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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.
Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago
Traveling to Chicago over Thanksgiving but don't have anywhere to pull up to the table for Thanksgiving Dinner? Don't worry, you won't be stuck eating peanuts out of the mini-bar, there are several great restaurants in the city that will be open and serving up Thanksgiving eats.
Chicago Parking Meter Holidays
All of the parking meters have been privatized, and there will no longer be any free parking at meters on holidays.
Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting
On of my (and many others) favorite things about the holiday season are the Christmas light displays. Fortunately, there is no shortage of glowing and twinkling strands of lights in Chicago. Here are some places to see Chicago Christmas lights.
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo
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Be Thankful For These Delicious Thanksgiving...
Find out what's on the menu at Chicago restaurants this holiday season.
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.
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.
Beyond the Bean: 8 Things to See in Chicago's...
Despite numerous delays and huge cost overruns, Chicago's Millennium Park has been embraced by most of the residents of Chicago, and is incredibly popular with both tourists and locals -- a definite rarity.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Huntley Outlet Center
Travel 50 miles to experience Huntley Outlet Center, which boasts more than 50 stores with brand name merchandise.
Visiting Chicago on a Shoestring? The 5 Best...
While many of Chicago's museums and attractions every so often have
Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
Winter Wonderfest In Brief: Navy Pier turns itself into a "Winter Wonderfest" each Christmas season,
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.
Christkindlmarket Chicago - Daley Plaza's...
This Christmas holiday market takes place in Daley Plaza from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks.
Your Guide To Chicago In November
Everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in November
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.
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
A Guide To Tipping In Chicago
A Guide to Tipping in Chicago, from maid service to cab drivers to bartenders
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Mickey and Minnie Mouse, plus others kick off the holiday season during the annual parade and festival on the famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. More than one million lights on 200 trees will be lit.
Where To Celebrate Holiday Season In Chicago
From posh parties to family-friendly events, here's where you should celebrate the holiday season in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Museums Free Days
Many Chicago museums offer free days throughout the year when general admission is no charge to one and all.
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.
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.
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Adler Planetarium in Brief: The Adler Planetarium is part of the lake front's "Museum Campus", which
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.
Chicago Month by Month
This Chicago calendar describes month-by-month the highlights of things to do, important holidays, and what weather to expect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Field Museum of Natural History
Field Museum in Brief: The Field Museum moved to its present location on the lakefront's "Museum Campus"
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier Photo Gallery
Chicago's Navy Pier turns itself into a " Winter Wonderfest " each Christmas season, featuring a number
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.
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.
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).
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.
Holiday Lights at Brookfield Zoo
Holiday Magic 2011 In Brief: Brookfield Zoo gets into the holiday season with "Holiday Magic", when the
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.
The Secret to Skipping All the Lines in Chicago
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.
Chi-Town Rising New Year's Eve Party
What: A number of downtown Chicago hotels, such asĀ  Hyatt Regency Chicago , collaborate for the city's
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.
Christmas Around the World at the Museum of...
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry gets into the holiday spirit with its annual Christmas Around the World. Just as the name implies, the exhibit takes a look at how various cultures celebrate the winter holiday across the globe, with performances from multiple dance and chorus groups, as well as more than 50 trees decorated by various ethnic groups throughout Chicago. The 45-foot tree in the museum's main hall is decorated with ornaments representing many of their classic exhibits. The exhibition first started in 1942 with a single tree dedicated to the Allies of World War II.
The Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago
From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.
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.
Admiral Theatre
The Admiral Theatre is an all-nude strip club on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Brookfield Zoo
The Brookfield Zoo is a short drive from downtown and is one of the best zoos in the country.
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.
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.
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.
Valentine's Day in Chicago
Valentine's Day in Chicago offers plenty of opportunities to impress your significant other with a romantic Windy City getaway. Here are a few ideas to make your Valentine's Day in Chicago a memorable one.
Visitors’ Guide to the Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show 2014: When To Go, How To Get There, What To See & More
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.
VIP's Gentlemen's Club
VIP's Gentlemen's Club is an upscale adult cabaret, and the only one within city limits with a full liquor bar.
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.
Noble Horse Chicago Carriage Rides
The Noble Horse Carriage Rides are a fun way to tour the North Michigan Avenue shopping district.
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.
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.
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's Best Whiskey Bars
Wet Your Whistle With Bourbon, Rye & Scotch At These Top Whiskey Spots in the Windy City.
Chicago Fireworks
Chicago fireworks aren't reserved just for the Fourth of July. No matter when in the summertime you're traveling to the Windy City, chances are you can find some fireworks in Chicago. Here are some of the more popular displays.
Chicago Gourmet
The annual Chicago food festival--sponsored by Bon Appetit, the Illinois Restaurant Association and Southern Wine & Spirits of America--returns to Millennium Park.
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.
Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve,...
Where To Dine In Chicago For Christmas Eve, Christmas
Lockwood Restaurant and Bar
Lockwood Restaurant, located in the Palmer House Hilton, is a world away from the tiki paradise Trader Vic's that it replaced. Now instead of getting 20 kinds of rum drinks, Lockwood offers American Contemporary fine dining.
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.
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.
Get Ready For Whiskey Week In Chicago
More than 300 whiskey distillers in Chicago for a number of events.
Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour
This customized, two-and-a-half hour trolley tour is a great way to see all the city's sights in holiday splendor.
12 Terrific Chicago Hotel Packages For Weekend...
From a girlfriends' weekend at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel featuring a private mixology class to a family-friendly James hotel adventure with milk-and-cookies turndown service, these properties offer the coolest packages in the Windy City.
Shop, Sip & Eat At These Shopping...
Windy City boutiques and retail stores doubling as bars and/or restaurants.
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.
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.
Men's Specialty Shops In Chicago
The following Chicago stores cater to men and offer gems worth checking out, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else.
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.
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.
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.
Joffrey Ballet's 'Nutcracker' Enters Final Season
Get ready for the last 28 performances of a Chicago holiday tradition, with this season under the direction of Tony award-winning director Christopher Wheeldon.
Review: Michael Jordan's Steak House
Michael Jordan's Steak House, with its main dining room overlooking the bustling Magnificent Mile shopping strip, gets it right from the chops right down to an insanely decadent 23-layer chocolate cake.
Best Chicago Restaurants
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.
12 Top Chicago Wine Bars
Some of our favorite wine-focused lounges have been around town for awhile and continue to garner new fans.
12 Chicago Hotel Rooms With The Best Views
From the Magnificent Mile to the Chicago River, we showcase the Windy City's most spectacular hotel room views.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Pictures
Chicago's Magnificent Mile Lights Festival -- a.k.a. the "Chicago Christmas Parade" -- kicks off the
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.
Top 6 Chicago Irish Bars
These Chicago Bars Rock On St. Patrick’s Day
Water Tower Place
Water Tower Place is one of the shopping anchors along Michigan Avenue, a.k.a, the Magnificent Mile.
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.
Jewelers Row Chicago
The concept of a jewelry. Chicago Travel.
Tea Parties to Appreciate in Chicago
Savor the season with afternoon tea service in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 In...
Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014 In Chicago
Hottest Chicago Hotel Bars
Considered hot destinations where even the locals frequent, the top hotel bars range from high-concept cocktail lounges to wine bars.
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.
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.
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.
A Comprehensive Guide To Chicago's Magnificent...
The best of Chicago's Mag Mile includes a number of luxury boutiques, art galleries, historical landmarks, hotels, restaurants and drinking establishments.
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.
The Fifth Man at Saks Fifth Avenue
Men's Store Offering A One-Of-A-Kind Shopping Experience in Saks Fifth Avenue.
Where To Dine in Chicago During The Holidays
These Chicago restaurants serve up festive feasts for Hanukkah, Christmas and Christmas Eve.
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.
Ice Skating at Winter Wonderfest
Winter Wonderfest sports an indoor ice skating rink to complete the whole wintertime experience. Skate
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.
Where To Sweat It Out Around Town
The Best Boutique Fitness Studios in Chicago
Rooftop Dance Series Waltzes Across Chicago
Month Long Performance Series Set to Wake Up Morning Commuters
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.
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.
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.
Chicago’s ‘Mad’ About Mixology
The Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City.
Toddler Train Ride at Winter Wonderfest
The younger kids get a real kick out of this miniature train that winds its way around holiday displays.
Inflatable Slides at Winter Wonderfest
This is just one of the many inflatable slides available for the little ones. Part of Winter Wonderfest
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
5 Hot Spots For Chicago Burgers
With so many burger joints in the city, they’re finding that they must set themselves apart by offering something unique, from house-made ingredients and buns to locally sourced meat.
Blue Man Group Chicago
Blue Man Group is a long-time fixture of the Chicago theater scene, and the wild, alien antics of the three silent blue performers makes Blue Man Group an exciting theater experience that's fun and appropriate for young and old alike.
Chicago’s Best Shopping Neighborhoods:...
Within the last several years, the Southport Corridor has gained momentum as a trendy shopping district, offering a nice mix of popular chains as well as independently owned specialty shops and boutiques.
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.
Ferris Wheel at Winter Wonderfest
The Ferris wheel is surprisingly tall for an indoor venue. Part of Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
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.
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.
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise offers a unique perspective of some of Chicago's architecturally significant sites.
Santa Claus Around the World
Winter Wonderfest has displays showing the different iterations of Santa Claus around the world. Here's
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.
Carousel at Winter Wonderfest
The festive carousel is fun for all. Part of Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
Best of the Year Guide To Chicago 2014
Here's what's going on in Chicago--month by month--in 2014.
Rope Course at Winter Wonderfest
This challenging rope course is not for those afraid of heights. Part of Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
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.
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.
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.
Climbing Wall
The bigger kids can test their upper body strength on one of two climbing walls. Part of Winter Wonderfest
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.
Ultimate Chicago Fall Brunch Guide
Where to hunker down for Chicago brunch when the weather turns colder.
North Pole Slides
The North Pole Slides offer little ones a fun place to climb. Part of Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pie
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.
Untouchable Tours
Address: Untouchable Tours leave from in front of the "Rock 'n Roll" McDonald's at 600 North Clark Street

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