Girl’s Weekend in the Northern Fox River Valley

Get your girlfriends together and enjoy an indulgent adventure, with shopping including outlet stores and exclusive boutiques, a visit to a spa, an evening at a riverboat casino, exploring the arts, and delicious dining.

Please contact the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to check on availability and rates for your group.

Day One

After arriving into the area and checking into your hotel, enjoy a unique and memorable dinner at Bistro Wasabi, Chicagoland’s destination restaurant for contemporary Asian fusion cuisine whose menu features a unique blend of traditional sushi with Latin, Korean, Italian and French inspired appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Day Two

We begin our day with breakfast at Benedicts Eggs & More Restaurant. Enjoy breakfast at this wonderful restaurant specializing in old fashioned pancakes, waffles, crepes and French toast.

Start your day by visiting Prime Outlets in Huntley. The striking Jeffersonian architecture, food court, playground and over 40 brand name outlet stores create a wonderful shopping experience.

Next, visit Algonquin Commons, one of the largest shopping facilities in the Fox River Valley! Here you’ll find great bargains in almost 80 stores!

Enjoy lunch at The Village Squire. This English pub-style casual dining restaurant has been part of the Fox Valley since 1974. Family owned and operated featuring nightly live music and unique atmosphere.

After a full day of shopping, nothing will better than to relax in the luxurious escape of Spa Bleu. An upscale salon & spa, Spa Bleu creates a peaceful afternoon through their Aveda’s Program, consisting of certified Massage and Nail Technicians as well as their Estheticians. Pamper yourself with manicures, pedicures, facials and massages, to name a few.

Return to your hotel and freshen up for dinner.

Tonight your group will enjoy the evening at the Grand Victoria Casino! Here they will delight in fine dining at its very best at the award-winning Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge. Sip on a signature cocktail in the lounge before enjoying a hand-chosen menu of exquisitely prepared beef, poultry, lamb, and seafood dishes, premier wines and decadent desserts in their elegant dining room.

After dinner, you and the girls can enjoy an evening at Grand Victoria Casino. If you’ve always wanted to go to Vegas with the girls but never had the time, here’s your chance to see how much fun it could be. Join the elegance of the number one riverboat casino in Illinois, the Grand Victoria Casino. As one of the most popular entertainment venues in the area, the Grand Victoria remains committed to putting the customer first by offering free admission, great customer service, and a wide variety of Las Vegas-style casino games. Transfer back to your hotel for the evening.

Day Three

Breakfast today is at Alexander’s Restaurant, serving home-cooked breakfast made fresh on the premises. Be sure to see the tree that grows right through one of the rooms of the restaurant!

Start your day by exploring the Elgin Art Showcase. Located on the eighth floor of the historic Professional Building in downtown Elgin, Elgin Art Showcase offers an intimate space for local artists and performers.

Conclude your shopping adventure by visiting State Street Market. As guests enter the front door of State Street Market, they leave behind the noise and rush of the traffic-filled highway and everyday life, and enter a quiet, relaxed atmosphere of friendly and personalized shopping. State Street Market’s gathering of over 35 specialty shops and cafe offers you a shopping experience reminiscent of days gone by with its charming shops and friendly staff, and the perfect way to end your weekend with the girls.

Lunch today will be at Thirsty Whale Bar and Grill, an ideal place to gather to watch your favorite sporting events and listen to live music.  They feature great drink specials and an extensive lunch and dinner menu.

Depart for home.