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?
We all have our guilty pleasures, don't we? Sugary, fatty foods, reality television, trashy romance novels. We all indulge, and there's nothing wrong with that. Luckily for us though, Chicago has some of the most satisfying guilty pleasures out there that surprisingly lack a lot of guilt (or at least are well worth it!).
Chicago is one of the coolest cities in the world. It has a modern metropolitan vibe, an exceedingly rich cultural history and tons of classy attractions and things to do that tourists from all over the world can't get enough of.
Spring is here, and with that brings America’s favorite past time! Chicago is lucky because we get not one, but two baseball teams to cheer on every baseball season. Of course, most people don’t cheer for the White Sox and the Cubs, but we get double the action all season long, and two teams bring in more Chicago Travelers than just one would!
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.
Chicago has many food tours for guests to enjoy. Featured here are six of the top ranked tours. Tongue in cheek, it is said that Chicago has four food groups: pizza, hotdogs, beer, and sweets. All of these can be enjoyed on many of these tours. There are tours for those who prefer more formal dining. Family friendly or adult only tours are available.
Devon Avenue is one of the most multicultural streets in Chicago. Often referred to as “Little India”, the neighborhood has a variety of food and culture to offer visitors and locals alike. This one of a kind tour walks you through all of the South Asian flavors of Devon Avenue.
All of the Italian food in Chicago makes it hard to decide where to go to curb that craving. Any neighborhood you visit will have at least a few ristorantes serving up old school and completely irresistible Italian. All keeping it traditional with their own specialty sauces, fabulous cheeses and fresh baked bread to sop it up with.
For a unique activity for your next trip to the Windy City, Chicago Chocolate Tours offer fantastic tours that will not only solve your sweet craving, but provide a fun way to learn about the history of this delicacy and its place in this city's food landscape.
Yep, today Chicago turns 176 years old. Who would have guessed? There are birthday festivities going on throughout the town!