Nearly 40 million people visit Chicago every year, but how many of them make a visit to Navy Pier and "The Bean" and call it quits? How many local residents and tourists from out of town scramble to make a compact itinerary of all Chicago has to offer? In a city with over 7,000 restaurants (including many of which that are world-class), more than 500 parks, over 200 theaters, 36 annual parades, 26 miles of lakefront, and innumerable street fests, how does anyone make sense of everything going on?
The award-winning staff of the Chicago Tribune has put together a straightforward guide to making focused two- or three-day long trips to the Windy City, simply titled Weekends in Chicago. In this handy and fun ebook, the city's foremost experts and cultural critics divine the best the city has to offer in arts, entertainment, dining, drinking, and sightseeing. Each chapter is a carefully curated selection of any number of fun activities, specifically crafted into a full itinerary that gives readers a broad variety of potential weekend trips.
Perfect for both locals looking to expand their knowledge of Chicago and tourists who want to avoid the same-old, same-old, Weekends in Chicago is a unique and thoughtful handbook for how to best experience the city. There are dedicated chapters for architecture enthusiasts, theater lovers, vegans, adventurers, foodies, indie music fans, book worms, jazz and blues aficionados, and so much more. Add in an extensive listing of seasonal activities (including the city's proliferate street fests), and Weekends in Chicago is sure to be a terrific 21st-century travel guide for the Second City.