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Bars, Clubs & Nightlife
Chicago has more bars per capita than even New York or Los Angeles, so you know you’re coming to a town that loves to party. Along with scores of Broadway quality theaters and shows, cavernous dance clubs, and premier live music venues, it all adds up to a happening Chicago nightlife.

Best of Chicago
I've lived in Chicago my entire life, and I'm still always finding new things to see and do, so of course trying to cram everything in during a brief visit to Chicago is impossible! Read on to find out which restaurants, theater shows, sightseeing, and more are the best Chicago has to offer and a must to visit when traveling here to make the most of your Chicago vacation.

Booze Box's Rotating List of Specialty Drinks
Booze Box's Rotating List of Specialty Drinks

Entrance to Booze Bar
Enter through the alley behind the slick Sushi Dokku, then head downstairs for a modern Japanese lounge experience.

Deejay Setup at Booze Box
Deejay Setup at Booze Box. Chicago Travel.

Japanese Fried Chicken at Booze Box
Japanese Fried Chicken at Booze Box

Dokku Snack Mix at Booze Box
Dokku Snack Mix at Booze Box. Chicago Travel.

Japanese Meatballs at Booze Box
Japanese Meatballs at Booze Box. Chicago Travel.

Ramen at Booze Box
Ramen at Booze Box. Chicago Travel.

Chicago Activities
Even after spending my entire life in Chicago, I’m still discovering new attractions to see and places to visit. From Chicago’s world-class museums, architectural landmarks, sightseeing tours, parks, beaches, and on and on, you will never be at a loss for things to do in Chicago.

Chicago Restaurants and Eats
One thing you can say about Chicagoans -- we love to eat. A melting pot of ethnicity and culture, you can find almost an infinite supply of different dining options. From staples of hot dogs, Italian beef and pizza, to Ethiopian, Korean, and Indian cuisine and everything in between, Chicago restaurants have it all. Here's a sampling of all the Windy City has to offer.

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The Greatest Date Guide To Chicago
We go beyond the surface with the greatest date guide to Chicago, featuring something for everyone, from craft beer enthusiasts to vegetarians.

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Chicago’s Best Sports Bars
How do you decide when you’re in need of a great spot to catch the action? We’ve gathered our favorite sports bars in Chicago.

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Events, Festivals, Holidays
There's always something going on in the city of Chicago. From the famous

Untouchable Tours - Chicago Gangster Tours


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Chi-Town Rising: Chicago's Most Spectacular NYE Party
The Windy City's answer to the Big Apple's iconic Times Square New Year's Eve celebration returns for a second year.

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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 theater tickets.

Welcome to the Chicago Travel Guide on About.com
Here's your complete guide to Chicago Travel. The site covers everything you'll need for a fulfilling trip to the Windy City, whether you're in town on business or traveling with the family. Dining, historical landmarks, nightlife, shopping and more are spotlighted.

Getting Around Chicago
Even if you are an avid walker, Chicago is a sprawling city and you sometimes may need a little help. Fortunately, it has a huge mass transit system with buses, elevated trains (the “L”) and subways, along with abundant cabs/taxis and limousine services. Use these links and resources to help guide you in getting around Chicago.

Visiting Chicago With Kids
The Windy City is an exciting destination for a family vacation -- there are tons of great activites for parents and children alike. With these tips, links, and articles, visiting Chicago with the kids will be a blast.

Tall Ship Windy
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Sail Away On Chicago's Top Boat Tours
Get your float on with family, friends or a significant other on one of these nautical excursions on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

Chicago's First Lady
Get your float on with these nautical excursions on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

Chicago Line Cruises
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Island Party Boat
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Mystic Blue Cruises
Mystic Blue Cruises. Chicago Travel.

Odyssey Cruises Chicago
Odyssey Cruises Chicago. Chicago Travel.

Seadog Cruises
Seadog Cruises. Chicago Travel.

Shoreline Sightseeing
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Chicago's Best Seafood Restaurants
Get the catch of the day at these top Windy City restaurants, which are some of the most whimsical, sleek and chef-driven destinations in town.

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These Chicago Stores Cater To Guys With Style
The following Chicago stores cater to men and offer gems worth checking out, whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else.

10 Hotel Rooms with the Best Views in Chicago
From the Magnificent Mile to the Chicago River, we showcase the Windy City's most spectacular hotel room views.

Penthouse at Thompson Chicago Hotel
Penthouse at Thompson Chicago Hotel

The Paramount Suite at theWit
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Marvelous Suite Living Room at W Chicago-Lakeshore
Marvelous Suite Living Room at W Chicago-Lakeshore

King Bed One Bedroom Suite at Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
King Bed One Bedroom Suite at Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center

Lake View Standard Queen Guest Room at Hotel Lincoln
Lake View Standard Queen Guest Room at Hotel Lincoln

Grand Corner Room at Loews Chicago Hotel
Grand Corner Room at Loews Chicago Hotel

Mediterranean Suite at Hotel Monaco
Mediterranean Suite at Hotel Monaco

King Corner Room at Dana Hotel and Spa
King Corner Room at Dana Hotel and Spa

10 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.

InterContinental Chicago’s Presidential Suite
InterContinental Chicago’s Presidential Suite

Specialty Suites at Hilton Chicago
Specialty Suites at Hilton Chicago

The Best Places To Dine & Drink At Midway, O'Hare Airports
These classic and trendy establishments--known throughout Chicago--serve up authentic Windy City experiences at Midway and O'Hare airports.

Chicago Bed & Breakfast Destinations
Where to go for Bed & Breakfast destinations throughout Chicago

Chicago Restaurants by Cuisine - Seafood Restaurants
Our list of Chicago restaurants specializing in seafood.

5 Tips To Know Before You Go: Chicago History Museum
Established as the preeminent source to discovering the history of Chicago and its people, this institution is in the Lincoln Park/Old Town area.

Christmas in Chicago - December in Chicago - Chicago Holidays
Christmas in Chicago is a lot of fun -- between all the holiday themed events as well as great Christmas shopping on the Magnificent Mile, there's plenty to do despite the cold weather.

Christmas Around the World in Chicago
The annual exhibit runs throughout the holiday season and showcases more than 50 trees decorated by various ethnic groups throughout Chicago.

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The Big Chicago 10: An Ultimate Brunch Guide
Our selections cover all the bases of Chicago's best brunches, from appropriate family-friendly finds to flawless chef-driven destinations.

Chicago Tourism - Travel - Chicago Landmarks and Attractions
Chicago, with its rich history, is full of a large array of landmarks and attractions. Here you will find a list of the best landmarks and attractions Chicago has to offer.

Woodfield Mall - Chicago Malls - Chicago Shopping
Get ready for approximately 300 stores and restaurants within the confines of Woodfield Mall, set in the northwestern suburb of Chicago.

Chicago Shopping Malls
With the ever changing Chicago weather, residents of the Windy City like to spend their time indoors at one of the many Chicago shopping malls in the area, including Woodfield Mall, one of the highest volume shopping malls in the world.

Buckingham Fountain - Chicago Landmarks and Attractions
Here's a collection of facts about the fountain to help you gear up for the next game of Trivial Pursuit, Chicago Edition.

November - Chicago Month-By-Month Travel Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in November

Bars and Taverns in Chicago
A little bit of trivia: Chicago has more bars and taverns per capita than any other city in the country. No surprise here -- Chicagoans are extremely social creatures, and we need places to escape during our notorious winters!

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and a lot of fun for both kids and adults.

The Top Outlet Malls in Chicago
Want some expensive looking threads at bargain prices or great discounts on discontinued items? Here is a guide to Chicagoland's top outlet malls.

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Chicago's Neighborhood Watch: Logan Square/Avondale
Chicago's Logan Square has certainly come a long way, offering one of the city's most exciting neighborhoods for culinary adventures and more.

Chicago Sightseeing, Tours, and Day Trips
There is so much to see and do in Chicago, planning your day can sometimes be a challenge. To help ease the burden, use this directory I've put together of guided tours, day trips, and sightseeing adventures. Your visit to Chicago can be a whirlwind of activity and fun!

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The Big Chicago 10: Nightlife Venues
When you're in town, and you want to get out and about, you can count on these places to offer the very best in after-hours entertainment.

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The Big Chicago 10: A Guide To Latin American Fare
From solid Brazilian brunches to outstanding Cuban cuisine, we've spotlighted the most celebrated Latin American restaurants in the Windy City.

Latin Cuisine
Find Latin food in Chicago! Chicago Travel.

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.

September in Chicago - Weather and Event Guide
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in September.

13 of the Scariest Sites in the Windy City
Thirteen of the most memorable--and scariest--sites in the Windy City include Jane Addam's Hull House and the Chicago Water Tower.

Chicago Hotels
Attracting visitors from across the United States and around the world, there are numerous Chicago hotels and places to stay. You can be certain to find accommodations catering to any budget and taste, from cheap hotels and hostels to premium luxury hotels and everywhere in between.

Downtown Chicago Hotels - Hotels Near Downtown Chicago
There are many downtown Chicago hotel options, perfect for business travelers or tourists wanting to be close to downtown attractions and theaters. Here's a list of profiles of some downtown Chicago hotels.

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The Big Chicago 10: Best Hotels For Single People
We've gathered some of the very best Chicago hotels around town to check in to find a potential significant other.

Raffaello Hotel Chicago
The Raffaello Hotel's $20 million renovation now boasts

Integral Cafe at Freehand Chicago
Integral Cafe at Freehand Chicago

Integral Cafe at Freehand Chicago
Integral Cafe at Freehand Chicago

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Freehand Hotel Chicago
A Miami original settles into the River North neighborhood with a sleek hostel, all-day cafe and eclectic, Polynesian-themed cocktail lounge.

Freehand Chicago Shared Guest Room
Freehand Chicago Shared Guest Room

Freehand Chicago Private Guest Room
Freehand Chicago Private Guest Room

The Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago
The Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago

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Integral Cafe at Freehand Chicago
Integral Cafe at Freehand Chicago

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The Big Chicago 10: Top Sushi Bars
We gather some of the very best sushi restaurants in Chicago that are guaranteed to impress even the most discerning diner.

A Guide To Top Ice Rinks In Chicago
A number of ice rinks are set up in the winter months near downtown for Chicago residents and travelers.

Big Jones' Award-Winning Fried Chicken
Big Jones' Award-Winning Fried Chicken

Parson's Chicken & Fish
Parson's Chicken & Fish. Chicago Travel.

The Roost Carolina Kitchen's Fried Chicken
The Roost Carolina Kitchen's Fried Chicken

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf's Southern Fried Chicken
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf's Southern Fried Chicken

Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles' Specialty
Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles' Specialty

Harold's Chicken Shack Two-Piece Dinner With Mild Sauce
Harold's Chicken Shack Two-Piece Dinner With Mild Sauce

Honey Butter Fried Chicken Signature Chicken
Honey Butter Fried Chicken Signature Chicken

Leghorn Cafe Fried Chicken Sandwiches
Leghorn Cafe Fried Chicken Sandwiches

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Yusho Hyde Park's Twice-Fried Chicken
Yusho Hyde Park's Twice-Fried Chicken

Top Chicago Places To Score Fried Chicken
From down-home hangouts to clubby, cocktail-focused destinations, here are the absolute best places for a fried chicken dinner in Chicago.

Chicago Restaurants by Cuisine - Sushi and Japanese Restaurants
Chicago restaurants featuring sushi and Japanese cuisine.

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Lollapalooza After-Parties, Events & More
Four-day Grant Park mega-music festival is a chance to explore Chicago's top attractions, restaurants, nightlife and more.

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The Big Chicago 10: Kid-Friendly Restaurants
We've gathered 10 Chicago favorites guaranteed to make your entire family happy, from a few classic restaurants to newer attractions.

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Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago on a Family Budget: Chicago Riverwalk

Theater on the Lake
Chicago on a Family Budget: Theater on the Lake

Lincoln Park Conservatory/Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago on a Family Budget: Lincoln Park Conservatory/Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago on a Family Budget
From free theatrical productions to cruising all over town for $9 a day, these activities are certain to put a smile on everybody's faces.

Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago on a Family Budget: Chicago Cultural Center

Child-Friendly Restaurants
Chicago on a Family Budget:Child-Friendly Restaurants

Designer Outlet Malls
Chicago on a Family Budget: Designer Outlet Malls

Divvy Chicago
Chicago on a Family Budget: Divvy Chicago

Grant Park
Chicago on a Family Budget: Grant Park

South Shore Cultural Center
Chicago on a Family Budget: South Shore Cultural Center

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7 Great Places To Kiss in Chicago
We're softies and romantics at heart, so we've gathered a great list of local landmarks--and other points of interest--to share a romantic kiss.

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Chicago Gangster Tours - Travel Guide
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.

Chicago Zoos, Aquariums & Wildlife Centers
Chicago takes great pride in the quality of wildlife preservation facilities and attractions in the city. Chicago is home to some of the oldest and largest zoos in the country.

A Comprehensive Guide To Chicagoland's Brookfield Zoo
With its cage-less displays and unique exhibits, Brookfield Zoo is only 15 minutes from downtown Chicago.

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Pizano's Pizza and Pasta
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Pizano's Pizza and Pasta

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar

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Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: RPM Italian
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: RPM Italian

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Osteria Via Stato
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Osteria Via Stato

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Davanti Enoteca
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Davanti Enoteca

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Nellcôte
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Nellcte

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Siena Tavern
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Siena Tavern

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza
We've compiled several of our favorite pizza joints around town, ranging from brunch offerings to innovative

Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Reno Chicago
Best Chicago Pizza Beyond Chicago-Style Pizza: Reno Chicago

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The Big Chicago 10: The Definitive Black Chicago Guide
If you're planning a trip to the Windy City and are curious about Chicago's rich black history and culture, we encourage you to indulge in this guide.

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The Big Chicago 10: Your Guide to Summer Fun in the City
To help you along with planning your summer in Chicago, we've created this handy, go-to guide you'll find invaluable throughout your stay.

Chicago Shopping
Even with Chicago's midwest sensibilities, we still like to splurge and shop 'til we drop. From the major stores on Michigan Avenue to the Oak Street Boutiques to the suburban outlet malls, the Chicago shopping scene offers something for every taste and budget.

Where To Pamper Pets In Chicago
A comprehensive guide to the top Chicago spots for pampering pets, from doggie dining to feline facials and more.

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The Best Spots To Watch Fireworks in Chicago
We've put together a great list of venues for watching fireworks, whether you're planning for a family-friendly, romantic or group outing.

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Ask An Expert: Michael Wollpert of Equinox Fitness
One of Chicago's top fitness professionals weighs in on where to dine, shop and play in the Windy City.

Family Fun Package at theWit
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These Chicago Hotel Packages Add Spice To The Weekend
From a Jamaican-inspired staycation to a private helicopter tour for two, a number of properties offer the coolest packages in the Windy City.

"Jane's Night Out" at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel


Romantic Package for Two at Dana Hotel
Romantic Package for Two at Dana Hotel

Suite Deal at The Gwen, Chicago
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Rock Star Experience Package at Hard Rock Hotel
Rock Star Experience Package at Hard Rock Hotel

Lil James Family Adventurer at James Chicago
Lil James Family Adventurer at James Chicago

Midwest Resident Rate at Hotel Allegro
Midwest Resident Rate at Hotel Allegro

Shedd Aquarium Package at Swissotel Chicago
Shedd Aquarium Package at Swissotel Chicago

Bloomingdale's Shopping Package at Thompson Chicago
Bloomingdale's Shopping Package at Thompson Chicago

River Romance at Langham Chicago
River Romance at Langham Chicago

Blue Man Experience Package at Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
Blue Man Experience Package at Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown

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Chicago Steakhouse Burgers Worth Every Bite
There are burgers, and then there are steakhouse burgers. Sink your teeth into eight of Chicago's best offerings, made with butcher-quality beef and premium ingredients.

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Michelin Stars/Chicago Bib Gourmands for 2016 Guide
Sixth Michelin Guide edition highlights top Chicago restaurants for good value in 2016, including Angry Crab, mfk and the Duck Inn.

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The Big Chicago 10: Fine Dining Restaurants
From memorable tasting menus to chefs boasting James Beard awards and Michelin stars, here are the very best fine-dining restaurants in Chicago.

7 Anthony Bourdain-Approved Chicago Restaurants
From high end to down-scaled, we spotlight culinary media star Anthony Bourdain's favorite Chicago dining destinations.

Cheap Chicago
Chicago is at its heart a working class blue-collar town. As such, there are plenty of attractions to see and do in the Windy City for those of us out there that are not high rollers. Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean a cheap Chicago trip is out of the question – I’ve provided links and resources to help you stretch your dollars during your visit.

The Big Chicago 10: Hotel Bars
Considered hot destinations where even the locals frequent, the top hotel bars range from high-concept cocktail lounges to wine bars.

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel guest room
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel guest room

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel exterior
The historic building housing what was once a members-only club is now a luxury boutique hotel with 241 guest rooms and six long-awaited dining and drinking establishments.

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel guest room
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel guest room

Shake Shack at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Shake Shack at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

How To Visit Shedd Aquarium--For Free
The Shedd Aquarium has a number of free days throughout the year when they waive the general admission for visitors.

Best Free Attractions and Things to Do In Chicago
While many of Chicago's museums and attractions every so often have

Chicago's Best Whiskey Bars
Wet your whistle with bourbon, rye and scotch at these top spots in the Windy City, including a James Beard-winning watering hole in the West Loop.

Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotels - Hotels Located Along Michigan Avenue
Chicago hotels on the Magnificent Mile (a.k.a., the northern end of Michigan Avenue) are preferred by many travelers as their lodging choice for its prime location near tons of shopping, and is a short cab ride to the central business district. Here's a list of profiles of some hotels located on and near the Magnificent Mile.

The Big Chicago 10: Luxury Hotels
Boasting incredible service, extravagant amenities, breathtaking views and more, here are Chicago's top luxury hotels.

Tea Parties to Appreciate in Chicago
Savor the season with afternoon tea service in Chicago.

The Big Chicago 10: 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.

The Big Chill in Chicago: Parson's Chicken & Fish
The Big Chill in Chicago: Negroni Slushy at Parson's Chicken & Fish

The Big Chill in Chicago: Sugar Shack
The Big Chill in Chicago: Mini Funnel Cake Sundaes at Sugar Shack

The Big Chill in Chicago: Xoco
The Big Chill in Chicago: Market Fresh Fruit Soft Serve at Xoco

The Big Chill in Chicago: Black Dog Gelato
The Big Chill in Chicago: Whiskey Bacon Gelato Bar at Black Dog Gelato

The Big Chill in Chicago: Cone Gourmet Ice Cream
The Big Chill in Chicago: Irish Mint Chip Ice Cream at Cone Gourmet Ice Cream

The Big Chill in Chicago: Expat
The Big Chill in Chicago: Boozy Sno-Cones at Expat

The Big Chill in Chicago: Firecakes
The Big Chill in Chicago: Ice Cream Donut Sandwich at Firecakes

The Big Chill in Chicago: Homestead
The Big Chill in Chicago: Gourmet Drumstick at Homestead

The Big Chill in Chicago: Scooter's Frozen Custard
The Big Chill in Chicago: Whiskey Caramel Chip Custard at Scooter's Frozen Custard

The Big Chill in Chicago: Original Rainbow Cone
The Big Chill in Chicago: Original Rainbow Cone

The Big Chill in Chicago: Mario's Italian Lemonade
The Big Chill in Chicago: Mario's Italian Lemonade

Bike the Drive Chicago
Bike the Drive Chicago provides a rare opportunity for cyclists to ride their bikes down the middle of Lake Shore Drive when the city closes it to motor traffic one morning each year.

Where To Sweat It Out Around Town
Because you really want to stay on track while you’re in town, we’ve gathered a great list of fitness studios certain to make you sweat.

Chicago's Southport Corridor is Full of Shopping Surprises
The Southport Corridor offers a nice mix of popular chains as well as independently owned specialty shops and boutiques.

Jellyfish
The fashionable pan-Asian eatery in the Gold Coast specializes in sushi, noodles and Asian-inspired cocktails.

Chicago Restaurants By Cuisine - American/Contemporary Restaurants
Chicago Restaurants serving American/Contemporary cuisine.

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.

Hyde Park Hair Salon and Barbershop
This is the barbershop transformed into a destination spot for tourists exploring the President's Chicago neighborhood.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) Information
Midway Airport, located on Chicago's southwest side, is smaller and some may say easier to deal with than O'Hare International Airport.

Your Guide To Chicago In July
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay in July 2014.

Chicago Restaurant Week
Chicago's annual celebration of its rich culinary scene takes place at restaurants downtown, in local neighborhoods and in the suburbs.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2014
Annual Windy City gourmet fest extends to a second week.

Your Guide To Chicago In January
Here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in January 2016.

Visitors’ Guide to the Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show 2014: When To Go, How To Get There, What To See & More

Your Guide To Chicago In October
Here's everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in October.

Guide to the Best Chicago-area 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.

Five Food Festival Alternatives to Taste of Chicago
From Taste of Randolph to Northalsted Market Days, here are five food festival alternatives to Taste of Chicago.

Explore Chicago Through These Amazing Culinary Tours
Travel by bike, bus or foot for culinary adventures through Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods, food-focused communities and historic destinations.

Your Guide To Chicago In March
From two St. Paddy's Day parades to where to go celebrate National Noodle Month, here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in March.

Your Guide To Chicago In June
Whether you're planning a staycation or visiting from far away, count on us to point you in the right direction on what to do this month.

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.

December in Chicago - Weather and Events Guide
Here is everything you need to know for a great time during your Chicago stay in December, including a number of annual family-friendly events.

Best Craft Beer Bars In Chicago
Best craft beer bars in Chicago.

Water Tower Place - Chicago Shopping
Water Tower Place is one of the shopping anchors along Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district.

Embassy Suites Chicago Lakefront
The Embassy Suites Chicago Lakefront is located near popular Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue shopping, and is a great choice for families.

Thompson Chicago Hotel
The boutique-style, luxury property feels like home and boasts an Italian-focused eatery from award-winning chef Paul Kahan (of Blackbird fame).

Your Guide To Chicago In August
Everything you need to know for a great time during your stay in August, including details on the Chicago Air & Water Show, Bud Billiken Parade.

Chicago’s ‘Mad’ About Mixology
The Best Cocktail Lounges in the Windy City.

The Big Chicago 10: Best Attractions For Young Kids
Here are some of the best Chicago attractions for kids in the preschool and younger set, including Legoland Discovery Center and Shedd Aquarium.

Hilton Chicago
Windy City's third-largest hotel--which provides great views of Grant Park--has played host to presidents, dignitaries.

Intercontinental Hotel Chicago
Serving as a gateway to the Mag Mile from the south, the Intercontinental Hotel is a sophisticated luxury hotel in a historic building.

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Celebrate Shakespeare 400 in Chicago
Chicago aims to host the world's most spectacular tribute to William Shakespeare.

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Taste of Chicago - Chicago Events and Festivals
Attended each year by more than 3 million people, the Taste of Chicago is by far Chicago's biggest event. The Taste has a huge array of food from more than 70 restaurants, as well as various bands, entertainment, and family activities. Taste of Chicago is located in Grant Park and generally runs for 10 days starting at the end of June through the Sunday after the 4th of July.

Taste of Chicago Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Taste of Chicago questions that most frequently make their way into my inbox.

London-Based Soho House Arrives in the West Loop
London-Based hotel group arrives in the West Loop with Soho House Chicago, a membership-only establishment.

Loews Chicago Hotel
Slick Streeterville property showcases 400 guest rooms and Argentinean steakhouse by

Chicago Travel Planner and Basics
Chicago, the nation's third largest city, can be a little intimidating to a first time visitor. Here's where I've provided the information and basics you'll need to help get around the city, plan your Chicago travel and clue you in to some facts about this great city. Follow my lead and you'll feel like a Windy City native.

Chicago Trains and Public Transportation Info
Here's an extensive overview of Chicago's trains and bus public transportation system, which will help you navigate the city like a local resident.

Chicago Air and Water Show
The Chicago Air and Water Show happens each summer, and more than two million people flock to the shores of Lake Michigan for the event.

Your Guide To Chicago In May
Everything You Need To Know For A Great Time During Your Stay In Chicago In May 2016.

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Stay At Villa Toscana Guest House, Play In Lakeview
Experience what it's like to live in Lakeview--one of Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods--by staying at the Villa Toscana Guest House. Here's a walking tour of where to shop, eat, party and more in an area also known as Boystown.

Stay At Villa Toscana Guest House, Play In Lakeview
Get an idea of what it's like to live in Lakeview--one of Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods--by staying at the Villa Toscana Guest House. Here's a walking tour of where to shop, eat, party and more.

Stay At Villa Toscana Guest House, Play In Lakeview
Get an idea of what it's like to live in Lakeview--one of Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods--by staying at the Villa Toscana Guest House. Here's a walking tour of where to shop, eat, party and more.

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Best Bed & Breakfast Destinations in Chicago
The Windy City offers a number of delightful B&Bs that happen to be in real neighborhoods bursting with local activities.

Luxury Shopping on the Magnificent Mile
Luxury Shopping on the Magnificent Mile

Hotels on the Magnificent Mile
Hotels on the Magnificent Mile. Chicago Travel.

Gourmet Shops on the Magnificent Mile
Gourmet Shops on the Magnificent Mile

Family-Friendly Spots on the Magnificent Mile
Family-Friendly Spots on the Magnificent Mile

Historical Points of Interest on the Magnificent Mile
Historical Points of Interest on the Magnificent Mile

Dining & Drinking Establishments on the Magnificent Mile
Dining & Drinking Establishments on the Magnificent Mile

Cultural Attractions on the Magnificent Mile
Cultural Attractions on the Magnificent Mile

The Best of Chicago's Mag Mile
The best of Chicago's Mag Mile includes a number of luxury boutiques, art galleries, historical landmarks, hotels, restaurants and drinking establishments.

The Best Indoor/Outdoor Pools in Chicago
From family-focused swimming holes to a few serving cocktails poolside, here are the best in Chicago.

Pig Out at Some of Chicago's Best BBQ Joints
For a fulfilling experience where you’ll also get to soak up the atmosphere, we’ve gathered several restaurants to visit for the best BBQ in Chicago.

Chicago Restaurants by Cuisine - American Casual
Residents of the Windy City love to go out to eat, and there are a number of Chicago restaurants serving excellent American comfort food in a casual setting.

Latin Manhattan at Masa Azul
Latin Manhattan at Masa Azul. Chicago Travel.

Chicago's Top 5 Mexican Cocktails Beyond The Margarita
From a classic Paloma to a Latin Manhattan, these five drinks are some of the Windy City's very best.

Danger Zone at Double A
Danger Zone at Double A. Chicago Travel.

El Castillo at Frontera Grill
El Castillo at Frontera Grill. Chicago Travel.

Oaxacan Old Fashioned at Green Street Smoked Meats
Oaxacan Old Fashioned at Green Street Smoked Meats

Double A
Double A at Mercadito. Chicago Travel.

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Discover Chicago's top subterranean spots, from a secret Japanese joint with whiskey and deejays to a Pilsen-based watering hole specializing in punch.

Booze Box
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High Five Ramen
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The Greatest Basement Bars in Chicago
Discover Chicago's top subterranean spots, from a secret Japanese joint with whiskey and deejays to a Pilsen-based watering hole specializing in punch.

Three Dots and a Dash
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The Office at Aviary
The Office at Aviary. Chicago Travel.

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Momotaro's Izakaya
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Punch House
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Smart Bar
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James Beard Eats Week in Chicago
If you didn't score tickets to the James Beard gala, we've gathered a great lineup of related dinners, parties and other events around town.

Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University
Constructed in 1889, the national historic landmark Auditorium Theatre is the performance space for the city's most renown dance companies.

Willis Tower Skydeck
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 Theater Index
Here's a handy A-Z listing of the various live Chicago theaters.

Chicago Attractions: Museum Campus Overview
Chicago's Museum Campus is the official name for an area that is home to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Soldier Field.

Field Museum of Natural History - Chicago Museum Campus - Chicago Museums
The Field Museum's collection of biological, anthropological, natural, and historical items is one of the largest and finest in the world with over 20 million specimens. The museum also hosts excellent touring temporary exhibits.

Shedd Aquarium - Chicago 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.

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum - Chicago Museum Campus
The Adler Planetarium is the United States first planetarium, and features two full-size planetarium theaters -- the Sky Theater, which has a traditional Zeiss projector, and the StarRider Theater, which is a full

Soldier Field - Chicago Museum Campus
Soldier Field is currently home to the Chicago Bears football team. Soldier Field underwent a major renovation completed in 2003 -- a controversial move that caused the National Register of Historic Places to strip the stadium of its landmark designation in 2006.

Live Music Venues
Without the buzz and record label cash floating around like in New York or L.A., Chicago bands have to cut their teeth the old fashioned way -- by playing out in the clubs night after night. As such, Chicago has an incredible array of live music venues with a cross-culture of music styles anywhere from blues to reggae to new country to punk rock.

House of Blues Chicago
The multi-level venue opened in 1996 and serves as a full-service live music venue, restaurant and retail store.

Michigan Avenue Cliff - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
Taking a Chicago Architectural Walking Tour is a fantastic way to experience the city and discover the little details that make Chicago great. Last stop, the Michigan Avenue cliff.

Harold Washington Library - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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 on our tour, the Harold Washington Library.

Monadnock Building - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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 Monadnock Building.

Federal Center - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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 Federal Center.

Inland Steel Building - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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 Inland Steel building.

Carson Pirie Scott Building - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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 Carson Pirie Scott Building.

Reliance Building - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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 Reliance Building.

Marshall Fields Building - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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.

Aon Center - Chicago Architecture Walking Tour
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 Aon Center.

The Big Chicago 10: Downtown Architecture Walking Tour
Taking a Chicago architectural tour is a fantastic way to experience the city and discover the little details that make Chicago great.

Buckingham Fountain - Chicago Landmarks and Attractions
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.

Navy Pier - Chicago Landmarks and Attractions
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.

BP Bridge - Millennium Park Chicago - Millennium Park Tour
The BP Bridge connects Millennium Park to the Daley Bicentennial Plaza, and makes for easy passage over Columbus Drive.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion - Millennium Park Chicago - Millennium Park Tour
Designed by Frank Gehry and named after Chicago businessman and philanthropist Jay Pritzker, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion hosts many free music events such as the Grant Park Music Festival.

Lurie Garden - Millennium Park Chicago - Millennium Park Tour
The Lurie Garden's 15-foot-high hedge helps make it a peaceful enclave in the middle of a big city.

Lurie Garden Continued - Millennium Park Chicago - Millennium Park Tour
The Lurie Garden's 15-foot-high hedge helps make it a peaceful enclave in the middle of a big city.

Chicago's Millennium Park (Cloud Gate, "The Bean")
Affectionately referred to by locals as

Crown Fountain at Millennium Park Chicago
Millennium Park's Crown Fountain is an ambitious multimedia public art piece that manages to be both intriguing and fun at the same time.