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.
While a trip to Chicago sounds like all fun and games, there are a few things you need to keep in mind here to prevent needing a vacation day on Monday instead of going back to work post-vacation. For starters, be sure to pack sun screen and shades in the summer. The temperatures can get brutal here and the summer sun has no mercy anywhere you go.
When you're researching Chicago, getting ready to come here for the first time, looking for things to do, the best restaurants and events that will be happening while you're here, you might feel like you're not getting the whole story. Does it seem a little suspicious that everyone has the best food, the most comfortable beds, the most accommodating service according to their websites?
January is drawing to an end, but the last couple of days are going to be filled with tons of things to do in Chicago. One of those things to do is marvelling at massive ice sculptures during Snow Days at the famous Navy Pier. This is a family friendly activity for people of all ages, and best of all, it's completely free! Snow Days in Chicago 2013 is from January 25th to 27th.
The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry have both received official permission to raise their price of admission by the Chicago Park District board. The museums are both located on Park District property, so the matter had to be voted on before the prices could officially be raised.
Both museums are now allowed to raise their admission price by 10%, which will mostly affect the out-of-state visitors coming to each museum.
The Art Institute of Chicago requested the increase in admission to cover the staff's raises and pay city bills (which were waived in previous years, but they are now required to pay themselves) like the water and sewer bill. The new prices at this Chicago museum are scheduled to go into effect on February 1, 2013.
The Museum of Science and Industry is increasing their prices a little earlier, January 23, 2013.
New Prices at the Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago Residents - $15 Chicago Seniors - $14 Chicago Children (3-11) - $10 Non-Chicago Residents - $18 Non-Chicago Seniors - $17 Non-Chicago Children (3-11) - $11
Now is the time, more than ever, to take advantage of all the Chicago museum coupons like the Museum Campus Pass, or the Museum Pass, which saves Chicago travelers up to 26% on admission to some of Chicago's top museums and allow you to skip the line to get in!