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Where’s Wallace – “The Tilt” and 360 Chicago

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Wallace and I recently got to visit our new friend Christopher Rondeau at one of Chicago’s greatest attractions. Christopher is the Associate Sales Manager at 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory). Our visit lasted a little over an hour, but I wish we could have spent half the day there. The first thing you’ll notice […]

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Gino’s East – New Location, New Menu, Same Great Taste

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The classic Chicago pizzeria known for their deep-dish, Gino’s East, has moved locations to just around the corner from us on N LaSalle St. Their new building, the old LaSalle Power Co. building and former location of Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, is large and beautifully redone on the inside. You can dine on one of three […]

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Where’s Wallace: The Field Bistro

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Where’s the only restaurant in town that has an uniquely designed sustainable plan and practices? What’s the only eatery to offer its own beer named after a museum attraction? Where can you find salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and a different food from around the world each week? The newly-opened The Field Bistro at The Field Museum, […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Traveler In All of Us

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1. I will intentionally plan my relaxation & vacation time. Everybody needs a vacation, even if it’s a staycation. But guess what, it doesn’t just  happen. YOU have to do it. YOU have to say, “I deserve down time and I’m not going to feel guilty about taking it.” You may give & give and […]

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Why We Absolutely Love the New World’s Fair Exhibit at The Field Museum

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Stepping into the new Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair exhibit is like stepping back in time. You get that sense of Old Chicago – what it must have been like to be in a city that felt new, massive, and booming, even then. The exhibit gives you a whirlwind tour, sure. You won’t be […]

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Where’s Wallace: Bobby’s Bike Hike

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We send our friendly concierge, Wallace, all over the city to have fun, seek out the best that Chicago has to offer visitors, and to showcase those things for our guests. Oh, and I get to tag along because I’m the photographer/marketing guy. We recently did our first bike tour ever in Chicago and we picked […]

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A Taste of History and Celebrity at the Chicago Theatre

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Hey there! My name is Samuel and I’m the Marketing Manager at here Best Western Plus River North Hotel. The job – which involves being downtown in Chicago – definitely has some huge perks. And one of the biggest is getting to go behind-the-scenes at some of Chicago’s biggest, most famous, and sometimes little-known attractions. […]

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Magnificent Mile Shopping Center

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Among the closest hotels near the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Best Western Plus River North knows that Chicago shopping is more than an afternoon activity – it’s a premier area attraction. For the many tourists and travelers concerned about the parking, the Magnificent Mile has you covered. You can put your car away and have […]

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Chicago’s Most Scenic Spots for a Drink

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When you think of outdoor dining, Chicago should come to mind. While we’re pointing you toward three particular local favorites, you can find a wide variety of worthwhile places that offer charming porch and patio seating. For those traveling to the Windy City from out of town, it may be wise to try out these […]

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Best Summer Festivals in Chicago

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Chances are, if you travel to Chicago during the summer months, your trip will coincide with a spectacular summer festival. You won’t be at a loss for fun things to do here any time of the year, but between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the city has a special sizzle. Since this top Illinois town […]

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