Travel & Outdoors

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago In 2015

Have you been looking for an excuse to visit Chicago, but just can’t seem to justify the trip? Among the several amazing features the city possesses from the food, sightseeing and arts perspective, here are a few more for your list to give you that excuse you’ve been waiting for.

12/20/2014

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Best Places To Rent Outdoor Gear In The Chicago Area

For Chicagoans looking to try out a little adventure, here are a few places you can check out.

12/13/2014

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Best Places For Winter Outdoor Adventures Near Chicago

In the Chicago area, there are local and nearby hills, trails and ponds to enjoy winter sports including these five really good destinations.

11/29/2014

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Best Budget Attractions In Chicago

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.

11/15/2014

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Walking Tour Of Chicago’s Andersonville

It can be a joy just to walk around Andersonville and take in the diversity, but here are five places that you should stop at if you do spend a day in the neighborhood.

11/08/2014

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Best Places For A Cabin Weekend Near Chicago

Enjoying the outdoors and nature while also relaxing can be easily accomplished by staying in a cabin. Here you will find the best places for a cabin weekend near Chicago.

11/01/2014

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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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