6 Chicago hidden gems you should know

Look beyond the main attractions, and you may find yourself surprised by what the Windy City has been hiding in plain sight. From a riverfront pagoda to a breathtaking cafe tucked away in a home furnishings store., these six Chicago hidden gems will take you on…
IHG Travel
December 29, 2016

Chicago’s best bars to drink like a local

When visiting a new city, you can tackle it in one of two ways: as tourist or traveler. As a tourist, you can hit all the popular attractions and stick to larger, well-known chain restaurants. But where's the fun in that? If you want to…
Kyle Coleman
August 26, 2016

Chicago travel essentials: First time in the Second City

Located in northeastern Illinois and incorporated in 1833, Chicago experienced rapid growth in the 19th century, eventually becoming a major port for the shipping industry. This sparkling gem of a city borders 16 miles along the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. As the third largest…
Kyle Coleman
June 9, 2015

Dining worth the drive just outside Chicago

Chicago draws in tourists from all over the world, and one thing reeling them in is the food. We know you’ve heard of Chicago dogs and Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, but there are even tastier foods served up in the cities right outside of Chicago. When…
Kyle Coleman
August 29, 2014

11 Windy City attractions to check out in a week

Must-do guide for those with only 7 days to spend in Chicago Chicago is a rich city that offers amazing entertainment and education to its residents and those who visit. While you could easily spend a month on vacation in Chicago, if you’re well prepared, you…
C. Nichole
July 2, 2014

Mastering Chicago museums in a day

Land, air and sea: Visit Chicago’s top museums in eight hours Planning a vacation to Chicago can be a bit overwhelming. With so much to see and do, it’s difficult to determine how to fit everything into a few days! Fortunately, Chicago’s Museum Campus is home…
C. Nichole
June 18, 2014

Windy City secrets: A peek into Chicago’s local life

7 lesser known Chicago highlights for you to explore Chicago is home to many obvious tourist attractions, but if you’re looking for something more exclusive than Navy Pier or Shedd Aquarium, you’ll be pleased to know that Chicago has many lesser-known highlights for you to…
C. Nichole
May 15, 2014

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