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

11/07/2012 | by

Where do people go for destination Thanksgivings? 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?


Chicago November Events 2012 | Things to do in Chicago in November through the Holidays

10/25/2012 | by

Ah, November. The time of year where we can finally wear a jacket outside in the morning and still not regret our outfit choice by noon. The temperatures are consistent throughout the say, and pretty much throughout the month.


What's Happening on Magnificent Mile Right Now?

10/16/2012 | by

Alright, we know that saying "what's hot" died in the 90's along with spikey bleach blonde hair (unfortunately) but, despite the drop in temperatures, things never cool down on Magnificent Mile in Chicago.


Fall Into Chicago Fall Festivals, Events and Halloween Madness! | Chicago Events October 2012

09/24/2012 | by

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Chicago! The temperatures are just right (in the mid-60's, that's just right for this time of year) and there is still plenty of fun things to do in Chicago every weekend! Don't miss any chance to see the fall foliage in Chicago from one of the sightseeing cruises, or just exploring the city on your own!


Chicago Events September 2012 | Things to do in Chicago this September

08/27/2012 | by

September really does it right by starting off the month with a holiday, and for that we are grateful! Fortunately for everyone though, this month is not stopping there with the festivities and activities - especially not in the Windy City.


Labor Day Weekend Chicago 2012

08/20/2012 | by

While there are so many famous Chicago attractions and things to do to keep you occupied while you're in town, there are also plenty of Chicago events that won't be there every time you go - like when you're in Chicago for Labor Day 2012! Many Americans associate Labor Day with the end of summer - at least the end of summer as we know it.


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!