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A mother/daughter getaway is about breaking free of routines to do something special with the most important person in your life. That’s why we decided it was time to take a girls trip to Chicago!

Craig and I decided that it would be a good bonding experience for us to go on separate trips with the girls to give them the one-on-one time they crave with either parent, and have the opportunity to create special memories together.

When the opportunity came to travel to Chicago, I jumped at the chance to take Kalyra as my guest.

Kalyra is a city girl, and I love cities that are laid back and beautiful, so Chicago was a perfect fit for both of us.

Chicago is glamorous and self-assured without being pretentious, and with its 24 beaches and 28 miles of lakefront shoreline, there is plenty of opportunity to unwind and connect with nature.

Chicago welcomes you in with the freedom to be yourself while you explore its vibrant neighborhoods, historical sites, arts and culture, magnificent shopping and architecture and natural beauty.

We visited for two seasonal events, The Chicago Flower and Garden Show and St Patrick’s Day, which were spectacular and worth planning your trip to Chicago around.

Things to Do on a Girls Trip to Chicago

If it’s your first time in the Windy City or if you’ve been here before and just looking for girlie things. todo, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what we did on our Mother/Daughter Chicago weekend getaway in March!

1. Visit the Chicago Flower and Garden Show

“Oh My God!!”

Kalyra squealed and bolted across the room the minute we walked into the Chicago Flower and>Garden Show

I chased after her looking up into the air to where she was pointing. High up in a whomping willow was a cutout of The Flying Ford Anglia.

sculpture of Flying Ford Anglia. in tree

“I love this place it’s the best,” she said as we walked through the rabbit hole, through the chamber of secrets, under the hanging white flowers and decks of cards, and past the mandrakes in secret garden created to showcase the secrets and mysteries of enchanted forests, wizards, mad hatters, witches and hobbits.

garden scenes Chicago Flower and Garden Show

The theme of this year’s Flower and Garden Show was Flowertales, bringing the beauty of flowers and the joy of books together.

The entire show was themed around popular stories from The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden.

It was creative, inspiring, beautiful and smelled so divine! It definitely had us…

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