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Best Date Night Spots In ChicagoTuning in on personal likes and dislikes makes planning easier. But what if you don't know yet?
Thanksgiving 2015 Visitor's Guide To ChicagoDowntown Chicago is Thanksgiving Weekend Central. It's where everyone goes (think thousands) for traditional holiday events even if they started earlier in November.
Best Veteran's Day 2015 Events In ChicagoThe day was originally approved by a Congressional Act as Armistice Day because World War I with Germany had officially ended at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918. The holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize people who served the U. S. in all wars
Best Shops For Movember Supplies In ChicagoMovember is "No Shave November" month, when males start growing a mustache on Nov. 1. The mustache is a good reminder to guys to get a checkup, as early detection of prostate cancer and heart disease is important. Begun in Australia and England in 2004, Movember recognition has since spread around the globe.
Best Upcoming Conventions Near ChicagoThere are some conventions, such as those of sports teams, travel and sporting equipment, that are for the public. However, to ensure attendance or figuring out hotel reservations, think ahead.
Best Halloween-Themed Stage Performances In ChicagoIt's the time when Chicago theaters pull out dark stories and eerie effects to match the Halloween mood. Theater offerings can take people to a haunted house, a morbid mansion, a mad scientist and an experiential event.
Best Bars To Watch MLB Playoffs In ChicagoWhen ticket costs or park location make going to a playoff game in person unattainable, the next best choice is to watch the playoffs in a sports bar surrounded by like-minded fans. Fortunately, Chicago has several good bars where TVs pick up all the sports stations.
Best Karaoke Bars In ChicagoYou don't have to know all the words to a song or worry about the music. Karaoke, a Japanese word combo that means empty orchestra (music but not vocals), takes care of the melody.
Best Places To Rent A Boat In ChicagoIndeed, think less boat traffic and more fall color when going out on the water in the middle of September. And you don't have to own a boat.
Visitor's Guide To Art Institute Of ChicagoThe Art Institute of Chicago brings to the public top works by the world's most recognized artists and outstanding examples of cultural, architectural and furniture movements.
Best Ways To Celebrate Rosh Hashanah In ChicagoRosh Hashanah is celebrated by prayer, religious study, the sounding of a ram's horn called a shofar and food that includes sweet dishes for a sweet year. The holiday is particularly a time for family dinners where apples are traditionally dipped into honey and challah (twisted egg bread) and cakes are often made with honey.
Best Travel Agencies In ChicagoUnless travelers already have a specific destination in mind, they likely don't know about equal or even better destinations that would fit their time and budget. Voila, enter the travel agency.
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