Category: Chicago Tourism.

The new Chicago Architecture Center is spectacular

The new Chicago Architecture Center is spectacular
A new space and a new name, the former Chicago Architectural Foundation (CAF) is now the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and has moved to a new location Be ready to be wowed at the Chicago Architecture Center’s new digs at 111 East Wacker Drive. The 20,000-square-foot-center designed by the world-renowned Chicago-based architecture firm Adrian Smith... Read more »

Statue Stories Chicago: More statues are talking

Statue Stories Chicago: More statues are talking
It seems that you can hardly go a block in Chicago without seeing a statue or a sculpture. There’s Chicago athletes like Ernie Banks in front of Wrigley Field or Michael Jordan at the United Center. There’s media stars from Chicago’s past such as Jack Brickhouse on Pioneer Plaza, Irv Kupcinet at Wacker & Wabash... Read more »

BMW Championship 2015: A Fan Guide

BMW Championship 2015: A Fan Guide
On a picture perfect day for golf, the BMW Championship teed off today for its week-long tournament (September 14-September 20) at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. The crowd was small compared to what it will be later in the week but the excitement and anticipation was large–making it the perfect day to... Read more »
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Chicago First Lady Tour: A boat's eye look at Chicago architecture

Chicago First Lady Tour: A boat's eye look at Chicago architecture
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) First Lady Tour shows off Chicago’s world renown architecture via boats that wind down the Chicago River along the newly created Riverwalk; the North Branch; River City; Navy Pier and more accompanied by lively commentary covering over 50 buildings, their architects and Chicago history along the way. On a perfect... Read more »

Choose Chicago: A New Ad Campaign Puts a Pretty Face on City

Choose Chicago: A New Ad Campaign Puts a Pretty Face on City
If you could go anywhere in the world, would you Choose Chicago? The City is hoping you will do just that and is putting their money where their mouth is with a $2.2 million campaign to woo visitors to “The Third Coast.” The campaign, which launches today, creates a pretty new face for Chicago–a face... Read more »

Chicago Favorite Foods: Eight Foods That Say Chicago

Chicago Favorite Foods: Eight Foods That Say Chicago
With Chicago Restaurant Week winding down, you may be ready for a more traditional taste of Chicago. Below are eight foods that shout CHICAGO. They are us.  The foods that capture the real Chicagoan–aggressive, filled with braggadocio, swaggering, yet stumbling–humbled by their “second city” image while underneath their tough exterior beats a heart of gold... Read more »
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Free Chicago: Explore Chicago's Arts, Culture and Entertainment on the Cheap

Free Chicago: Explore Chicago's Arts, Culture and Entertainment on the Cheap
Living in Chicago has its perks. There is fabulous theatre, arts, entertainment and more.   A real budget-buster, you might think. But it doesn’t have to be. Some of the best of Chicago is free. Where’s the world’s largest Tiffiany Dome? If you answered Chicago, you are right. What’s the price of admission, to see it... Read more »

Visitors Guide to Chicago: Five-Part Series on Getting Around Chicago

Visitors Guide to Chicago: Five-Part Series on Getting Around Chicago
Visitors to Chicago have an amazing smorgasbord of choices when it comes to dining, entertainment, art, events and attractions in the windy city…but where to start? Emails, we get emails…and not just from out-of-towners.  We hear from suburbs, the city and the world. From Calgary… “My sister and I plan to visit Chicago some time... Read more »

Spring in Chicago: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate the Season

Spring in Chicago: Top Ten Ways to Celebrate the Season
It’s finally spring in Chicago. You can feel it, smell it, see it and even taste it. Don’t let this elusive season pass you by. Spring in Chicago is short and sweet. You have to be quick on your feet to catch it. If the sun is out and the temperature is heading north of... Read more »
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Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun

Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun
Whether you are coming to Chicago with the kids for spring break or you are already in town and trying to put together your staycation plans–there’s lots to do. Here are ten ideas that, for the most part, won’t break the bank and should be fun for a broad range of ages. Artsy Check out... Read more »