’s swanky “mud lounge”, glass of Prosecco in the Restaurant Bar, complimentary wifi and a welcome gift.  RT Airfare as low as $306/person on United.

3. Girls Chicago Spa-cation

Spring is a great time to enjoy our own city with friends! Located right in the heart of downtown Chicago’s River North neighborhood is the dana hotel and spa, the ultimate luxury boutique hotel, which is finishing up a massive room renovation project this spring. For ladies looking to indulge, the spa at dana is an ultimate urban spa retreat. The spa just launched new spring packages including the Energizing Citrus Package; a 50-minute energizing ginseng facial packed with Vitamin C to rejuvenate you from the long winter and a citrus mimosa manicure and pedicure.  In fact, the spa at dana will offer WGN viewers 20% off this new Energizing Citrus Package (regularly $265) during the month of April.  Just mention the code WGN when booking.  Guests who opt to stay over and enjoy the hotel’s popular rooftop bar, Vertigo Sky Lounge, can book a room for as low as $259/night.