Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon returns to the city on Sunday, October 9. Although it’s too late to register to run it, there’s still plenty of time to make plans to attend the big event!

 

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Around 45,000 people will run the 26.2 miles around the city, and there are great tourist spots to check out the runners – from Chinatown and Lincoln Park to Millennium Park! There’s no better way to get into the Chicago spirit than by attending one of the city’s biggest events! The best part is, the event falls in the beginning of October – so we almost always have beautiful weather!

The race kicks off Sunday at 8am.

To find more information about the race, visit the Chicago Marathon’s website and check out this article from TimeOut Chicago.

 

October Events in Chicago

While the majority of Chicagoans are still mourning the passing of summer, us at Hotel Felix are unbelievably excited to take advantage of the coming months to do a variety of fun activities!

October is a great month to visit Chicago because not only do we look beautiful during the fall, but because we have events ranging from Oktoberfest celebrations to haunted houses at Navy Pier. Here are some of our favorite events to check out in October.

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  1. Octoberfeast on 10/4 – try a ton of Chicago’s best foods at the Bottled Blonde in River North, and continuing to local restaurants with a food tour! The afterparty will take place at Untitled Supper Club.
  2. Bank of America Chicago Marathon on 10/9 – The Chicago marathon returns to our city on Sunday, October 9! Cheer on the hundreds of thousands of participants and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. The finish line will be located in Millennium Park – a perfect place for photo ops and fall activities!
  3. Chicago Museum Week from 10/13-10/23 – Check out the best of Chicago’s museums for a number of special guided tours, exhibits, and discounts!
  4. The Massacre Horror Movie Marathon on 10/22 – The Portage Theater in Portage Park will be showing classic horror movies for 24 hours straight! Advanced tickets only cost $20.

Check out more fun things to do during October in this TimeOut Chicago article.

Happy Fall!

Free Museum Days in Chicago this Fall

Just because the weather is cooling down in Chicago doesn’t mean that the fun doesn’t have to end!

Starting in September, there are a number of museums throughout the city offering free admission days to some of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. What better way to see Chicago in the fall than by checking out some of the best culture in America?

Adler Planetarium – October 10 (Columbus Day), November 11 (Veteran’s Day), December 3-9

Museum of Science and Industry – September 26-30, October 4-6, November 3, 10, December 1

Field Museum – October 2, 16, 30, 31, November 27, December 3, 4, 18

Shedd Aquarium – October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31. November 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

The Art Institute – Thursdays from 5-8pm year round

Check out more information via Thrillist!

Work Hard, Play Harder at Hotel Felix

Work Hard, Play Harder!

It’s important to never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life for yourself. At Hotel Felix, we understand proportions and why they are important to our guests – which is why we created a fantastic deal for you!

Book our “Work Hard, Play Harder”* promotion now! Stay Sunday through Thursday for three nights and get 25% of our Best Available Rates on the third night of your stay.

Life is too short to worry about the small things and it’s important to take time for yourself! Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit to Chicago.

Buckingham Fountain and Skyline

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Happy travels!