Fall brings cooler weather, which means you can enjoy a day outside without the sweltering heat of summer. We’ve compiled a list of all the fun things to do in Chicago to get you out of the house and into those giant piles of leaves that were made for jumping into. Plus, getting outside and enjoying fall is the best way to spend your weekend Happy, Naturally.
While the official start of fall isn’t until Friday, Sept. 22, we’re definitely in the fall mindset! We are seeing the leaves start to change, the temperature is slowly dropping and we’re making the change from iced to hot coffee.
A lot of people say that Chicago is the best in the summertime, but we think that it’s just as fabulous during the fall! Time Out Chicago has compiled a great list of things to do in Chicago this fall and we’re excited to share our favorites. To read the post in its entirety, click here.
The Chicago Humanities Festival – This year’s fall fest includes a huge variety of talented thinkers, innovators, and creators who will be leading discusses around the theme of “belief.” Some highlights are writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Soloway, Al Gore and more. Click here to visit The CHF website.
Football Season – Who doesn’t love a good football match at Soldier Field? We love supporting Chicago sports teams, and The Bears is no exception. Plus, Soldier Field recently added a whopping 17 new food items on their menu, including crab salad, buffalo mac and cheese, steak tacos, and more. To see all of the new menu additions, click here.
Halloween – Here at Hotel Felix, we never think you’re too old to celebrate Halloween! There are plenty activities for kids, a ton of movie screenings, haunted houses, and plenty of local activities to visit throughout the Chicagoland area, like Six Flags Fright Fest, and a TON of corn mazes. See what else Time Out Chicago recommends doing to celebrate Halloween.
Are you ready to book your trip to Chicago this fall? Click here to stay with us!
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Another #WordlessWednesday is here and we’re excited to be spotlighting Scrappy the dog! Scrappy is located right outside of the front doors to our hotel and he’s definitely a fan favorite: who doesn’t love dogs?
We love being able to feature sustainable art throughout and outside of our hotel and Scrappy is a great addition to what makes our hotel unique and eco-friendly. Below are a few photos of Scrappy: be sure to snap your own photo during your next visit to our hotel and Chicago!
Happy #WordlessWednesday! In honor of making it through the first half of the week, we’re spotlighting Madeline – who is made of reclaimed and recycled materials! During your next visit to our hotel, be sure to snap a photo of her! If the wind is just right, her hat will spin!
We may be bias, but we think that our hotel’s River North location is one that can’t be beat! With our eco-friendly amenities and sustainable style, we think that a visit to our hotel and our beautiful city of Chicago would be an unforgettable one.
We were happy to see that Jenna Tracy – Life & Style Blogger of Cheers, J, enjoyed her recent stay with us! Not only was Jenna able to experience all that Chicago offers in the summer, but she had the opportunity to stay with us – calling our hotel “the perfect place to relax and recharge after a long day of exploring.”
If you’re looking for the chance to visit Chicago like a local, check out Jenna’s post on some of Chicago’s best kept secrets.
Below are some photos Jenna captured during her visit – we look mighty fine in the sunshine, don’t you think?
We are thrilled to share that our hotel was named one of the best eco-friendly hotels in America in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards!
We are happy to have received another green award and that we are being recognized for our hard work as an eco-friendly boutique hotel and will continue to pride ourselves in being Chicago’s first Silver LEED Certified hotel.
The nominees were selected by industry experts and editors from USA Today.
“We’re honored and thrilled to be recognized in USA Today’s Best Eco-Friendly Hotels. Our team works hard to reduce our carbon footprint to better the environment and community around us,” said George Jordan, our Area General Manager of Hotel Felix Chicago and Senior Vice President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts.
Here at Hotel Felix, we always pride ourselves on being the first eco-friendly hotel in Chicago with Silver LEED Certification, with special environmentally features like:
Low energy-use lighting
Enhanced energy management system
State-of-the-art electrical system
Low flow toilets
And most of all…reduced carbon footprint
We love when we are recognized for our work towards eco-friendly hospitality – which is why we are so excited so share that our hotel has been nominated in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest! The contest is promoted by USA Today and we are in the running for Best Eco-Friendly Hotel.
We would love your support in this contest. Ten seconds of your time to vote daily means a lot to us. Voting is open until 11:59 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Click here to cast your vote for us!
WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE THE BEST.
HELP US ACHIEVE THAT RECOGNITION.
The winners will be announced the following Friday, August 4th at 12:00pm EDT and later on USA Today.