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

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

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!







What to Do for Fourth of July weekend in Chicago?

If you are planning to celebrate the Fourth of July in Chicago, there are an abundance of activities to enjoy all weekend long. Where are the best places to watch fireworks in Chicago? Here's the list:







What to Do and Where to Stay for Saint Patrick’s Day in Chicago

3/4/16 | by

It’s that time of the year - so get out your green gear and get ready to watch that lovely Chicago River shine with the color of the Irish. So, what exactly goes on during St. Patty’s Day in Chicago? Only a whole lot of fun - so find the best things to do and places to stay for this year’s famous celebration.







Chow Down with Chicago Dine-Around, Award Winning Chicago Dining Tours

2/24/16 | by

Chicago Dine-Around provides a unique and interactive progressive dining tour that brings guests to some of Chicago’s best restaurants. Guests travel restaurant to restaurant on a coach bus where they learn interesting facts about Chicago en route.







Feel the Love with Romantic Things to Do and Places to Stay in Chicago

2/3/16 | by

Romance is in the air, and with Valentine’s Day coming up Chicago’s list of date ideas is never ending. With the best things to do and places to stay, you’ll be seeing hearts this February during a romantic getaway to the Windy City. Find where to stay in Chicago for Valentine’s Day, and things to do while on vacation to take advantage of the romance of Chicago.







Shoreline Sightseeing's 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Lunch Cruises Return Saturday March 12

2/2/16 | by

Shoreline Celebrates Chicago's Irish Heritage with Traditional Irish Lunch Cruises on the Green-for-a-Day Chicago River







Overcoming Chicago Winter Blues with Entertainment Cruises

1/29/16 | by

Let's face it...the warmth of the holidays is long gone and the Chicago winter blues are in full force. Thankfully, we're not the East Coast and can still enjoy our beautiful and scenic Chicago skyline aboard cruise ships without the hassle of three feet of snow.







Two Warm Winter Ways to Wander Chicago with Chicago Detours

1/8/16 | by

By Amanda Scotese, founder of Chicago Detours.







IT'S FALL IN CHICAGO; TIME FOR AN OKTOBERFEST CRUISE!

8/24/15 | by

Shoreline Sightseeing and Paulina Meat Market team up for fourth annual Oktoberfest Event September 25