|by The Budget Travel editors||Festivals, Food + Drink, Illinois, Chicago, Family Travel||0|
While we certainly won’t say it’s balmy, by this time of year it’s safe to assume that the worst of the Chicago winter is behind us. Makes sense, then, that the city hosts some amusing festivals and events in March and April, not to mention the massive St. Patrick’s Day throw-down which includes dyeing the Chicago River green. That’s just one of the reasons why the Sheraton Grand Chicago, located on the river and within walking distance to most of Chicago’s iconic sites and lively districts, is cutting its rates through the end of April, which means you can book a room for as low as $166/night. As an added bonus, they’re dropping the $55 parking fee to…[wait for it]….$1. Yes, you read that right—a buck.
But back to the festivals. There’s Baconfest (March 31 and April 1), a pork-lover’s delight that caps off the Bacon Month features swine-minded events and meals at notable restaurants throughout the city, and the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (AKE: C2E2) from April 21 to 23, an extravaganza that features comic book publishers, Hollywood A-listers, comic book icons and, of course, costumes and costume contests.
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