Nature & Outdoors
No, that building is not erupting in festive flames, this is just a small part of The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. This event has been going on for over 40 years along the acclaimed Michigan Ave. and once again lights up on Nov. 20th. The light procession begins at 5:30pm, and the fireworks start at 7pm along North Michigan Ave and the Chicago River.
Coming to the city? The Chicago Getaway Hostel has some great discounts for guests. We just got an outstanding deal on CityPASS which we will be selling for $69.00 (adult ticket) and $59 (for children). This gives you access to 5 infamous attractions for a cheaper price. The original combined attraction price would be $134.62, so you are saving a remarkable 49%. Let’s check out the attractions:
Who says you can’t have winter fun in Chicago? From ice skating, concerts, sledding, a frosted skyline, drinks, Zoolights, Bulls games, The SkyDeck, Navy Pier- there’s a bunch of Holiday fun to have in Chicago.
On 10-10-10, The Chicago Marathon begins again. It is one of the 5 Major World Marathons. This 26.2 mile race includes 20 aid stations, a start location in beautiful Grant Park, a pasta dinner, and the potential for a huge personal accomplishment. If you are looking for an inexpensive & comfortable place to stay after a grueling marathon, The Chicago Getaway Hostel invites you to stay with us, brave runner. Take advantage of our low rates, awesome amenities, and premier location.
But wait! We are also offering a complimentary pasta dinner to all guests staying at the hostel over Marathon Weekend. Yes! That’s free homeade potentially divine dinner served up by our staff Oct. 9th, 7-9pm. Join us!
Chicago is becoming big music fest central. We know you’ve heard of Pitchfork and Lallapalooza, but we’d like to introduce you to a new concert series, NorthCoast Music Festival. This is a celebratory concoction of hip hop, electronic, dance and indy music occuring at Union Park Labor Day Weekend, which is just a quick train ride from our hostel. Check this fest out, musicians like De La Soul, Chemical Brothers, Lupe Fiasco, Moby, and Nas will be performing and you have the option of purchasing a 1 day pass for $35 or a 3 day pass for $75. Just because summer ends in September, doesn’t mean Chicago events cease as well….
Wow. It’s already July, but the good news is that we still have a ton of cool events for you. From food to live bands and airplanes, check these out:
Mmmfood, let’s celebrate summer by eating and drinking outside. Luckily, we have The Windy City Ribfest as well as the new Roscoe Village Burger Fest to check out. These events are free to attend, include live music, and some great barbecue. The Ribfest is going on from the 16th-18th of July, but the Burger Fest is from the 10th-11th.
Some good things only happen once a year, and its time to experience this year’s Bike The Drive. This event let’s you & a bicycle take over historic Lake Shore Drive as you bike the famous lakefront road without a car in sight. So on May 30th, grab a bike, a helmet, and get ready for a memorable ride.
Wow. We are on the brink of a ton of festivals in Chicago. Its high time to give you the heads up on the fun to come, book your room with us and party your heart out….
The 41st annual Pride Parade hits the streets on Sunday June 27th, 2010. This colorful celebration seems to evolve into a bigger, better, and more vivid ceremony each year. Join the jubilant jamboree this June, and stay close to the big party at our hostel.
Whether your break falls in early or late March, there’s a trillion and ten things to do in Chicago. Instead of listing a trillion ideas for your Chicago excursion, here are a few worthwhile stops we think you should make…
If your vacation coincides with St. Patrick’s Day on March 14th, we advise you to check out the Chicago River being dyed a vibrant green that day. This occasion is followed by the annual parade that rolls through the downtown area and consists of heavy amounts of floats, shamrocks, acrobats, and drunken hecklers of all shapes & sizes. Admission is free. Read more