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Help Us Kick Off National Travel & Tourism Week 2014!

National Travel Tourism Week

Join Choose Chicago and The Illinois office of Tourism on Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Goose Island Wrigleyville before the Cubs and Cardinals face off in a classic rivalry game and help us celebrate tourism and the benefits of taking time off.

The event is free and open to the public. You'll hear live music from Chicago's very own Ghosthouse. Plus, we will be giving away great prizes including a chance to see the Cubs play in St. Louis

Cubs Celebrate 10 Decades with 10 Homestands: Starting Today!

Wrigley Field

Constructed in 1914 as a modest, 14,000-seat ballpark on the North Side of Chicago, Wrigley Field certainly has humble beginnings. Yet after 100 years, Wrigley Field has only grown more alluring with age, becoming a sports pantheon and one of the city's most prized landmarks. And today, Chicagoans, a season-celebration kicks off to honor this storied sports mecca!

A Preview To Your 2014 Cubs

Starlin Castro - Chicago Cubs

Chicago's beloved baseball season at long last kicks off today! And the 2014 season could be a historic one for the Chicago Cubs. This is the 100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field, and the organization has a summer-long party planned in the stadium’s honor. From giveaways remembering historic people and events in its history to concerts and food specials, 2014 will be a year to remember on the north side of town.

A Preview To Your 2014 White Sox

White Sox

At long last, baseball is almost upon us! The 2014 season is just around the corner, and the Chicago White Sox have some of the most interesting names in the American League making their roster one to watch. Let's take a look at the 2014 White Sox team and their season ahead.

Weekend Alert: March 21-23

River View

Happy almost-weekend, Chicago - and happy first day of Spring! The city is springing into the season by welcoming back the MLS soccer season, joining in on some Lincoln Park Zoo adventures, raising a beer to toast the spring, and much more. Find out how you can get in on the official-springtime action this weekend in Chicago with your Weekend Alert.

An Insider's Guide: Where To Revel In March Madness

March Madness

‘Tis the season of March Madness once again! You've filled out your work, family, friends and possibly the Warren Buffet bracket respectively, and now you're ready for the Madness to begin. Go out with friends and fellow alumni to catch all the ups and downs, blowouts and upsets of the NCAA championship tournament this March at some of these great sports bars in Chicago.

Weekend Alert: March 7-9

Chicago North Skyline

Happy Weekending, Chicago! This weekend, you'll find events that are easy on the ears and easy on the wallet. Get in the mood for St. Patty's Day with an Irish Pub Tour, grab a front row seat to the Big East Tournament out at All State Arena, or stay right here in the heart of the city and enjoy the smooth sounds of Pink Martini or eighth blackbird. Either way, we've got you covered.

NHL Stadium Series: Hockey's Superstars Invade Soldier Field

Soldier Field - Aerial - BlogTwo of the best teams in the National Hockey League will take the ice outdoors at Soldier Field this weekend when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the final game of this season's Stadium Series.

Weekend Alert: February 28 - March 2

Skyline dusk navy pier

Chicago is your kind of town. That's Chicago. Chicago, Chicago. Whichever way you say it, Chicago's got a lot in store for you this weekend - including a one week only run of CHICAGO at the Bank of America Theatre! We've got film fests, icy plunges, some hometown hockey and more in this Weekend Alert.

Namaste: Being a Yogi in Chicago

Yoga in Lincoln Park

Namaste, friends! I want you all to concentrate on your breathe while reading this post because you'll instantly feel calmer and we're getting ready for a trip around Chicago's favorite yoga studios. Yoga has revolutionized the way people feel about their minds and bodies, and Chicago is no different. While you're here, you can still maintain your wellness lifestyle at some of Chicago's outstanding studios!

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