Explore Chicago: Eat, Play, Love Our Neighborhoods

Discover Chicago; a city with distinct architecture, character, and charming neighborhoods with a new travel guide by Award-Winning Travel Writer  Alan Solomon.

Alan takes you on a personal journey through Chicago Neighborhoods so you can experience the city like a local. Published by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Office of Tourism; Explore Chicago: Eat, Play, Love Our Neighborhoods is available to download as an free e-book or for purchase in a soft-cover format.

“With this book as a guide, there is no limit to what visitors and residents can discover about all the wonderful people and places in Chicago’s dynamic neighborhoods,” said Dorothy Coyle, Director, Chicago Office of Tourism. “From Rogers Park to Hegewisch, Austin to Pilsen, and everywhere in between, Explore Chicago: Eat, Play, Love Our Neighborhoods captures the vibrant spirit of each of Chicago’s distinct communities. It is the perfect resource for any resident, visitor or fan of Chicago. Even lifelong residents might discover a hidden gem right in their own backyard.”

Exploring Chicago Neighborhood's With Alan Solomon

This unique travel guide features more than 2000 sites and attractions that reveal the rich history and diverse character of each of Chicago’s 77 communities. The best part of Explore Chicago: Eat, Play, Love Our Neighborhoods are the intriguing and often overlooked destinations, which Alan explores in his engaging essays. Not only is Alan a award winning-journalist, but he is also a life-long Chicagoan, so he knows what he's talking about when it comes to exploring the best the city has to offer. And, the book complements significantly enhanced content about Chicago neighborhoods, which can be found at the city’s official tourism website, www.ExploreChicago.org.

Before setting off on his journey around the city, the Chicago Office of Tourism research teams scoured every community in search of restaurants, shops, landmarks and other one-of-a-kind attractions. Then Alan followed up on their suggestions by visiting each neighborhood, going off the beaten path and into the heart of the community to capture its unique essence and flavor. You'll find out what he has discovered as you read the series of lively essays featured in this illustrated e-book that can be downloaded for FREE.

Explore Chicago: Eat, Play, Love Our Neighborhoods can be downloaded for free on www.lulu.com to an electronic reader such as a Sony Reader and as a pdf to view on an iPhone, iPad, and personal computer. It is available for download to a Kindle from www.ExploreChicago.org or to an iPhone or iPad from the iBooks library.

You'll also find comprehensive event listings; multi-media content, including audio tours, podcasts and an itinerary builder; a virtual visitor center with downloadable brochures, maps and resources for international travelers; and stunning photographs showcasing the city’s best assets. It also features Life by the Lake, a Flickr photo journal series where Chicago-based photographers explore the city and post their photos, and Insider Profiles of Chicagoans who share their favorite things to see and do in the city.

Plan Your Getaway To Chicago

To plan your visit to Chicago, and find local events, attractions, and more to do on your trip go to the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau online at www.choosechicago.com.

For information on Illinois destinations, events and attractions contact the Illinois Bureau of Tourism at: 1-800-2CONNECT, or online at www.enjoyillinois.com.

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