Articles for Things to Do

Experience Experimental Live Art

Experience Experimental Live Art March 27, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Chicago is home to tons of small theater, dance, and performance companies, many of whom are making incredible work.  If you’re in town and up for something on the experimental side, check out a show at one of these venues. Links Hall celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2010.  Week after week,...

Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Square

Chicago at a Glance: Lincoln Square March 27, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Chicago’s northwest side has a neighborhood that’s quaint and residential and still replete with incredible restaurants and delightful shops.  Lincoln Square is home to families, long-time Chicagoans, and a growing number of hip young people. Welcome to Lincoln Square! As you turn south onto North...

Outdoor Trips just a Drive Away from Chicago

Outdoor Trips just a Drive Away from Chicago February 1, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Starved Rock State Park Starved Rock just as the snow is melting Located just 94 minutes from downtown Chicago, this beautiful state park offers tons of activities to suit any day-tripper’s fancy.  Depending on the season, you’ll find ample bird-watching, fishing, and even hunting throughout the...

Chicago by Bike

Chicago by Bike February 1, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Biking is a fun, active, and green way to see any city.  Voted the #1 bike-friendly city in the US by Bicycling Magazine, Chicago looks best from some of its bike paths.  Here is a run down of some of the most popular routes, so strap on your helmet and get moving! Biking Lakeshore Drive Lincoln Park This...

Chicago’s Best Cafés

Chicago’s Best Cafés December 30, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Cafés pop up all over Chicago, and sadly many of them come and go quickly.  The best ones stick around for the long haul, and here’s a roundup of our favorites. Julius Meinl has three locations on the north side—Lakeview, North Center, and Lincoln Square.  All three are equally adorable and...

Best Wine Bars

Best Wine Bars December 25, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
River North Stop into BIN 36 to enjoy house label wines, pair them with selections from the enormous (and delicious) cheese program, and take in the sights of the nearby iconic Marina City towers.  Choose from wine flights with names like “Low Down Dirty Reds,” “Express Yourself,” and...

Great Museums for Children

Great Museums for Children December 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Chicago is home to many world class museums, so whether you’re looking to expose the little ones to art, science, or history, you’re bound to find something fascinating.  Here’s a rundown of some of the city’s best museum’s for children. Chicago Children’s Museum The Chicago Childrens Museum...

Top Ten Things to Do

Top Ten Things to Do November 3, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo courtesy of b0jangles Most locals have at one point taken the Chicago Architectural Foundation River Cruise of downtown’s historic landmarks and loved it. Each certified volunteer docent is brimming with incredible details about the way the city grew from a small outpost into a major national...

Famous Buildings/Architecture

Famous Buildings/Architecture November 3, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo courtesy of Ron Cogswell Chicago is well-known for its incredible buildings; here are some of the most famous architectural landmarks in the windy city. The Wrigley Building sits at the south end of the Magnificent Mile. Completed in 1931, William Wrigley, Jr’s chewing gum company holds its headquarters...

Best Views

Best Views November 3, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo courtesy of michaeltk Chicago looks incredible from just about every angle. Great views can be had from all over the city. There are a few that stand out as excellent, of course, so here’s a rundown of the best of the best. In suburban Evanston, home to Northwestern University just north of the...