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Celebrate the Season: Winter in Chicago 9 Ways

Polar Adventure Days Chicago Bundle up, get outdoors and celebrate winter! When dressed properly, being outdoors in Chicago is a joy in the wintertime, when the city dresses up in its snowy best. Here are nine fun ways to celebrate winter in Chicago... outdoors.

Weekend Alert: August 28-30

AVP Chicago Open

Summer's almost up, but that doesn't mean it's time to shutter yourself inside. There's plenty of things to do in Chicago this weekend, starring volleyball, dance, food and fashion. It's on.

America's Best Baseball Players Coming to Wrigley Field

Under Armour All America baseball tournament

On Saturday, August 15, the best young baseball players in the country will be at Wrigley Field to show off their incredible skills. 

The 8th annual Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, will showcase 40 of the nation's elite high school baseball players in a game that will be televised nationally.

Tips for Exploring Chicago by Bike

Chicago bike

Chicago's cycling infrastructure has grown a considerable amount in recent years. With new bike lanes being built every year (including many protected bike lanes), and the city's bike-sharing program "Divvy" being introduced in 2013, more and more people are becoming comfortable with the idea of biking in the city. 

5 Fun Runs to Get Through the Next 5 Months

Big Ten 10K Race

If you love the rush of pumping endorphins through your body as you run long distances in the great outdoors, Chicago will certainly keep you satisfied. Here are five upcoming runs in the city through November.

Weekend Alert: July 17-19


Oh yes, that sweet, sweet respite from the work week is nearly here. I can feel it. How about you?

Need an idea or six of what to do in Chicago this weekend? No fear, we have you covered.

Time To Celebrate: Remembering the 2005 White Sox

Chicago White Sox

This weekend as they host last year's American League champion Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and their fans will have the opportunity to remember and celebrate the team's World Series championship from 10 years ago with the 2005 World Championship Reunion Weekend.

A Budget-Friendly Day in Wrigleyville

Wrigley Field

Wrigleyville is well-known for its party atmosphere to Chicago residents, but it's also a mecca of culture. Your Chicago trip isn't complete without a visit to historic Wrigley Field, but there's so much more you can get out of a visit to Wrigleyville. Here's what an ideal journey through Wrigleyville might look like:

Weekend Alert: June 19-21

Pride Parade

How 'bout them Blackhawks, huh? Congrats to the Hawks for taking home their third Stanley Cup in six years! It's a great time to be in Chicago not just for our dynastic sports teams, but for the endless activities to partake in after some truly epic celebrating. Plan our your Chicago weekend right now, 'cause it might just be your best ever.

Kick Off Summer with the Annual Bike the Drive

Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive is one of the most fantastic expressways in the world. Memorialized even in song, it's simply wonderful to drive on LSD, along the stunning Chicago lakefront, on a fine summer day. Once a year, the cars are brushed aside for bikes at the annual Bike the Drive, one of the best bike rides in the nation and an excellent way to kick off summer. If your family likes to bike, this is a don't miss summer event.

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