Latest Posts

The Slurping Turtle’s new Summer Menu was spread out before me like a perfectly realized staging for furiously likable foodstagramming.

Chicago Area Pumpkin Festivals - Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, and more fall fun near Chicago

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere. Sure, you could pick one up at a big-box store, but there's something distinctly comforting about going to an all-out pumpkin festival.

Fall Events in Chicago

Summer is an incredible time to be in Chicago, but the fun doesn't stop when the calendar hits September 22. There is always something exciting to do in the Windy City, and fall is no exception.

Road to Great Sand Dunes National Park

A seasoned road trip enthusiast shares her essential free road trip apps. From before you go to while you're on the road, these free apps will help your road trip go a lot smoother so you can have more fun.

Couple toasting at the Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Jazz Festival is a free music fest that takes place at the end of summer every year. Musicians from all over the world perform in the heart of downtown Chicago for thousands of jazz music fans.

Here's everything you need to know about this premier jazz festival in Chicago.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Summer's nearly over and you don't have any Labor Day weekend plans yet? Not to worry. We've got you covered with fun last-minute get aways that are just a few hours away. Rescue the holiday weekend with any of these day trips from Chicago. You might even be able to visit two or three!

The 90’s music scene was an important one for me.

Cookbook inspiration

 

“A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.”    Mark Twain

 

Wine specials

When it's the middle of the week, it's time to un-wine with a glass of vino.

Drive In Movie in Chicago: Chicago's Outdoor Movie Theaters

A night at the drive in theater is the stuff of summer memories. If you're looking for a fun and affordable night out, here are Chicago's drive in movie theaters.

Earth, Wind & Fire was energetic, wonderful and exhilarating at Ravinia last Friday, and it was a family outing I'll always remember.

Chicago Chop House

How to order a custom steak and what happens when you do

Located at 500 North Michigan Avenue, The Purple Pig restaurant offers cheese, swine and wine, among other standout dishes, showcasing the flavors of Italy, Greece and Spain.

If champagne spoke Italian, it would be Franciacorta. Meet the sultry Italian sparkler that whispers sweet nothings to you and lets you sparkle!

Subscribe to The Latest Scoop from The Local Tourist