Happy Halloween From Chicago Chick

Photo AND pumpkin carving by Stephanie Lynn

Photo AND pumpkin carving by Stephanie Lynn

It’s only natural that Chicago Chick carved a Chicago Cubs pumpkin. Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

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Wicked Wednesday: Haunted Seadog Speedboat Tours

Photo from beyondthepark.com

Photo from beyondthepark.com

Just one more day until Halloween! If you’re still looking for one last spooky thrill this October, head over to Navy Pier for a speedboat ride on the popular Seadog cruise.

A speedboat ride on Lake Michigan? What’s so scary about that?

It’s a haunted boat ride!

Join your ghoulish tour guide as you make your way along Lake Michigan, viewing Chicago’s spectacular skyline and bright city lights. But prepare to brace yourself as you experience “Chicago’s darker history with spine tingling tales of supernatural occurrences, moonlit mysteries, and infamous figures along the beautiful Chicago River,” the SeaDog website describes. Continue reading

Wicked Wednesday: The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier

Halloween is rapidly approaching, so if you’re looking to do something spooky in Chicago, head over to Navy Pier and step inside the Fear Haunted House.

This award-winning haunted house was rated one of Haunted Attraction Magazine‘s 25 Must See Haunts for 2009, and voted Chicago’s #1 haunted house in 2008, according to the Fear Haunted House website.

What kind of evil lurks in this house of horrors? You’ll encounter clowns, zombies, werewolves, vampires and other monsters that are hungry for your blood, and have no intention of letting you leave. Continue reading

Wicked Wednesday: Boo! at the Zoo

Photo from czs.org

Photo from czs.org

Maybe “wicked” isn’t the best word to describe this Halloween event, but it is sure put a smile on everyone’s face!

If you’re looking for a non-scary halloween adventure, grab your little pumpkins, and head over to Brookfield Zoo for Boo! at the Zoo, located just 20 minutes from the heart of Chicago,

Participate in the Halloween costume contest Photo from nwitimes.com

Participate in the Halloween costume contest
Photo from nwitimes.com

The Chicago Zoological Society sponsors this fun event the last two weekends of October each year to provide families with some Halloween fun. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 18, 19, 26 and 27, visit the Brookfield Zoo for this family-friendly event. Continue reading

Wicked Wednesday: Six Flags Great America Fright Fest

*I’m trying a new theme for the month of October called Wicked Wednesday. Each Wednesday until Halloween, I’ll post about a fun Halloween activity in Chicago to try.*

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The normally bright and happy theme park is transformed into a Halloween horror in October
Photo from timeoutchicago.com

The Halloween season is in full swing now that it’s October. If you’re in the mood for a scare, Six Flags Great America Fright Fest is the perfect place for a screaming good time.

This nationally known theme park is located in Gurnee, Il., about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive, but if you’re into the Halloween spirit, the short drive is worth it!

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Must see Monday: Navy Pier

Spend the day on Lake Michigan at beautiful Navy Pier

Photo by Stephanie Lynn

 

Looking for something fun to do in Chicago that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than Navy Pier.

Located just off Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot long pier that features rides, attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping, all while giving a stunning view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Continue reading