Property at a Glance: Sybaris Pool Suites – Northbrook
Nearly every inch of the adults-only Sybaris Pool Suites is tailored for romance and privacy. Inside Paradise Pool suites, for instance, gentle raindrops trickle into a balmy 90-degree private pool surrounded by tropical plants. Just steps away, guests can sip wine and warm their toes by a cozy fireplace. Located less than an hour from downtown Chicago, the resort makes for a romantic escape from the city.
- Where you’ll stay: Deluxe jetted tub suites feature a private 5’ x 7’ whirlpool tub, soothing fireplace, relaxing massage chair, and misting steam room. Paradise pool suites up the ante even further with your own private heated swimming pool with attached hot tub.
- Romance package: This getaway includes a bottle of champagne and a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, as well as a one-year Sybaris membership.
- Grab a bite: Order takeout or sneak away for a romantic dinner at one of the dozens of restaurants located within minutes of the resort.
- Nearby Chicago attraction: The Museum Campus—home to the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum
Northbrook, Illinois: North Chicago Suburb near Theme Parks and Acclaimed Gardens
Located about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the suburb of Northbrook is close to an abundance of outdoor activities. Rivers Casino is located about a 30-minute drive south of Northbrook and houses more than 1,000 slot machines and 50 tables. Guests can catch a live show Thursday through Sunday or visit Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House.
About a half-hour’s drive north of Northbrook is Six Flags Great America, one of the largest theme parks in the Midwest. It packs in more than 70 rides and attractions, ranging from bumper cars to a massive water park. The roller coasters are the most popular. You can hop on the recently opened X Flight, which boasts an innovative “wing coaster” design that suspends riders on either side of the track with their feet dangling as they’re whisked at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour through stomach-flipping loops, dives, and barrel twists. The park also has some old-school rides, including the classic wooden coaster American Eagle and Batman: The Ride, which was the world’s first inverted outside-looping roller coaster when it opened in 1992.