- Chicago Makes List of Best U.S. Destinations
- Mission Moon Exhibit Opens at Adler Planetarium
- Chicago Athletic Association Hotel to Open June 5
- Chicago Named Sixth Most Walkable City
- Spirit Airlines Begins Service to Latrobe/Pittsburgh
Thousands of travelers weighed in for the U.S. News & World Travel Report roundup of the best places to visit in the United States, and the city of Chicago made the No. 13 spot, thanks to its notable architecture, museums, restaurants and eclectic neighborhoods.
See the whole list.
Coinciding with the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13, the new Mission Moon exhibit at Adler Planetarium opened to the public April 11, featuring hands-on activities, historical artifacts and personal anecdotes. Visitors can participate in simulated situations in the Apollo 13 crisis room, see a piece of moon rock and explore artifacts from Captain James A. Lovell Jr.’s personal collection.
Learn more about the exhibit.
Commune Hotels & Resorts plans to open its 241-room Chicago Athletic Association Hotel on June 5, after extensive renovations to the historic Venetian Gothic tower located on Michigan Avenue. The inviting, elegant rooms feature charming accents that harken back to Chicago’s athletic heritage.
Learn more about the hotel opening.
Walk Score, a Redfin company, recently released its picks for the most walkable cities in the U.S. with populations of more than 300,000, and Chicago ranked No. 6. The cities were selected based on an algorithm incorporating walking routes, depth of choice, pedestrian friendliness, population and neighborhood data.
Learn more about the list and methodology.
Beginning May 7, Spirit Airlines will offer daily flight service from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Penn. to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Learn more about the new flight service.