Wrigley Field, home base for the Chicago Cubs since 1916, is the second-oldest ballpark in the major leagues. "The Friendly Confines" are a bastion of baseball heritage and history. If you can't catch a game, try a tour, which lasts 90 minutes and covers 90 years of baseball history.
In Chicago, as well as the surrounding areas like Geneva, Hillside, Lemont and Naperville, visitors can experience Midwestern golf at its finest. Enjoy a number of stunning private and public courses in a region rich with golf history.
Founded in 1981, iO (Formerly ImprovOlympic) is the world famous flashpoint of comic creativity that spawned an entire generation of America's best and brightest entertainers. Over 5000 people have trained and performed at iO's Chicago and Los Angeles theaters, including some of the most recognizable names in show business; Mike Myers, Chris Farley, David Koechner, Adam McKay, Tina Fey and many more.
At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. They create experiences in which learning is fun. They are dedicated stewards, caring for animals, people and the living world. They engage, inspire, entertain and inform.
Hop on the most innovative tour to hit Chicago in years! Gliding through the Windy City on an eco-friendly Segway is the coolest ride of the 21st century! Far easier than walking, and more unique and personalized than a coach tour, riding a Segway personal transporter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This is the tour for those looking to experience the vitality and excitement of Chicago. You'll tour through Chicago's main business section, one of the financial centers of the world and always bustling with activity. You'll tour the famous "Loop" and State Street - the great street where Chicago's fame began.
Discover the opulent exteriors and interiors created during the Roaring '20s and see the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings in this two hour tour. Learn of Chicago's influence on the international Art Deco movement, and trace the history of lively architectural heritage.
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is a premier Spanish tapas restaurant with locations in both Chicago and Las Vegas. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is known for Tapas, the hot and cold appetizers of Spain; Paella, a typical Valencian rice dish served with vegetables and meat or seafood; and Sangria, Spain's famous wine "fiesta" drink made from fruit, wine and liquors.
RoSal's is about wonderful Sicilian food served in abundant portions. About remembering the sounds, aroma and flavors of the "old neighborhood". About a way of life for people who really appreciate their food and have come to expect great varieties of pasta, fish, cheese, meat and breads. The same variety and quality that make a journey through Italy and through RoSal's Italian Kitchen so rewarding.
TRU offers progressive French cuisine focusing on the freshest, most flavorful ingredients possible. The fare is served on a spectacular array of non-traditional surfaces produced by local and international artisans.
L2O is a modern seafood restaurant located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Divided into a number of distinct spaces, L2O offers guests a sense of intimacy and a variety of dining options. The dining room features a four-course prix fixe menu and a twelve course tasting menu. A lounge presents cocktails and a separate menu while the Tatami Room, an elevated secluded dining area with seats and tables sunken into the floor, will evoke a Japanese dining experience. An approachable, global wine list is also offered.
Acclaimed Chef Takashi Yagihashi (a James Beard Foundation award winner) features contemporary French-American fare with Japanese influences at Takashi, combining the cuisine and service of a fine dining establishment with the warmth and accessibility of a neighborhood tavern.
Sunda, opening in early 2009 in the bustling heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood, is at the vanguard of America's New-Asian cuisine movement. A casually stylish restaurant helmed by renowned Executive Chef Rodelio Aglibot (formerly the opening chef at Koi in Los Angeles), Sunda showcases the cuisine and culture surrounding the region known as the Sunda Shelf including modern and progressive takes on traditional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and more.
One of Chicago's finest dining experiences awaits you in this elegant town home setting that balances formality and friendliness. Your dinner may be paired with fine wines as uncommon ingredients come together in harmony. In operation for 25 years, Les Nomades remains true to its distinctive character as an oasis of civilized tranquility amidst the bustling activity of its Streeterville location.
Romantic fondue dining and nightly flamenco and classical guitar music draw diners to this cozy cafe. Entree fondues include shrimp, scallops, lobster, chicken and beef in various combinations.
Just "Topolo" - that's what people-in-the-know call it. Frontera Grill's sister restaurant, Topolobampo, shares the front door and bar. But then the sister flaunts her own. If Frontera rocks and claps, Topolo slinks. She is the quiet, sleek, classy sister. And she invites you into an elegant Mexican fantasy world and to dress up a notch for its incomparable, authentic, regional flavors.
If you know a little girl, you know you'll be making a pilgrimage to Michigan Avenue's big boutique for afternoon tea, a doll hair appointment or a musical review and some shopping.
Just say the password at this speakeasy dinner show and you'll be transported back to the roaring twenties in Tommy Gun's Garage! You'll be entertained by gangsters and flappers, dancing the Charleston to the music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin. It's a night out in Chicago your family will never forget.
Feel the need for speed? This exhilarating speedboat ride takes you out onto Lake Michigan for the ride of a lifetime. Experience the roar of the 2000-horsepower engines as you race along Chicago's famous Lake Michigan. The best way to view Chicago is always from the lake!
Legoland Discovery Center, a giant indoor LEGO world designed for families with children aged 2 to 12, is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, about 30 miles from Chicago. The 30,000-square-foot attraction features activities ranging from hands-on LEGO play to life-sized LEGO adventures designed to provide several hours of family entertainment centered around the iconic interlocking colored bricks. Legoland combines LEGO model building and unusual construction challenges with theme park-like attractions such as the all-new Technicycle, Dragon Ride, Adventure Trail, and "Bob the Builder" 4D cinema incorporating fantastical LEGO creatures and LEGO-based special effects.
Open 356 days a year, this zoo offers regular Zoo Chats with zoo staff and Seven Seas Dolphin Shows. Don't miss the special Children's Zoo.
Buddy Guy is a blues legend himself, and his club has become a Chicago icon. Enjoy talented local musicians performing on weeknights, national acts on the weekends and yummy, down-home cooking everyday.
Since, 1982, Metro has accomplished this goal repeatedly and established itself as one of the country's premier, cutting edge new music venues. Smart Bar began in 1982 as a way to bring new and exciting dance music and DJs to Chicago. Since then, Smart Bar has accomplished this goal repeatedly and established itself as one of the country's premier cutting edge nightclubs.
This lounge housed on the top floor of a funky River North building caters to a trendsetting crowd that's not afraid to flash some cash on champagne bottle service. Step outside to the small terrace and soak up views of the city skyline - it may only be on the eighth floor, but the southern city views at night are stunning.
Original, live theater thrives in Chicago and the little stage on Halstead Street co-founded by Gary Sinise is where world-class scripts come to life.
115 Bourbon Street is the Southside's largest entertainment complex, where the Windy City meets the Big Easy. This incredible New Orleans themed complex opened in August of 1999 and has fast become one of the most popular places to party in the Chicagoland area.
For the kind of diamonds you won't find in Wrigley Field, browse the trove of dealers on Wabash Avenue between Washington and Monroe streets.
Head to Chicago Premium Outlets for an unparalleled collection of 120 designer and name brand stores! This tour takes you through the Prairie style outdoor center featuring Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Versace, MaxMara, Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, and more.