If you’re planning a trip to Chicago, there’s no better place to stay than downtown. The area is home to attractions like Millennium Park and Soldier Field. During your stay you can climb to the top of Willis Tower (the 108-story building once known as the Sears Tower) and snap a picture of yourself hanging over the edge from the glass ledge jutting four feet from its side, or catch a game at the legendary Wrigley Field. There’s plenty to do in the Windy City—and these downtown hotels will put you in the center of it all. Continue at Source: The Best Hotels in Downtown Chicago
From outstanding restaurants to beautiful museums and architecture, there’s plenty to do in Chicago—there are also plenty of places to stay. Chicago is home to a number of outstanding luxury properties as well as some boutique hotels so great that once you check in you might never want to leave. If you’re trying to decide where to stay on your next trip to the city, here are few stellar boutique hotels worth a look—each one offering something a little different. Continue at Source: The Best Boutique Hotels in Chicago
Chicago has more to offer than Wrigleyville dives and Malört (though we’d never personally turn down a shot at Bleacher’s). These days the Windy City sports a dazzling array of bars, from speakeasies to tiki havens to cocktail omakase bars (yep, that’s a thing). Check out our favorites below. Continue at Source: Best Bars in Chicago
These are the best places to eat and drink before and after a Cubs game.
After a slow start to the season, the Cubs are back and chasing their second World Series championship of the Theo Epstein era. How these games will play out is anybody’s guess, but no one can deny the immensity of the recent changes to Wrigleyville itself, as the billionaire Ricketts family continues to pour huge amounts of money into revitalizing their team’s stadium and its surroundings. This may anger fans of the old Taco Bell and its ridiculously large sign, but it also means more choices than ever for where to eat and drink on gameday. Continue at Source: The Ultimate Guide to Eating and Drinking Around Wrigleyville
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We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to deduce which restaurants have been most discussed this month. Continue at Source: Italian cuisine and more: What’s trending on Chicago’s food scene?
It’s rooftop season. We picked four new perches for summer sippin’.
Now that Chicago weather is finally showing signs of getting out of its weird in-between-seasons rut, it’s time to start drinking outdoors! That means new rooftop bars, and there’s a good crop of them for 2019. Here are four of my favorites. Continue at Source: Four Rooftop Bars to Explore This Summer
After a recording-setting frigid winter and an especially soggy spring, Chicagoans are eager to get outside as beautiful weather finally returns. If you’re looking to host a group outing, the city has no shortage of private patios or rooftop bars. But there are plenty of other places outside that don’t cost a whole lot, and can be just as fun. See more at Source: 15 places to enjoy Chicago summer outside with friends and family
As chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and restaurateurs from around the country descend on Chicago for the James Beard Awards (the Oscars of the food world) tonight, the Windy City is getting ready to feed them. While the ceremony at the historic Civic Opera House is the main event, nominees typically extend their stay in the city, making the most of their time away from the kitchen and taking in as much of the local food scene as possible.