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Chicago Facts

27 Apr

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.

Ice Skating at Millennium Park

14 Nov

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 Link out: Click here 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 […]

Weekly Social Events at The Getaway

23 Aug

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 […]

Chicago Speakeasies

06 Jul

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the last year of prohibition, 1933, and was one of the first 20 bars in Chicago to obtain a liquor license after it was repealed.”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 […]

Our Weekly Hostel Events

03 May

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 […]

Chicago by way of Belgium

24 Feb

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….