Best Bodies Of Water To Visit Near ChicagoUnless you're talking theater or food, it's hard not to mention Chicago as a destination without also mentioning Lake Michigan. It's where many visitors and Chicagoans go to cool off, run on park trails and relax on a bench or blanket when needing to escape urban bustle.
Best Places To Buy A Tailored Suit In ChicagoConsider stopping by one of these tailor shops or men's specialty stores. You will feel well-suited when you leave.
Best Art Exhibits Coming To Chicago In 2016For 2016, look for art expressions that reflect cultural struggles and trends. They range from colorful prints to technological influences on sculptures and paintings.
Most Stylish Nightclubs In ChicagoWhen looking for the perfect nightclub for a date or a night out with friends, Chicago has a lot of options. Clubs range from trendy and sophisticated to expensive and glitzy. Take a look at some of Chicago's best nightclubs.
Best Hand-Blown Glass Decorations In ChicagoWhen it comes to finding a unique gift for someone artistic, or merely looking for the perfect accent piece for the hall table, hand-blown glass may be the answer. If you're looking for good, hand-blown glass items for the home or as gifts the rest of the year, then check out these Chicago glass studios, art galleries, home furnishings stores and museums.
Best Irish Concerts & Festivals In ChicagoIf attending a party or walking into a bar you will likely hear "Slainte" toasts (health) and "Cead Mile Failte" (pronounced kayd meela fawit-cha), meaning 1,000,000 welcomes. Even several Chicago buildings sport a green aura. But don't worry about remembering phrases or missing a celebration.
Best Independent Bookstores In ChicagoIndeed, narrowing down all the great bookstores in Metropolitan Chicago to five top ones is not just daunting, it's bound to spark heated discussions. Talk to readers in Chicago's suburbs and neighborhoods and you are likely to hear about a favorite one that lies a few streets or a couple of suburbs away.
Ask A Chicago Expert: Best Ways To Discover New MusicThe mega festival sells out each year, but you know that a city that has produced Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, Muddy Waters, Styx, Smashing Pumpkins, Rise Against and Kanye West likely has the next trend producer playing at a local joint. Indeed, the city overflows with bars and even BBQ storefronts that welcome, as they say, "live music."
Best Brunch Restaurants In ChicagoChicago being the foodie town it is has restaurants that specialize in different cuisines even on morning menus. However, if looking for somewhere yummy for breakfast, or for a later start of the day with brunch, consider these five popular places even though their reputation may mean a wait.
Best Indoor Rock Climbing In ChicagoRock climbing is a great way to work off calories while increasing flexibility and core strength. It also is a fun sport to try during the winter before tackling rock climbing outdoors at such Midwest vacation spots as the Wisconsin Dells.
Best Valentine's Day Travel Destinations Near ChicagoEscape from work, family, (cell phones if you can) and chores to merely enjoy each other's company. Some of the best places to reconnect are an easy drive from Chicago.
Best Hobby Shops In ChicagoIf you need suggestions on how to beat winter doldrums, check out a hobby shop for ideas. Chicago has several stores lined with model kits, different size train sets, paints, drawing books and art tools that will be great remedies to cabin fever

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