Travel Tuesday – Tackle the Tundra

Chicago is not exactly known for having mild Winters, and for those that are not used to cold weather, this image may cross your mind when you think of being outside: 

However, there are so many things to do here, that it makes adding on a few extra layers completely worth it. Here are some of our favorite things about the city during these cold months:


There is more to Chicago than hot dogs and deep dish pizza (though both are delicious, and should be consumed at least once during your visit). Each year, Chicago Restaurant Week takes place;20130107-235968-chicago-restaurant-week-picks2 it is a celebration of the amazing cuisines and culinary masters that grace our restaurants, in the Windy City. More than 250 restaurants participate in this throughout the city, setting prix fixe menus, with some of their best creations. Look through the list of restaurants participating, courtesy of Choose Chicago, and make your reservations for some Chicago delicacies!


We have some of the greatest museums in the world. From a giant t-rex, named Sue, priceless art, to a sea otter pup, named Luna, there is something for all to see and enjoy. Escape the cold weather indoors – and surround yourself with natural wonders, and unique masterpieces, and create lasting memories. Take a look at this list of museums, and take advantage of some of their special offers.


Chicago is a city that loves their sports teams. We are proud of our Blackhawks and our Bulls, and cheer them on at every game; you might even call us “Super Fans.”

Be sure to catch either a hockey, or a basketball game while you are here.

The third annual Hockey City Classic will be happening on February 7th. This college hockey double header – University of Michigan vs. Michigan State, and Miami University vs. Western Michigan University – will be held at Soldier Field. We are within walking distance, and have a great package available, that includes free parking and WiFi, and a $20.00 food and beverage creditPhoto by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

And the Chicago Auto Show is not to be forgotten. Running from February 14th – 22nd, this is the nation’s largest and longest running auto show. Make it a romantic get-away, with our Auto Lover’s Package, or make it a friend’s weekend, and take advantage of our Chicago Auto Show Package, and get a great deal.

Supercar Garage


The theater culture in Chicago is unsurpassed. We have Chicago Theater Week, from February 12th – 22nd, where over 100 productions will be shown. For musicals, StompFirst Wives Club, and The Book of Mormon are the big one from Broadway In Chicago (<– please refer to their website for show dates and tickets). Whether your interests lie in drama, comedy, or musicals, the plethora of talented people who take the stage both during Theater Week, and in shows that run throughout the Winter, is truly amazing.


Chicago has something for everyone, regardless of your interests. So, come and explore are architecturally beautiful city, and enjoy some of the great happenings around town!

Don’t miss out on Hyatt’s discounted social media rate, available for stays through April 2015!  Book your Chicago vacation & stay with us to enjoy special rates, free wifi and more:

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