Ahh summertime…as the temperature rises in the Windy City so does the popularity of soaking up the summer sun and getting outside while it’s here. With the music scene going full force and tons of cultural, arts and food festivals all over town, Chicago is hoppin! With the Cubs playing at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park, there’s always a game to catch, too. The summer of 2014 in Chicago holds a few jems for Chicagoans as well as travelers all over the midwest. Lollapalooza, the Chicago Air & Water Show, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and the Chicago Jazz Festival all take Chicago by storm this summer, so grab your tickets then make your hotel reservations at one of the four Burr Ridge Hotels before the last-minute summertime rush! Don’t fight the downtown traffic and spend big bucks on downtown hotel rooms. These hotels are conveniently located in the upscale, suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge at the I-55 and County Line Road intersection, ½ mile south of I-294 — a straight shot from the city. Choose from the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica or Quality Inn & Suites.
Lollapalooza! The magical combination of twelve letters that drive heavy metal, alternative rock, punk rock and hip hop fans nuts. The weekend long festival held at Grant Park August 1st-3rd attracts fans from across the nation to this one-of-a-kind eclectic event. The event provides and showcases music from headlining bands such as Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon and Calvin Harris as well as many up-and-coming artists such as Cage the Elephant, Iggy Azalea and Rebelution. Lollapalooza has been held in Grant Park since 2003 and fans definitely do not see it stopping anytime soon. You’re lucky if you’ve got tickets in hand for this sizzling summer event!
Fighter jets and skydivers have been performing dangerous daredevil routines over Lake Michigan since the summer of 1959! Whether you’re an avid onlooker and attendee each year or a just thought you would check something new out this summer, the Chicago Air & Water Show continues to amaze Chicagoans as well as visitors from around the midwest. The show returns to the Lake Michigan waterfront August 16th and 17th and is fun for the whole family! And the best part is…it’s totally free!
Want to relive the good old days and reminisce this summer? Check out Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at the United Center August 23rd. Jam and rock out to “I Won’t Back Down” and “American Girl” with thousands of your closest friends as Steve Winwood guest performs. If you don’t already have tickets, hurry, because they’re almost gone!
If rock and roll isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Chicago has something for you too! The Chicago Jazz Festival returns August 28-31st at the Cultural Center in Millenium Park. Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition promoting awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Visit http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/ to read featured artist bios and check out the Neighborhood Nights concert schedule. You won’t believe that it’s totally free!
Whether you’re planning a summer vacation to Chicago or checking out a spur-of-the-moment concert or event in the Chicago area, the four hotels in Burr Ridge continue to provide safe and comfortable upscale lodging just outside the city. Each of the four hotels located in Burr Ridge (about 18 miles from Downtown Chicago) will provide you and your family and friends a convenient and money saving place to stay. Whether you’re checking out Tom Petty or the Chicago Air & Water Show or just passing through Chicago on the way to another destination, Burr Ridge is your best options for convenient and comfortable accommodations. Free parking, fantastic restaurants, and just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown, what’s not to love?