Choose Chicago Takes the Gold as Best Midwest City CVB

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ChicagoPlanners voted, and Choose Chicago was given the accolade of Best Central/Midwest US CVB/DMO & Planner Support in our esteemed Visionary Awards.

Here are three must-do experiences for Chicago events that Choose Chicago can easily arrange.

Chicago Food Planet Tours

One-of-a-kind specialty food stores and ethnic eateries are on the agenda with this experience in the Wicker Park area. Whether authentic falafel, shawarma and baba ghanoush at Sultan’s Market or Argentinian empanadas, special sauces and fernet (a bitter liquor) at 5411, the progressive dinner offers a sublime taste of the city, whose multicultural vibe dates back to The World’s Fair of 1893.

77 neighborhoods

Chicago has 77 neighborhoods each with their own vibe. Architectural sites abound, whether Frank Lloyd Wright designs in Beverly and Hyde Park or the Victorian mansions throughout Old Town and Wicker Park. For a taste of Chicago’s ethnic flavors, immerse groups in the food and culture in Chinatown and Greektown, or the Puerto Rican community of Humboldt Park. The North Side neighborhoods, meanwhile, have a mix of comedy clubs, including Zanies and the famed Second City in Old Town.

Cultural Immersion

Exhibits at the recently opened Chicago Architecture Center, overlooking the Chicago River and Michigan Avenue Bridge, focuses on the city’s architectural legacy. The popular Chicago Cultural Center offers free music, dance and theater events while the Wabash Arts Corridor has a style all its own. A reclaimed area spanning from Van Buren to Roosevelt, this “living urban canvas” features dozens of large-scale mural installations and collaborative projects.

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