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.
Chicago has a vast entertainment scene with something for all ages when considering where to go for spooky fun or bone-chilling fright.
Fall’s cooler nights are working their leaf-changing magic, dusting the Chicago trees in mauve and crimson. Hike, bike or drive to these five best locations to see Chicago’s fall colors.
After Labor Day weekend’s goodbye to the lazy days of summer, a re-energized city welcomes autumn with fall fests, a new theater season, blockbuster art shows and fun outdoor explorations. Here are some of Chicago’s best happenings this fall.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, so skip the doctor’s office and take in a show instead at any of these five top comedy venues here in Chicago.
No matter whether a youngster likes to read, draw, create something or enjoys photography or history, there is likely to be an art exhibit in the Chicago area that would appeal to young or older children.
The following guide notes an outstanding theater company that could be overlooked because its neighborhood is known for shopping.
The following wonderful exhibits feed the curiosity gene with some answers, more questions and stimulating thoughts about life: past, present and future.
Here are five places to take a long weekend trip that include lodging suggestions that shouldn’t over-stretch the wallet.
No matter what religion you profess, if you like art and architecture, you should tour some of the churches in your city or in towns you visit.