Where’s Wallace – Macy’s Magical Store

As a kid, I remember going to Marshall Fields on State Street in Chicago and how exciting and enchanting the store was during the holidays.  With this week’s trip to now-Macy’s on State Street, the store is honestly more magical than ever. Greeting you are reds and greens, golds and silvers, and bells and ribbons […]


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5 Ethnic Cuisine Restaurants To Make Your Mouth Water

If you’re visiting Chicago, the food is as much of a vacation experience as site-seeing. Sometimes you want Chicago-style deep dish or a dog, and sometimes you prefer your American classics. But we’ve covered both in earlier posts (“5 Great Family Restaurants in Chicago” and “Affordable Dining Chicago-Style“). For those visitors who are looking for […]


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5 Great Family Restaurants in Chicago

You’re in Chicago and your family is hungry.  Well you’ve come to the right place!  No other city boasts such a rich and diverse culinary scene.  And that’s just at the Taste of Chicago!  But the trick is finding great food that everyone in your family will enjoy and won’t break the bank.  We’d like […]


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Affordable Dining Chicago Style

If there are three foods thatChicago is famous for, they are pizza, hot dogs and Italian Beef. Talk about a “taste” of Chicago and yet still reasonably priced. Al’s Italian Beef located two blocks from River North is Chicago’s #1 Italian Beef since 1938. A regular (6″) Italian Beef is only $3.59.Visit www.AlsBeef.com. At Portillo’s […]


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Chicago’s Dining & Entertainment Hub: State Street

Chicago Berghoff Restaurant

A stroll down Chicago’ss State Street reveals an unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Famous for landmark department stores like Marshall Field, the Midwest’ss largest jewelry district, Chicago Theater, and an array of fantastic restaurants, State Street is a Chicago landmark. During the holiday season, this festive street is adorned with fabulous decorations.


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Dine at Chicago’s American Girl Place and Café

Located on the Mile, American Girl Place is Chicago’s most popular shopping destination for young girls. Browse the colorful shops, boutiques, and bookstore where the American Girls come to life, and enjoy the whimsical American Girl Café.


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Eat, play, and drink at Chicago’s Dave & Busters

Enjoy a world of entertainment at Dave and Busters Chicago – where great food, drinks and family fun are all under one roof. Dave & Buster’s Million Dollar Midway is packed with the exciting video and gaming – from classic games to high-tech virtual action.


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Get the taste of Chicago at fine the downtown restaurants

Downtown Chicago

From Chicago-style hot dogs to deep dish pizza, Chicago is a food-lovers festival! Please your palate at hundreds of trendy restaurants, chic cafés, ethnic eateries, and delectable dives that serve everything from the perfect steak to a streetside grinder!


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