Slide through the City

What better way is there to cool down from the Chicago city heat than to cool off on a giant water slide?

This weekend, Slide the City is bringing their massive water slide to Montrose Beach right here in Chicago. On July 30, participants who are 5 years of age and up can visit Cricket Hill to ride this gigantic water slide.


Photo Credit via Slide the City’s Website.

The slide will be open from 10am to 6pm and there will be food trucks there as well as plenty of music to keep the party going.

We love this event because those at “Slide the City” are environmentally-conscious thinkers, like us, and even have more information on water sustainability on their website. The slide is built for the water to be recirculated throughout the day.

To purchase tickets, click here. Move quickly, because the event is almost sold out!

In the meantime, check out all the fun in the following video:

How to Explore Lake Michigan This Summer

Chicago is a beautiful city to visit in the summer – following are suggestions on what to do in the Windy City.

The gorgeous (albeit hot) weather in Chicago continues! What many might not know is that Chicago is called the “third coast.” And for good reason – we have the wonderful Lake Michigan that’s accessible for all and just steps away from our hotel. With beautiful weather all summer long, there are a number of great activities to do during the warmest months of the year on the lakefront.

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The Chicago Air and Water Show returns this summer on August 20 and 21. Watch from the beach or from a boat and you’re guaranteed to get some great views of the military and civilian pilots. Or, simply walk around downtown Chicago during the Air & Water Show days and you’re bound to see some exciting jets zooming overhead.

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The 18-mile Lakefront Trail is a great way to see the city, get some fresh air, and exercise all at the same time. The trail starts in Edgewater and ends in Jackson Park on 71st Street. There are a number of parks, beaches and museums along the way that you can visit. Be sure to check out their individual websites to learn their hours and costs.

We encourage travelers and Chicagoans alike to take advantage of the beautiful weather in Chicago during the summer, because it won’t last forever.

If you visit Chicago this summer, let us know what attractions and restaurants you visit – we’d love to hear from you!

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Museums to Visit in Chicago

Chicago is home to a variety of arts, culture and music. We have a number of amazing museums that are famous worldwide. If you’ve visited our hotel before, you know we’re a fan of the arts. We even have three sustainable art sculptures outsider our hotel to greet our guests.

This is "Madeline," one of the three sustainable sculptures outside our hotel.
This is “Madeline,” one of the three sustainable sculptures outside our hotel.

Following are a few recommendations, all of which are close to our hotel if you’re staying with us.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is less than half a mile away from our hotel. The address is 220 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. The MOCA is continuously updated with different exhibitions and a variety of events that take place throughout the museum. There are also free guided tours daily.

Admission is free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents and the suggested admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information, check out their website.

The Art Institute of Chicago has been voted the number 1 musuem in the world and the opportunity to visit shouldn’t be missed! It’s located at 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603. Admission for adults is $25 and $19 for students and seniors. Plus, Illinois residents can get in for free on Thursdays from 5-8 pm.

We hope you take advantage of these amazing exhibits throughout the city.

Please note – prices are subject to change. Please contact the museum directly for an update.

A Visit from Guys Gab

Sujeet Patel is a writer for the popular blog Guys Gab, and we were lucky enough to have him visit us last month after spending a few days in the city for Chicago.

Sujeet had some great things to say about our hotel from the moment he walked into the front doors:

“When entering the Hotel Felix lobby, you’re greeted by a ceiling-high mosaic of logs, water pond, and delicate orbs floating over a fireplace. These elements not only create a calming atmosphere throughout the hotel, but they also symbolize an “earth, wind, fire, and water” theme that embodies their commitment to being green,” he writes.

He also commented on our location to a number of great restaurants, shopping and nightlife:

“There are lots of great restaurants to choose from, the Magnificent Mile and other attractions are just a few blocks away, and the night life is pretty sweet, with plenty of clubs, bars and lounges to choose from!”

To read more about his stay at our hotel, click here.

Check out some photos that he took during his stay:

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We hope Sujeet’s kind words have convinced you to plan a visit to our hotel soon!