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Travel To Indianapolis, Indiana

17 Dec

Commonly referred to as “Naptown,” Indianapolis has recently awoken from its sleepy slumber to a bustling city of fun. Just three hours south of Chicago, and a fairly easy drive, the city of Indianapolis has been named “America’s Most Surprising City” by Lonely Planet. Many new apartment and high rise buildings are under construction as […]

Travel to Madison Wisconsin

10 Dec

Just 3 hours from Chicago, Madison is the capital of Wisconsin. The city is a vibrant college town, full of engaged people and plenty to do! University of Wisconsin, home of the Badgers, is just west of downtown, and the State Street pedestrian mall hosts great shopping and events. If you are looking for outstanding […]

Cheap Ways for Chicago Travel

06 Dec

Benefit from travel alternatives that ease your budget, and allow you to spend money on seeing new sites…. -TRAIN TRAVEL- Train travel can be both affordable & exciting; allowing you to travel relatively quick, but also adding a picturesque setting to your commute. Train travel proves to be the most comfortable medium for travel in […]

Travel to Detroit

26 Nov
Travel to Detroit

Detroit definitely has a reputation for being vacant, dangerous, and bankrupt city. Growing up there as a child, my family and I only went downtown if we had a specific destination, such as going to a hockey game or a concert. In recent years however, Detroit has come leaps and bounds from the depressing city […]

Andersonville Chicago

20 Nov
Andersonville Chicago

Today we are featuring one of Chicago’s magnificent northside neighborhoods- Andersonville.  A Swedish influenced flavorful community boasting one-of-a-kind bars, restaurants, cafes and independent shops.  Whether your looking for entertainment, coffee, food, or drinks, Andersonville has you covered- Restaurants: Hamburger Mary’s is a vibrant bar and grill known for their burgers and their gay-centric vibe.  Try […]

Best Brunch in Chicago

08 Nov

We love fielding the question of recommendations for best brunch in Chicago to hungry travelers. We’ve devised a list of our favorite spots for breakfast, early lunches, bloody marys, edible hangover remedies and all the other delicious brunch favorites. Try one of these: An old-fashioned style diner that serves $4.00 bloody marys in Lakeview, Salt […]

Autumn Events 2014 at Chicago Getaway Hostel

24 Oct

Weekly Events in Fall 2014 Welcome to Chicago, the leaves are changing colors and a sweater is a useful item to pack on your trip here, and when you arrive- be ready to explore the city with us as we offer a different event for our guests- every night of the week: Monday: Kingston Mines […]

David Bowie at MCA

07 Oct

I recently went to the David Bowie exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, here is what I gathered from this wildly popular engagement: First off, for such a popular and expansive exhibit, it is very cool that Chicago landed this Bowie exploration.  Similar in part to the Seattle EMP Museum’s Nirvana tribute, the MCA’s […]

Do Chicago Without Breaking the Bank

30 Sep

Do Chicago Without Breaking the Bank   When you’re traveling on a shoestring, every penny counts – especially in a big city like Chicago. Luckily, you can take it all the city has to offer without breaking the bank. Here’s how to save money in Chicago while still soaking up the best of the Second […]

Oktoberfest in Chicago

25 Sep

Welcome to Chicago’s Fall season.  A time when leaves are changing colors, light sweaters are great travel accessories, and the city is booming with festive Oktoberfest events, here are some highly recommended events and seasonal beverages: Beers, Brats, & Boats When: Friday September 26th.  Where: Navy Pier.  What: Shoreline Sightseeing is teaming up with Chicago neighborhood […]