Menu

Chicago Like a Local Blog

Unique perspectives on the city from the people who live here.

Posts from December 2015

Studio Paris New Year's Eve Chicago

After all that egg nog and gingerbread, you need a refreshing reprieve only Champagne can provide. New Year's offers an apt bubbly respite, perfect for beckoning 2016 with raised spirits. In Chicago, you're not lacking in New Year's dining and drinking options. Here are some top options for celebrating the new year.

Insider's Guide to Navy Pier's Winter WonderFest

Friday, December 11, 2015 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

Navy Pier Winter WonderFest

Navy Pier is just as wonderful in the winter as it is in the summer. You can pull right in, park your car in the indoor lot, and enjoy a day jam-packed with activities, dining, shopping, and fun — without having to endure the chilly weather outdoors. For the 17th year in a row, families from near and far will head to Navy Pier to celebrate the season minus the gloves, hat and mittens at Winter WonderFest (open December 1, 2017-January 7, 2018).

5 Steakhouses, From Affordable to Five Stars

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:00 AM by Maddy Osman

RPM Steak Chicago When served in a restaurant, steak is a dish that’s usually the most expensive on the menu. If you go to a steakhouse, there aren’t many “cheap” options to choose from. But not all steakhouses in Chicago are equal — the ones on this list each have their own unique flair. So from affordable to five stars, here are my Chicago steakhouse recommendations.

Featured Partners

MORE TRIP IDEAS & ITINERARIES
Been to Chicago? Do this on your next trip.
Did you fall in love with Chicago, too? It happens...
Spend a Weekend in the Chicago Loop
Experience some of the best attractions, theater,...
First Timer's Guide to Chicago
We're glad you're coming for the first...
Chicago Sightseeing
Whether you are planning a Chicago travel...
Sightseeing along the L Train
Chicago has an excellent public transportation...
Editor's Picks: The Best of Winter
7 Winter Photos to Snap in Chicago
Winter in Chicago is a magical time. The city is...
8 Indoor Sports to Play During Winter in Chicago
As the temperature drops outside, you can still...
Hot Chocolate Spots to Warm up a Chicago Winter
The best way to stay warm during a Chicago winter?...