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Chicago Getaway Hostel Is On Facebook

22 Oct

Are you coming to stay with us?  Become a fan and stay up to date on hostel events.  Have you already stayed with us?  Become a fan and see what is going on since you left.  Tag us or send us an email at with your best hostel photos. We’ll post them on our […]

Turtle Races! Yeah, that’s right, TURTLE RACES!

17 Jul

Big Joe’s has turtle races every Friday night starting at approximately 9pm. 1818 W Foster Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 784-8755 This Ravenswood neighborhood joint is your typical dive bar with a modest, brick exterior, wooden walls, carpeted floors and cheap drinks.  On Fridays, the place turns into a turtle racer’s paradise.  The more you […]

Under 21? Try These Nightlife Options

15 Jul

Chicago’s bars and clubs require patrons to be at least 21 years old.  There are still plenty of options if you aren’t old enough to legally “hit the sauce.”  Here are some of our favorites: Smoke a Hookah Samah 3330 N. Clark (773) 248-4606 Best way to get there:  Take the Clark Street bus. For […]

Free Things to Do In Chicago

15 Jul
Chicago Skyline

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the USA and offers spectacular skyline, world-class art museums, and many free things to do! Photo of Chicago Skyline © 1′UP Attractions Photograph Buckingham Fountain Photo of Buckingham Fountain © puroticorico Buckingham Fountain has a free water display every hour from mid-April to mid-October. The best time to […]