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Where’s Wallace: Bobby’s Bike Hike

Bobby

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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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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Maharaja: The Field Museum’s Most Splendid Exhibit

Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts

Open from fall 2012 through February 3 this exhibit offers something completely unique in Chicago and will fascinate you with its rich pieces and incredible history. “Maharaja” – meaning ‘great king’ – is a dazzling window into India’s rich past from the 1700s to the 1940s. The exhibit houses weapons, clothing, jewelry, paintings, photographs, actual […]

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Where’s Wallace – Art Institute Pt. 2

Wallace and Seurat

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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Where’s Wallace – The Berghoff

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I grew up in Chicago and, let me tell you, it’s hard to think of a more iconic restaurant that’s been a staple in Chicago as long as The Berghoff has. The bar opened in 1898 and besides a short stint in ‘06, this establishment has been open ever since. As you might guess, it […]

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Where’s Wallace – Lou Mitchell’s

Lou Mitchell restaurant, Best Western River North, Chicago hotel

“Where can we get a good breakfast?” I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked that as a concierge! Guests want a good meal for breakfast , of course. But often what people really mean when asking me is, “Where can I have an experience while getting breakfast in Chicago?” “Where can I go […]

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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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