Travel Tips

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Chicago Traveler

New Year

Hey, anyone can pledge to get in shape, give up a bad habit, or spend more quality time with friends and family. But WHERE are you doing all those things? Don’t just limit yourself to the ordinary setting and resolutions. Branch out a bit! Challenge yourself! And explore a world-class city. ‘Where can I do […]

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Your Cheap Eats List for River North Chicago

taco burrito king

At Best Western Plus River North Hotel, I’ve asked fans what they’d like to see on our blog. What are they craving? Well, it seems at the top of that list is food. Or, more specifically, people want to know about “Cheap Eats” in our neighborhood. Some guests do want to experience the exquisiteness that […]

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Book a Smarter Trip, Plan a Smarter Stay

Local Recommendations at Best Western downtown Chicago

You’ve just gotten back from your trip to Chicago and run into someone you know. “Oh you were just in Chicago? I know this great little place!” or “Were you sure to see X?” At BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel we have no shortage of recommendations for our guests depending on their interests, budget […]

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Tips For Going To A Chicago Bulls Game

Bulls Fans - Best Western Plus River North Hotel, downtown Chicago

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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Perfectly Packing Your Suitcase and Getting On Your Way

We’ve put together a straight-forward How To Pack Your Suitcase, as well as some useful travel info.  These tips are sure to save you time, money, and grief. PACKING 1. Know Your Weather. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you should pack for the specific forecast of your destination. In many places (especially Chicago), […]

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Green Oases in the Second City

Looking for things to do in Chicago? Chicago is known for skyscrapers, inspiring SNL skits (“Da Bears!”), and being a world-class city. But despite Chicago’s size, the city also hosts some very unique and often secluded green spaces. Of course there’s no shortage of parks in Chicago. But we’ve scoured this urban jungle and, without […]

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5 Great Tours in Chicago

This week we’ve compiled a list of 5 great tours for seeing Chicago!  These are all only minutes from our downtown hotel and each is sure to enrich your experience of visiting the Windy City.  Enjoy! 1.  Chicago Greeter. This tour is offered by the city, is customizable, and is absolutely FREE!  You simply contact […]

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Best Western’s Chicago Bears Headquarters

Soldier Field Chicago Bears, Best Western Chicago

Can you feel it in the air?  Football season is upon us!  Chicagoans are serious about their sports teams (especially ones that bring home a Championship more than every 100 years)!  To help usher in these gridiron glory days, we’ve got some fun facts about the Chicago Bears as well as some helpful game day tips […]

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Check-In Checklist

    After a long day of travel, navigating your way through airports and highways, you finally make it to your destination.  All you want to do is get to your room and relax.  The last thing you need is more stress and confusion.  You’re here to unwind and make the most of your time and money in […]

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Chicago by Air, Land & Sea

Chicago Air & Water Show, Best Western Chicago

  Flying overhead, rattling the windows of the John Hancock Observatory, parachuting to the ground and splashing through the water!  Chicago’s most exciting event, the Air & Water Show is just around the corner!  Will you be one of the almost 2 million people crowding the city’s lakefront to try and catch a glimpse of some of the best […]

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