Summertime sizzles in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. (WOOD) Summer is a great time of year to head to one of our nation’s treasure’s: Chicago! Choose Chicago can help you make the most of your mini vacation, with events like Millennium Park’s tenth anniversary and Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday.

Chicago is full of cultural institutions that are great for kids and people of all ages. You can see the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and 360 Chicago, formerly the John Hancock Observatory.

There are 26 miles of lakefront in Chicago, with plenty of sandy beach space. If you’re looking for an activity to get your heart racing, rent a bike and ride along the lakeshore trail. Divvy Bikes is one of the largest bike sharing programs, with multiple locations around the city.

Summertime in Chicago is a special time, with festivals like Gospel Festival, Taste of Chicago, Jazz Festival, and Lollapalooza.

If you’ve been to downtown Chicago before, branch out to explore Chicago’s many neighborhoods and what they have to offer. There’s great shopping, dining, nightlife, museums, and theaters to check out.

You can register to win a fabulous getaway to Chicago! eightWest is giving away a prize package for a fabulous weekend away to the Windy City, courtesy of Choose Chicago!

The prize package includes two nights in a Grand King room at the Langham Hotel, a $100 gift card for Francesca’s Restaurants, a $100 gift card for Tanta restaurant, and four Chicago City passes, which include the Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry or Chicago 360 – Hancock Observatory, Skydeck Chicago, and Shedd Aquarium.

The winner must pick up the prize in person at the WOOD TV studio. The contest runs until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 28. The prize is valued at $1,000.

Click here to register to win!

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