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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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Where’s Wallace – Adler Planetarium

Here we are at Adler!

When you’re visiting Chicago, you want to have plenty of time to explore the city.  But why stop there?  Why not explore our planet, solar system and galaxy!  No, Chicago doesn’t offer charter trips to the moon (yet).  Instead, Chicago showcases a premiere attraction that allows individuals and families to survey space and our solar […]

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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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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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Where’s Wallace – Chicago’s Chinatown

Welcome to Chinatown Wallace

      Chicago is known for it’s distinct and diverse ethnic neighborhoods.  One of the city’s more popular and exciting places to explore is Chinatown.  Did you know that it is actually the second largest Chinatown in the country?  Located just a few minutes south of the loop, Chicago’s Chinatown can easily be reached by the CTA Red Line train.  […]

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6 Free Things To Do In Chicago

Chicago Hotel, Best Western Chicago

A big city like Chicago can sometimes mean spending big bucks. But it doesn’t have to be. There are so many different things to do in Chicago; some even for FREE. It’s a word you don’t hear too often these days, which is why we had so much fun putting together this list of free […]

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