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Escape the Cold in Chicago: Best Indoor Things to Do This Winter

01/06/2014 | by

Chicago in the winter can be chilly, but it also brings with it incredible winter activities, and excuses to bundle up and enjoy inside activities. With that famous Chicago wind chilling the air, be sure to keep warm and head indoors with the top indoor attractions until the weather lightens up a little.


Headquarters Beercade Makes Drinking Beer Even Better

12/19/2013 | by

Beer is good. Arcade games make you feel better about yourself (just bring a friend who you know is bad at Space Invaders). A combo of the two makes for an incredible night, so grab your opponent (or make a new nemesis), and head to Headquarters Beercade in Lakeview.


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

12/10/2013 | by

In a city packed with tours it’s hard to choose the best one...especially during the holiday seasons! But the editors of ChicagoTraveler.com 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.


The 13th Annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America Opens Today!

12/06/2013 | by

Experience Chicago’s favorite wintertime tradition with more than 25 rides, attractions and free entertainment!

WHAT:

The 13th Annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America opens tomorrow, December 6, with over 170,000 square feet of wintertime fun!

WHEN:

Friday, December 6, 2013 – Sunday, January 12, 2014 (Closed on Christmas Day)


The Ha-Ha-Ha Holiday Guide to The Second City & UP Comedy Club

12/02/2013 | by

By Kiley Peters, Online Marketing Manager for The Second City


This Year’s Hottest Selection of New Year’s Eve Hotel Parties to Attend When the Ball Drops

11/27/2013 | by

New Year’s Eve in Chicago is bustling with things to do to celebrate the end of 2013, but for those 21 and older we recommend Chicago hotel parties to ring in the New Year. New Year’s Eve in Chicago brings an array of incredible hotel parties, but there are so many to choose from! Try our guide to this year’s Chicago hotel parties and enjoy a New Year’s Eve in Chicago you won’t forget.


Don’t Miss This Year’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: Here’s What’s Going On for 2013

11/21/2013 | by

Every year Chicagoans and Chicago visitors congregate in Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile for the season’s big Mag Mile Lights Festival, and this year is no exception! Bring the kids and your best holiday spirit to this year’s festivities happening this weekend.


The Best Haunts of Halloween: Chicago Halloween Things to Do That Make Us Jump (for joy)

10/25/2013 | by

With one more week to go, we think the best scares are yet to come. From the best haunted houses in the nation, to Chicagoween, to pub crawls, this last week have us screaming for more. We wish Chicago Halloween could last forever (let’s move to Nightmare Before Christmas’ Halloweentown), but pretty soon Chicago will be overrun by turkeys, so let’s make this last week one to remember!


Boogie Down at Upcoming Chicago Concerts: Best Chicago Concerts this Fall

10/18/2013 | by

Blue suede shoes or not, upcoming Chicago concerts will get you boogying down. The next month boasts an incredible mix of music; from old school classics and ethereal 90's jams, to recent additions to the music scene. If Halloween doesn’t tire you out, get those dancing shoes on and groove to upcoming Chicago concerts.


Get Creative this Halloween with Chicago Moon Walks

10/10/2013 | by

We are getting sick of the same old thing, a haunted house with grandpa waiting behind a tree (we can always see his bald head glistening in the moon) and trying to scare everyone. This year let’s get creative and throw an awesome Chicago halloween party by renting one of the incredible party supply items provided by Chicago Moon Walks.