1. In 1900 Chicago successfully completed a massive and highly innovative engineering project- reversing the flow of the Chicago River so that it emptied into the Mississippi River instead of Lake Michigan. Also, the Chicago River is dyed green every year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Enjoy Chicago’s Winter Wonderland with Ice Skating at Millennium Park. Check out all of the details below!
Title: Ice Skating at Millennium Park
Location: Millennium Park Chicago
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Description: Kicking off Chicago’s winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 18, 2011 and will remain open through Sunday, March 11, 2012, weather permitting. The rink, now in its eleventh season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. Skate rental is available for $10. The ice rink is located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison streets.
Regular Hours for the season are as follows:
Mondays through Thursdays: 12 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Fridays: 12 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Saturdays (through Dec.17): 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.
Saturdays (beginning Jan. 7): 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving): 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 24: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 25: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 31: 10 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 1: 12 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Start Date: 2011-11-18
End Date: 2012-03-11
Come experience an integral part of being a great hostel…partake in our social events & have a blast with us…
LIVE MUSIC MONDAYS:
Our Blues Bar Outing is always popular & still running strong. Live Chicago Blues at historic Kingston Mines, the best part: we get you in for FREE, all you have to do is pay for drinks and/or food and enjoy the music…Meet in the lobby at 8:45 on a Monday.
Here’s a few most historically excellent bars, pubs, taverns, and lounges to quench your summer-stricken thirst…
“Operated as a speakeasy in the last year of prohibition, 1933, and was one of the first 20 bars in Chicago to obtain a liquor license after it was repealed.” The Burwood Tap is a brief stroll from the hostel and is always our first stop on our renowned pub crawls.
Take advantage of our weekly hostel events that will surely illuminate your stay.
Every Monday we have a FREE Blues Bar Outing to one of our historic neighborhood blues venues. Whether its the always lively Kingston Mines or the cool low-key comfort of B.L.U.E.S. Chicago, we always have a blast grooving to the music that made Chicago a haven for blues music since the 1920s. Must be 21 or older.
Thursday Night Pub Crawls! Our evening of Lincoln Park bar hopping is back by popular demand. All guests are invited to meet us in our lobby at 6:45pm, as we visit a list of great taverns, pubs, lounges, and bars to take advantage of their Thursday night specials. Must be 21 or older.
Don’t forget our BBQ Nights every Friday & Saturday from 6-8pm. We serve up complimentary grilled hot dogs and hamburgers to all our guests…this is always a great way to meet your fellow travellers.
*Book your room with us today & find out why we’re Chicago’s best hostel.
Maarten Geinaert hails from Brugge, Belgium but chose Chicago Getaway Hostel as his lodging base for his U.S. travels. Thus far, he’s having a great time, we sat down with him one late night and got his recommendations….
The leaves have changed and Autumn has painted our city with its beautiful Fall colors. We invite you to come explore our magnificent town and take advantage of our weekly events.
Dear Traveler, we will let you in on a little secret. Part of why we are the best hostel in Chicago is because of our beautiful neighborhood, Lincoln Park. In fact, our neighborhood is better than downtown in so many ways. Come see why we were voted the 5th best hostel in the U.S. for the month of May!