Chicago Traveler Blog

Chicago Traveler Blog

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Chicago Jazz Festival 2012

08/15/2012 | by

This year marks the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival and it might just be the best one yet! Taking place during Labor Day weekend each year, this festival is a must-see if you're in the area.

Arlington Million 2012

08/13/2012 | by

We're in the final stretch! The Arlington Million 2012 is just around the corner, and we are more than ready to celebrate the 30th running of this great Chicago horse race! This year is going to be more exciting than ever before, because not only will you have one of the top horse races of the year, but this is the first year of the American St. Lager race, an exclusive race party and all new happenings in Club Million. 

Chicago Bears Season 2012

08/08/2012 | by

It feels like it's been ages since we've actually been able to see our favorite NFL team (the Bears!!) in a match. That's why we're so stoked that the Preseason Opener 2012 is this Thursday, August 9th, and then just a month away the Season Opener itself will take place September 9th!

Five Free Things to Do in Chicago This August

08/06/2012 | by

August is here, and this is one of the best months to visit the Windy City! We love all of the free events, festivals and other things to do in Chicago in August, and you're going to too!

Staying Cool in Chicago - How to Deal With Rising Summer Temperatures on Your Next Chicago Vacation

07/25/2012 | by

Have you noticed this summer feels a little hotter than it did in the past? Well a recent study has found that Chicago truly is getting hotter. But don't let that deter you from booking your next trip to Chicagoland!

Lollapalooza 2012

07/16/2012 | by

We’re half way through August and that means that we’re half way to Lollapalooza as far as July is concerned. Lollapalooza is a summer music festival in Grant Park, Chicago with great music and fun people in an atmosphere that screams "summer in Chicago."

It's National Picnic Month Chicago! Here Are Our Favorite Chicago Picnic Spots

07/11/2012 | by

The record-breaking heat in Chicago this month only reinforces what we know is true - it's time for picnics in Chicago! Even if the weather was not a convenient excuse to get out and enjoy the beautiful Chicago outdoor scenery, July is National Picnic Month and Americans all over the country are packing up their baskets, finding a great park and spreading out delicious and fun picnics.

Bring Out the Animal in You: An Animal Lovers Guide to Chicago

07/09/2012 | by

It's about time we gave a shout out to all the animal lovers in Chicago, don't you think? Yeah, we might travel to the Windy City for pizza and sightseeing and shopping and more, but we need to give our furry friends (yes, even the men's sports teams) a little love too.

Chicago Street Artist Brings Monopoly to the Sidewalks

07/05/2012 | by

Have you ever felt like life is just a giant board game? Well the street artist "Bored" certainly seems to think so! As early as April of this year giant Monopoly-style board game pieces have been discovered on the streets of Chicago by locals and tourists strolling around the area. 

Chinatown Summer Fair | Fun Things To Do In Chicago

07/02/2012 | by

The 33rd annual Chinatown Summer Fair, a celebration of Asian culture, is on its way to the Windy City once again. On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Chinatown Summer Fair is expected to draw tens of thousands of people who want to enjoy the day-long festivities.