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Blue Hole of Santa Rosa

There are no two ways around it: I-40 through the Texas panhandle is a beast. That’s primarily because there are no two ways around it.

Horseback Riding

You may not expect to find horseback riding in Chicago, but there are actually a few places in the surrounding area where you can ride a trail.

The early bird gets the... Beer! You're invited to try a craft beer for every letter of the alphabet at AlphaBeer XVI.

Irish American Heritage Festival

The Irish American Heritage Festival returns this July for the 32nd year. This is not your average run-o-the-mill weekend summer fest in Chicago. There’s a reason St.

AIRE

AIRE, a sleek lounge at the top of Hyatt Centric, is back for another season of breezy cocktailing. Chin-chin!

#MTFM

Make Time For Music (and Wente wine!) What drives your passion? Is that passion a daily exercise? A winemaker's challenge to make time for things we love came alive at City Winery last week.

Artango Bar and Steakhouse Live Entertainment

Friday June 16 through Sunday June 18, Artango Bar & Steakhouse will offer a 16-ounce bone-in French-cut Ribeye, served with maitre d' butter, flambéed table-side with mezcal, for just $39. In addition, all weekend-long, enjoy Artango's authentic Prohibition-era Daisy Cutter Martini for just $10.

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: “Origins” with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O’Nei

Michael Washington Brown, in association with Athenaeum Theatre Productions, present BLACK!,” July 20 – 30, in Studio 2 at the Athenaeum

Jeremy Langford at Macy's Chicago

Jeremy Langford makes a special appearance at Macy's on State Street.

Bison in the distance at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

We’d driven under an overcast sky all morning and into the afternoon, but by the time we entered the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Western Oklahoma all was clear and blue except for one orph

Argo CH Distillery Collaboration

June is National Iced Tea Month (who knew!) And June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. To celebrate, two Chicago companies came together in collaboration. Argo Tea and CH Distillery are pleased to present a trio of boozy tea cocktails for your enjoyment! Time to spike your iced tea! Available though the end of June at CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

Fresh Strawberries

When summer arrives in the Midwest, so do the fresh berries. There's nothing like getting out into the field and picking your own. It's fun for everyone, with kids or without, and the fruit just seems to taste better when you pick your own strawberries and blueberries. If you're looking for a fun day trip from Chicago, check out these pick-your-own berry farms.

Fiesta Flips at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo, located in the heart of River North, has unveiled a new line of summer cocktails. The fun "Fiesta Flips" feature a lime half flipped inside out and filled with a shot of liquor.

Chicago Open Air is coming back and The Local Tourist has your guide to the hottest event this summer.

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