Best Of Winter

Skiing Grand Geneva

Guide To: Winter In Lake Geneva

Planning a weekend getaway? Located 80 miles from Chicagoland, Lake Geneva, WI, provides a perfect escape for Chicagoans trying to avoid expensive plane fare or hours in the car. When planning a weekend in Lake Geneva this winter, think of this as your go-to guide for hotels, activities and winter fun.

01/27/2011

Rebar

Best Winter Cocktails In Chicago

Winter in Chicago can be long and brutal. Warm things up with these featured drinks. From the traditional hot toddy to hot chocolate with a twist, here are some of the best cocktails to keep you warm this season.

01/26/2011

Uncle Dan's

Best Outdoor Apparel Stores In Chicago

When temperatures drop in Chicago, we find it hard to remember a time when you could walk down Michigan Avenue in anything less than 7 layers. For that time of the year when the only skin exposed is the few inches around your eyes, we’ve gathered some of the best outdoor apparel and gear stores in Chicago. Stay warm, my friends.

01/24/2011

Best Winter Dates In Chicago

Best Winter Date Ideas

If you’re having trouble coming up with date-night ideas in the bitter cold, have no fear. Even in cold weather, Chicago provides a number of great date-night options. Warm up with your special someone with some of the activities featured here. (You won’t even have to give us credit for the ideas.)

01/06/2011

Chicago Pedway Guide

Chicago Pedway Guide

Chicago’s winter weather can turn a leisurely stroll through downtown into an endurance test. Luckily, we have a growing network of underground tunnels to offer escape from the elements.

01/05/2011

The Bar at the Peninsula

Best Bars With A Fireplace

Enjoy a drink and warm up by some of the best fireplaces in the city. Winter in Chicago can be brutal, treat yourself to a something cozy! We’ve rounded up some of the best bars with a fireplace in Chicago.

12/29/2010

Sundown Mountain

Chicago Winter Sports Guide: Skiing, Snowboarding, Sledding

From mounds to mountains, the Chicago area and surrounding region offers an array of options for snowy sport and leisure. Here’s a great guide to skiing, snowboarding, and sledding in Chicago.

12/28/2010

Hot Chocolate Chicago

Best Hot Chocolate In Chicago

It never hurts to be holding something warm as a last buffer against the cold. But what to do when coffee isn’t the answer? It’s hot chocolate time.

12/14/2010

A Guide To Winter Trends

A Guide To Winter Trends

Chicago’s Winter never looked so good! Nothing is worse than trying to look great in 15-degree weather. So, what’s a girl to do?

12/02/2010

Ice Skating Rinks

Get Your Skate On: Chicago’s Best Ice Skating Rinks

Whether you are as graceful as Michelle Kwan or a total disaster on skates, ice skating is a time-honored Chicago winter tradition. Plus, it is a ton of fun. Seriously, it is. Your kids will think so too.

11/30/2010

Winter Weekends

Best Winter Getaways For Chicago Families

Sometimes, all a family needs is a little change of scenery to renew their spirits during the dreary Chicago winter. While we all don’t have the time, funds or energy to hop on a plane to somewhere tropical, many families do have the means {and desire} to pack up the kiddos and head out of town for the weekend.

11/29/2010

Best Indoor Play Spots In Chicago

Best Indoor Play Spots in Chicago

Baby, it’s cold outside. Well, not quite yet – but it will be soon. In just a few short weeks, your favorite playgrounds and parks might be covered in snow. The daily highs are going […]

10/05/2010