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Everyone says they're close to downtown Chicago attractions like the Mag Mile, but have they ever done the math? We have - and we conclude that the giant Marshmallow guy from Ghostbusters could hit the Avenue in about 3 steps from ACME.
We're so close in fact, on some days it's difficult to show up for work! We're smack-dab in the middle of River North - home to hundreds of Chicago's hippest eateries, night spots, and attractions.
Check out our map below plus our list of cool unique stuff to do. Keep scrolling for the 411.
 
July 18 - July 20
If you love music, get to Pitchfork Music Festival - one of the Chi's biggest music events of the summer. Who's there? Um, only some of the best in the alternative rock and hip hop world, like Beck, Danny Brown, Slowdive, and a TON more. Check it!
 
July 18
'Play me a song, I'm the piano man' . . . . and he's live at Wrigley! Yup. Billy Joel himself takes center field and center stage on the North side. If you already love Wrigley, wait 'til you see it rock a concert!
 
July 27
Certainly you've heard of it . . . the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp? It's the largest collection of Craft Beers and its traveling across our great country! July 27 it hits Chicago's Navy Pier. If you're into 'artisanal drafts', get here . . . . (We'll probably see you there!)
 
Aug 1 - Aug 3 
Yup, it's baaaack . . . the most fun any single person can have while rocking' the best tunes in the Chi. Lollapalooza hits town August 1st, so get your buddies, your shades, and your mobile devise (for meet-ups and selflies), and check out Chicago's biggest music fest of the year.
 
Aug 2
Two words. Beer & Barbecue. Don't miss the best of the best in barbecue and craft beer pairings this side of the Mississippi . . . You get to eat it, drink it, and judge it. We're not sure that it gets any better than that. Get to the Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge, and bring some back for us!
 
Aug 2 - Aug 3
Wrigleyville Summer Festival hits the north side with Too White Crew, Cat Fight, and Hairbangers Ball to name a few . . . Plus, your usual great food and brew, natch. Check it out, on your way to or from Lolla!
 
Aug 8
Are you into fashion? Music? A super cool event? Then hit the Macy's Glamorama, Fashion ROCKS event. They call it "Hot styles. Cool Performances". Plus it's a great way to raise much needed money for kids.
 
Aug 8 - Aug 9
Who doesn't love a party that celebrates HOT DOGS? If you love the dog as much as this city loves the dog, then get over to the Chicago Hot Dog Fest. It's just a few blocks away and features some awesome tribute bands. Just be warned . . . Chicago doesn't use ketchup on dogs . . . so leave the red stuff at home and relish the experience with the locals. Yup, bad pun . . .
 
Aug 9 - Aug 10
One of the biggest gay-friendly events of the year, Northhalsted Market Days is the party that doesn't stop. No, really. It doesn't. Just a quick trip on the L will find you dead center in the fun.
 
Aug 16 - 17
Dig the thrill of fighter jets buzzing through the sky? then get to the Chicago Air & Water Show for tons of cheap (it's FREE) thrills. This year, the Navy Blue Seals are back, and the US Army Parachute Team, Golden Nights shake, rattle, and roll the lake front. It's awesome cool . . . 
 
Aug 23
It's the Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration at Union Station, and there is absolutely nothing more to say about that.
 
Aug 23 - Aug 24
If you missed it the first time around, get to the Food Truck Festival . . . it's the best food on 4 wheels you'll ever try,   
 
Aug 23 - 24
The Bucktown Art Fest brings together one of the most eclectic group of artists around. It's really cool stuff in a really cool neighborhood. If you need to do some upgrades to your pad with some awesome individual art forms . . . check it out.
 
Want more? Check out these Chicago mainstays!
In case you haven't noticed, Chicago bike riders are pretty much like the USPS when it comes to dedicated riding through sleet, snow, hell or high water! Get your Divvy and ride the city like a local, they're practically at every street corner. If you're a tad on the laid back side - a segway may be more your speed . . . we've got those too!
If you love to eat as much as we do, you've gotta check this out . . . Chicago Food Planet offers a full array of food tours. Take a big bite out of Chicago, then come back to ACME for a long snooooooze.
If you've been dying to check out EATALY, you're in luck - it's a block away, and yeah, it's awesome.
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then head over to the Willis Tower and the Ledge. It's a glass box extended over the street, 103 stories in the air. Or, go for the all new TILT at the Hancock, and lean over the city like never before. Enough said. Tweet that Twitterverse!
If you love all things four legged and furry, you'll love the Lincoln Park Zoo. A leader in wildlife conservation, the zoo features super cool animals of many many species. If you don't believe us, ask our associate Eve - She goes APE for LPZoo. Plus . . . it's F-R-E-E!

The Mag Mile -

You've heard of it . . . now see it for yourself. Walk out of the ACME, turn right and go straight for 2 ½ blocks and you have arrived at one of the most famous avenues in the world. Chock-full of flagship stores, restaurants, boutiques, and more. The Magnificent Mile is a sight to behold. Don't forget to check out the famous Water Tower, one of the few thing that pesky cow didn't take down, as well as the varieties of blooms that are planted on a seasonal basis up and down the avenue.

Kayaking on the Chicago River -

imagine, rolling down the river amongst towering skyscrapers! Wateriders offers a selection of themed tours from educational to eerie, as well as Kayak rentals so you can explore on your own. If you want to do something Facebook worthy, check this out! info@wateriders.com

Jet Ski Lake Michigan -

Tell the locals that you jet-skied Lake Michigan and I'll bet they'll say "I never knew you could do that . . . " Well, you can. With Jet Ski Chicago, you can take a tour, or go out on your own. Of course, this is a seasonal activity . . . The ice bergs become rough to navigate in Chicago's winter. https://www.jetskichicago.com

Chicago Segway Tours -

Whose up for a little adventure on two wheels but with minimal exertion on your part? Yup, we thought so. Check out Chicago Segway Tours. Enjoy the city, and the wind in your hair . . . http://www.chicagosegways.com/

Chicago Food Planet Tours -

If you love to eat as much as we do, you've gotta check this out . . . Chicago Food Planet offers a full array of food tours. If you are looking to take a bite out of Chicago, check it out - then come back to ACME for a long snooooze. www.chicagofoodplanet.com

Hubbard Street & Rush Street -

Chicago is known for some really lively nightlife, and between Hubbard Street right around the corner and the uber-famous Rush Street, your nightlife possibilities just got rather large. Both destinations are a short walk away and offer tons of dining, music, shopping and musing possibilities.
Chicago Willis Tower, Illinois

Willis Tower -

Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower stands tall. In fact, at 1,450 feet high,(that's 103 stories) it's the western hemisphere's tallest building. Boasting over 3.8 million square feet of office and retail space, Willis Tower is the biggest draw for Chicago-based businesses. And if you've got the guts, don't forget to experience The Ledge - A glass box that extends out of the building 103 stories in the air! Tweet that Twitterverse! For more information, visit http://www.willistower.com/ .
Chicago Concert Venues, Illinois

Concert Venues -

Whatever your musical tastes, there's a concert venue in Chicago to satisfy it. Check out everything from major arenas like the United Center and Soldier Field to such classic clubs as the House of Blues and Bourbon Street. For more information, visit www.centerstagechicago.com

Millennium Park -

In 2001, Grant Park, Chicago's main downtown park, was expanded with the creation of Chicago Millennium Park. Highlights of Chicago Millennium Park are an outdoor music pavilion, an ice rink, and a below-the-ground theater. The two parks are joined by a 935 foot-long footbridge. For more information, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Field Museum of Natural History -

It got its start as the Columbian Museum of Chicago in 1893. Today, the Field Museum of Natural History, which was named for its first big-time benefactor, Marshall Field, is well-respected for its artwork as well as its archaeology, science, and history exhibits. For more information, visit www.fieldmuseum.org
Chicago Historic Oak Street, Illinois

Historic Oak Street -

Historic Oak Street is a decidedly different destination. It IS Designer Row. Discover many upscale shops, full spa facilities and world-class restaurants. And Barney's New York is just around the corner. You can easily spend an entire day on Oak Street browsing, buying or both. For more information, visit www.oakstreetchicago.com
The Shops at North Bridge Chicago, Illinois

The Shops at North Bridge -

Nearly around the corner, The Shops at North Bridge has some outstanding shops! Forget some of your favorite cosmetics? Stock-up at Sephora. And Nordstrom is there, with is world famous shoe department. Don't miss this exciting shopping experience - there is something for everyone.

Art Institute of Chicago -

A first-rate art museum, the Art Institute of Chicago is home to an incredible collection of everything from paintings and prints to sculptures, and photographs that cover 5,000 years. Enjoy one of the many daily educational programs that include lectures, workshops, and performances. For more information, visit http://www.artic.edu.
Don't miss the Roy Lichtenstein Exhibit Opening May 16 - September 3.
Chicago 900 Shpos, Illinois

The 900 Shops -

Located on the north end of the Magnificent Mile at 900 North Michigan Avenue, the 900 Shops is beautiful to look at and a joy to shop in. Anchored by Bloomingdale's, the upscale mall features 70 luxury retailers that run the gamut from Gucci to Montblanc to The Silk Trading Company. For more information, visit www.shop900.com.
Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo, Illinois

Lincoln Park Zoo -

One of America's oldest zoological gardens, the Lincoln Park Zoo is just north of downtown Chicago in Lincoln Park. A leader in wildlife conservation, the zoo features such interesting animals as lowland gorillas and black rhinoceroses. AND IT'S FREE ! For more information, visit www.lpzoo.com.

John Hancock Observatory -

Get a truly bird's-eye view of Chicago 94 stories up at the Chicago John Hancock Observatory. There's no glass separating you from the Magnificent Mile below but a high-strength stainless steel screen that allows you to feel the Windy City's mighty breeze in your hair. For more information, visit www.hancockobservatory.com.