Chicago Area

 

The Congress Hotel

The Congress Hotel

The Congress Plaza hotel is very popular for conventions and history buffs.  It was built in 1893 to show that Chicago couldn’t be beat down by the 1871 fire. This large hotel has some fantastic views of the lake and the park. It was one of the only hotels I could...
Chicago Motor Club

Chicago Motor Club

The Chicago Motor Club was once an office building used to test and rate automobiles for consumers.  Like the Consumer Report for AAA.  Today the Motor Club has been purchased and transformed ($41 million) by Hampton Inn hotel. They have done a fantastic job restoring...
Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain Buckingham Fountain, one of the largest in the world, was built in the early 1900s and was inspired by the fountains of Versailles. The fountain is said to represent Lake Michigan itself and the states that surround it. Every hour the fountain...
Giordanos Pizza

Giordanos Pizza

  Chicago is famous for a lot of things, but our top favorite has to be Chicago-style deep dish pizza!  In our opinion, you can’t find any better family pizza than Giordanos Pizza.  It just doesn’t exist!!!!  Sure there are more authentic Chicago Pizza joints,...