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Chicago's Summer Frozen Treat Guide
For your eating and sipping pleasure, we're pointing you in the direction of the absolute best frosty desserts in the Windy City.
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.
8 Great Chicago Hot Dogs--Including Other...
Top Dogs Around Town: Chicago's best hot dogs are all-American style.
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.
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.
Visiting Chicago on a Shoestring? The 5 Best...
While many of Chicago's museums and attractions every so often have
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Museums Free Days
Many Chicago museums offer free days throughout the year when general admission is no charge to one and all.
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.
Brookfield Zoo
The Brookfield Zoo is a short drive from downtown and is one of the best zoos in the country.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago
From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.
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.
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.
A Guide To Tipping In Chicago
A Guide to Tipping in Chicago, from maid service to cab drivers to bartenders
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.
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.
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.
Sail Away On Chicago's Top Boat Tours
Get your float on with these nautical excursions on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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"
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.
6 Sensational Summer Day Parties In Chicago
For your indulgence, we've rounded up a fun list of afternoon delights certain to kick off your week in great spirits.
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.
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.
9 Notable Ways Families Can Enjoy Summer In...
From free theatrical productions to cruising all over town for $7 a day, these activities are certain to put a smile on everybody's faces.
Your Guide To Chicago In June
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In June 2015.
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Adler Planetarium in Brief: The Adler Planetarium is part of the lake front's "Museum Campus", which
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Guide To Chicago In July
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in July 2014.
Chicago Month by Month
This Chicago calendar describes month-by-month the highlights of things to do, important holidays, and what weather to expect.
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.
Admiral Theatre
The Admiral Theatre is an all-nude strip club on Chicago's Northwest Side.
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.
Raffaello Hotel Chicago (formerly the Raphael)
In Brief: The Raffaello Hotel (formerly The Raphael) underwent a $20 million renovation in 2006 and boasts
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Summer Festival Guide To Chicago
Top 10 Festival Guide To Chicago 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LGBT Favorites For Dining, Drinking &...
LGBT Favorites For Dining, Drinking & Dancing
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 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.
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.
Taste of Chicago FAQ
Answers to Taste of Chicago questions that most frequently make their way into my inbox.
Ravinia Festival
The Ravinia Festival has been going strong for over 100 years, and this outdoor music venue provides an eclectic schedule of performers from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to current pop singers in nearby Highland Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party
In Brief: The Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party is attended by over 25,000 people and features
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.
Best Chicago Irish Bars
These Chicago Bars Rock On St. Patrick’s Day
Untouchable Tours
Address: Untouchable Tours leave from in front of the "Rock 'n Roll" McDonald's at 600 North Clark Street
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jewelers Row Chicago
The concept of a jewelry. Chicago Travel.
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.
Odyssey Dinner Cruise
An Odyssey Cruise offers a great night of dinner and dancing while cruising along Lake Michigan enjoying the spectacular skyline views.
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’s ‘Mad’ About Mixology
The Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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 Foundation River Cruise
The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise offers a unique perspective of some of Chicago's architecturally significant sites.
Where To Sweat It Out Around Town
The Best Boutique Fitness Studios 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's Ultimate Modern Steakhouse Guide
From the historic stockyards on the South Side to sceney Gold Coast restaurants doubling as "meet markets,"
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.
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.
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.
What to Know About Chicago Beach Pollution
Occasionally, the water along Chicago beaches can reach a bateria level that may be unsafe for swimming. The park district has instituted a flag system to advise swimmers as to water conditions -- here's a quick guide to help you stay safe.
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.
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.
Pig Out at Some of Chicago's Best BBQ Joints
Pig Out at Some of Chicago's Best BBQ Joints
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.
Noble Horse Chicago Carriage Rides
The Noble Horse Carriage Rides are a fun way to tour the North Michigan Avenue shopping district.
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.
Water Tower Place
Water Tower Place is one of the shopping anchors along Michigan Avenue, a.k.a, the Magnificent Mile.
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.
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.
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.
Best of the Year Guide To Chicago 2014
Here's what's going on in Chicago--month by month--in 2014.
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.
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.
Cite
Cite Restaurant is a long standing fine dining Chicago institution atop Lake Point Tower, offering gourmet food and fabulous views.
Chicago's Sweet On These Shops
Chicago's Sweet On These Shops
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum opened in 1999 with a clear mission – to educate the public, especially urban dwellers, on the importance of maintaining the quality of nature that surrounds us steps to take that can help the environment.
Millennium Park Chicago
Millennium Park in Chicago, just east of the city's downtown business district, has become a popular destination for both locals and tourists since its opening in 2004 with its open spaces, gardens, and public art.
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo
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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's Ultimate Father's Day Guide
Celebrate Dad's big day in Chicago with a number of cool things to do, from the hottest new steakhouses to the best golf courses.
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.
The Southport Corridor is Full of Shopping...
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.
Your Guide To Chicago In August
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in August 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Five Food Festival Alternatives to Taste of...
From Taste of Randolph to Northalsted Market Days, here are five food festival alternatives to Taste of Chicago.
How to Get Jerry Springer Tickets
This venerable talk-show trashfest has been taping since its inception in Chicago, and is loads of fun.
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.
Tigers at Brookfield Zoo
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. Page 7.
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 Children's Dining Options in Chicago...
Best Children's Dining Options in Chicago Beyond Burgers & Pizza
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.
Pop-Up Art Loop’s Newest Gallery Takes...
Pop-Up Art Loop’s Newest Gallery Takes Over 17,000-Square-Foot Space In Block Thirty Seven
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.
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts &...
Exhibitions, workshops, performances and more take place at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, the country's largest institution dedicated to preserving Puerto Rican history.
Neighborhood Watch: River North
Where to dine, shop and play in River North, Chicago’s trendiest area.

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