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Where’s Wallace: Bobby’s Bike Hike

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We send our friendly concierge, Wallace, all over the city to have fun, seek out the best that Chicago has to offer visitors, and to showcase those things for our guests. Oh, and I get to tag along because I’m the photographer/marketing guy. We recently did our first bike tour ever in Chicago and we picked […]

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3 Mouth-Watering Burgers in Chicago

It’s National Burger Month!!! We use three exclamation points because we’re just that excited! In honor of the month celebrating what is arguably America’s greatest food, we decided to sample 3 restaurants all within two blocks of us in the River North neighborhood. You can literally walk to each in 5 minutes or less. The […]

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Chicago Restaurant Week

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Foodies, gourmands, gourmets and interested diners will want to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week 2013, a citywide culinary celebration taking place this year from February 1-10 in restaurants all across the area. Over 250 restaurants are participating in this exciting 10-day event, which gives guests a chance to enjoy incredible meals at a discounted […]

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How Chicago does Holiday Food Drives

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It’s official – we’ve decided to hold a food drive to benefit the poor & the homeless in Chicago. The most obvious way to get this going was to partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository who really does make it easier than ever to help the hungry. We chose to hold a Virtual Food […]

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Chicago Marathon 2012 & River North Hotel

BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Chicago Marathon

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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Slam! Poetry at Open Books

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One of the great things about being in the heart of downtown Chicago is being near so many great attractions, restaurants, and organizations. One of our favorite organizations is Open Books, our neighbor and longtime partner! They’re a great nonprofit in Chicago aimed at promoting literacy among Chicago’s students. (See a more comprehensive outline of […]

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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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Where’s Wallace – Art Institute Pt. 2

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General exhibitions If you’re looking for more at the museum, you won’t be disappointed. The Art Institute of Chicago has vast collections of art, including the largest collection of impressionist paintings outside Paris. Maybe you’d enjoy seeing Tiffany glass or modern art? Maybe you like ancient art from Africa, Asia, or the Americas? Or Roman […]

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Where’s Wallace – Art Institute Chicago Pt. 1

Lichtenstein exhibit Best Western River north

Lichtenstein exhibition My latest concierge visit was to the Art Institute of Chicago for the opening of their newest exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective. I’d seen these paintings before a lot but I never realized it! You probably have too. Lichtenstein’s work takes its inspiration from popular culture and mass media during Lichtenstein’s life (1923-1997) […]

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Grant Park Music Festival

Best Western River North Grant Park Summer Concerts

  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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