12 Free Things to Do in Chicago on Vacation

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Planning a vacation to Chicago? Our insiders put together a list of our top free things to do in Chicago.

After all, you’ll want to save some funds to invest in deep-dish pizza and a couple of famous Chicago-style hotdogs!

7 Romantic Things to Do in Chicago

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Looking to plan a romantic getaway? Chicago is full of luxurious hotels and charming bed & breakfasts, as well as intimate restaurants to share an elegant meal.

Need some help thinking of romantic things to do in Chicago? Here are 7 suggestions for you and your loved one to enjoy.

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 Attractions List

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Now that Chicago’s frigid winter has mellowed into a tolerable February and a mild March lingers, it’s the perfect time to start planning your Chicago vacation. The Chicago attractions that fill the Mid-western city with vivacity and brilliance have been under wraps… [Read More]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Chicago


Anyone who is heading to the SecondCity for Valentine’s Day should expect a first-rate time as there are tons of great things to do in Chicago that will delight couples and singles alike! For a romantic evening with some stellar Italian food,… [Read More]

Chicago Auto Show 2014

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A highly anticipated event for automobile enthusiasts around the world, the annual Chicago Auto Show presents a wide breadth of sensational auto models. The first Chicago Auto Show was presented in 1901, and has since been staged more than any other auto… [Read More]

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival


All around the United States, big cities and small towns alike are kicking off the holiday season with merry festivals, parades, and parties. However, no one does it quite like Chicago, a city known for its top-of-the-line entertainment. This Saturday, November 17th,… [Read More]

2012 Taste of Chicago Festival

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Summer is all about mouth-watering seasonal food and outdoor family fun. As usual, Chicago is turning up the heat with the Taste of Chicago, “A 4-Star Feastival of Food and Fun.” The famous Taste of Chicago is the world’s largest food festival,… [Read More]

103 Floors Straight Down

For those scared of heights, the Sears Tower Skydeck was probably never on their list of “must-see’s.” But the new glass floored observation point will undoubtedly thrill those looking for the ultimate view from the United States’ tallest building. “I’m not going out on… [Read More]

New Site for Go Chicago Card

The site for Go Chicago Card has a completely new look. The old site has been replaced with a new site that offers a number of improvements for customers. The site has been folded in under a new top navigation bar that allows customers see… [Read More]

The Whydah sails for the Field Museum

February 25 through October 25, 2009 the Field Museumwill have a fascinating exhibit on display about the Whydah, an early 18th century slave ship that became a pirate ship after her capture by Sam Bellamy in 1717. The exhibit is entitled Real Pirates:… [Read More]