Details: Where to go, what to know, on a tour of Chicago's sacred spaces
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Chicago? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Aug. 27-29:
American Airlines has nonstop flights from Reagan National to Chicago O'Hare, with fares starting at $263.
Where to Stay
Raffaello Hotel Chicago
201 E. Delaware Pl.
Chic boutique hotel with sleek contemporary furnishings and a Michelin-rated Italian restaurant. Doubles start at $229.
20 E. Delaware Pl.
The feel of an old European hotel with all the modern accouterments of a recent renovation. Rooms start at $189.