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Everyone says they're close to downtown sights like the Mag Mile, but have they done the math? We have - and we conclude that the giant marshmallow guy from Ghostbusters could hit the Avenue in about 3 steps. We're so close in fact, on some days it's difficult to show up for work! We're smack in the middle of River North - home to hundreds of Chicago's hippest eateries, night spots, and sights.
Chicago Classics
Chicago Classics
Chicago Classics
Nothing beats the classics. Get a true taste of Chicago at world-famous sights like the Willis Tower, Navy Pier or Lincoln Park Zoo.
ACME Insider, Illinois
ACME Insider
ACME Insider
Get the skinny on the city's best music venues, performances and hotspots, and experience Chi-Town like a Chicago insider.
There are hundreds of things to do in a city as vast and cultural as Chicago . . . Sure - you should take a minute to see the usual suspects, but here, we like to curate a custom list of happenings we think our guests specifically might truly dig, but may not be as widely publicized. Need more? Simply ask. Now get out there and enjoy the city!  

Now
"batta, batta, batta, SWING!" Baseball season has begun and the World Champion CHICAGO CUBS are in the house! Check their schedule and get to the Chi - even if you don't score tickets - there's plenty of fist-bumping and high-fiving to be had on game days at like a gazillion sports pubs in Wrigleyville and around the city. 

Now - July 30
Love the Rolling Stones as much as we do? Then find your self at the Rolling Stones Exhibit at Navy Pier. Billboard called it "an enthralling look at decades of rock history that even diehards can learn from." Need we say more?

Now - Sept 4
Tattoo at the Field Museum is so hot it was just extended to September. Learn about the history of ink, and meet some of the most renown tattoo artists around. Maybe you'll be inspired to get some ink of your own . . .

July 7 - July 9
Get to West Fest for the latest and greatest of this boss neighborhood! Art - food - drink - what more could you ask for? 

July 14 - July 16
Forbes called it one of the best BBQ events anywhere, and the NYT called it the 7th Best Festival to visit in the World . . . and we totally agree! The Windy City Smokeout is all about the best BBQ, the best Bands and the best Beer . . . it's kinda like our our version of Heaven . . . And it's right in our own backyard . . . 

July 17
If you're looking to keep the experience exceptional, but turn down the volume a touch, check out James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt at Wrigley Field. This man's talent transcends many generations and many genres . . . Check it out!

July 18 - July 20
One of the biggest music weekends of the year happens at Union Park when Pitch Fork Music Festival unloads multiple bands for multiple days for multiple good times for all! The stages are going to rock this year, so go early and go often! 

Aug 1 - Aug 3
Hopefully you've already got your tickets for the music event of the year! Because Lollapalooza hits town for 4 days only and you just, um, can't miss it! Blink 182, Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse . . . Need we say more? 

Aug 11, Aug 24, Aug 25
Billy Joel, Green Day and Lady Gaga, in that order . . .  If you've never seen a show at teh friendly confines, make it a point THIS year . . . Great talent in one of the greatest places on earth . . . (sure, we might be biased) . . .

Aug 11
As if one brilliant show on the north side of the 312, we've got Cold Play playing to the South at Soldier Field . . . You can't lose with either choice . . .! 

Check out our curated list of cool attractions

  • 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 love to eat as much as we do, you've gotta check this place out, just moments around the corner. 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. It's a bustling Italian marketplace that offers some of the freshest fare and authentic Italian foods around. Foodies won't want to pass it up.
  • 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!