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...
Historic Gardner Village

Historic Gardner Village

Looking for something fun to do with kids?  Historic Gardner Village is a must see- especially around Halloween and Christmas.  From witches and pumpkins to elves and Christmas trees, this historic hub is entertaining for young and old. I mentioned Halloween as the...
Hotel Belgica

Hotel Belgica

After calling all of Ponce’s “traditional” hotel chains a friend recommended the Hotel Belgica. I checked Trip Advisor and was turned off by a negative review for the hotel. I’m not usually so persuaded by a single bad review but I was tired...