According to the City of Chicago, more than 700 movies have been made in the area. They range from cartoons and silent films from the turn of the last century and the early 1900s heyday of Essanay, a studio that had Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin, to this century’s Batman, Superman and Transformers hero movies.
When spending less time driving and more time at the destination is important consider these five excellent resorts and inns.
Whether you push yourself to run, bike an extra mile, swim an extra lap, try other yoga positions or take a new exercise class, you should have athletic apparel that fits you and your sport.
No matter whether the city’s critics give a show four stars or only sort-of recommend it, the visitor is likely to leave impressed if the theater is historical, ornate or atmospheric.
When warm weather coincides with vacation days, the open road beckons. These are some choice destinations doable from Chicago.
Here are five of the best reasons to turn spring break into a Chicago vacation or staycation.
Flying somewhere warm for spring break is an option but to avoid crowded beaches and take advantage of low gas prices, look for places within a day’s drive.
Whether she’s a pill or quite chill, there are answers to your Valentine’s Day gift needs.
However, when seeing a movie, play or poster about the city, these five historic landmarks often represent what Chicago was and is – a city that roared back from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ready for commerce and culture.
For a deeper sense of what the city was and how it influenced writers, turn to books about its people and politics, its underbelly and neighborhoods, its architecture and historic events.
Several Chicago hotels with pools, spas and fitness centers are near museums, shops and theaters. However, when it’s the pool that makes the difference, consider the five listed here that have great views or ambiance.
Five art events make a fine bouquet of sculpture, paintings, jewelry and art-movement examples to enjoy this spring.
In the Chicago area, these five museum shops stand out because of their size and range of selection. They are accessible without having to pay admission.
What is a person to do when there are so many presents to get and so little time left?
Check out this list for five holiday gift ideas where money and items do a lot of good.
In the Chicago area, there are local and nearby hills, trails and ponds to enjoy winter sports including these five really good destinations.
Think lights, camera opportunities and action amidst nature when looking for something to do Thanksgiving Day before gobbling down turkey or during the weekends before and after Thanksgiving instead of bucking the shopping crowds.
Chicago’s sights and sounds are fun, interesting and add up to a memorable vacation, but trying to take in everything can wear out the shoes and wallet. Here are some budget options.
When November 11 rolls around, there are several events throughout the Chicago that honor people who serve in the military.
From such classics as “The King and I” to a revival that refocuses attention from grand spectacle to intimate stories, these upcoming musicals present memorable songs and thought-provoking messages.