Budget-friendly Chicago

Seeing the sights should never cause anyone financial grief. Fortunately, travelers will be glad to know that Chicago is a pretty affordable place when it comes to awesome things to do and places to see. So here’s the low-down on how to experience the city for a fraction of the cost, or in some instances, … Read more

Summer in the City

June through late September is a fine time to be in Chicago—since summer offers all sorts of exciting escapades. Breezy beaches, events outdoors, refreshing cocktails on rooftops, dining alfresco, and relaxing city tours, definitely keep locals and visitors on the move. So whether you’re traveling from afar or treating yourself to a staycation, here are … Read more

Deep-Dish and Hot Dogs

When it comes to the dining scene in Chicago, certain foods and spots just stand out. Maybe the Michelin three-star molecular gastronomy darling Alinea comes to mind, but the reality is that deep-dish pizza and hot dogs also get rave reviews on the regular—and with good reason. Here’s a look at where to get a … Read more

Spotlight on Navy Pier

Make your way over to the most visited cultural destination in the Midwest. Whether it’s your first or 15th time, there’s always something new going on at Navy Pier any time of the year. Since opening in 1916, the popular attraction overlooking Lake Michigan continues to attract tons of visitors—9 million a year and growing—drawn … Read more

Springtime in Chicago

Now that the weather is nice and warm, it’s time to take a break and have some fun discovering the amazing city of Chicago. Springtime offers so many fabulous things to do for all ages, whether that’s checking out the latest museum exhibitions, enjoying the fresh open air or exploring the world-famous attractions. Here’s the … Read more