Looking for a place to eat with the kids in Chicagoland? These kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago & Beyond are recommended for their appealing menus, kid-friendly menus, creative themes and reasonable prices.
Orso’s Restaurant Sunday Brunch, Chicago: This Old Town Chicago mainstay has in...
Small business Saturday is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year. This year it is November 25th. Shop small businesses every day but especially this Saturday. Communities in Northern Illinois have special events and discounts this day. Find that one of a kind gift for the special someone....
Calling all wine lovers! Wine Lover’s weekend is March 24th to March 25th. Featuring live music, wine tasting, appetizers and fun! Sample more than 300 varieties of wine and spirits. Bid on vintage wine glasses at the silent auction. Located in Galena there are plenty of hotels available...
Be prepared for warmer weather as you gear up for fun spring activities. Take the kids, who are already bored from being cooped up at home, out and enjoy the warmer weather that is coming out way. There are many places in the Chicago & Beyond region to go bike riding, golfing, walking, riding h...
The Vintage Shop Hop is taking place March 3rd and 4th. There are over 300 participating shops throughout Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
If you are planning on making a trip out of it there are plenty of lodging options available.
List of participating cities:
Looking for that perfect gift for the wine lover or maybe a hostess gift for your upcoming holiday party?
Look no further than the wineries along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail.
This Saturday November 26th is a day to celebrate and shop at small businesses in your community. Christmas is fast approaching and there are small businesses where you can find one of a kind gifts for your loved ones in the Chicago & Beyond region.
Find unique antiques at Funderburg Antiques i...
Looking to expand your garden with fresh grown apples? Now you can. The Royal Oak Farm Nursery will be open on Saturdays from April 16th to May 14th at 10am-1pm for the sale of a variety of apple trees.
Ginger Gold, Jonamac, Zestar, Gala, Honeycrisp, Royal Empire, Snowsweet, Jonastar, J...
Every week is Chocolate Week and there is no better place to satisfy your cravings than within the region of Northern Illinois Tourism. From traditional, to bespoke chocolate houses there is something for every taste in Northern Illinois from Chicago toward the Mississippi River.
On cold winter days nothing soothes the soul like a cup of rich, think hot chocolate. Our friends over at Chicago Magazine have helped to take the guesswork out of where to find the best hot chocolate. Whether you’re in Chicago or the burbs you’ll be happily surprised with these selectio...
Take a shopping trip in downtown Antioch. From antiques and clothing to coffee and frozen yogurt, there are so many different places to choose from. Support local businesses and find that amazing thing for your house. For more information and a list of shops visit cm.antiochchamber.org...
No matter what you like there are many things in Downtown Morris to do. Spend the day outside hiking or biking at the I and M Canal, swimming at Goold Park, or camping at Gebhard Woods State Park. Head on over to William G. Statton State Park to spend time on the water jet skiing, fishing, tu...
Experience what Aurora has to offer while you explore downtown. Like shopping? There are a variety of different shops to choose from.
Want to be entertained? The Paramount Theatre and Riverfront Playhouse has many different shows to choose from.
Want to learn? Learn about fire fighting...
Explore Chicago & Beyond through your tastebuds. There are many different kinds of cuisines to choose from.
Travel back in time to the 1920’s and get a shake or malt from a soda fountain at the Amboy Pharmacy in Amboy. Watch a movie while eating at Route 34 Drive In, in Ear...
Let’s Go Girls…and guys. You won’t find a larger shopping bazaar anywhere in the world when you look at Chicago & Beyond as your shopping paradise. From bargain hunting in our small towns, to spending multiple days in our world-class suburban malls, Chicago & Beyond has it all. Join us as we introd...
Village Vintner Winery, Brewery and Restaurant is located in Algonquin.
Relax and enjoy individually handcrafted award winning wines in their winery's distinctive atmosphere. Enjoy live music at their open mic nights.
For more information visit thevillagevintner.com.
If you can see pavement, and the wind is not blowing too hard, then it is time to head out for some vintage shopping time! We can't name a favorite because there are so many awesome shops in the Northern Illinois area. But if you make tracks every Saturday to explore some of these hot spots then it ...
Food & Wine magazine and foodandwine.com just released their list of where to find the best steaks in the USA. It should come as no surprise that Chicago & Beyond steakhouses are prominently featured on the list.
Beer Month on the Chicago & Beyond Blog continues with a great volunteer, fundraising Brew Fest coming up this Saturday, August 24 in Plainfield.
March 14 is National Pi Day, also known as National ? Day or National Pie Day…our favorite. We were so excited about this today that we woke up thinking about where to find the best pie in Chicago & Beyond. Every community across northern Illinois has a spot for great pie. Here are a couple of o...
We all know that Chicago & Beyond is the place to get business done. We also know that getting business done over lunch is a Chicago tradition. The dining team at Crain's has taken the guesswork out of where to entertain your clients, or where to have your vendors entertain you.
Check out thi...
Friday, February 15, 2013: 4 winemakers who are close friends are getting together to create this unique dinner experience that showcases some of the greatest wines that Illinois produces! You will depart from the August Hill Winery tasting room at 6 pm and then ride the Trolley to the winery and ca...
The Chinese New Year 4711 is also the 101st Anniversary of Chinatown in Chicago. Bet you didn’t know that? The official Chinese New Year is February 10th, but festivities are planned throughout the weekend in Chicago & Beyond. The Chinese calendar calls the upcoming year the Year of the Snake. T...
Northern Illinois’ rich agriculture history is not lost when it comes to restaurant dining. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant with locally sourced ingredients in Chicago, or a farm-to-fork restaurant in Galena, Northern Illinois dining has something for you. Discover true farm-to-fork dining i...
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