• Activities
  • Culture
How Chicago Birthed House Music

eATLAS has two self-guided Adventures of street art in the neighborhood where house music was born, courtesy of the West Central Association. One focuses exclusively on Fulton Market and the other takes you through the entire West Loop. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Disco never died; it just went back underground and morphed. In fact, the […]

July 11, 2024

  • Activities
Chicagoland’s Vanished Amusement Parks

With a plethora of activities for the whole family, Navy Pier serves as Chicago’s de facto amusement park. Check out our Many Lives of Navy Pier adventure to learn about its history and our Treasure Hunt, which takes you to eight stops at the pier. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) In the aftermath of the 1893 […]

July 5, 2024

Chicago Skyline aerial view with road by the beach.
  • Activities
Beat the Heat at Chicago’s Beaches!

Much of the activity during Chicago summers centers around the beaches along Lake Michigan. eATLAS has several Adventures in neighborhoods and parks adjacent to many of those beaches, including Hyde Park, Navy Pier, the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Uptown. Check them out and more here. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) In 1836, a year before […]

June 27, 2024

  • Iconic Chicago
Chicago’s Pride History

Ronnie Frey’s Bits of Boystown Adventure takes you through the heart of the Northalsted corridor, including 20 bars, community centers, and sites that tell the history of Chicago’s LGBTQ community. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Although Chicago today is liberal and progressive, that hasn’t always been the case, particularly with regard to the LGBTQ community. Anti-sodomy […]

June 20, 2024

Historic church in Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago
  • Iconic Chicago
A Look Inside Chicago’s Polish Heart

eATLAS’ Historical Stroll Through the Downtown Polish Settlement in Chicago tour visits nine locations on the Northwest Side that celebrate the contributions of Polish Americans in the Windy City. The first seven are cultural and the final two are restaurants. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) The failure of the November Uprising in 1830 led to stricter […]

June 13, 2024

Explore Kankakee!
  • Tours
Explore Kankakee!

eATLAS has partnered with the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau on a pair of Adventures! The Craft Beverage Trail offers discounts on specialty drinks at 13 local breweries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, with a prize sent to those who visit at least eight of the establishments. The Taco Trail spotlights 10 Mexican restaurants, […]

June 6, 2024

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