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The Chicago Lakefront

19 Jul

As we are within walking distance to the lake, this summer is the season where you need to be LAKESIDE, whether at a beach, on the bike/running path….or how about dining……..? Check out The Dock at Montrose Beach & their menu that boasts beachside compliments like kobe burgers, fish tacos, & tuna ceviche.  Better yet, […]

Chicago Festivals in June

17 Jun

Summer is upon us and Chicago is the place to be, here are some popular fests to experience this month… Green City Music Fest is coming on the popular weekend of June 25th.  With well-known acts like The Thermals, Yo La Tengo, and Les Savy Fav, as well as food vendors and a small $5 […]

Chicago Beaches Revisited

07 Jun

Beach season has finally bestowed itself upon our city once again, take advantage of these great locations… North Ave. Beach is one of the city’s most popular sunny summer spots.  This beach also offers a fair share of lakeside amenities: a restaurant/snack bar, chess, volleyball, as well as the popular Castaways Beach Bar.  Better yet, this […]

Bike The Drive 2011

02 May

Later this month, beautiful Lake Shore Drive is cleared of all cars for your pedaling pleasure… Bike The Drive 2011 happens May 29 & the drive closes early at 5:30am to traffic, so you’ll be able to catch the sunrise during a 30 mile stretch of open road.  This event is $42 and includes a […]

Downtown Chicago Exploration

25 Apr

The weather is getting more pleasant, and there’s always fun to be had in the downtown area… Navy Pier!  Number one on many travel to-do lists, this is Chicago’s lakefront playground.  The sight alone is worth the trip down there, and at night it shines bright along the Chicago coast.   Navy Pier features restaurants (we recommend Harry Caray’s […]

Bike Rentals at Chicago Getaway Hostel

19 Apr

*Bike rental fees: Half Day (3 hrs or less)- $20.00 Full Day (3 hrs or more)- $30.00 See why our neighborhood is the BEST for bicycling as we are just a 5 minute cruise from the beautiful lakefront path.  An 18 mile naturally aesthetic path spotted with parks, trails, beaches, gardens, and concession stands.  This is a integral […]

Spring Events in Chicago

11 Apr

Spring has sprung with some upcoming outdoor events… Want a taste of Germany?  Mayfest delivers heaping servings of brats and beer and live music, it kicks off June 2nd in beautiful Lincoln Square for FREE.  However, Lakeview’s Mayfest kicks off May 21st and offers food vendors, a pet parade, as well as some local live bands for $10 admission. **Any of […]