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Lollapalooza Festival Fashion Guide

Lollapalooza weekend is here – and with the weekend-long music festival comes a fashion show like no other. If you’re looking to up your festival style this year, check out a few of the local shops below for everything from vintage ware to hats.

07/29/2015

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Best Activities In Chicago Once Lollapalooza Lets Out

When the final notes ring out at 10PM, it’s a mass exodus out of Grant Park. Everyone heads out in different directions, but if you ‘re looking to keep your night going, here are some of the best activities once Lollapalooza ends.

07/24/2015

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Five Interesting Facts About Lollapalooza’s Best Headliners

Whether you’ve already secured your ticket or are playing the waiting game with third-party brokers, Lollapalooza is coming up quickly. Often noted as a final hoorah, this year brings an eclectic choice of headliners to officially close out each night and unofficially close out summer. In preparation and excitement, here are five facts about each of the three headlining acts.

07/24/2015

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Best Of The Fest: Get To Know These 10 Bands Before They Play Lollapalooza

It’s no secret; Lollapalooza’s lineup never fails to overwhelm attendees — whether it be by offering conflicting set times, planning a path to get to the other side of the park, or just in terms of sheer volume. And while some attendees mosey into Grant Park towards the later half of the afternoon, there are dozens of acts worth catching earlier in the day. Here are 10 sets you should know about before they take the stage.

07/24/2015

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The Best Places To Eat Before, During, And After Lollaplooza

Though Lollapalooza offers Chow Town, its very own “festival of food” as its website states, there are plenty of others options nearby. Whether you want a quick bite on the way in, a nice meal before the headlining sets, or a late night snack before you collapse into bed, this list includes a little bit of everything. Here are six easy options for dining in the Loop during the weekend of Lollapalooza.

07/24/2015

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Where To Stay In The Loop For Lollapalooza: The Ultimate Hotel Guide

ere’s a guide below to hotels in the loop for Lollapalooza weekend; I separated them into two categories, value/luxury and hotels closest to Grant Park for convenience.

07/24/2015

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Ask A Chicago Bartender: Your Best Tropical Drink Recipe

There’s just something so enticing about a colorful tropical drink. With fruity flavors and an almost hidden dose of booze that tends to pack a punch – they catch the eye like beautiful flowers and sexy sports cars, only in the case of tropical drinks they also appeal to the taste-buds as well.

07/23/2015

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Best Fish Tacos In Chicago

Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, these fish tacos are sure to please your palate.

07/22/2015

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Best Boutique Decor Shops In Chicago

Shopping for home decor is a treasure hunt and fulfilling experience, here are the best boutique decor shops in Chicago.

07/21/2015

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Best Upcoming Exhibits For Kids Around Chicago

Learning about animals, captaining a boat, sing a longs, nature hikes, and aerial magic can offer children a summer of discovery and memories they will never forget.

07/20/2015

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Best Public Pools In Chicago

Swimming is a rite of passage during the hot summer days, and the best public pools can be found in Chicago.

07/17/2015

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Best White Water Rafting Near Chicago

When you need to leave the concrete mountains of the city and get your breath taken away by nature rather than a taxi nearly clipping your keister, consider a drive to a nearby rafting area.

07/11/2015

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Best Historically Significant Bars In Chicago

If you’re looking for some history with your pint of beer, then give these historically significant bars in Chicago a look.

07/09/2015

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Best Ice Cream In Chicago

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at these five ice cream shops in the city.

07/08/2015

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Best Gift Shops For Tech Lovers In Chicago

So look beyond the variety stores that are all things to all people. Instead, hone in on places that specialize in tech gadgets and electronic systems.

07/07/2015

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Best Places To View Wildlife Near Chicago

Aside from the pigeons, squirrels and the occasionally small rabbit that manage to make themselves feel at home among the multi-unit buildings and concrete sidewalks, it can be difficult to find a place to relax and feel as if you’re taking in the wildlife if you live in the city. Here are a few places nearby where you can take a break and connect with nature.

07/04/2015

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Best Paintball In Chicago

If you are looking for an exciting paintball experience, give one of these arenas a try.

07/03/2015

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Best Mixologist Bars In Chicago

Experience the best, and most unique, cocktails in the city at these mixologist bars.

07/02/2015

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Best Fried Chicken In Chicago

Take the opportunity to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day (July 6) or any ole time you get a hankering. March to one of Chicago’s temples dedicated to the crispy bird.

07/01/2015

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Best Craft Beer Shops In Chicago

Find your next favorite brew at these craft beer shops in Chicago.

06/30/2015

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