Browsing through American Girl’s website and catalogs are fun, but actually witnessing an American Girl doll store in person is one memory your daughter will cherish forever. Get ready to spend hours winding through each section of the store where you can shop, learn, dine, and much more! But the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Opt for the complete American Girl doll vacation package by renting a room at a partner hotel such as the Talbott Hotel in Chicago. It’s only a 6-minute walk from the American Girl Place, so getting there is a cinch!
The number one thing you can do at the American Girl doll store is shop! Choose from thousands of dolls, accessories, books, clothing and more, in-store or online.
2. Create your own custom designs
When you visit the American Girl Place in Chicago, you’ll get the chance to design your own unique doll outfit or backpack at the Truly Me Signature Studio. The best part? You won’t have to wait for your design to ship, it prints right there in house.
3. Discover the BEFOREVER Characters
Browse the historical section and read all about the dolls of past eras. Each historical doll has a set of books with a strong female character that provides an excellent role model for girls today.
4. Make an appointment at the doll hair salon
Does your doll need a major makeover? Don’t forget to schedule an appointment at the doll hair salon when you first arrive. Choose from several different hairstyles and pampering services to get your doll back in tiptop shape.
5. Dine at the café
Enjoy brunch, afternoon tea, or lunch when you make a reservation at the American Girl Café. There’s even a special chair at the table for your doll to join.
6. Visit the photo studio
Be the next American Girl magazine cover model! American Girl Place has a Photo Studio where girls can pose with their doll and purchase a special souvenir edition of American Girl magazine,which features their photo on the cover.
7. Attend special events
Participate in special events, such as crafts, author readings, and scavenger hunts hosted in the store each month. Check the calendarfor dates and details.
When booking your stay at the Talbott Hotel, make sure to inquire about our American Girl DREAM Package where you’ll receive a personalized welcome letter and stationery, milk and cookies turndown service, doll robe and slipper set, breakfast in bed for two, and more! For more information on our boutique hotel in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast area, call 800-825-2688 or book online.