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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.
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.
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.
Beyond the Bean: 8 Things to See in Chicago's...
Affectionately referred to by locals as
Chicago Month by Month
This Chicago calendar describes month-by-month the highlights of things to do, important holidays, and what weather to expect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Chicago's Museum Campus
Built in 1930, the Shedd Aquarium is one of the premier aquariums in the country and home to an impressive collection of underwater life. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Guide To Chicago In February
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 February 2015.
The Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago
From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.
Brookfield Zoo
The Brookfield Zoo is a short drive from downtown and is one of the best zoos in the country.
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.
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.
A Guide To Tipping In Chicago
A Guide to Tipping in Chicago, from maid service to cab drivers to bartenders
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.
Break Out The Guinness & Jameson Shots
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.
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.
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.
Lookingglass Theatre Company
The Lookingglass Theatre Company, founded in 1988 by a group of actors including 'Friends' star David Schwimmer, settled into its current permanent home in 2003 at Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works and focuses on productions with elaborate and physical set pieces.
March in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
March in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide for 2014.
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).
Chicago Museums Free Days
Many Chicago museums offer free days throughout the year when general admission is no charge to one and all.
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 Restaurant Week 2015
Chicago's annual celebration of its rich culinary scene takes place at restaurants downtown, in local neighborhoods and in the suburbs.
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.
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.
'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
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
The Field Museum of Natural History
Field Museum in Brief: The Field Museum moved to its present location on the lakefront's "Museum Campus"
Admiral Theatre
The Admiral Theatre is an all-nude strip club on Chicago's Northwest Side.
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.
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.
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.
Jewelers Row Chicago
The concept of a jewelry. Chicago Travel.
Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During...
Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago During Lollapalooza
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Adler Planetarium in Brief: The Adler Planetarium is part of the lake front's "Museum Campus", which
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.
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.
Fifth-Annual 'Chicago Chef Week' Returns
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get the Catch of the Day at Top Windy City...
Get the Catch of the Day at Top Windy City Restaurants
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Very Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City
The Very Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City
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.
Where To Sweat It Out Around Town
The Best Boutique Fitness Studios in Chicago
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cite
Cite Restaurant is a long standing fine dining Chicago institution atop Lake Point Tower, offering gourmet food and fabulous views.
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.
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.
Savor The Last Few Days Of Summer In Chicago
Savor the last few days of summer in Chicago during Labor Day weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
Winter Wonderfest In Brief: Navy Pier turns itself into a "Winter Wonderfest" each Christmas season,
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 Marshall Fields Building.
The Best of the Bayou in Chicago
Authentic Louisiana Cuisine Spices Up Windy City.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors’ Guide to the Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show 2014: When To Go, How To Get There, What To See & More
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.
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.
Chicago’s ‘Mad’ About Mixology
The Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City.
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.
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.
Noble Horse Chicago Carriage Rides
The Noble Horse Carriage Rides are a fun way to tour the North Michigan Avenue shopping district.
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.
Untouchable Tours
Address: Untouchable Tours leave from in front of the "Rock 'n Roll" McDonald's at 600 North Clark Street
Pig Out at Some of Chicago's Best BBQ Joints
Pig Out at Some of Chicago's Best BBQ Joints
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.
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 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.
Chicago Restaurant Week 2014
Annual Windy City gourmet fest extends to a second week.
Bank of America Theatre (Formerly the Shubert...
The Bank of America Theatre opened as the Majestic in 1906, and is now home to top quality shows.
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 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.
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 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.
Grand Victoria Casino
The Grand Victoria Casino is located in Elgin, Illinois, just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, and offers a wide variety of gambling and entertainment options.
Chicago Hotel Rooftop Bar Reviews
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. Page 2.
Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier Photo Gallery
Chicago's Navy Pier turns itself into a " Winter Wonderfest " each Christmas season, featuring a number
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.
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.
Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, is surprisingly close despite being in a different state -- the casino is just 40 minutes from downtown Chicago. The Horseshoe Casino has a nice variety of gambling options, as well as a number of restaurants.
DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago's south side is home to a collection documenting the history and culture of African Americans in the United States.
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.
Easter Brunch For All Tastes
Great Offerings From An Afternoon Cruise To French-Focused Fare
Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago...
Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise offers a unique perspective of some of Chicago's architecturally significant sites.
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.
Favorite Gay Friendly Restaurants in Chicago
Chicago is home to a large GLBT community, so it shouldn't be a surprise that restaurants in the Windy
Getting to Chicago
The first part of a vacation to Chicago is getting here in the first place. Here are the main ways to travel to Chicago.
Harrah's Casino Joliet
Harrah's Casino is located in Joliet, Illinois, about 1 hour from downtown Chicago, and offers a wide variety of gambling and entertainment options as well as a 200 room hotel.
February in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in Chicago in February 2014.
How to Get Jerry Springer Tickets
This venerable talk-show trashfest has been taping since its inception in Chicago, and is loads of fun.
Best Chicago French Bars
French-focused bars add an element of sophistication to Chicago nightlife.

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