2013 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide now available

2013-02-19T00:00:00Z 2013-02-19T23:38:20Z 2013 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide now availableFor The Times nwitimes.com
February 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The 2013 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide will help you head in the right direction for fun with 80 colorful pages including several tours, trails and other getaway ideas. The free guide is available by calling the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau toll-free at (888) 895-8233, or head to VisitChicagoSouthland.com.

Explore the many facets of railroads in the Chicago Southland by exploring the Illinois Central Rail Trail. See the nine interpretive murals and three interpretive gazebos along the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Travel around the Chicago Southland to discover veterans memorials from several wars. Seasonal ideas for fun, ethnic celebrations and 22 free things to do give visitors a great starting point for an enjoyable stay.

The 2013 Visitors Guide also features accommodations, dining, things to see and do, arts & culture, shopping, transportation and other visitor amenities in Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs, convenient to several interstates including Interstates 55, 57, 80, 94, 294 and 355.

Highlights include descriptions and pictures of the wide variety of venues located within the region: Toyota Park for big-name concerts and Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club; the First Midwest Amphitheatre for major touring musical acts; Major League Baseball at U.S. Cellular Field with the Chicago White Sox; Balmoral Park for year-round live harness racing; Windy City ThunderBolts Frontier League baseball at Standard Bank Stadium, and fun for the kids at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, plus much more.

The 2013 Discount Coupon Book has about 50 coupons offering great specials on dining, attractions, things to see and do, and services in the Chicago Southland, a region located just minutes from downtown Chicago via commuter rail or car.

Check out the official Chicago Southland destination website, VisitChicagoSouthland.com, where visitors can also find a wealth of information, plus up-to-date listings of festivals and events in the region.

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