"When NOT to go to Chicago" Top 5 Page for this destination Chicago Favorite Tip by Dabs

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Favorite thing: For starters there's the entire month of February-it's really, really cold, all of the fluffy white snow has turned gray, there's salt covering everything, Chicagoans are becoming very cranky being cooped up indoors, do I really need to say anything more? But beyond that you might also avoid these unless you are a participant:

Chicago Marathon weekend-hotels are expensive, restaurants will be packed, streets will be closed, usually the 1st or 2nd Sunday in October

Major conventions-here are a couple of good websites to check out, don't worry about the 500 person ones or the ones at the Donald Stephens center in Rosemont, but if there are 20,000 people converging on Chicago, you might consider another weekend because hotel prices will skyrocket and dinner/theater reservations much harder to get

Convention Calendar from Choose Chicago

Convention Calendar from Chicago Traveler

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2012
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