The Willows

555 West Surf Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657-6020, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Lakeview area of Chicago, is near Blue Man Theater (Briar Street Theatre), Unabridged Books, Reckless Records, and Elks Veterans Memorial.
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    Day 3: Chicago

    A travel blog entry by kbwhitman on Aug 27, 2014

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    ... for itself.

    I caught the 151 bus right outside the building and took it back to my hotel, where I relaxed for about an hour. Around 10:00 - Central Time Zone - I headed out again to a blues club (aptly named "B.L.U.E.S."). And let me tell you, this place pretty much nailed the Chicago blues scene. The venue is small enough where you can get a real intimate experience with the music, and the volume isn't overwhelming. The bar had a ...

    Take me out to the ball game

    A travel blog entry by mattandjen on Jul 31, 2014

    12 photos

    ... is less than many of the modern grounds. The solution? Enterprising local people build proper stadium style seating on the roof of their terrace houses on the adjoining streets and sell tickets to watch from there! Naturally, a legal battle is now under way with the club to prevent development that would spoil the view.

    Perhaps the biggest learning of the day was not to mess with the singing of the national anthem. It ...

    Let's go Chicago! (Part One)

    A travel blog entry by mysuppression on Jun 17, 2014

    3 photos

    ... monstrosity of a city they call "Chicago".

    And although in shuffle mode, when a spontaneous, cheesy and subliminal songs like Rupaul's "The beginning" (don't judge!) comes on, it put the kick back in my step, feeding me courage while I walk around feeling all my senses come alive. It's like the diva herself is auto tuning the words "This is the beginning of the rest of your life" to me, and only me.

    And I believe ...

    On the Trail of the Elusive Pygmy Hippoo

    A travel blog entry by gflacke on May 01, 2014

    1 comment, 13 photos

    ... the green hills of eastern Tennessee to the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. According to the GPS it was supposed to be an approximately 6-hour drive. That calculation did not take into account that they had closed a bridge on I-75 North at the Tennessee/Kentucky state line and I spent a squillion hours sitting in traffic in 95oF (35oC) heat. Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it was a LONG time and in the end the drive took over 12 hours – ACK! I ...

    Considering Taking Up A Pastime? Read Through This

    A travel blog entry by grumpysche196 on Dec 23, 13

    ... if you are searching to loose a few pounds. Swim in the summertime with your loved ones and run year round. Hobbies which entail fitness are ideal for the mind and body.

    Think of collecting like a hobby. When you need to discover the price of what you collect, you can easily search online. Look to online auction sites and have the best bidder to obtain your items.

    Don't choose hobbies that you're not able to pay money for. If you join a pricey club, although ...