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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.
  
April 24 - 25
Ok . ..  so our LOVE OF BACON isn't so secret . . . . and if you love it too, you've gotta GET to BaconFest 2014!!! Chefs Makin' Bacon . . . we're speechless! nom - nom - nom. By the way, the fact that ACME is the OFFICIAL HOTEL of BaconFest has nothing to do with this endorsement - that's how deep our passion goes for this national treasure of MEAT!
 
April 25
Did someone say Whiskey, and Fest in the same sentence? Um, yea! The Whiskey Fest takes place April 25 where master distillers pour and teach about 300 whiskeys. Think of it as an educational event. Get refined!
 
April 24 - 27
If you're a fan of new and classic comics, and all things pop culture, check out the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. There's lots of cool stuff to add to your collection . . . . 
 
May 2 - 4
Vogue . . . Vogue . . . Vogue . . . Randolph Street Market is back at it again with the Modern Vintage Chicago sale. Cool music, and featured fashion from 75 vendors . . . Some of the best views of the city too. Check it. 
 
May 5 
You don't have to go to Cabo to feel the spirit of Cinco De Mayo . . . Parties abound for this annual celebration with every mexican restaurants serving up yummy margarita's, cervesa, and authentic mexican eats. There's also the Cinco de Mayo Festival in Little Village. Ay Carumba.
 
May 8
In the mood for tunes? One night only, check out Straight No Chaser at the Rialto Theatre . . . Groovy listening! Lot's more concerts are lined up for the summer too, in the parks, the theaters, arena's, and Wrigley! . . . Check back for updates!
 
May 15 - 25
It's Chicago Craft Beer Week . . . Nuf' said. Chicago neighborhood bars rally to feature their craft beers in this weeklong celebration of what we call beer individuality! This is so big, there's even a map! Love beer? This is for you.
 
May 25
There's nothing sweeter than the summer wind in your hair, the sparkling Lake Michigan at your side, and Chicago's lustrous skyscrapers beckoning above. Get your wheels ready and join the Bike the Drive event - it's the only time you won't have city busses or pesky cabbies on your tail!
 
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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. 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! 

Here's a bunch of cool, different stuff to do in Chicago year-round - some of our favorites!

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. http://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