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St Patrick’s Day in Chicago: 5 Tips for Travelers

01/18/2017 | by

Are you thinking about spending St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago? Great idea! With one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the U.S., Chicago is the ideal place to celebrate St. Pat’s. Whether you’re celebrating your Irish heritage or just joining in the fun, here are some top activities to make the most of your trip.

Two Warm Winter Ways to Wander Chicago with Chicago Detours

01/08/2017 | by

By Amanda Scotese, founder of Chicago Detours.

Tis the Season to Enjoy the Best Tours! Try a Chicago Holiday Tour

12/10/2016 | by

In a city packed with tours it’s hard to choose the best one...especially during the holiday seasons! But the editors of have put together a guide to the best tours available during the holiday season so there's no need to be overwhelmed by all the choices! From iconic architecture tours, to boat tours and tasty food tours, don’t miss the best tours for the holidays.

Think it’s too Cold Outside for Outdoor Activities? Think Again.

11/21/2016 | by

If you’re like us, you love any fun, physical activity that comes with being outdoors, so don’t let these bitter cold months keep you in hibernation. Try lacing up some skates and taking a spin on the ice at one of the best ice skating rinks in Chicago!

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Chicago - What's Open and Who's Serving Dinner?

11/07/2016 | by

Where do people go for destination Thanksgiving Day festivities? While New York City is the top destination for Thanksgiving (let's face it, nobody can beat the Macy's Day Parade) Chicago is the 8th most popular destination for Thanksgiving vacations and why shouldn't it be?

The Best Sports Bars in Chicago for Football Fans

10/01/2016 | by

Well, it's football season again America. We know that all of you from down South that planned a trip to the Windy City still need to get your fix - the boys don't stop playing just because we had to see the Bean and eat some pizza, do they? So what you're going to need is a sports bar in Chicago!

Beer, Brats and Boats! Shoreline's 5th Annual Oktoberfest Cruise Set For October 7

09/13/2016 | by

Shoreline Sightseeing and Paulina Market join forces to create authentic Oktoberfest experience

Tap Into Autumn on a Cider Tasting Cruise with Shoreline Sightseeing

08/22/2016 | by

Midwest Cider Makers Will Share Hard Cider Samplings on Third Annual Cider Cruise on Friday, September 9

Chicago, IL: Hard cider is one of the fall season's most delectable beverages. So Shoreline Sightseeing and their guest cider brewers will return with a third annual Cider Tasting Cruise on Friday, September 9.

Shoreline Sightseeing Launches Architecture River Tours in Spanish

07/28/2016 | by

Spanish Language guided tours depart Tuesday and Thursday mornings from Michigan Avenue Dock

Comedy Cruises Set Sail July 22 and August 26

07/15/2016 | by

Shoreline Sightseeing and Zanies Comedy Club Partner for two Comedy Cruises

Two of Chicago's top comedians will appear on each of Shoreline Sightseeing's Comedy Cruise s with Zanies' Comedy Club set for July 22 and August 26.