Travel & Outdoors

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Best Day Trips On A Budget Near Chicago

Taking a day trip near Chicago can be fun, exciting and educational while also staying on a budget.

10/18/2014

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Best Places For A Fall Getaway Near Chicago

Buoy the spirit and sneak away to feast on the visuals because fall is certainly the most fleeting of seasons.

10/11/2014

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Best Places For Fall Colors In Chicago

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.

10/04/2014

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Best Getaways For Parents Near Chicago

Peruse these nearby leisure pursuits, familial or for just the two of you, and take a breather from the daily struggle.

09/27/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago In The Fall

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.

09/20/2014

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Best Camping Sites Near Chicago

Camping is a great way to take a low-cost vacation and spend quality time with the family. Here you will find the best camping sites near Chicago.

09/13/2014

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Best Fall Sporting Events In Chicago

The coming of fall conjures images of leaves changing, pumpkins and apple cider, but if you’re in a sports-heavy city like Chicago, it undoubtedly also brings to mind the beginning of football season and other sporting events. Here are a few of the best ones to catch this fall in Chicago.

09/06/2014

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A Day In Chicago’s Lincoln Square

Here are a few places to try if you’ve only got one day and want to get a great Lincoln Square experience.

08/30/2014

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Best Fall Festivals To Attend Near Chicago

Fall is a beautiful season in Chicago, and one of the few times the city enjoys temperate and predictable weather. Take advantage of the season by attending one of the several festivals taking place around the city.

08/23/2014

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Best Outdoor Basketball Courts In Chicago

Playing basketball outside is an activity that can bring much pleasure, especially when the weather cooperates. Here you will find the best outdoor basketball courts in Chicago.

08/16/2014

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Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips Near Chicago

Here are five places to take a long weekend trip that include lodging suggestions that shouldn’t over-stretch the wallet.

08/09/2014

Someone bolted several sharp drywall screws to the bottom of slides at an Oak Lawn playground, where they could have torn the flesh of kids playing at the park. (Credit: CBS)

Best Indoor Playgrounds In Chicago

Don’t let the weather get you down with these indoor plagrounds in the Chicago area.

08/02/2014

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Best Restaurants In Chicago Worth The Hype

How do you know which hyped-up restaurants will actually deliver? Here is a list of favorites that local Chicagoans agree are worth the notoriety that they’ve enjoyed.

07/26/2014

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A Breakdown Of 5 Of Chicago’s Best Neighborhoods

Despite gentrification and an influx of transplants across the entire city, these communities still have that “je nais se quois” that makes each distinctive in its own right.

07/19/2014

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Best Public Golf Courses In Chicago

Although the Chicago Park District offers six courses in town, serious golfers have to travel just a little to satisfy their addiction.

07/12/2014

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Best Hotels With Free Breakfast In Chicago

With so many hotel choices in Chicago, you may as well choose one that knows just how welcome a complimentary breakfast can be to guests whether in town on business or pleasure.

07/05/2014

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Best Places To Sunbathe In Chicago

There are many spots to sunbathe in Chicago. Depending on the atmosphere one is looking for, there is the perfect sunbathing spot available for everyone.

06/28/2014

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Guide To A Long Weekend In Chicago

Here are a few of the most fun places to stay and eat and things to see while you plan your long weekend in the Windy City.

06/21/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Tips For Traveling Internationally On A Budget

International travel can be done on a budget without breaking the bank. A Chicago travel expert shares her tips on how to save money while traveling internationally.

06/14/2014

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Best Parks To Bring Your Grill In Chicago

Although most Chicago Parks don’t provide grills, almost all of them allow you to bring your own portable grill to their picnic areas, including these three.

06/07/2014

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