With 26 miles of shoreline and 27 unique beaches, Chicago is a true haven for beachgoers of all ages. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day on the beach, in the sun, or an action-packed adventure, we've got you covered with our guide to Chicago’s beaches. From volleyball, to dog beaches, to restaurants, the third coast offers a freshwater alternative to the salty coasts.
The Third Coast is a vibrant landscape of towering Skyscrapers, public parks, and access to the 5th largest lake in the World, Lake Michigan. The Lakefront is Chicago’s greatest accomplishment and home to some of the best activities the city has to offer. No matter if you’re a born and bred Chicagoan or just landing for the weekend, there’s something along Lake Michigan to delight your senses and fill you with awe.
Are you considering moving to Chicago? Or are you simply the kind of traveler that likes to explore the city through the lens of a local? Either way, welcome to our compressed Chicago neighborhood guide (for the Northside) for our one and only Chi-Town. Chicago is comprised of 77+ neighborhoods that have been woven [...]
Take me out to the Ballpark! And then…well what exactly is there to do in Wrigleyville? Chicago has 77 + neighborhoods here in the city. The “plus” stands for neighborhoods that aren’t technically recognized by city zoning, but everyone knows what they are and where they are. The most famous of these “plus neighborhoods” [...]
Tucked away, just below the South Loop off of the Cermak Red Line CTA stop, is one of the city's priceless jewels, Chinatown. Have you considered visiting Chinatown Chicago but aren’t sure where to start? Fear not, fellow travel enthusiast! You have stumbled upon a comprehensive guide to Chicago's Chinatown to enjoy the cultural splendor, tastes, sights and more!
If the neighborhoods of Chicago were a body, the Loop would be the beating heart of the city as its home to the iconic Chicago Theater, the haunted Congress Plaza Hotel, and our number one visited tourist attraction, Millennium Park, with its world famous "Bean”. The Loop is also the birthplace of the Modern [...]
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.
Our favorite thing about Chicago is that it has all the big city, metropolitan amenities while maintaining the outdoor spaciousness of the wide-open outdoors. There is an abundant amount of fun things to do both inside and outside in Chicago! But because it’s easier to maintain social distancing in the great outdoors, we’re sharing our [...]
Chicago can be an overwhelming city to visit for the first, second, fifth, and tenth times. Okay, even us local-Chicagoans are overwhelmed from time to time. That’s not so bad though - it just means you have a lot to look forward to on your trip! So grab your pen or pencil, a piece of [...]
Dating can be hard, but luckily for you, you’re dating in a city that has some of the best food, beer, and entertainment options in the world. So start by counting your blessings, and then dive into this article to plan that perfect Chicago date for your current, soon-to-be, or hopeful significant other! These are [...]