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Welcome to the neighborhoods

Join us for a discovery of three of Chicago’s most diverse communities  PILSEN  The first immigrants in this neighborhood were from Germany and the former Czechoslovakia. Today, Pilsen is shaped by generations of Mexican-American families. DO  National Museum of Mexican Art  The NMMA has an impressive permanent collection but during this time of year it… Read more »

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Dinner & A Show

Enhance your Chicago dining experience by pairing it with a show. Explore the multifaceted talent of the city with these spectacular offerings.  Luminaire at Cabaret ZaZou Cabaret ZaZou’s premier production takes immersive entertainment to a new level. Housed in an extraordinary Belgian Spiegeltent at the Cambria Hotel, Luminaire creates a world where international cirque performers… Read more »

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The Great Indoors

Avoid the cold with some indoor activities throughout Chicago. Harry Potter Magic at Play No need to catch the Hogwarts Express to visit the magical world of Harry Potter. This November, it will visit Chicago’s Water Tower Place in the form of an explorative magical adventure. Magic at Play is a hands-on experience that promises… Read More

Pasta for your Pre-Marathon Munch

By now, it’s a tradition: pasta the night before the big race. This year, fuel up at these premiere pasta locations. Happy dining, and good luck Chicago Marathon runners! Rosebud With four downtown and a good number of suburban locations, and sister restaurants Carmine’s and Rosetta’s, Alex Dana’s Rosebud Italian is probably one of Chicago’s… Read more »

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IT’S BRUNCH TIME!

Chicago concierges and our editor weigh in on their favorite brunch places  Sharyne Tu – Macy’s on State Street  YOLK TEST KITCHEN  “I love brunch at the Yolk Test Kitchen on Milwaukee Avenue. I really enjoyed the Chilaquilles. It’s a very tasty and generous portion. My friend loves the Chicken & Waffles there.”  DIM SUM… Read more »

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Explore Chicago’s Museums

Break the boundaries of your vacation and venture into the world with these five world-class Chicago museums. Field Museum Explore the diversity of Earth at the Field Museum, one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Discover a collection of over 40 million artifacts and specimens thanks to the work of more than… Read more »

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING 

The Magnificent Mile The Mag Mile is one of the most famous shopping areas in the country. With over a mile of stores located just steps from the Loop, the stretch of Michigan Avenue is the perfect stop for anyone looking for an expensive gift for a special someone. As an added bonus, if you… Read more »

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A Guide to Local Boutique Shopping

Merz Apothecary Established in 1875 in Lincoln Square as a small drugstore with an herbal focus that served European immigrants, Merz Apothecary remains a Chicago gem. The store resembles an authentic European apothecary, featuring a tin roof and antique pharmacy jars. Now, the store blends traditional remedies with the technology of the modern age to… Read more »

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