Where to Eat and Drink Near Wrigley Field

Where to Eat and Drink Near Wrigley Field

Most people attending a game at Wrigley Field tend to make a day of it, starting with pre-game meals and drinks and ending with a few more (usually consolation) drinks after the game ends. Basically, it’s a very good thing that it’s so easy to take public transportation to and from the field. If you’re … Read more

Chicago Best Cheap Eats

Chicago’s Best Cheap Eats

With a plethora of BYOB restaurants and cuisines from around the world represented, you can eat well and still save some cash. Here are some of the best budget-friendly options in the city. Eating cheaply in Chicago is easy. While the city has more than it’s share of pricey places to indulge on creatively crafted … Read more

Chicago nightlife spots

Chicago Nightlife Spots

One of the best things about Chicago is that there is always something to do: a new art exhibit in town, a new restaurant to try, and a great bar to enjoy for the night. Whether you fancy dancing the night away, romancing your date in a candlelit lounge, drinking beers in a pub, or … Read more

Free Summer Events in Millennium Park and Grant Park

Free Summer Events in Millennium Park and Grant Park

2021 Free Summer Events in Chicago To many people, Millennium Park and Grant Park seem indistinguishable from one another, and truth be told Millennium Park is actually located inside Grant Park, in the northwest corner, so you’d be forgiven for lumping them together. No matter what you call them, the parks combine to house some … Read more

Chicago Water Activities

5 Ways to Get out on the Water in Chicago

Chicago Water Activities this Summer One of the best ways to see the city of Chicago is from the water. We’re surrounded by it. The Chicago River encircles the Loop while the waters of Lake Michigan lap at our eastern shore. From May to November there are several ways to get on out the waters, … Read more

Farmer’s Markets in Chicago

Farmer’s Markets in Chicago

Summer in Chicago means farmers’ markets, and these aren’t just for locals stocking up on fresh veggies, fruit, bread, and other groceries for the week. Most markets also feature made to order foods like crepes, tamales, sandwiches, and smoothies. Swing by for a snack or to stock your picnic basket for an alfresco meal.  Here … Read more

Chicago Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing Tours in Chicago

Best Chicago Tours & Sightseeing There’s no shortage of tour options in Chicago, with tours available for nearly any combination of interest, budget, mode of transport, and length of time. While most everyone knows about the boat tours of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, the bike and segway tours of the city, and the … Read more

BYOB Dining in Chicago

Six Great Spots for BYOB Dining in Chicago

Thanks to a quirky liquor law, many restaurants in Chicago are BYOB, meaning you can bring in your own beer, wine (and sometimes liquor for mixed drinks) to enjoy with your meal.  But there’s no hefty “corkage” fee to do so. Some places charge a nominal fee of $1-3, but not enough to impact the … Read more

Cheap Hotels in Downtown Chicago

Top 4 Cheap Hotels in Downtown Chicago

If there is any town you don’t want to be left out in the cold in, the Windy City is atop the list. If you are looking for a cheap motel or a deluxe suite, Chicago has all the options. Chicago’s luxurious hotels include the Peninsula Chicago which would run a couple anywhere between $450-$550, … Read more

chicago must see attractions

5 Places You Must to Visit in Chicago

Chicago Attractions That You Have to See in 2021 The largest city in the Midwest, I truly believe that everyone needs to make at least one trip to Chicago. I might be biased (ok, I am a bit) since I used to live in the city near the University of Chicago, but I am yet … Read more

Chicago Family Adventures

Family-Friendly Fun in Chicago

Chicago is a great city for families. There’s so much to see and do here, and most of the major sights are appropriate for both children and adults. Whether your kids are barely out of diapers (or still in them) or nearly out of high school, there’s an activity for every age. Chicago is known … Read more

Magnificent Mile Chicago

Wandering the Magnificent Mile in Chicago

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Guide Whether you’re a fashionista on a long layover at O’Hare or just a Midwesterner looking for great shopping and relaxing vacation close to home, Chicago has everything you need. Magnificent Mile in Chicago which runs parallel to the downtown is the most happening part of the city. Magnificent Mile which is … Read more

Grant Park Chicago

Chicago: Grant Park

If you are visiting Chicago for any significant period of time, more than likely you will see Grant Park. Nicknamed “The City’s Front Yard”, Grant Park is Chicago’s most famous park. This 319-acre park contains Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and the Museum Campus (home to museums like the Art Museum, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium). … Read more

Chicago Annual Events

Chicago Annual Events

Winter Celebration in Lights January 2021 Winter Celebration in Lights takes place during the first week of January at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Holiday revelers can view sparkling lights and beautiful plant displays located in the largest glass greenhouse in the world. Kids can also enjoy interactive events in the Elizabeth Mores Genus Children’s Garden. … Read more