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» Lake Geneva for Semi-Locals
A Wisconsin getaway awaits -- for less cash than you would expect.
» Virtual L: Belmont (Blue)
Explore the less-traveled paths of one of Chicago's friendliest 'hoods.
» Virtual L: Damen (Brown)
Get all the benefits of small-town living, accessible by public transit.
» Virtual L: Dempster (Purple)
You don't need a degree to enjoy all Evanston has to offer.
» Campus Road Trip: Bloomington
Let the Indiana Hoosiers dazzle you with beers, burgers and historically mediocre football.
» Campus Road Trip: Ann Arbor
There's still plenty to do even if you're not one of the 100,000 lucky University of Michigan ticket holders.
» Campus Road Trip: Madison
Party it up with Bucky and the Badgers with beers, brats and (of course) cheese.
» Campus Road Trip: Iowa City
Get crazy on game day with Hawkeye fans, calzones and ... Kyle Orton.
» Campus Road Trip: East Lansing
Sparty on at Michigan State's sprawling campus.
» Campus Road Trip: Evanston
Northwestern may get no respect on the football field, but boy these smarties can party.
» Virtual L: Ashland (Green/Pink)
You don't have to wait for a festival to find excitement in the West Loop.
» Campus Road Trip: Urbana-Champaign
U of I campus brings deep-dish pizza, 'Irish Nachos' and 40,000 party-mongers -- all in the heart of rural America.
» Virtual L: Sox/35 (Red)
You don't have to settle for overpriced beer and hot dogs at the ballpark.
» Virtual L: Wellington (Brown)
The newly re-opened stop brings burgers, bars and sushi to the mix.
» Virtual L: Addison (Blue)
Go Northwest for affordable, international eats and zero attitude.
» Virtual L: Harrison (Red)
Printer's Row is now known for much more than books.
» Daytrippin' Kenosha
It's more than just a Brat Stop on the way to greener Wisconsin pastures.
» Up the Ante in Indiana
Hit the jackpot with a trip to Northwest Indiana, where you'll find five casinos within an hour's drive.
» The Ultimate Zoodown: Brookfield vs. Lincoln Park
Is a day of pachyderms and dolphins worth a trip to Brookfield or should locals stick to their less-exotic Lincoln Park neighbors?
» Virtual L: Western (Brown)
Germans, Koreans, Eastern Europeans...they all love Lincoln Square.
» Virtual L: Pulaski (Orange)
Bring your grandparents and settle in for the evening.
» Virtual L: 18th (Pink/Blue)
Get Mexican fare and much more in Pilsen.
» Virtual L: Garfield (Green)
Get schooled in the entertainment options of Hyde Park.
» Virtual L: Howard (Red)
The first (or last) stop in the city is more than just a transfer station.
» (Sight)seeing Green
Check out local green landmarks, from City Hall's rooftop garden to the Center for Green Technology.
» Take Me Out ...
Spare the expense and trouble of our big league teams and take a trip to one of these nearby minor league ballparks.
» Virtual L: Paulina (Brown)
Out on the town, West Lakeview style.
» St. Patrick's Day Parades
Grab your green hat and hit these St. Patrick's Day parades in the city and the 'burbs.
» Chic Treats on the Northwest Side
It's not all about blue-collar bars in this neglected region.
» V-Day Getaways
Skip town for some extra nookie at these local vacation spots.
» Inaugurate Good Times
You don't need to be in D.C. to celebrate Obama's big day.
» Eccentric Exhibits
Get to the Museum of Holography while you still can!
» May We Mention a Mansion?
Travel back to 19th-Century Chicago with a visit to the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.
» Virtual L: Library (Orange, Green, Brown)
Back to the books, the basics and the best brunch in town.
» Virtual L: Clark/Division (Red)
Happenings on the east side.
» Virtual L: Midway (Orange)
From cheap foods to a Lithuanian museum.
» Virtual L: Madison/Wabash
Glam and gritty under Madison's tracks.
» Virtual L: Kedzie (Brown)
Located near the northwestern end of the Brown Line, this curious station sits at ground level.
» Virtual L: North/Clybourn
Putting the "Clybourn" back in the stop.
» Virtual L: Cermak/Chinatown (Red)
Dim sum and then some.
» Virtual L: Thorndale (Red)
Find some diamonds in the rough on the North Side.
» Virtual L: Merchandise Mart (Brown)
Great things lie beyond the Mart.
» Virtual L: Oak Park (Green)
This west suburb goes hip.
» Virtual L: Belmont (Red, Brown, Purple)
There's more to Belmont than flashing lights.
» Virtual L: Fullerton
Bustling activity isn't limited to the L platform of this transportation hub.
» Virtual L: Western (Brown)
More fun stuff in Lincoln Square.
» Virtual L: Belmont (Red/Brown)
From fruit tarts and happy babies to Mexico-in-Epcot.
» Virtual L: Logan Square (Blue)
Stop here for cross-cultural cuisine, or just to fix your bike.
» Virtual L: Rockwell (Brown)
The closest thing to Main Street you'll find in Chicago.
» Virtual L: Grand (Blue)
Dance to hip-hop and get a dose of old-school Italian.
» Virtual L: Addison (Brown)
It may not be the Brown Line's shining star, but this stop does give off an appealing glow.
» Virtual L: Quincy (Orange/Brown Lines)
Homemade beef to high-end hotels.
» Virtual L: Irving Park (Brown)
What no one told you about Ravenswood.
» Virtual L: Oak Park (Blue)
Gateway to the southwest 'burbs.
» Virtual L: Main (Purple)
Not so mainstream as its name suggests.
» Virtual L: Wilson (Red)
For a truly eclectic experience that won't leave you penniless, hop off here.
» Virtual L: Foster (Purple)
Classical music, Thai food and great Mexican eats are found in this Evanston locale.
» Virtual L: Sedgwick (Brown/Purple)
Down to earth digs touting beer gardens and cake batter.
» Virtual L: Belmont (Blue)
Exploring Little Poland.
» Virtual L: 69th (Red)
Places worth a visit in a changing 'hood.
» Virtual L: 47th (Green)
Back on the road to Bronzeville's glory days.
» Virtual L: Granville (Red)
Twentieth-century change among 20th-century antiques.
» Virtual L: Ashland (Green)
Don't be put off by its pretty exterior.
» Virtual L: Central (Purple)
Head to the burbs for bakeries and boutiques.
» Virtual L: Washington/Wells (Brown)
A gateway to work and play in the Loop.
» Virtual L: Addison (Red)
You can find more than sports and suds in Wrigley.
» Virtual L: Damen (Blue)
Six corners, infinite ways to have a good time...we help you pick your poison.
» Virtual L: Argyle (Red)
Everything you'd expect from a station with a red pagoda.
» Virtual L: Clark/Division (Red)
Debauchery meets the Gold Coast.
» Virtual L: Jackson (Red)
Where the traders hang.
» Virtual L: Chicago (Blue)
This gritty part of town has plenty to offer those travelling by car or by boat.
» Virtual L: Davis (Purple)
Downtown Evanston's finest dining and drinking destinations
» Virtual L: Division (Blue)
There's more to Wicker Park than dive bars and thrift shops
» Virtual L: Roosevelt (Red/Orange/Green)
The city comes together at this South Side stop.
» Virtual L: Berwyn (Red)
Welcome to Andersonville, the North Side's hidden treasure.
» Virtual L: Grand (Red)
This stop offers true Chicago-style dining and drinking
» Virtual L: Jarvis (Red)
Garish neon gets traded for tree-lined streets at this quiet Rogers Park stop.
» Virtual L: Diversey (Brown)
If you love music and beer, you'll keep coming back to this Lincoln Park stop.
» Virtual L: Kimball (Brown)
Hitting the end of the line.
» A Noble Ride Around the City
Brave it alone on one of Chicago's Noble Horse carriage rides.
» Virtual L: Armitage (Brown)
On your mark, get set, consume!
» Take the Red Line to Chinatown
A quick train ride to Chicago's Chinatown is a must for epicures and adventurous types.
» Closer to Home
It's been a rough year for the Dells, but you can still have the same kind of fun (and avoid the long trip).
» Michigan's Mini-Metropolis
Spend a weekend in Grand Rapids and you'll see that western Michigan is more than just cornfields and churches.
» What's Cooler than Kohler?
Burr Ridge's Kohler Waters Spa offers an easy suburban getaway.
» Cruising the Chicago River
The city's best view can be found from the water.
» Gotta Get to Garfield Park!
Gnat bites, palm trees and desert delights add up to one thrilling adventure on the West Side.
» Road Map to Green Fest
Our guide to the eco-event of the year includes handy tips and can't-miss highlights.
» The View from Floor 103
Strap on your fanny-pack and take on the Sears Tower like a tourist.
» Flavor-hunting on Argyle Street
If the city's ethnic markets intimidate you, Rebecca Wheeler's tours will cure your curry fears.
» Indulging a Sweet Tooth
Skip your dinner and head straight for dessert at the Peninsula's chocolate bar.
» Chicago Movie Locations
Reenact your favorite scenes from movies shot in Chicago at these locales.
» Life Amongst the Butterflies
An afternoon in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven will get you through the winter.
» The Indy Scene
A trip to Indianapolis will show Chicagoans that there's more to Indiana than corn.
» Of Pork Sausage and Point
Chicago's neighbor to the north leaves you ankle deep in Miller products, pork and gravy.
» Gone Haunting
The Chicago Hauntings Tour gets spooky, but not before teaching a horrifying history lesson.
» A Galena Getaway
A trip to the historic town begins with winery-hopping and ends with a steakhouse.
» Wright Tours Done Right
A birthday-inspired trip to Oak Park fits in two Frank Lloyd Wright tours in one educational afternoon.
» Goose Island Clybourn Brewery Tour
When it comes to beer, Goose Island invites you to stretch your mind while filling your belly.
» Thoroughly Modern Mies
The Modern Skyscrapers Tour will leave your neck sore and your brain happy.
» Unexpected Action in Eastern Iowa
Karl rides west through the wasteland and finds a few gems beside the river.
» Head West, Young Chicagoans
A gritty ride through the city's history and landscape.
» Straight On Down the St. Charles Strip
The "Pride of the Fox" has plenty to do.
» Cheap Bastard Nadia Oehlsen
Having a ball without spending a dime in Chicago.
» The Land o' Lakes
On the road to Wisconsin in search of a great city escape.
» All's Not Quiet on the Western Front
Wheaton: It's not just a town of churches anymore.
» Public Art, Personal Favorites
Art and architecture critic Kevin Nance points his finger at some public art you should visit ASAP.
» Stargazing at Adler Planetarium
We bought astronaut ice cream and raced each other on planetary jigsaw puzzles...but left a little underwhelmed.
» Lunchtime Know-It-All Dennis Foley
This Chicago native knows every road in the city—and almost every lunch joint.
» Chicago Chocolate Tours
Sweet dreams are made of chocolate sampling tours.
» Broadway in Chicago Tour
For appreciating Chicago's theaters, the tour upstages the show.
» Wine Goddess Diana Hamann
Pairing good wine with ethnic eats.
» Eli's Cheesecake Factory Tour
Visiting the land of 12,000 cheesecakes.
» The True Blues Experience
Setting out to find real-deal blues, compliments of Rosa's Lounge.
» Finding the Farnsworth House
Modern architecture meets rural Americana west of Chicago.
» In Search of Peace and Quiet
The author of Chicago's 50 Best Places to Find Peace and Quiet fills us in on overlooked outdoor spots.
» Chicago Supernatural Tour
Leave your goosebumps at home—this tour is long on distance, short on scares.
» Navy Pier, Please!
An inner-kid smorgasbord at this carnival by the lake.
» Marveling at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Making my way north, via train, to the Midwest's architectural masterpiece.
» Pizza Joints at the Top of Their Game
International pizza expert Pat Bruno shares Chicago's best spots for regional pies.
» Graceland Cemetery Tour
Skip the all-black garb and the heavy eyeliner. This tour is more about history than headstones.
» Beyond Boystown
Robert McDonald, co-author of A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago, shares his top five picks for dates beyond the tried-and-true.
» Getting High at the Signature Lounge
Viewing the city in style with a martini by your side.
» Roadtripping to a Resort Built by Bathrooms
Finding romance and luxury in Kohler, Wisconsin.
» Ernest Hemingway Home
Learn about Hemingway's home life in Oak Park.
» Is Science for Geeks?
An exploration of the Museum of Science and Industry.
» Biking to the Botanic Garden
Ride, stop, and smell the roses.
» Tea Comes Out of the Bag
Susan Blumberg, author of All the Tea of Chicago, reveals her top five loose leaf tea spots.
» Architecture River Cruise
Even those who couldn't build their way out of a box of Lincoln Logs will follow the easily-digestible architectural info.
» It's High Time for High Tea
Crumpets and cocktails at The Drake hotel.
» Uptown Poetry Slam
Going a round with the Uptown Poetry Slam.
» Midway Airport
Skip the 4 a.m. cab ride and sleep like a tourist.
» Sightseeing the Wright Way
Chicago-area tours aren't just for tourists.
» Nature, Meet Technology
Finding fun at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory.
» The Hotel Restaurant
You don't have to be from Iowa to enjoy Aria.

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