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Chicago’s New Hideaway Hotels

Chicago has long lacked a luxurious hideaway hotel. But a number of boutique properties have opened since our last stay, so we returned with high hopes.

Where the Magic Happens in Chicago

The Chicago Magic Lounge, a launderette turned stylish cocktail bar and theater, is a worthy stop in the Andersonville neighborhood.

In Chicago, Food Trucks Are Out, Food Halls Are In

City regulations have mostly prohibited food trucks in Chicago. The city has responded by opening numerous indoor food halls. Here are three new ones downtown.

6 Excellent Taprooms in America's Beer Capital

Chicago currently has more breweries than any other city in the U.S., with some 167 in the metro area. Here are six near Ravenswood Avenue that are excellent.

Video: Sophy Hyde Park, a Chicago Hideaway

On a recent trip to Chicago, our editor hoped to find a hideaway that we could recommend. Here is video of the hotel he recommends there: the Sophy Hyde Park.

Gladden Private Island: The Ultimate Refuge, in Belize

A 30-minute helicopter ride from Belize City is the newly opened Gladden Private Island, a 3,000-square-foot refuge offering 100 percent privacy for one couple.

A Perfect Day In... Chicago's Hyde Park

This daylong itinerary in Chicago's Hyde Park is a fun alternative to downtown, with recommendations of important South Side attractions.

Three Favorite Small Museums in Chicago's Hyde Park

On this visit to Hyde Park, on Chicago's South Side, we skipped over the Museum of Science and Industry and visited three lesser-known gems.

Chicago's Best New Restaurants

A few excellent restaurants in Chicago may have closed, but the vacuum is quickly being filled. Here are 8 new additions to the Windy City dining scene.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Chicago

Determined to find a hideaway in Chicago, our editor booked a trip there. After a few stays in various hotels, only one made the grade: the Sophy Hyde Park.

Letter From the Editor: February 2019

This month we feature two contrasting locations: Transylvania in the heart of Romania, and Chicago, in the heart of the Midwest.