Art Institute of Chicago Opens “Onchi Koshiro” Exhibit

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The Art Institute of Chicago is debuting an exciting new exhibit this summer – “Onchi Koshiro: The Abstract Prints.”  This exhibit is among the most significant displays of his work to date, as the Art Institute of Chicago is one of only… [Read More]

Chicago Tourism Discounts

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While many of us have been to Chicago at some point or another, whether just passing through O’Hare or to attend one of the many annual festivals, if you haven’t taken the time to truly explore Chicago, you’re missing out. Let’s take… [Read More]

Chicago Vegan Cuisine

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On my last trip to Windy City, I had the esteemed pleasure of visiting sensational Chicago attractions as well as indulging in some delicious vegan cuisine. With diverse options sprinkled throughout the city, I simply cannot speak highly enough of the vegan… [Read More]

Shedd Aquarium Discount Tickets

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Experience an enchanting underwater world as you learn about conservation, animals, and their habitat at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago! Shedd Aquarium discounts are available through Smart Destinations’ special discount attraction passes and packages! Come face-to-fins with some of the most beloved… [Read More]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Discount Tickets


Looking for an interactive Chicago attraction at the right price? The LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the perfect destination for those with imagination – and it is included with a Go Chicago Card along with all the other top Chicago attractions and tours!… [Read More]

Chicago Cubs Opening Day

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As the Chicago Cubs kicked off their first game with a win against the Pirates, fans excitedly wait for the first home game at Wrigley Field. The anticipation for The Chicago Cubs Opening Day is building as April 8th draws nearer, and… [Read More]

Chicago Winter Tours

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Thinking about a quick trip to Chicago, but not sure how to make the most of a one-day jaunt? Chicago is city rich in art, architecture, and history, but it can be tough to decide what to see and where to go…. [Read More]

Top Chicago Family Attractions


A short day-trip or weekend getaway to Chicago can be the perfect mini-escape for families that live in the area. While longer vacations are great, short stays in Chicago are more affordable and convenient—and can provide the same family binding experience set… [Read More]

Christmas in Chicago: The Christkindlmarket Tradition


If you’ve ever spent Christmas in Chicago, you know it’s a magical time full of unique and exciting events. If you haven’t experienced it yet, there’s no time like the present to check it out. One of our favorite Chicago festivities is… [Read More]

Chicago Air & Water Show


If your idea of a good time includes daredevil stunts and high-speed action, the 53rd annual Chicago Air & Water Show is where you’ll want to be this weekend. This free festival, which attracts over 2 MILLION spectators each year, is guaranteed… [Read More]

Step into Spring at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier

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This spring, Chicago’s Navy Pier welcomes back the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show. What better way to say good-bye to winter and welcome in the sweet smells of spring than with a weeklong celebration of beautiful gardens and inspirational demonstrations? The… [Read More]

Lace Up for Ice Skating in the Sky at the John Hancock Observatory

Get a beautiful view of Chicago while enjoying winter fun with your loved ones.

At any time of year, there are plenty of things to see and do from the top of the John Hancock Observatory: you can take a free multimedia sky tour of Chicago, grab a coffee in Chicago’s highest café, and, of course,… [Read More]

3 Millionth Go City Card Visit Occurs in Chicago

Smart Destinations, the company behind the Go City Cards and Explorer Pass, hit a milestone in August when the 3 millionth visit occurred using one of its products. The visit occurred at Skydeck Chicago using a Go Chicago Card. Skydeck recently opened The… [Read More]

Five for Fighting to perform live at Lincoln Park Zoo

As the summer winds down, things are heating up in Chicago.  The folks at the Lincoln Park Zoo are preparing for the final show in the Jamin at the Zoo summer concert series.   On August 28, 2009 Singer songwriter Angel Taylor will open the show;… [Read More]

Rock-A-Bye-Baby….. BELUGA!

If  you’re heading to Chicago,  you might want to extend your congratulations to the most unique pair of expectant mothers in the city.    Shedd Aqauarium has announced that two female beluga whales,  Puiji (poo-EE-jee)  and Naya (NI-yah) are both  expecting calves… [Read More]