Posts in category "Chicago's Favorite Places."

Best Places in Chicago: An Inside Look at What Chicago Showcased for IPW International Travel Pro’s

The IPW convention plays a VIP role in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tourism goals for the city to: 1. Increase annual visitation to 55 million visitors by 2020. AND 2. Elevate Chicago to among the top five US cities for inbound international travel by 2020. Here he woos the crowd at the very posh IPW breakfast at 360 Chicago telling them why Chicago is the most American of American cities. Photo credit: Show Me Chicago
Chicago is out to show the world why we are the best.  With 6000 members of the travel media and travel professionals descending on our town this week for the heavy-hitting U.S. Travel Association’s annual IPW international trade show…the time is now. These pro’s, who travel for a living, have seen it all.  Now they... Read more »

Ten Places to Escape the Heat During Chicago's Hottest Days

Millenniun Park's Lurie Garden is a beautiful secret garden where you can catch a breeze and dip your feet into the water while enjoying the Chicago skyline.
Tuesday was Chicago’s warmest day in 11 months, Wednesday and Thursday were even hotter with with Friday promising to win this week’s “heat parade” with the heat index heading into the stratosphere–with 108 degrees or higher predicted.  No need to sweat, however, with Show Me Chicago’s ten places to escape the heat during Chicago’s hottest... Read more »

Favorite Chicago Summer Places: My Top Ten Picks for a Perfect Summer Day

1. Run or bike along the lakefront bike path...
ChicagoNow Bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the  most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans. My perfect summer day in Chicago is... Read more »
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At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago

At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago
“We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds–not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.” Francois Truffaut In honor of the... Read more »

Looking Back on 2012: A Few of My Favorite Things from 2012.

Looking Back on 2012: A Few of My Favorite Things from 2012.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, January 1, 2013.  Whether you are trying to avoid the fiscal cliff, figure out how much to budget for Chicago’s new rate increases from property taxes to water rates, to CTA and Metra fares, or just celebrating being number one for something, not our sports teams, but the highest parking meter rates in... Read more »

Roy's Furniture Company Fire in Chicago: More Than Just a Furniture Store.

Roy's Furniture Company Fire in Chicago: More Than Just a Furniture Store.
Chicago, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. To some, the fire that destroyed Roy’s Furniture Company (2455 North Sheffield Avenue) yesterday was just a commuter’s inconvenience.  To others, the fire at Roy’s was more personal. The fire, which broke out around 3:20p.m., shut down the CTA’s Brown, Purple and Red Lines during rush hours just as the... Read more »
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Chicago's Favorite Places 2012: The Results Are In.

Chicago's Favorite Places 2012: The Results Are In.
Since mid-January, Show Me Chicago has been gathering information from Chicagoans and visitors about their favorite places in the city in honor of the city’s Dodransbicentennial Anniversary on March 4, 2012.  We have been overwhelmed by the passionate responses and the amazing variety of never ending choices that we received.  Today we reveal the top... Read more »

Chicago's Top Spots: Real Chicagoans Share Their Favorite Chicago Places.

Chicago's Top Spots: Real Chicagoans Share Their Favorite Chicago Places.
Chicago, Monday, February 27, 2012. The countdown to Chicago’s 175th birthday celebration continues. Since mid-January, Chicagoans and Chicago lovers have been sharing their favorite Chicago places from the city’s exceptional menu of extraordinary neighborhoods, architecture, arts, music venues, restaurants and more on Show Me Chicago. While, at the same time, 35 Notable Chicagoans are listing... Read more »

Chicago Turns 175: What Chicagoans Love About Chicago.

Chicago Turns 175: What Chicagoans Love About Chicago.
The Countdown continues… Chicago will celebrate it’s Dodransbicentennia on March 4, 2012. In anticipation of the big event, The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture has been talking to notable Chicagoans to see what they love about Chicago.  Each weekday, since Monday, January 16, they have featured an unique Chicago personality with their list of... Read more »
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Chicago's Favorite Places, Secret Haunts and Best Deals.

Chicago's Favorite Places, Secret Haunts and Best Deals.
Catch the latest and greatest from real Chicagoans on where they like to eat, meet and unwind. The countdown to Chicago’s 175th Birthday on March 4, 2012 continues today as Show Me Chicago goes on its mission of uncovering Chicagoans favorite spots.  You can add your picks in the comment section at the bottom of... Read more »
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