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Where’s Wallace – “The Tilt” and 360 Chicago

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Wallace and I recently got to visit our new friend Christopher Rondeau at one of Chicago’s greatest attractions. Christopher is the Associate Sales Manager at 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory). Our visit lasted a little over an hour, but I wish we could have spent half the day there. The first thing you’ll notice […]

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5 Ways To Blend In With Chicagoans

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I moved to Chicago from Michigan after graduating college about 3 years ago. In 3 years guess how much I’ve learned about what it means to be a Chicagoan? Not as much as I’d hoped. Chicagoans are still a mystery in a lot of ways. But there are a few things I’ve gleaned and I’m […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Chicago Traveler

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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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Chicago’s Sky High Thrills: Chicago Air Show

Chicago Air and Water Show 2012

There’s little chance you won’t know the Chicago Air and Water Show is happening. The roaring flights of supersonic jets are hard to miss, not to mention the 2.2 million people standing along the lakefront with their eyes pointed to the skies or the waters. The Chicago Air and Water Show 2012 takes place on […]

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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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Your Cheap Eats List for River North Chicago

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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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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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