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Benihana – Celebrating their 55th Anniversary and Reasons we Crave it year after year!

If you are traveling to Chicago, or are fortunate to live in this beautiful city, there’s a hot spot celebrating their 55th Anniversary in the restaurant industry. Benihana Chicago offers great food, entertainment and fun located along the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Benihana Chicago, located in the iconic John Hancock building, features a sushi bar, cocktail
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Catch the Spirit at the Art Institute’s Holiday Themed Thorne Rooms

In 2014, Trip Advisor rated the Art Institute as the #1 museum in the world! That’s a pretty impressive accolade and one visit to the museum will show you why it’s loved by so many.
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Families Connect the Educational Dots at the Field Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is a welcoming, family friendly destination any time of year. The bonus of doing our show in our home town is that we can invite friends and family to join us!
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Christmas Around the World at Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry

Imagine walking into a forest of pine trees completely decorated from top to bottom and inspired by the many ethnic neighborhoods in Chicago. Well, you can experience just that with your family during the holiday season at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago!
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Chicago Style Pizza: the Secret of Deep Dish

The best part about filming at a restaurant is that the crew usually gets to sample the food! It is definitely one of our favorite perks of the job, especially because our crew is made up of a bunch of foodies!
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Blow through the Windy City on these Tours

The weather was perfect, but we wished we had brought light jackets with was chilly out on the water! There were a lot of tourists on the boat that night and they were snapping pictures of us while we were filming.
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Monkeys, Giraffes and Orangutans Oh My!

We actually filmed at Lincoln Park Zoo a couple of times because there is SO much to see and do there. The fact that this incredible zoo is in the middle of the city is pretty cool on it’s own, but it’s also FREE!
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Play Ball at Wrigley Field

My cousins are HUGE Chicago Cubs fans so it was such a blast to share the behind the scenes tour with them! We were all so impressed by how much visitors were able to experience during the tour such as going into the locker rooms and sitting in the press box.
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Windy City Activities for Kids!

The Emerald City Theatre was packed! We were so fortunate to sit next to Sara Ochoa-Youngblood, one of the leading bloggers in the Chicagoland area.
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Magnificent Mile of Shopping – Chicago

Michigan Avenue Shopping Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Il 60611   Our Experience While On Set We always try to be respectful when we are filming so we don’t get in the way of other visitors.  Well, on Michigan Avenue, there is always a lot of hustle and bustle so filming was a challenge for our Director of
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Room like a Chicagoan

When researching hotels that are family friendly, we were surprised at the long list of kid pleasing amenities at the Four Seasons. First of all, there is an ice cream cart that can come to your room and offer ALL the fixins!
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