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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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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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Chicago Attractions within Walking Distance

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Locals know it as The Loop. The Loop is the historical commercial center of Downtown Chicago, a hotspot chockfull of dining, shopping, entertainment, and the most fun things to do in Chicago. When you stay at our hotel, you have quick, convenient access to this hub of personal and professional attractions as well as this […]

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Chicago Comic Con

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It goes by many names: C2E2, Chicago Comic Con. But its more formal title is The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.  And what is it, you ask? Well, it’s really something else if you’ve never been to it. Okay, so that didn’t answer the question but this will: Chicago Comic Con is a convention that […]

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Chicago Farmer’s Market is coming!

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It’s that time of year again in Chicago when hope springs eternal. No, not about the Cubs (though that does happen every year at this time) but rather about the wealth of Chicago Farmers Markets that will be opening in May. Soon enough, these outstanding open-air markets will be filled with yummy fruits and vegetables […]

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Chicago Flower and Garden Show

One of the most colorful and sweetest-smelling events in the Chicago area, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show is a beautiful exhibition of blooms from around the globe, landscaping products, horticultural technologies and gardening supplies. Taking place at Navy Pier from March 9-17, 2013, this exciting annual event appeals to flower lovers, gardeners, landscapers and […]

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Chicago Chinese New Year 2013

Celebrated with a colorful and loud parade full of fantastic floats, lion dancing, Chinese acrobats, and fun competitions, the Chinese New Year in Chicago is a thrilling event and exciting way to learn about Chinese culture. A free neighborhood parade that takes place in Chicago’s Chinatown district on Sunday, February 17, Chinese New Year celebrates […]

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Chicago Auto Show

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Claiming to be the largest and longest-running auto show in North America, the annual Chicago Auto Show takes place this year from February 9-18 at the massive McCormick Place on Lake Shore Drive. An exciting celebration of all things auto, this huge event attracts car enthusiasts, families, futurists and those in the market for a […]

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Maharaja: The Field Museum’s Most Splendid Exhibit

Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts

Open from fall 2012 through February 3 this exhibit offers something completely unique in Chicago and will fascinate you with its rich pieces and incredible history. “Maharaja” – meaning ‘great king’ – is a dazzling window into India’s rich past from the 1700s to the 1940s. The exhibit houses weapons, clothing, jewelry, paintings, photographs, actual […]

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Chicago Marathon 2012 & River North Hotel

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The 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place on October 7. Whether you’re running in it or cheering on a competitor, the Chicago Marathon is an event that’s fit to be celebrated! Runners from all over the United States and the world converge on Chicago to run just over 26 miles, testing the limits […]

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