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Win a VIP group package for up to eight people at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel
Tiger Woods got nothing on you? Well, you can now get swinging thanks to the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. They’re giving away a spectacular ‘crew love’ prize package, an all-inclusive experience for you and up to eight of your favorite friends. And it’s ideal for bachelor and bachelorette parties, milestone birthdays as well as good ol’ get-togethers. First off, you’ll have access to the Topgolf Swing Suite, where you can enjoy luxurious surroundings, a reserved bay for two hours of unlimited gameplay, a complimentary first round of golf and drinks and appetizers. You’ll also have reserved seating for an hour in the Game Room, with two beers or cocktails plus a burger, fries and fried pickles for each person. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Head to Cindy’s bar for the complimentary bubbly on arrival, where your group will have a reserved space to chill out (the Lakeview Couch), or to the on-site Shake Shack to spend your free credits on mouthwatering burgers. And when you’re ready to catch some Zs? Head back to one of the two double guest rooms. Ready to tee off? For you chance to win this prize, click below and answer a simple question. Good luck! ENTER NOW
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
This Chicago architecture tour is a must for entertaining family and friends from out of town or just orienting yourself to the city’s many architectural wonders. With a knowledgeable docent in tow, you'll cruise along the Chicago River from River City north to Goose Island, taking in stunning, unimpeded views of some of the city's most famous skyscrapers along the way.
Chicago Pedway Walking Tour
After you've gotten an overview from the river, get inside some of those buildings with this 90-minute walking tour. Making use of the Pedway, the tour is almost completely indoors, making it a good option for winter visitors (or stormy summer days). Guests share iPads loaded with historic photos, videos and archival maps for additional context.
Chicago Helicopter Experience
No Chicago tour will take you higher than the Chicago Helicopter Experience, which offers aerial tours of the city's skyline. You'll board a chopper on the outskirts of Bridgeport and fly up the coast of Lake Michigan to Montrose Harbor and back in about 15 minutes. The cost of the flight might seem a little steep, but the photo opportunities are priceless.