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Get away from Chicago for a weekend of relaxing at a spa, a game of golf, boutique shopping and museums. Many nearby hotels, resorts and inns offer affordable room rates and seasonal packages.

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa from $119

Offering great activities for families and couples, Grand Geneva Resort is a newly renovated spa and golf resort with water slides, hot tubs, a climbing wall, pools, sauna and many other facilities to enjoy on your weekend getaway from Chicago. The resort frequently offers great vacation packages, such as free golf, discounted rates and spa specials, so be sure to ask when booking your stay.

The American Club, Kohler from $109

The American Club, Kohler is a luxury golf and spa resort with two accommodation options: The American Club and the more affordable Inn on Woodlake. About two and a half hours from Chicago, this beautiful resort offers great outdoor activities in the summer, and pools and spa relaxation in the winter. Look for couples, family and golf packages, including golf academy especially for women, spa & golf specials, and more.

The Kohler Waters Spa is a spa destination for the senses, featuring a glass enclosed rooftop deck with a whirlpool, fireplace and lounge. Try the newly renovated couples spa suite for a relaxing side-by-side massage and other treatments. Yoga on the Lake is a premier yoga studio offering 20 classes a week taught by teachers who hold Yoga Alliance and specialty certifications and have expertise in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation, Restorative and other types.

Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes from $129

Located 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes offers 225 acres of fun, including scenic golf, indoor and outdoor pools, and luxurious spa treatments. Many dining choices are available, whether you want a romantic dinner for two or a family restaurant. Nightly rates at the Hilton start at $129, including free internet access. The resort often offers special packages for families.

Dunes Walk Inn: Explore Indiana Dunes from $125

Dunes Walk Inn is a charming restored 1881 mansion on the Lake Michigan coastline. Explore Indiana Dunes (about 50 miles from Chicago) and stay at this family friendly inn which sleeps 19 guests. Ask about the "Dining in the Dunes" package at the Dunes Walk Inn which gives you a 15% discount at two local restaurants.

Mansion Hill Inn from $250

Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, Mansion Hill Inn is a historic getaway with luxurious guest rooms featuring Frette linens, high-definition flat screen televisions, rain fall showers, and Aveda bath products. If you are planning a romantic getaway, ask for one of the suites with whirlpool baths, in-room gas fireplaces, and access to balconies or verandas with a view. Take advantage of the Pre-Arrival Concierge to customize your stay at the Mansion Hill Inn (www.mansionhillinn.com).

Deluxe Spa Package at the Washington House Inn from $250

Washington House Inn in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, 110 miles north of Chicago, offers stylish accommodations, complimentary, afternoon complimentary wine and cheese social hour and free high speed internet access. Explore Cedarburg's Main Street with more than 70 boutiques, shops selling sweets, and restaurants. The town has several museums: the General Store Museum, Kuhefuss House Museum and the new Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.

Try the Deluxe Spa Package at Washington House Inn with rates from $250. The package includes: Overnight lodging in any room, Evening social hour in our Gathering room, featuring local wines and cheeses, $100 Spa service certificate at one of the local spas; and Deluxe continental breakfast in the Gathering Room or room service to your room.