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An Overnight Visit in Lincoln Park

Hotel Lincoln

When most people think of a visit to Chicago, they probably revert to one of the many historic or contemporary hotels in and around the Loop. That's not surprising, but seasoned travelers or even just the selective stay-cationer may wish to ramble on over to the Hotel Lincoln located right in the heart of gracious Lincoln Park. 


Shopping Chicago: Southport Corridor

 Splendid feature

Chicago is known for its shopping. But when thinking about the city's finest shopping hotspots, Magnificent Mile comes to mind.

That's no surprise-Michigan Avenue is home to some of the world's finest fashion houses as well as two malls, The Shops at Northbridge and The 900 North Michigan Shops with hundreds of popular retailers.

But stray from the Mag Mile and that's where the city's shopping scene really shines. From Lakeview to Wicker Park, Lincoln Park to Bucktown,


Choose Chicago Weekly Instagram Series, August 24-29

Hayden Scott Instagram

Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Hayden Stinebaugh. Enjoy!


Jackie Robinson West Visits Wrigley Field to Kick Off the Cubs' 2000s Themed Homestand

Cubs 2008 home uniforms

Who better to kick off the Chicago Cubs' 2000s themed homestand on Labor Day than the Little League World Series U.S. champion Jackie Robinson West All-Stars! These young ballplayers who captured the nation's hearts during the 2014 Little League World Series will be on hand at Wrigley Field to meet the Cubs during batting practice, throw the ceremonial first pitch and lead the 7th inning stretch from the field.


Tiffany Girls, Mozart, Millionaires and Murder: Fall Programs at the Driehaus Museum

Richard Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum gives guests a fascinating look into the palatial homes built by Chicago's wealthy Gilded Age magnates. Step back in time and into the stunning galleries, all elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Herter Brothers.


Full Schedule Revealed for Bon Appétit Presents Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet

Ready to step into culinary heaven? Well Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet has what you're looking for, and this year boasts the event's biggest lineup yet of food, wine, cocktails, celebrity chefs, cooking demos, seminars and more.

Sound appetizing yet?


Weekend Alert: August 29-September 1

Chicago Bean

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, so enjoy that extra day off work and fill your schedule with some of these fantastic events, including the Chicago Jazz Festival that'll close the outdoor music festival circuit in style.


Remix Chicago - Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair

Remix Chicago

With the success of 2013's Remix Chicago, Chicago's Recycled Art Fair will be making its second go around this Labor Day weekend! I guess you could say it's been recycled. Okay, all dumb jokes aside, this unique arts festival is a great time for all ages!


Check out the African Festival of the Arts This Weekend!

African Festival of the Arts

Chicago is no stranger to cultural festivals, but one of the largest and best of the summer will be taking place this weekend, and it is a must see. The African Festival of the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is expecting a well over 300,000 people to visit the historic Washington Park to take on all of the festivities celebrating the African cluture.


Labor Day Weekend Comedy

Impress These Apes 
There are a number of comedy shows flying under the radar. First and foremost, iO Chicago is having their grand opening this weekend, so that almost trumps just about any other event this weekend. However, tickets are a little pricey, so if your wallet be more comfortable at a lower-priced ticket, then I have a few shows I think you should check out.


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