CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - Today, ChicagoTraveler.com (www.chicagotraveler.com), Chicago's top travel and tourism guide, announced its list of top things to do this June 2014 in Chicago. Visitors can experience a variety of weekend long festivals and events as well as day-long excursions by boat, bike, or foot. Whether visitors are looking for a relaxing vacation where they can put their feet up, or one with non-stop activities, Chicago is a great place to visit.
10 Great Things to Do in the Windy City:
1 - Chicago Jewish Festival: On Sunday June 8th will be the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival. Tens of thousands of people attend the Chicago Jewish Festival each year and the festival will feature food, entertainment, and fun! Over 120 businesses in the greater Chicago area sponsor the event and with over 30 years of history, the festival is sure to be a blast. More info: http://www.jewishfestival.org/
2 - Chicago Blues Festival: One very exciting but very wallet-friendly event this summer is the Chicago Blues Festival. Since 1984, the Chicago Blues Festival has given millions of people the ability to see great blues musicians. This year, the event culminates the weekend of June 13th-15th with multiple stages featuring live music all weekend long. Even better, all of the events are free! Visitors just need to pay for parking. More info: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/chicago-blues-festival.html
3 - Father's Day in Chicago: What better way to celebrate Father's Day than charter a sailboat on Lake Michigan? Visitors can spend hours touring the Chicago shoreline and sailing on the open water. Various chartering companies local to the Chicago area have fleets of boats and allow visitors to charter a boat to sail themselves, take classes to learn how to sail, and even hire one of the company's captains to sail the boat. Spending a day on the open water with family is a great way to explore Lake Michigan and see Chicago. Or book a tour on one of Chicago's unforgettable boat tours. Find a full list of boat tours here: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/boat_tours.htm
4 - Six Corners BBQ Fest: At the Six Corners BBQ Fest, there will be no shortage of delicious food. From June 14th-15th, visitors can enjoy the best BBQ that Chicago has to offer. Named after the intersection at Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue, the festival will feature tasty BBQ, live entertainment, a cook-off, and much more. What better weekend for a BBQ festival than Father's Day weekend? More info: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/six-corners-BBQ-fest
5 - Windy City Burlesque Fest: From June 18th-22nd, the 4th annual Windy City Burlesque Fest will feature many burlesque theatrical performers. There will be six evening performances and the festival features headliners Iva Handfull, Russell Bruner, and Jeez Loueez. Tickets can be acquired for a single show or an all-weekend pass can be purchased with a steep discount. Visitors interested in theater or who are looking for a unique and fun experience can purchase tickets online.
6 - Chicago Pride Fest: The Chicago Pride Fest will be taking place the same weekend as the Windy City Burlesque Fest, from June 21st-22nd. All day Saturday and Sunday and running into the night, performers and events will be taking place at two separate stages. June is Pride Month and for the 14th year Chicago Pride Fest will celebrate the LGBTQ community from Chicago and beyond. The Pride Parade is the following weekend, on June 29. Parade info: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/pride-parade-chicago
7 - Boat Tours: There are many boat tours that take visitors down the Chicago River or along the shorelines of Lake Michigan. Some of them feature a full days worth of food and attractions, while others are shorter trips that explore historical Chicago architecture or other aspects of Chicago. These are great options to see the city from a different perspective and relax at the same time. More info: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/boat_tours.htm
8 - Watersports: Chicago sits on the west shoreline of Lake Michigan and visitors can explore the lake and shoreline by kayak as well as participate in other water sports such as water-skiing and paddle-boarding. These take place both along the shoreline and on the Chicago River. Visitors explore Chicago in this fun and active way all summer.
9 - Bike Tour: Bobby's Bike Hike offers a variety of cycling and walking tours throughout Chicago. Visitors can rent a bike to join one of their tours, bring their own bike, or even join one of the walking tours. Bobby's Bike Hike organizes many events every month that include expert and novice cyclists. The most events occur in the summer due to the nicer weather, and these events are perfect ways to explore the city with visitors and locals alike. One event offered every last Friday of the month is co-sponsored with Chicago Critical Mass. This bike ride starts at 5:30pm every Friday evening. More info: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/tour-chicago-by-bike.htm
10 - Eat out: Checking out the restaurant scene in Chicago is something visitors make sure to do. One restaurant visitors do not want to miss is Tre Soldi, a quality Italian hotspot that serves popular Italian dishes that bring traditional Italian recipes to Chicago. Tre Soldi has a patio, so come bask in the warm Chicago sun this June and enjoy a delicious bite. Chicago is also famous for its Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas and there are many good eateries that offer their own variants on the dish such as Pequod's Pizza, Balena, and Bricks Chicago.
Chicago is one of the top vacation destinations in America famous for its unique character, annual events, popular foods, and architecture top sports teams. ChicagoTraveler.com guides travelers to all the best things to do, top places to eat and deals on the best places to stay in Chicago.