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Fairmont Chicago

Located in the hustle and bustling Lakeshore East neighborhood just east of Michigan Avenue and south of the Chicago River, the Fairmont Chicago is a perfect home base for a weekend out in the city. Whether you’re coming from another corner of the city or from farther away, it’s the place to relax and also do a bit of local exploration.

Why should your furry best friend be left behind while you enjoy a weekend in Chicago? Bring pooch along for the ride: Chicago is a canine lovin' city that welcomes dogs and their humans. From a dog-friendly boat tour to pet-friendly hotel packages in Chicago, here are our picks on where to stay, dine, shop and play with your fave dog. 

Weekend Alert: October 2-4

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:00 AM by Julian Zeng

Chicago History Museum

I think it's safe to say it finally feels like fall in Chicago, which is in my humble opinion the most beautiful time of year to explore this fantastic city of ours. There remains no shortage of things to do, especially this weekend, highlighted by diversions in art, architecture and our fabulous museums. It's your Weekend Alert!

Weekend Alert: September 18-20

Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:00 AM by Julian Zeng

Expo Chicago

It's Thursday! Which means we're just a day away from Friday! And you know Saturday and Sunday are soon to follow after that! 

Apologies for the Rebecca Black-esque description, but sometimes it's just great knowing the weekend is right around the corner. Have a look below and see that Chicago knows how to keep you busy. It's your Weekend Alert, let's get to it!

Weekend Alert: January 30-February 1

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00 AM by Julian Zeng

Chicago Restaurant Week

Good times this weekend, very good times. Whether you're checking out a very unique new show in "The Adventures of Tapman,"a dazzling production on ice of "Frozen," admiring purebred dogs at the International Kennel Club Dog Show, or digging in to some delicious food in the return of Chicago Restaurant Week 2015 (!!), you've got things to smile about.

Weekend Alert: November 14-16

Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 AM by Julian Zeng

Chillfest

"Baby, it's cold outside," is no excuse to stay cooped up indoors. Chicago's bringing it every weekend, this one especially. Tons of free events are going on this weekend, including the always awesome 2nd Fridays on the Cultural Mile, the Annual Holiday Bazaar, Diwali Festival at the Art Institute, and the chill Chillfest. In the meantime, check out the Lincoln Park Zoo's Sleepover with the Animals and the Lively Water Whiskey Festival at The Field Museum (fortunately those don't overlap...). 

Let's go, Chicago.

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