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Chicago as one of the busiest cities in America has a lively scene of art, culture, fine dining, and events to explore around town at all times of the year. There are many visitors (thousands daily) who routinely flock to this grand city for vacation, so it’s important sometimes to schedule the things you want to do well in advance, especially if they require purchasing tickets for a certain activity. This includes some restaurants, theater, sporting, and concert events. You do not want to wait until the last minute to secure your tickets, because you will often time be left in the cold with a show already being sold out. So in order to catch that play of your dreams, ultimate concert, or even ordering a limo service for a night on the town you are going to want to reserve now for the best in availability.

 

Restaurants For a Once In a Lifetime Meal

   Some restaurants require that you buy tickets in advance for some meals that are multiple courses of a chef’s chosen menu. This includes Grant Achatz, Alinea in Lincoln Park. This experience is like nothing you have ever eaten before. You’ll be amazed at what this young chef can do with a simple soup. It’s basically gastronomics at it’s most scientific and delicious. You do need to absolutely reserve a table, pre-pay, and schedule your meal well in advance since this is a popular destination site for foodies around the globe.
Another chic joint that requires a reservation months in advance is Nomi Restaurant at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago. This is one of the hot spots in Chicago with sweeping views of Lake Magician and an open kitchen where you can watch the talented chefs create food magic making your meal. The food is delightful, a combination of American classics, and sushi to tickle your tastebuds. Don’t miss the Foie Gras and Chicken LIver Mousse to start with the Slow Roasted Duck Breast and side of Crispy Brussel Sprouts.
The Sixteen Restaurant located in the Trump Tower Hotel and Residences is a dining experience you are going to want to have if you truly love an elegant meal. The presentation of this place is stylish and bold. French inspired fine dining with an extensive menu, and an excellent champagne brunch on Sundays. This is the spot to go if you want to impress your future in-laws. This is not an ala carte place, you do have to order the tasting menu which will allow you to experience everything the restaurant and the chef’s vision has to offer. A highlight is the Scallop Blossom with Sake Cream Sauce, or the Madagascar Vanilla Cheesecake with Pickled Banana and Sesame Shortbread for dessert. Scrumptious!


The Theater Scene is Hopping

  The theater scene in Chicago is probably as good, if not better than Broadway in New York City. It’s electric, and has something for everyone to enjoy. From the wee little ones who will enjoy a production geared towards them such as Beauty and The Beast, or shows that appeal to a more sophisticated generation.
The various theaters house traveling big productions as well a local fare. So no matter what kind of show you want to see, it’s happening in Chicago. Some of the most popular theaters in the district are the Chicago Theater, The Oriental Theater, and the Cadillac Theater. They all house a different number of seating capacities, but are all unique in their own way in the Loop District of downtown.
The historical significance of each theater is rich with details that date back to the late 1800’s. Many of these old school theaters have been renovated in modern times, but still hold cultural significance that is alive and well. If you are going to be visiting the Chicago area on vacation this is an activity you want to plan on doing at least one night of your trip. You can also check out a matinee on the weekend, which can be a more affordable option for larger families. For some shows that are upcoming like Hamilton, The Book Of Mormon, and Blue Man Group you are going to want to secure your tickets well in advance to get the best seat selection possible. The Lion King, Jersey Boys, and of course any production of Chicago is going to be a hot ticket anytime these shows come to town.


Concerts and Sport Events

  Some other events that you want to snag seats early to is various concerts, and sporting events. Some upcoming shows that will sell out quickly this year are Adele, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen. Everyone is geared up to see “the Boss” in one of his epic tours.
For sports the options are many in professional sports teams that will introduce you to what real fans are like. Chicago residents are die hard about their sports teams, so get your tickets early because the amount of tickets that already go towards season ticket holders is extreme. This is especially true of the Bulls in the NBA, and the Cubs for the MLB season. Although hockey and soccer are popular here too with the Blackhawks and the Chicago Fire showcasing their mad sports skills. There is nothing better than a hot dog, a beer, and a bleacher seat in the famous Cubs Stadium, Wrigley Field. This is a historical place that is on everyone’s list of must see ballparks in America.

   Planning a trip in advance to Chicago for vacation you are going to want to make a great list of all the cool thing you want to see and do. This is especially true if you are traveling there with your family or a group of friends. Get everyone on the same page of seeing some of the biggest and best events. Don’t make the mistake of not buying tickets well in advance of all these activities. That way you will be able to make the most out of any of your time in this highly entertaining town.

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