Tag Cloud - best-western-chicago

5 Breweries to Love in Chicago

Chicago and Beer naturally go together like fish and chips, like karaoke and bars, like responsibility and the legal drinking age. Of course finding a bar (karaoke or otherwise) isn’t hard in Chicago. BUT if you’d enjoy experiencing Chicago’s beer scene through some of its unique and local microbreweries then pull up a chair and […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    No CommentsPost Comments

Acn You Raed Htis? – Open Books Fights Illiteracy

Free Parking Downtown Chicago

Last week our staff took the day off.  Well…sort of.  Instead of business as usual, we headed over to Open Books, just blocks from our hotel in downtown Chicago.  We picked a day to volunteer with our nonprofit partner at one of their regular Creative Writing Workshops. On a Mission Open Books provides these workshops […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    2 Post Comments

5 Wonderful Winter Attractions in Chicago

Best Western Chicago

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 […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    No CommentsPost Comments

Open Books and Glee at This Year’s Revelry

Best Western River North Hotel; downtown Chicago hotel

What’s The Deal? Imagine a night of wonderful food, conversation, cocktails and sophistication, and games and prizes. Now add to that a great nonprofit that’s benefiting from all the fun you’re having! That’s exactly what you’ll find at Revelry, Open Books’ largest annual fundraiser. Open Books, of course, is a nonprofit in our own neighborhood […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    No CommentsPost Comments

Where’s Wallace – Macy’s Magical Store

Wallace at Macy's Chicago

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 […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    4 Post Comments

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 […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    No CommentsPost Comments

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), […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    No CommentsPost Comments

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 […]

more...

About 2 years ago by    No CommentsPost Comments

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 […]

more...

About 3 years ago by    1 Post Comments

Best Western Bookers & Chicago’s Open Books

Best Western River North, Downtown Chicago Hotel, Nonprofit Chicago

Our hotel, Best Western Plus River North, most recently celebrated September as National Literacy Month through our ongoing partnership with Open Books, a nonprofit organization in our own neighborhood aimed at promoting literacy in Chicago. Open Books is a used bookstore that utilizes its profits for providing creative writing field trips and literacy events.  They focus on improving children’s […]

more...

About 3 years ago by    No CommentsPost Comments
Experience Chicago Hotel
Rivernorth, Chicago Hotel