Chicago’s typical tourism season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, though there is truly no bad time of year to see Chicago (yes, that even includes visiting Chicago in the winter). What time of year is best to visit depends largely on your interests. No matter which sounds more like your idea of a good time, part of what makes solo travel so rewarding is the ability to be flexible and learn a little more about yourself, so don’t be afraid to see how the other half lives while you’re exploring - you may surprise yourself.
With Memorial Day coming up fast, you probably want to plan the perfect weekend-long celebration in Chicago. Memorial Day lands on the last Monday of May every year and has been a federal holiday since 1971. Memorial Day gives us the chance to slow down and take time to honor those who've died while [...]
Whether you are a Chicago first-timer or a long-timer, the Chicago Lakefront Trail is an integral part of the Chicago experience and one of the reasons this city is regarded as a world-class place to ride a bike. The path itself is little more than a wide concrete slab that traces a route following Lake [...]
Biking In Chicago Whether seeing a city for the first time or the hundredth time, cycling can offer a fresh perspective that leaves the rider with a unique view of their city. Chicago has an abundance of ways to move about the city, but none match the perfect blend of convenience, fun, and efficiency [...]
Chicago may just as well be the city that never hibernates. Just because the temperature drops, doesn’t mean there is any shortage of things to do during the winter.
Chicago's Chinatown is well-known for its unique architecture, bustling markets, and delicious foods. While there are hundreds of Chinese restaurants scattered around Chicago, Chinatown features a wide variety of regional flavors that will let you sample tastes from all across China while you explore a cozy and culturally rich area of the city. This is your guide to the best Chinese food in Chicago Chinatown.
One of the greatest things about having kids is that they encourage you to get out of the house and be a kid yourself! And Chicago certainly delivers when it comes to having things to do outside with kids. So if you’re wondering, “what are some family friendly activities near me?” check out these suggestions to have a rocking good time!
Bike through Wrigleyville A new way for Cub Fans to experience Wrigleyville Rideabout Wrigleyville and explore the historic sports area of Chicago by bike. Rent a bike and cruise the Lakefront, the near-north neighborhoods of the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville on a leisurely ride to the Friendly Confines. Of course, no trip [...]
Explore arguably Chicago's greatest decade in sports, film and culture Bike through Downtown Chicago and Grant Park, and hit all the pop-culture sites from the 80's. Delve deep into the politics, personalities, and players that led and transformed Chicago during the 80's decade when the Blues Brothers and Ferris Bueller took over Chicago streets [...]
Chicago is a historic city that offers an abundance of culture and scenery. Even if you don’t have much time to explore, you can always enjoy a weekend getaway or day trip to Chicago. Whether you prefer to get around the city on foot or by bike, there are plenty of different day trip ideas for you to choose from.