The city of Schaumburg is located north west of Chicago and provides a wealth of activities for visitors. The three star secret hotels in the Hotwire collection include well known brands like Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Double Tree so you can ensure the quality of facilities and services are high. Some of the hotels in the collection include perks such as free parking and internet as well as complimentary breakfast. Leisure facilities also include a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. If you’re visiting for work, many of the hotels in the collection also feature a business center.
Whatever the weather, spending a day in Grant Park, which spreads over 319 acres, has to be one of the highlights of visiting Chicago. Each year the park plays host to a variety of events and festivals, including the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Blues Festival. The Millennium Park can also be found within its grounds and includes the beautiful Lurie Garden and the public artwork, Crown Fountain. Another highlight is Lake Michigan, some of which can be accessed via the park. Lake Michigan is not only home to beautiful sandy shores (perfect for volleyball enthusiasts) but it also provides a great opportunity to enjoy a spot of sailing. From privately chartered yachts to bbqs and private dining, whatever you choose to do one thing’s for sure- you’ll have a great view of Chicago from the water.
Those looking for evening entertainment should head to Second City Comedy Club. The club is well known for launching the careers of well known comedians such as Tina Fey and Steve Carell so you can be sure the calibre of acts here is high. For music, Blue Chicago is the city’s premier blues bar with an intimate ambience and fantastic service. For affordable eating out, Honey 1 BBQ services up finger lickin’ good meats and fish whilst Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone is the place to head for a romantic evening.
If you’re looking for somewhere to pick up some souvenirs, Chicago is full of some excellent specialty shops. Adagio Teas sells an abundance of loose leaf tea and teabags as well as all the tea related paraphernalia you could imagine. There’s also plenty of information about the health benefits of different blends. For something truly unique however, head to the French Market where you can pick up gourmet goodies including artisan breads, cheeses and meats. If you’re unable to take anything home with you, the market makes a great pit stop, especially on an empty stomach so you can enjoy all the delicious flavours.