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Bargain Hunting in Chicago: Outlets Worth theTrip
Want some expensive looking threads at bargain prices or great discounts on discontinued or seasonal items? Here is a guide to Chicago's best outlet malls.
The 6 Best Places for an Upscale Easter Brunch...
There are many great places to grab Easter brunch in Chicago. Here are some of my favorites.
Beyond the Bean: 8 Things to See in Chicago's...
Affectionately referred to by locals as
May in Chicago: A Great Month for Weather,...
May in Chicago is a great month, as the warmer weather finally starts to hold, the Chicago beaches open, and summer is right around the corner. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in May.
April in Chicago: What to Expect for Weather...
Before you start planning your trip to Chicago, it's obviously important to pack accordingly for the weather and to be aware of what's going on with events and holidays. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in April.
8 Must-See Tourist Attractions in Chicago
Chicago has a large number of tourist attractions, but there are undoubtedly a select handful that are by far the most popular with visitors. Here are some of the most popular tourist destinations in the Windy City.
Visiting Chicago on a Shoestring? The 5 Best...
While many of Chicago's museums and attractions every so often have
Take a Day Trip from Chicago to Gurnee Mills...
45 miles north of Chicago, Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall has something for everyone. For the kids, attractions include the Reptile Zoo, Rainforest Cafe, Disney Store, Rink Side Sports and cineplex. And of course over 200 outlet stores for the grownups. Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago.
June in Chicago: The Best Festivals, Events,...
June in Chicago is a great month, the sun is shining bright, it's generally not too warm, and the festival season gets into full swing. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in June.
Want to Shop til You Drop? Hit the Chicago...
For bargains on very upscale merchandise from Kate Spade to Coach and Giorgio Armani to Elie Tahari, Aurora's Chicago Premium Outlets Mall has bargain gems that are a must for the materialist in you.
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world's premier art museums, housing a collection that spans 5,000 years.
Best Attractions in Chicago for Young Kids
Visiting Chicago with young kids can present a challenge -- while the city has some of the best attractions in the world, your 3-year-old traveling companion isn't likely going to want to stare at a Seurat painting at the Art Institute. Here are some of the best Chicago attractions for kids in the preschool and younger set.
July in Chicago: What to Do, See, and Know...
July is a very popular travel month in Chicago -- Taste of Chicago is in full swing, Lake Michigan is bright blue and the water is warm, and there is plenty to do. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in July.
Chicago's Museum Campus
Chicago's Museum Campus is the official name for an area of land along south Lake Shore Drive that is home to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Soldier Field
How to Not Act Like a Tourist in Chicago
Most tourists in Chicago can be spotted from a mile away, and most travelers are O.K. with that -- which works in Chicago, as generally the locals are happy to help out the lost visitor. But when I travel I actually prefer to try and somewhat blend in, know a little bit about the city I'm going to, and get more of a feel of the local color. So if you're like me, here are my tips for how not to act like a tourist in Chicago.
Cite
Cite Restaurant is a long standing fine dining Chicago institution atop Lake Point Tower, offering gourmet food and fabulous views.
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
Opened in 1933, the Museum of Science and Industry -- touted as the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere -- is not only an excellent educational experience, but a lot of fun for both kids and adults.
Top 8 Things to Do in Chicago in Summer
Chicago in summer is a sight to behold -- the parks are lush, Lake Michigan glimmers in the hot sun, and the streets bustle with tourists and locals who managed to have the fortitude to survive a Chicago winter. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Chicago in the summer.
Chicago Month by Month
This Chicago calendar describes month-by-month the highlights of things to do, important holidays, and what weather to expect.
Inside Al Capone's Chicago
Here are some ways you can take a Chicago gangster tour and immerse yourself into the world of the likes of Al Capone and John Dillinger.
Shedd Aquarium
Built in 1930, the Shedd Aquarium is one of the premier aquariums in the country and home to an impressive collection of underwater life.
Navy Pier
Located just east of downtown on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier offers scores of entertainment and dining options, making it one of Chicago's top tourist attractions.
All You Need to Know to Navigate the Chicago...
Most of the time traffic in Chicago and trying to find parking can be maddening, especially for the uninitiated visitor. But there is a solution, the Chicago trains and the rest of its extensive public transportation system.
Brookfield Zoo
The Brookfield Zoo is a short drive from downtown and is one of the best zoos in the country.
A Day Trip to Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park is not just grass and trees, you can spend a whole day here and visit the zoo, beach, conservatory, and nature museum.
March in Chicago: What to Pack, Do, and See in...
Before you start planning your trip to Chicago, it's obviously important to pack accordingly for the weather and to be aware of what's going on with events and holidays. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in March including recommendations for St. Patrick's Day.
The Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago
From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.
Forget Flying: How to Get to Chicago by Train
Chicago is a main hub for Amtrak trains coming from all parts of the U.S.. Here is an overview of which train routes travel to and through Chicago.
Avoid Hassle at O’Hare with This Basic...
O'Hare International Airport provides connections to more cities, more often than any other airport in the world. On the outskirts of the city, and connected to Chicago city limits by a thin strip of land along Foster Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway, over 190,000 people travel through O'Hare every day, and the airport was voted
Best Chicago Beaches
Those not familiar with the vastness of Lake Michigan will be very surprised by the fact that Chicago beaches are miles long and just might make you wonder if you've somehow been transported to the west coast.
Buckingham Fountain Profile
Opened May 26, 1927, the Buckingham Fountain has become one of the Windy City's top attractions, and arguably competes with the Sears Tower as Chicago's most famous landmark.
Your Guide To Chicago In March
From hot new restaurants and taverns to the most buzzed-about theater events, here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in March 2015.
Go Chicago Card - Save Money and Skip Long Lines
Go Chicago Card is a great way to save some money - and some time - if you plan on doing a whirlwind tour of Chicago attractions.
Visitor's Guide to the Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest wildlife habitats in the United States. Boasting magnificent grounds and a new children's zoo, Lincoln Park should definitely be on your list for required stops on your visit to Chicago.
April in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In April 2014.
Chicago Museums Free Days
Many Chicago museums offer free days throughout the year when general admission is no charge to one and all.
Barack Obama's Barbershop - Hyde Park Hair Salon
President Barack Obama was a regular at the Hyde Park Hair Salon before he moved to Washington, D.C. His favorite barber from the shop even gave him a private haircut before Obama's big election night speech in Grant Park.
Premium Outlets Huntley Mall
50 stores with brand name merchandise, Premium Outlets Huntley Mall has recently undergone a major renovation and added stores such as Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic and others. Located 50 miles northwest of Chicago, bargain shoppers will also notice the big blue Ikea store along the way.
A Guide To Tipping In Chicago
A Guide to Tipping in Chicago, from maid service to cab drivers to bartenders
Oprah's Favorite Chicago Restaurants
Want to eat like Oprah? (And we all know she loves to eat.) Here are some of Oprah's favorite Chicago
7 Sensational Brunches In Chicago
From chef-driven neighborhood favorites to the perfect places for kids with fickle palates, here are some of the very best brunches around town.
Legoland Discovery Center Schaumburg
Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg, Illinois (about 30 minutes outside Chicago) opened in 2008 and quickly became a popular family attraction.
Outdoor Festivals in Chicago
The numerous Chicago festivals are the city's way of making the most out of the warm summer weather before it's plunged back into the harsh Chicago winter. Here's a list of some of the more popular outdoor festivals in Chicago.
Midway International Airport (MDW)
Midway Airport, located on Chicago's southwest side, is smaller and some may say easier to deal with than O'Hare International Airport.
August in Chicago
August is usually hot and humid in Chicago, but it's still bustling with visitors as folks try to squeeze in a vacation before school starts again. The upside is that the Lake Michigan water temperature is usually the warmest it will be all year, making for a nice swim. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in August.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
The first fully enclosed designer outlet mall built in the Chicago area for more than two decades, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago offers more than 130 stores and is only minutes from O’Hare International Airport.
The Field Museum of Natural History
Field Museum in Brief: The Field Museum moved to its present location on the lakefront's "Museum Campus"
Best of the Year Guide To Chicago
From city-sponsored festivals to spectacular holiday events, here's what's going on in Chicago--month by month--in 2015.
Your Guide to Visiting the Willis Tower (Sears...
Soaring at 110 stories tall, the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is the tallest building in North America and remains a huge tourist attraction, namely due to its Skydeck observatory offering a view of Chicago at 1,353 feet (412 meters).
A Day Trip to Lincoln Park: Lincoln Park Zoo
The first stop on your daytrip to Lincoln Park should definitely be the world class Lincoln Park Zoo. Page 2.
A Day Trip to Lincoln Park: Lincoln Park...
After North Avenue Beach, head back north and take a tranquil visit to the Lincoln Park Conservatory and their beautiful gardens and greenhouse. Page 4.
Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During...
Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During Lollapalooza
Easter Brunches For Every Taste
Grand buffets, Easter egg hunts and one hot deejay are on tap for Easter brunch celebrations in Chicago.
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Adler Planetarium in Brief: The Adler Planetarium is part of the lake front's "Museum Campus", which
Spring in Chicago
Spring in Chicago is probably the most anticipated season because let's face it, Chicago winters are generally unpleasant. Here are some of the popular activities and attractions to visit during springtime in Chicago.
How To Request Oprah Tickets
Oprah ticket demand far exceeds supply, and there's a very narrow window of opportunity to get them. Here are the details on how to get your Oprah tickets.
Woodfield Mall
A short drive from Chicago, Woodfield Mall is one of the largest malls in the United States with over 300 stores and restaurants within 2.7 million square feet of shopping space. It's also Illinois' most visited tourist attraction, with tens of millions of shoppers passing through its doors each year.
Chicago Hot Dog Recipe
The Chicago hot dog can be easily recreated at home with a little preparation and attention to detail. Here's how to make a Chicago hot dog to tame your cravings until your next visit to the Windy City.
Admiral Theatre
The Admiral Theatre is an all-nude strip club on Chicago's Northwest Side.
A Day Trip to Lincoln Park: North Avenue Beach
After the zoo, your next stop on your day trip to Lincoln Park is to dip your toes in the water of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach -- a great spot for lunch, too. Page 3.
Wrigley Field: Home of the Chicago Cubs
In Brief: The first major league pitch was thrown at Wrigley Field in 1914, making the home of the Chicago
Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier
The Chicago Children's Museum, located on Navy Pier, offers tons of hands on learning exhibits for kids, but adults might find it a bit dull.
Why Chicago is a Traveler's Paradise in September
September is a wonderful time of year in Chicago -- the mild temps and the diminished crowds is ideal for sightseeing. But bring a sweater of light jacket, as the temps at night can get on the chilly side. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in September.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago opened in 1967, and since settling into its permanent home just off Michigan Avenue in the shadow of the John Hancock building its become a premier museum for contemporary art in Chicago.
John Hancock Observatory
John Hancock Observatory may not be the highest in Chicago, but soaring at 1,000 feet above the Windy City it still offers breathtaking views of the city and lake.
Chicago Seafood Restaurants
Chicago may not be next to any ocean, but today's modern shipping techniques ensure an abundance of fresh fish from all over the world. Here are some of my favorite Chicago seafood restaurants.
Odyssey Dinner Cruise
An Odyssey Cruise offers a great night of dinner and dancing while cruising along Lake Michigan enjoying the spectacular skyline views.
The Best Restaurants in Chicago
Chicago has evolved over the decades as a major player on the culinary scene. Here is a list of the eight best, all once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences.
Ask An Expert: Michael Wollpert of Trainology/F...
One of Chicago's top fitness professionals weighs in on where to dine, shop and play in the Windy City--when you're looking to stay on top of your fitness goals.
Hot Dog! 6 Chicago Franks You've Gotta Try
The Chicago hot dog is probably the Windy City's most famous signature food, so of course they are ubiquitous all throughout the city. But as locals will tell you, there are places that do it right, and others that, well, do it very, very wrong. Here are my personal favorites for the best places to sample a Chicago-style hot dog.
A Day Trip to Lincoln Park: Peggy Notebaert...
Last stop on your daytrip to Lincoln Park, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and its Butterfly Haven is a nice way to wind down the day. Page 5.
Best Chicago Irish Bars
These Chicago Bars Rock On St. Patrick’s Day
VIP's Gentlemen's Club
VIP's In Brief: VIP's Gentlemen's Club is an adult cabaret (a nice way of saying "topless bar"), and
Jewelers Row Chicago
The concept of a jewelry. Chicago Travel.
March in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
March in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide for 2014.
Driving to Chicago
Driving to Chicago from north, south, east, or west is very easy given that Chicago is a Midwestern hub and several major interstates connect right in Chicago's downtown. Here's how to get to Chicago by car depending on which direction you're coming from.
Cyrano's Bistrot & Wine Bar
This traditional French bistro feels like it was transported directly from Chef/owner Didier Durand's hometown of -- where else -- Bergerac, France.
Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago...
Established in 1856 as the Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago History Museum moved into its current building in 1932, underwent a major renovation in 2006, and is the preeminent source to discover the history of Chicago and its people.
Easter Brunch For All Tastes
Great Offerings From An Afternoon Cruise To French-Focused Fare
Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center lures in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year with its numerous free events and its proximity to tourist hot spot Millennium Park.
Historic Water Tower
The historic Water Tower is one of the few structures to withstand the great Chicago fire, due to its construction out of Joliet limestone. It's now home to a visitor's information center, photo gallery, and theater.
Hershey's Chicago
Hershey's Chicago knew exactly what they were doing when the picked their location. Situated across from the historic Water Tower and in the heart of Michigan Avenue shopping, it's the perfect place to offer up as a bribe when dragging junior around from boutique to boutique.
Chicago City Pass - Save Money and Skip Long...
The Chicago City Pass is a great way to save some money if you plan on doing a whirlwind tour of Chicago attractions. At most of them, the City Pass also allows you to skip long lines.
The Very Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City
The Very Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise offers a unique perspective of some of Chicago's architecturally significant sites.
Ask An Expert: Damien Casten of Candid Wines
When it comes to navigating Chicago's burgeoning wine scene, connoisseurs and novices should trust that Damien Casten will point you in the right direction.
May in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in May, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.
'Meatless Monday' Is Every Day At These Top...
With Chicago being a big foodie town, there's no getting away with mediocrity, whether it's casual dining or a big night on the town. That's especially
IKEA Schaumburg
IKEA in Schaumburg, Illinois, located just 20 minutes outside of Chicago city limits, is a popular store location for the famous global retailer, drawing in tourists from all over the world visiting Chicago and wanting to shop for modular housewares.
Where To Sweat It Out Around Town
The Best Boutique Fitness Studios in Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo Animal Pictures
Here's my collection of Lincoln Park Zoo animal pictures. The cage-less exhibits at the zoo make for some great photo ops.
Chicago Luxury Hotels
If you are on someone else's dime and not on a budget, these Chicago luxury hotels are the creme de la creme. Boasting incredible service, extravagant amenities, and breathtaking views, here are the top luxury hotels in Chicago.
Hot Tix - Cheap Chicago Theater Tickets
Hot Tix Chicago was put together by The League of Chicago Theatres, a not-for-profit service that offers a half-price discount on Chicago theater tickets.
Chicago Dog Friendly Hotels
Can't stand the thought of traveling to Chicago without your beloved canine companion? Here's a list of some of my favorite Chicago dog friendly hotels.
Chicago's Best Live Music Venues
From a punk-rock lounge to an iconic jazz club where Al Capone used to hang out, these venues add color to Chicago’s live-music scene.
Chicago Chocolate Tours
What can make any walking tour of Chicago even better? Just add chocolate! And that's exactly what Chicago Chocolate Tours does.
Everest
Chef Jean Joho personalized French cuisine even outshines the tremendous view at this restaurant located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange.
Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago...
Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza
Heading to Chicago in January? What to Expect...
Chicago weather in January is definitely on the frigid side, with the daily temps rarely going above the freezing mark. Here are some other important things to know when traveling to Chicago in January.
Chicago-Style Pizza
The Chicago-style pizza (a.k.a. deep dish pizza) is one of the Windy City's signature foods. Here are my personal favorites for the best places to sample Chicago-style pizza.
October in Chicago
It may be well into fall, but there are still lots of great things going on during October in Chicago. Despite what the averages say, weather during this month can vary widely -- sometimes it's unseasonably warm, and others can get downright cold (let's just say I went on many a trick-or-treating session as a kid with a winter coat on over my costume). Packing layers of clothing is definitely in order. Here are some other important things to know when traveling to Chicago in October.
Quirky Chicago Shops To Fit All Tastes
Where can you score specialty goodies in Chicago? We've gathered some of the most notable shops showcasing almost everything imaginable.
Noble Horse Chicago Carriage Rides
The Noble Horse Carriage Rides are a fun way to tour the North Michigan Avenue shopping district.
Ultimate Chicago Brunch Guide
We Cover Chicago's Vibrant Brunch Scene From Family Friendly To Unconventional Finds.
Ambria
Chef/partner Gabino Sotelino mixes it up at Ambria, combining both elegant French and modern Spanish tastes.
Intercontinental Chicago
Serving as a gateway to the Mag Mile from the south, the Intercontinental Hotel is a sophisticated luxury hotel in a historic building.
Buckingham Fountain Trivia
How much do you know about Chicago's famous landmark, the Buckingham Fountain? Probably not as much as you think. Here's a collection of facts about the fountain to help you gear up for the next game of Trivial Pursuit, Chicago Edition.
Barack Obama's House in Chicago
President Barack Obama's house in Chicago has become quite the hot spot since he was elevated to leader of the free world. The tree-lined street in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago was once fairly quiet but now regularly teems with Secret Service and press.
Ann Sather
Ann Sather's Swedish diner food is delish, but the big hit here are their decadent cinnamon rolls.
Untouchable Tours
Address: Untouchable Tours leave from in front of the "Rock 'n Roll" McDonald's at 600 North Clark Street
Ice Rinks in Downtown Chicago
Given Chicago's cold winters, it's no wonder ice skating is a popular winter activity here. There are several ice rinks set up in the seasonal months near downtown for Chicago travelers.
Millennium Park Ice Skating
Millennium Park ice skating is one of the more popular activities during winter in Chicago -- more than 100,000 people lace up their skates each season and hit the ice in this picturesque environment.
Chicago’s ‘Mad’ About Mixology
The Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City.
Brookfield Zoo Animal Pictures
The Brookfield Zoo is a sprawling area located just minutes outside city limits in -- where else -- Brookfield, Illinois. It's home to a dizzying variety of animal species, and its use of natural barriers and moats is so much more relaxing and enjoyable than watching a lion pace back and forth in a cage. The absence of bars also makes for great wildlife photo opportunities.
Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Cruise
The Chicago Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Cruise provides a tour of some of Chicago's iconic buildings with a different point of view -- from the side of the Chicago River.
Where To Dine & Drink When You're Stranded
From a Blackhawks-themed burger bar to home-style soul food from Chicago’s South Side, these places serve up an authentic Windy City experience at Midway and O’Hare airports.
House of Blues Chicago
House of Blues Chicago. Chicago Travel.
The Best Chicago Food Tours
One of the best ways to explore Chicago’s rich culinary landscape is by embarking on one of the many food tours.
February in Chicago: Big Events, Weather, and...
Before you start planning your trip to Chicago, it's obviously important to pack accordingly for the weather and to be aware of what's going on with events and holidays. Here are some important things to know when traveling to Chicago in February including recommendations for Valentine's Day.
Another Luxury Boutique Hotel Opens In River...
Another Luxury Boutique Hotel Opens In River North
Chicago Hotel Rooftop Bars
Chicago hotel rooftop bars have exploded lately. Once upon a time, the roofs of hotels housed only their unsightly heating and air-conditioning hardware. Then, in 2000, the Park Hyatt opened NoMI Garden on the 7th Floor of their hotel. They, unknowingly, also opened the floodgates to what can be termed the Chicago Hotel Rooftop Renaissance.
March in Chicago - Weather and Events Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time in Chicago in March, including the hottest theater tickets, restaurants, events and weather.
Grant Park Chicago Hotels
There are many Chicago hotels near Grant Park, perfect places to stay if you want to attend one of the many festivals and events that take place in Grant Park like Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Blues Festival.
Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze at Navy Pier
In Brief: Located on the popular Navy Pier , Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze is an entertaining 4,000
What to Expect on Your December Trip to Chicago
Chicago weather in December can vary wildly from mildly cold to downright freezing. Layers are key, and a warm jacket is a must. Here are some other important things to know when traveling to Chicago in December.
Chicago Romantic Restaurants
Whether it's for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, first date or just a special night out, Chicago has a variety of spots for an intimate dinner. Here are some of my favorite romantic restaurants in Chicago.
What to Expect from Chicago in November
A chill is in the air, the leaves are off the trees, and Chicago gears up for the upcoming holiday season. Here are some other important things to know when traveling to Chicago in November.
Chicago Architecture Walking Tour - Downtown
Taking a Chicago Architectural Walking Tour is a fantastic way to experience the city and discover the little details that make Chicago great. Next stop, the Carson Pirie Scott Building.
Savor The Last Few Days Of Summer In Chicago
Savor the last few days of summer in Chicago during Labor Day weekend.
LGBT Favorites For Dining, Drinking &...
LGBT Favorites For Dining, Drinking & Dancing
Water Tower Place
Water Tower Place is one of the shopping anchors along Michigan Avenue, a.k.a, the Magnificent Mile.
July in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide 2014
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in July 2014.
Sheraton Hotel Chicago
The Sheraton Hotel Chicago caters to conventioneers, and offers all the amenities in one place including a health club, several dining options, a coffee bar, and a hip lounge.
Navy Pier Beer Garden
The Navy Pier Beer Garden is a great place to stop and take a break, offering food, drinks, live music, and a remarkable view of Lake Michigan.
Best Bed & Breakfast Destinations in Chicago
The Windy City offers a number of delightful B&Bs that happen to be in real neighborhoods bursting with local activities.
Best Chicago French Bars
French-focused bars add an element of sophistication to Chicago nightlife.
Aria Restaurant
Tucked inside the Fairmont Hotel, Aria offers an eclectic mix of international cuisines.
Chicago Parades
A parade in Chicago is always a big deal, and the ones that take place in the city's downtown are always well attended. Here's a handy list to help you find detailed information about a particular parade in Chicago.
Kohl Children's Museum
The Kohl Children's Museum, located in the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview, is filled with scores of hands-on exhibits to provide a great day of entertainment for kids 8 and under.
Chicago Architecture Tours
Chicago has a rich, architectural history, and has a wide mix of styles from Beaux Arts to Art Deco to Modernist. You would really do yourself a service by taking a Chicago architecture tour. Here are a few favorites.
MagiQuest Chicago in Lombard's Yorktown...
MagiQuest Yorktown in the Chicago suburbs is a fun interactive game for kids, especially those obsessed with knights, wizards and all things medieval.
Where To Get Noodles In Chicago
The Windy City boasts some of the most innovative ramen shops around, whether one is looking for an authentic experience or contemporary alternative with attitude.
W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
In Brief: The only hotel that directly overlooks Lake Michigan, the W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel is trying
Arun's
Chef Arun Sampanthavivat is a master in the kitchen, and his fine-dining Thai restaurant is one of the highlights of Chicago dining.
Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival
The 12-day Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival is in its third year and showcases the best of fashion and food from the famed luxury shopping district.
Living The History - 125 Years of the...
Patti LuPone, John Mahoney slated to perform during celebration for the legendary performing arts space that's played host to presidents and rock stars.
Drake Hotel Chicago
A favorite among foreign dignitaries, royalty and celebrities alike, this old-world, Italian inspired hotel is bordered by Oak Street Beach, some of the most desirable shopping on the magnificent mile and boasts panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Award winning culinary dining and new renovations make this hotel a top pick.
Best Chicago Hotel Bars
Considered hot destinations where even the locals frequent, the top hotel bars range from high-concept cocktail lounges to wine bars.
Taste of Chicago Calendar of Events
Taste of Chicago has a wide array of entertainment stages featuring live music, children's acts, dancing, cooking demonstrations and more on top of the tons of great food -- here's the entertainment schedule for day 1.

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