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Best Zoo & Aquarium Events In Chicago

Whether you’re a couple looking to have a cute date or a family wanting to spend an educational time together, the zoo and aquarium events in Chicago will likely be more than satisfactory.

07/26/2013

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Best Weekend Getaways In The Chicago Area

Whether you’re looking for a low-key spot to relax or something interesting and new, there are several spots around Chicago close enough for a weekend recharge.

07/13/2013

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Most Affordable Golf Courses In Chicago

Here are a few places near the city where you can keep up your game without breaking the bank.

07/06/2013

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Best Places For Horseback Riding Near Chicago

There are places near Chicago to enjoy the equine sports if you are passionate about doing so. Check out this overview of a few of our favorite spots.

06/01/2013

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Best Budget Fitness Classes In Chicago

Check out these suggestions to find an affordable fitness option in Chicago that intrigues you.

05/18/2013

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Best Travel Agents In Chicago

A good Chicago-based travel agent may be an indispensable resource for getting the most out of your trip, your time and your money.

05/04/2013

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Best Flying Adventures In Chicago

Now that the weather is warming up, perhaps you’d like to try a sky-high adventure. There are several places near Chicago to get your flight on.

03/30/2013

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Best Bike Repair Shops In Chicago

If you’re just getting into the biking scene or are just looking for a new place to take your bike for repairs, you’ll need to know the best and most friendly places available in Chicago to fit your needs.

03/23/2013

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Best Youth Hostels In Chicago

Start planning your Chicago adventure today with one of these great hostel offerings.

03/16/2013

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Best Places To See Flowers This Spring In Chicago

Spring is one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons in Chicago. What better activity to celebrate winter’s end than with an outdoor excursion to observe the blooming of spring flowers?

03/09/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Chicago

Most of us wish there was a seasonal fast-forward button for the winter temperatures, but like it or not, there are a few things that are fun to experience during the colder days, especially when you know spring is just around the corner. Take advantage of the last days of winter with a few fun winter activities.

03/02/2013

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Tips For Keeping Your Kids Active From A Chicago Fitness Professional

The rising number of childhood obesity has many parents concerned about keeping their kids fit and healthy. Ida Dolce, a kids martial arts instructor with a BA in Psychology, offers up five tips to keep your kids from becoming couch potatoes this year.

02/16/2013

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Best Honeymoon Suites In Chicago

Nothing says romance like a night away, and with Chicago hosting some of the best hotels around, you don’t even have to leave town to get away from it all.

02/11/2013

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Valentine’s Day Getaway Destinations Near Chicago

After the hubbub of the holidays dies down, January is generally a nose-to-the-grindstone kind of month. By the time February rolls around, you’re ready for another break. What better time to get away briefly than for Valentine’s Day?

02/02/2013

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Best Running Clubs In Chicago

One of the fastest and easiest ways to get in shape or just drop a few pounds is running. It’s also accessible to just about everyone. Some people take naturally to running and others have to push themselves every step of the way. One way to make running more fun and effective is to join a running club.

01/19/2013

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Ask A Local Trainer: The Best Ways To Get Fit In Chicago

Getting in shape or dropping those few extra pounds are among the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. Once the resolution makes it on your list, however, how do you see it through? Local trainer Jeff Shapiro of Lakeshore Sport and Fitness lays out five tips for getting fit in Chicago.

01/12/2013

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Best Kettlebell Workouts In Chicago

Like history, fitness crazes tend to repeat themselves, and the latest old-new workout is the kettlebell. Kettlebells have been around for ages but are having a resurgence in popularity as people discover the benefits of this weight-training workout.

01/05/2013

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Winter Driving Tips For Chicago

Chicago winters are legendary both for the wind and for the chill. Although there is never a better time to utilize an enclosed vehicle for transportation from one place to another, drivers are often forgetful about the changes in habits that these elements bring.

12/29/2012

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Best Places To Ice Climb Near Chicago

Ice climbing may sound like something you need to embark on an arctic exhibition to experience, however Chicago has its own similarities to the arctic, at least temperature-wise, and it offers some places nearby to practice your ice climbing as well.

12/15/2012

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Best Holiday Escapes Near Chicago

Although a sunny vacation in the dead of a Chicago winter seems like the incarnation of bliss, sometimes it’s nice to get away but still be near home during the holidays. You may not escape the temperatures, but you can enjoy an escape from the city with these nearby destinations.

12/08/2012

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