The Ferris Bueller Guide to Chicago

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Visiting Chicago and want to experience your very own day off, Ferris Bueller style? We’ve put together a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Chicago itinerary so you can walk in the footsteps of Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane as they enjoy the best sights… [Read More]

Chicago for Movie Fans

Chicago has been the inspiration for and the site of dozens of major films over the years, as well as a number of television shows like the ever-popular Chicago Fire, etc., franchises. In fact, nearly 200 films have been produced in Chicago…. [Read More]

Thanksgiving in Chicago 2019 – Things to Do in November & More

You’ve got a nice long weekend coming up, so why not check out a few of these things to do in November.

Make the most of Thanksgiving in Chicago by including a few of these popular activities and fun events into your weekend itinerary.

Best Labor Day Weekend Destinations

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If you’re planning a mini vacation this Labor Day weekend but don’t know where to go – don’t worry! There are plenty of great cities across the US with Labor Day activities to help you celebrate.  Many cities will be hosting Labor… [Read More]

Chicago Itinerary – 3 Days in Chicago for First Timers

Check out this popular 3 Days in Chicago Itinerary packed with top attractions and fun things to do for first timers.

Make the most of your Chicago vacation with this hand selected itinerary. Enjoy!

The Complete Guide to Lollapalooza 2019

Lollapalooza Chicago

One of the most iconic music festivals of our time, Lollapalooza, is a Chicago legend. Taking place each summer in Grant Park since 2005, this high-energy festival is a must for music lovers. While tickets don’t come cheap, the high price-tag is… [Read More]

Best Music Festivals in the USA 2019-2020

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Planning to go to a festival in the next year? Fortunately, there are festivals happening across the USA, from New York to California and everywhere in between. From pure pop to electronic music, there’s a festival for everyone. Check out our guide… [Read More]

Best Nightlife in Chicago

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With new bars popping up seemingly every week and last call at 4 am for late-night spots, Chicago is a city just made for partying. Here’s our guide to the best nightlife in Chicago based on what kind of vibe you’re looking for…

Chicago 4th of July Weekend 2019 – 10+ Fun Things to Do in July

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With 4th of July weekend fast approaching we wanted to put together a list of some fun activities and ideas for things to do in Chicago in July.

Make the most of your long weekend by including a few of these popular attractions into your itinerary.

Chicago Labor Day Weekend 2019 – 10+ Fun Things to Do in September

With Labor Day weekend fast approaching we wanted to put together a list of some fun activities and ideas for things to do in Chicago in September.

Make the most of your long weekend by including a few of these popular attractions into your itinerary.

How to Get Chicago Cubs Cheap Tickets

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If you’re visiting the Windy City, don’t miss the chance to catch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Here are our tips on scoring cheap tickets…

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago 2020

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St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday beloved by many, but it’s particularly special to Chicagoans. As a city with a vibrant Irish heritage—and an even more enthusiastic Irish-American population—Chicago is the perfect place to celebrate St. Paddy’s. From dyeing their iconic river… [Read More]

Best Time to Visit Chicago

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Chicago is one of America’s premier tourist destinations. With world-class museums, globally influenced dining, and luxury shops galore, Chicago attracts millions of travelers each year. While most folks visit in the summer due to a combination of school vacation and the ability… [Read More]

What’s New in Chicago 2019

Here are the brand-new openings and events in Chicago you need to know about in 2019. Start planning your Chicago vacation today!

New Exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is an iconic art museum, famous not only in Chicago but across the country for its cutting edge exhibits, unparalleled collections, and impressive programming. They frequently host rotating special exhibitions as a complement to their regular collections…. [Read More]

Best Hotels in Chicago 2019

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In a bustling city like Chicago, there’s no shortage of lodging options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for high-end bespoke luxury hotels or a cozy, budget-friendly hostel, you’ll find plenty of places to stay in Chicago. Here are our top picks…

Where’s Hot in June?

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If you and your family are looking for ideas about the best June vacations, check out the curated list below. We’ve put together a few suggestions for our favorite places to explore in June, with a note about just how hot the weather is this time of year.

Best Vegan Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago isn’t exactly famous for its veg-forward cuisine–after all, the city’s most popular culinary traditions are hotdogs, sausage-laden pizzas, and Eastern European meat-and-potatoes type meals. Fortunately for vegans, Chicago’s gastronomic landscape has shifted in the last decade or so. Now there are… [Read More]

Shoreline Sightseeing in Chicago

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One of our favorite ways to explore Chicago is with Shoreline Sightseeing. A company that’s been operating entertaining and informative cruises in Chicago for three generations, Shoreline also has the city’s largest fleet and most experienced tour guides. Their engaging cruise options… [Read More]

Fun Things to Do in Chicago – The Ultimate Tourist Guide for Your Trip

The ultimate family visitor’s guide to fun things to do in Chicago.

Experience many of the popular attractions, museums, tours, and activities during your vacation.

Romantic Things to Do in Chicago – Valentine’s Day 2019 & More

Check out these fun ideas for romantic things to do in Chicago just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Make the most of your time in the city and check out a few of our suggestions for a romantic itinerary.

Getting Around Chicago – How to Get Around Chicago for Tourists

We’ve put together a helpful guide for getting around Chicago and surrounding areas during your vacation.

10+ Things to Do in Chicago When it Rains (Popular Indoor Activities)

Oh no! Is rain in the forecast?

Don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of ideas for fun things to do in Chicago when it rains.

Trust us, these indoor activities will keep you happy during your time inside.

360 CHICAGO Discount Tickets & Tips for Visiting

Make the most of your visit to the John Hancock Tower. 360 CHICAGO offers unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding urban terrain.

Check out our helpful guide, packed full of ways to save on admission, tips for visiting, places to eat nearby, and much more.

Visiting The Field Museum – Discount Admission, Tips & More

Explore 460 billion years of natural history under one roof at The Field Museum, one of the top family-friendly attractions in Chicago.

With so many exhibits and iconic things to see, we put together a quick guide with tips, and ideas to help visitors get the most out of their trip to the museum.