Crafting, Hobbies

Get Crafty When Planning Your Vacation to the Windy City

Are you ready to get crafty? You should attend the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this fall! The now-global event started in Chicago, and it always puts on a fantastic showing in its home town.

With a mission to champion and unite the community of creatives, this is not your average craft fair. While there is a lively marketplace, there are also interactive features, creative installations, small-batch food and drink offerings, and much more.

This year’s event is Sep. 7-8 in Wicker Park. It will feature over 400 makers and designers and is sure to draw a huge crowd. Whether you want to attend as a visitor or sign up for a booth, you will be in for quite a spectacle.

If the thought of everything craft-related gets your creative juices flowing, you’re going to love attending the two-day event. While smack dab in all of the excitement, you’ll want to take as much time as you can following the Fair to explore the Windy City and everything it represents. Staying at the right hotel makes it possible to be within arm’s reach of all the action. Make sure to book a nearby hotel as soon as you buy the event tickets.

Where to Stay in Chicago

Finding hotels near downtown Chicago with free parking shouldn’t be difficult but in many cases, it can be overwhelming.

The Hyatt Regency Chicago remains a favorite for visitors. Not only are guests treated like the VIPs that they are, but their rooms feature views of the city, Chicago River, or even Lake Michigan. You’ll be able to sprawl out in your spacious digs to do a little work and ignite the creative fire inside you.

The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago gives you a more historic taste of Chicago. It was established in 1927 and has been a fixture near the Magnificent Mile ever since. It was even a casino and speakeasy run by the Capone family at one point. Right now, it offers visitors a historical vibe with modern service and amenities.

Creative Things to Do in Chi-Town

There are many creative things to do in the city in between crafting. You’ll find many complimentary activities that have to do with the arts and crafts industry if you’re inclined enough to explore them. The following list of suggestions provides you plenty of self-exploration in Chi-Town.

Some of the places you’ll want to check out in Chicago include the famous Art Institute of Chicago, the Skydeck Chicago, Navy Pier, and Buckingham Fountain.

Doing the Chicago River Architecture Tours allows you to see the beautiful vision of some of the city’s most famous architects come to life. Having your camera on hand to photograph the incredible skyline at night is highly recommended.

When it comes to creative food adventures, the city is full of them. There is Stetson’s Modern Steak + Sushi, American Craft Kitchen & Bar, The Living Room, BIG Bar, and Market Chicago. Each has unique flavors and many menu items to choose. If you want to take your taste buds on a journey, you’ll find it easy to do in Chicago.

Incredible Experiences Await You in the Windy City This September

Take advantage of all the excitement and fun the Renegade Craft Fair has to offer you this year. You won’t be disappointed in the experience you have in Chicago in September.