Get your monetary groove on at Chicago's own Money Museum, housed where else but the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at 230 South LaSalle Street in Chicago's financial canyon. The depositary home to literally Billions of Dollars, the Federal Reserve is one of twelve banks that form the central banking system of the United States. The Money Museum offers great displays on the history of our currency and monetary system. Check out the money shredders that literally destroy $10 Million a year - and take some home as a souvenir. Check out what $1 Million in dollar bills looks like as a single cube of bills weighing in at over 2,000 pounds. Take your picture with a briefcase filled with a $1 Million . See how big $50,000 in coins can be.
Best part: the Money Museum is FREE.... as is that souvenir of shredded money amounting to hundreds of dollars of currency.
The Money Museum Site: https://www.chicagofed.org/education/money-museum/index
Most folks know that McDonalds had its origins in Illinois, but what about the King of Burger joints. Check out this story from Obscura:
Consider our common area and patio for your next event, party, wedding or meeting. We love to show off our garden and our adjoining common area can accommodate 50-60 guests. Best part is that you can cater it all yourself and avoid those hefty surcharges levied by most venues. Contact us for a tour.
The next scheduled Commencement exercises for Loyola University Chicago will be held May 3, May 5-8 and May 16, 2015, at the Lake Shore Campus. Need a close place to stay? Avoid the hassles of a downtown hotel and stay at our B&B - we are only a few blocks from Loyola's north campus. Book now! Rooms go fast.
Chicago is all about festivals, shows , fun and activities - especially in the summer and fall months. Check out this calendar of events. Come to Chicago and enjoy the summer and stay at House 5863, a neighborhood B&B in the heart of it all.
This article recently appeared in the New York Times and reading it should give you pause before selecting an Airbnb property as your lodging choice. The article details how a traveler to Argentina staying in an Airbnb property was attacked by the host's Rottweiler dog. That attacked left the guest seriously injured and also with little recourse. Airbnb offers no liability for properties outside the United States and the liability that it does offer here is only secondary. That means if you are injured due to some faulty condition at an Airbnb property you must first try to get recovery from the host's homeowners insurance. This will almost certainly entail a fight and likely denial of your claim because most homeowner's insurance carriers exclude coverage for property used for commercial purposes - like renting it out to paying guests.
Staying at a Bed & Breakfast is different as we are required to maintain commercial liability insurance to cover this exact scenario. Also, our property is inspected annually by the City of Chicago and our fire department in order to maintain our operating license. These are important measures which anyone renting an Airbnb property should consider. You must ask yourself if taking the risks to you or your family are worth the few dollars that you may save.
Having a slice tonite at Andersonville's newest pizza joint "Pie Hole". Great ingrediants from traditional to offbeat. Check it out at 5000 N Clark.
Chicago's Mag Mile has a new look. Yes, "planter heads" have arrived just in time for summer. Check em out if you are shopping Mag Mile.
We like em. What do you think?
Wicker Park's loss is Uptown's gain. Due to the closure of the Congress, the July 5 Marilyn Manson concert has been moved to the Riviera theater in Uptown.
Coming to the concert? Need a great place to stay? We are just blocks from the Riv and we have one room left. Join us!
We are so excited to hear that LA Fitness, a national gym chain, will be opening in Edgewater at 6101 N. Broadway. The gym will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood and give its proximity to our B&B will offer our guests a great opportunity to work out while traveling. We will be working with the gym to negotiate discounted day passes for guests at our inn. Stay tuned.
House 5863 is not your typical B&B. We are different. Here you will find no Victorian decor or rockers on a scenic porch. Rather, we are an urban, hip place to stay in the heart of Chicago's north side. Our style is contemporary comfort. Our rooms are clean, cool and most of all restive Our approach is more hands off than hands on. We focus on providing for all of your needs behind the scenes without disrupting your stay. Common areas are designed for casual living. The fully-equipped kitchen offers continental style breakfast with all the basics to allow you to serve yourself on your own schedule and at your own pace. Our garden and deck areas offer a quiet respite for relaxed joy.