Select Guide Chicago is a brand new inspirational guide to this vibrant city, offering authentic experiences, fresh discoveries, and a good dose of local culture. An inspirational In the mood for...section is filled with suggestions covering a range of things to do, all grouped by mood, whether you're looking for a gourmet blow-out, nightlife, views from the top, or a quintessential Chicago experience. The Selection offers a collection of over 100 ideas for a memorable stay in Chicago, organised by neighbourhood, with plenty of secret gems in the mix. Take a different angle on the skyline from a river boat tour, shop for vintage clothing in Wicker Park or sample prairie-grown food at a street market. Wherever you are, you can dip in and find inspiration, backed up by clear mapping and a wealth of practical information. Hotels section suggests great places to stay in Chicago, organised by theme, whether you are seeking somewhere historic, small and stylish, or with a top-tch view. Finally, the Essentials section offers a user-friendly run-down of practical information.
An English graduate of DePaul University, Jennifer Olvera has written about food and entertainment in Chicago for over a decade for print publications and websites, such as Chicago magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and Mobil Travel Guide. The author of both the Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago and a contributor to the Zagat Chicago Restaurants Survey, she regularly covers stories (and tests recipes) for the Food section of the Chicago Sun-Times.