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Five Places to Propose

Five Places to Propose November 3, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo courtesy of wsilver Whether your idea of romance involves riding along the Magnificent Mile in a horse drawn carriage or cheering on your team at their home game, Chicago is full of picture-perfect venues for popping the question. Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park has everything you need to back...

What is “The Bean?”

What is “The Bean?” September 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The meaning of The Bean had long eluded me.  It came to my knowledge “The Bean” was in fact just a nickname years after it’s conception. Like many Chicagoans, I was content and accepted this title. Photo courtesy of author. The Bean is one of Chicago’s biggest attractions....

Kayak Around Chicago

Kayak Around Chicago September 16, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Chicago’s geography makes it a unique city for kayaking. You just can’t paddle into the center of most cities. Surrounded by Lake Michigan and practically sliced in half by the river, you can see every angle from the water. Photo courtesy of author. Getting in the Water There are a handful...

One Day in Chicago

One Day in Chicago September 1, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
If you only have one day to send in Chicago it is best to choose activities that will give you all the classic Chicago flavors. Chicago has plenty to offer for all ages and all interests. There is an array of cultural activities, outdoor fun, sports, historical sights, great food, and fantastic nightlife....

Romantic Things to Do in Chicago

Romantic Things to Do in Chicago August 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Are you and your special someone looking to spark some romance in Chicago? The city may not seem like the first choice for a romantic weekend, but considering it is home of the sultry blues, has lists of award-winning restaurants, over 20 miles of lakefront, and a very sexy skyline, there are plenty...

Layover in Chicago

Layover in Chicago August 22, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Nothing is worse than being stuck in an airport for hours and hours with nothing to do. If this is the situation you find yourself in when stopping through Chicago, the good news is there are some great ways to make those hours fly by. The truth is there are not many attractions or good sightseeing...

A Day in Chicago for $50

A Day in Chicago for $50 August 20, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Traveling on a budget is easy in Chicago. Sure, there are plenty of ways to spend a lot of money in this great city, but don’t think that $50 a day is going to put a stop to your fun! You will still eat and drink very well and still be able to do some fun Chicago activities. First, stop by any...

Chicago Rooftop Bars

Chicago Rooftop Bars August 20, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
There’s just one week left of August and we could not ask for better weather in Chicago right now. So before fall sets in and starts blowing a cool breeze into town head to Chicago’s best rooftop bars for a drink after work or a party on the weekend. Don’t miss out on these rooftops! Citizen...

Free Things To Do in Chicago

Free Things To Do in Chicago August 6, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you are traveling on a budget or just looking for new things to do, you will definitely be entertained by plenty of free activities in Chicago for travelers all ages. Take advantage of cultural activities, movies, concerts, and days at the beach without spending a penny! This list of activities will...

Father’s Day 2011 in Chicago

Father’s Day 2011 in Chicago June 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Is Dad in town for Father’s Day? Looking for a fun activity to do together? In my experience dads seem to really like anything to do with food, beer, and sports. Here are a few suggestions to help you plan the perfect weekend with Dad. Taste of Randolph Take Dad to this six-block long street festival...