Memorial Day Travel Tips

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips

Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — journey.



Event: Memorial Day Parade

The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation.


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Chicago’s Best Smokehouses

We’ve followed the smell of hickory throughout the streets to find some of the best smokehouses in Chicago.


Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Sometimes it’s nice to venture outside the city limits and explore a new area with the family. It’s great to teach kids that there is a lot more in the world beyond the skyscrapers, taxis […]


Best parks and playgrounds in Chicago

Best Parks And Playgrounds In Chicago

Chicago is home to many, many parks and playgrounds – but not all of them were created equal. Certain spots just have more kid-appeal. Some have exciting water features. Other have great views. Some even […]


Skokie Water Playground

Best Public Pools For Kids In Chicago

Everyone talks about the Chicago winter, but what about the Chicago summer? Those of who live here know that summer in Chicago can be glorious, but it can also be hot. Fortunately for us, there […]


Best Beer Gardens In Chicago

Best Beer Gardens In Chicago

Alas, warm weather in Chicago is fleeting. So do your drinking while you can at one of the city’s outdoor beer gardens. Want some recommendations? Here are some of the more interesting seasonal spots to […]

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Best Barbecue In Chicago

Some fantastic chefs have taken styles from around the country to provide Chicagoans with the whole spectrum of barbecue flavor.

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Best Picnic Spots Around Chicago

Grab a blanket, the kids, or your sweetie, and head to one of the scenic spots below for a truly unique Chicago picnic. Millennium Park Check out the schedule – At Millennium Park’s Pritzker […]


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10 Of Chicago’s Best Parks

Within the Chicago city limits, there are more than 7,600 acres of parkland split up into 570 individual parks. And you might be surprised at what some of them have to offer. Here’s a sample of 10 of the city’s great parks.

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Our Country’s National Parks

National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

The Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen behind a sculpture titled 'Final Tribute' at the National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia. The memorial was dedicated in 2001 honoring American GIs who participated in the invasion of France at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Bedford, Virginia was chosen for the memorial site because the town lost 19 of its men that day, all were members of Company A, 29th Infantry Division. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

War Memorials in the US

Washington, DC may be considered the center of war memorials, but there are several notable ones to see across the US.

Chris Evans stars as Steve Rogers who volunteers for a secret mission that transforms him into a superhero in this this much talked-about action-adventure from Marvel Comics. Samuel L. Jackson, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell, Neal McDonough and Toby Jones co-star. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

2011 Summer Movie Preview

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer movie season. And what a season it’s turning out to be. From sequels to superheroes, we have a roundup of the most anticipated films of the year.

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