Chicago Getaway’s

We know life in the city can be exhausting and when you have toured every tourist attraction with every single visiting relative, it can get kind of boring. We took the pleasure of mapping out fun locations around Chicago that can make for a great weekend getaway!

Wisconsin’s Indoor Waterparks

Travel Time: Under 4 Hours

Kalahari Indoor Resort

Grab your suits and hit one of America’s largest indoor waterparks, the 125,000-square-foot park at Kalahari Resorts.

Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin

Scale back a little at the 76,000-square-foot Great Wolf Lodge, where the “Fort Mackenzie” attraction is a don’t-miss, thanks to 12 levels of treehouse outfitted with suspension bridges and water games.

Wilderness Resort & Waterpark

With indoor-outdoor waterparks, golf, dining, and a spa to unwind in, this resort has it all in one facility—including groceries.

Grand Harbor Resort

The location provides views of the Mississippi, access to downtown Dubuque, and Iowa’s first themed indoor water park.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 

Travel Time: Under 6 Hours

Norway Mountain

Hit the slopes on one of 17 trails; trek the 1.8-mile mountaintop snowshoe trail or challenge yourself with jumps and a quarter-pipe.

Iron Mountain Iron Mine

Experience iron mining in an underground train tour of 2,600 feet of drifts and tunnels—400 feet below the surface.

Pine Mountain Golf & Ski Resort

The skier-friendly property offers quaint rooms and slope-side fireplace condos.

Exploring Mississippi in Dubuque

Travel Time: Under 4 Hours

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Touch pools, gators, otters, and nature trails spotlight Mississippi River wildlife.

Celebration River Cruises

Take in America’s second-longest waterway on a deluxe 800-passenger riverboat—short and full-day excursions are narrated, and dinner cruises are available.
I will keep you’ll posted on new travel destinations in the future. Please comment below if you have attended these places below, I would love to read your experiences. 

2014 Chicago Air & Water Show

This weekend Chicagoans and visitors get to experience the Air and Water Show on North Ave Beach! The event is the largest free air and water show in all of the US.
The show first started in 1959 and was called the Lakeshore Park Air and Water Show and was put together for Family Day. Family Day took place for a summer day camp program run in the Chicago Park District. The budget for the event was only $88, and the show featured a Coast Guard Air Sea Rescue demonstration, water skiers, a water ballet, games and a diving competition. In later year the event moved to two days a week and even moved locations to North Ave Beach being their focal point.

This year the Chicago Air and Water Show celebrate 55 years! Audience numbers reach 2.2 million annually making the Chicago Air & Water Show the largest.

This year the list of sponsors are quite impressive. There are many bigwig companies. Check out the list below!
                Shell Oil Products (Presenting Sponsor)
                The Boeing Company
                ABC 7 Chicago
                Chicago Tribune
                WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM
                American Airlines
                Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
                Bud Light
                Pepsi
                Aquafina
                Visit Pensacola
                Prilosec OTC
                LaGrou Distribution System
                M*M Graphics
                Chicago Transit Authority
                Communications Direct
                Gallo Wines
                Metra
The Events start August 16, 2014 – August 15, 2014 between 10AM-3PM


If you are going to the event please post pictures on Twitter and tag @PercipiaNetworks so we can share the experience!

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