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The Yale building is one of Chicago’s best architectural hidden gems. Designed by John T. Long in 1892, The Yale is a seven-story building in the Englewood neighborhood of the south side of Chicago. The Yale is located at 6565 S Yale Ave, Chicago, IL 60621. The style of The Yale is known as Richardsonian Romanesque. Back in the day, it allowed visitors to stay in its luxury apartments during the World’s Columbia Exposition of 1893. It’s pretty similar to a building in Lincoln park called the Brewster Building. When you walk into The Yale, it almost seems like you’re in the New Orleans French Quarter. The yellow and green colors, hanging vibes, and stunning fountains give you

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Logan Square’s restaurant and bar scene is on point. They even have one of the coolest L train stations. Arcade lovers and foodies will love this hipster hood. Logan Arcade and Emporium Logan Square are popular destinations for play. On a more serious note, the Illinois Centennial Monument is a great historic site for history lovers. It’s that big column you’ve probably seen in the middle of Logan Square! It represents the 100th anniversary of Illinois accepted into the union. For active people, check out the 606, an abandoned railroad track that turned into an elevated walking and bike path. Walk through nearby neighborhoods Bucktown and Wicker Park. Stop at the Logan Square Farmer's Market afterwards. The photo below features a stunning attraction.

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Two new luxury Airbnbs just popped up in Chicago. Located in West Town, the neighborhood close to everything grand, these elegant and brand-new Airbnbs are leaving guests amazed. The location simply cannot be beat. Walking distance to Fulton Market, West Loop, Union Park, and the Blue Line make it the ideal location. It takes just 10 minutes to get to downtown! There’s even free street parking everywhere. These two units are amongst the hottest Airbnbs in Chicago. With Bosch appliances, luxurious finishes, spa-like bathrooms, and gourmet kitchen, these Airbnbs have it all. Take a look below at the units!

West Town Treasure Penthouse

Airbnb

Airbnb

Guests: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Baths: 1

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Wicker park is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Chicago. Wicker Park can be portrayed as the “Brooklyn” of Chicago. Known as being the hipster neighborhood, this neighborhood really has it all when it comes to dining, drinking, shopping, and music. Chicago’s hipster hub features so much to do, including the 606 walking trail, many hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars, shopping, music, and a few hotels.  If you’re staying in Wicker Park from out of town, definitely check out Hotel Robey. They have a cabana club with a pool on their rooftop that overlooks the Chicago skyline.

If you’re a local, enjoy easy access to Wicker Park by taking the blue line to the iconic six corners Damen stop. Some restaurants to try are No Bones Beach Club, a

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There is so much to do in Chicago. Chicago is home to many award-winning museums. They are absolutely worth seeing, but admission can get pricey for a large group. Check out our official list of museum free days in Chicago for the 2019 calendar year. This list will be updated as future months are released. Feel free to bookmark this page!

Adler Planetarium

Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary general admission on Illinois Resident Discount Days. A valid ID with an Illinois address is required for these special admission prices: 

January 21-22, 29-31
February 5-7, 12-14, 18-21, 26-28
April 2-4, 9-11
June 3-5, 10-13
September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
October 7-9, 14-16
November 8, 11
December

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One Bennett Park

This Streeterville high-rise, known as One Bennett Park, is located at 514 N Peshtigo Ct, Chicago, IL 60611. This exquisite building has forever changed the way we see the Chicago skyline. One Bennett Park, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, one of American’s most sophisticated architectural groups, boasts elegant masonry and an immersive experience. The rather large residences at One Bennett Park are impeccable, with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and the city. The units include Subzero and Bosch appliances, plank flooring, and custom cabinetry. Classic and timeless designs are incorporated in these lush units. You can even opt-in for deliveries right to your door. You won't want to leave this resort-style building. One of the best parts

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Winter Bucket List 2018 - 2019 – Chicago Neighborhoods

 

What better way to celebrate the holidays with a winter bucket list? Check out this amazing list of all the wintery activities located throughout all the best Chicago neighborhoods including Streeterville, River North, Old Town, Loop, South Loop, Lincoln Park, West Loop, and Lakeview.

Streeterville: 

  •       Navy Pier Winter Wonderland

(Dec 1, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019) 

  •       Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

(November 17, 2018)

  •       Polar Bear Plunge of Oak St Beach

(Jan 26, 2019)

River North: 

  •       Riverwalk

(All Winter) 

  •       City Winery Igloos

            (TBA)

  •       Chicago Santa Bar Crawl

(Dec 15, 2018) 

Old Town:

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Streeterville Chicago’s Best Restaurants: Top 10

 

1. Les Nomades

This exceptional French haute cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine list. Located at 222 E Ontario St, Les Nomades is one of the best French restaurants in Chicago. The ambiance features an exquisite townhouse setting with luxurious Parisian décor and floral arrangements. Be sure to order the Warm Lobster and Shrimp Salad, Sautéed Alaskan Halibut, Sautéed Loup de Mer, or Roasted Duck.

2. Cafecito

Cafecito, located at 215 E Chestnut St, specializes in Cuban food and coffee. What combination could be better? They offer pressed Cuban sandwiches, salads, platters, and more. Find yourself sitting for hours in this cozy, modern space. They also have an outdoor seating area.

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Vista Tower by Magellan Development and Wanda Group

Brooke Bressler

Vista Tower, previously known as 375 E. Wacker, is Magellan Development and Wanda Group’s tallest project in Chicago. It is currently being built in the New East Side neighborhood of Chicago, just south of the Chicago River and north of Millennium Park. It will be the third largest skyscraper in Chicago just after the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower. It will surpass the nearby Aon Center.  It will stand at 1,191 feet, which is 363 meters tall.

Designed by the same architect of the famous Aqua building, Jeanne Gang, Vista Tower will be one of the two tallest buildings designed by a woman. The original estimated cost of the project was a whopping $900

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River North: Best Parts About the Neighborhood

Art:

River North has the largest collection of art galleries in the U.S. after Manhattan. There is also a design district with blocks of luxury interior finishes that is located just north of the Merchandise Mart. The Merchandise Mart is an enormous commercial building that takes up two city blocks. It recently launched "Art on the Mart" where a high-resolution art projection show takes places directly on the building. 

Dining:

Home of many restaurants, bars, and clubs, River North offers some of the best dining experiences in Chicago. Hubbard Street is a popular area for going out. Eataly, an Italian grocery store, dining experience, and wine store, covers 63,000 square feet of retail space,

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