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Chicago Gourmet Food Festival

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  Chicago foodies go wild for Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet 2012, a three-day celebration of fine wine and innovative food. Held in Millennium Park, the festival is a gourmand’s dream come true, and a chance to sample some of Chicago’s best food and wine creations. If you love food, especially the gourmet variety, you […]

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Chicago’s Sky High Thrills: Chicago Air Show

Chicago Air and Water Show 2012

There’s little chance you won’t know the Chicago Air and Water Show is happening. The roaring flights of supersonic jets are hard to miss, not to mention the 2.2 million people standing along the lakefront with their eyes pointed to the skies or the waters. The Chicago Air and Water Show 2012 takes place on […]

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Eat This: Taste of Chicago Festival

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For a BIG taste of “The Windy City,” feast to your heart’s content at Chicago’s largest annual event, the Taste of Chicago Food Festival. Held July 11-15 in Grant Park, this five-day foodie extravaganza includes live music, entertainment, a Humana Race to Taste for all adults and a Fleet Feet Sports Kids Dash for the […]

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Grant Park Music Festival

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  Free. Outdoor. Concerts. To us Chicago locals and our summer visitors, that’s music to our ears. Each summer we’re treated to 10 weeks of classical music concerts during the Grant Park Music Festival held in Millenium Park. Now in its 78th season, this year’s festival will include its signature one-of-kind mi x of symphonic […]

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The Top 11 of 2011!

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We’ve had some memorable moments in the past year, from celebrity sightings to the great Blizzard of 2011 in Chicago. But only a few such instances inspired so much awe and were of such grand magnitude that they could make it on our list of the Top 11 Events of 2011 for BEST WESTERN PLUS […]

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Tips For Going To A Chicago Bulls Game

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Chicago takes its sports seriously, especially if it’s in the “B” trifecta – the Bulls, the Bears, the Blackhawks.  If you’re looking to catch a Chicago Bulls game (six-time NBA champions!), these tips will help you with some practical pointers. 1. WHICH WAY IS RIGHT? You can get to the stadium easily enough either by […]

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5 Wonderful Winter Attractions in Chicago

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Whether you marvel at the beauty of nature in winter, enjoy basking in the holiday spirit, or you simply whisk from store to store with bags full of goodies, there are plenty of ways to celebrate winter and the holidays in downtown Chicago! We’ve compiled some of the best and most spectacular here: 1. Skating […]

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A First-Hand Experience with Lights Festival and Chicago

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It’s not every day you get to walk down the middle of the street on Michigan Avenue. Even less likely is that you get to do it twice in one day. But that’s exactly where I found myself last Saturday during the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. A few months ago I was hired at Best […]

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Meet Disney Channel Stars – Your Chance to Win

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BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel Chicago wants to shake up your summer. Caroline Sunshine (Tinka) and Kenton Duty (Gunther) from Disney Channel’s “Shake it Up” will be on-site at the Promenade Bolingbrook Sunday July 31st to meet and greet their fans live and in person! YOU could win a VIP meet and greet with […]

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Best Western is Shaking It Up This Summer

  Best Western has partnered with Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up” to bring you and your family some excitement this summer!  Between now and August 14, Best Western Rewards members who stay three seperate times at any Best Western hotel will earn a Free Night Voucher! One lucky fan of “Shake It Up” and three guests […]

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