• City
How the neighborhood of Pullman gave birth to Labor Day

Pullman looked idyllic, offered a better standard of living than what employees could have afforded elsewhere. But on the inside, none of the advantages of the model city compensated for the restrictions on the freedom of the workmen, Because of its historical architectural significance, Pullman is ideal for a walking tour. Our Whoa!Guide Colm Ronan […]

July 1, 2022

  • Iconic Chicago
Iconic Chicago: Grant Park – Chicago’s Front Yard

Our monthly Iconic Chicago series looks at some of the most famous sites in our city. We’ll explore the history of these places and why they have earned the love of residents and tourists alike. The latest installment of Iconic Chicago explores Grant Park. When showing off Chicago to visiting friends or family, one inevitably […]

June 28, 2022

chicago nature photos
  • Environment
Think Chicago isn’t the place for nature photos? Guess again!

Even though Chicago is a sprawling urban metropolitan area, there are still plenty of places throughout the region where you can set up shop with a camera or your phone and take some amazing photos of beautiful nature. Chicago’s acclaimed Lakefront Trail is filled with photogenic spaces, but there are a couple in particular that […]

June 23, 2022

chicago water
  • Activities
Splash into some great water in Chicago this summer

Thanks to its system of rivers and lakes, the Chicago area is a water-lover’s paradise during the summer. Whether you enjoy being active on the water or prefer to sit back and enjoy the view, there’s plenty of activities to do. We’ve gathered some great options for you. Paddles ready All along the Chicago River […]

June 21, 2022

Father's Day
  • Activities
  • Celebration
12 fun things to do with dad on Father’s Day

Celebrating Father’s Day can sometimes be a tricky proposition. Dads work so hard. Oftentimes the best thing to do is to give them full command of the remote control and let them sack out on the couch all day. But if you’re looking to honor him by taking him out somewhere, we’ve found 12 ideas around […]

June 16, 2022

Summer activities Chicago
  • Activities
School’s Out, Now What? Summer activities in Chicago!

Because of Chicago’s long, oppressive winters, summertime is when our city truly comes alive. The beaches and parks get packed with sun-worshipers, and the clear skies show off the natural beauty of Lake Michigan. With children out of school, you’re going to want to find summer activities around Chicago so they’re not inside all day […]

June 14, 2022

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