Five Unique Books to Make You Love Visiting Chicago
Chicago Native Melisa Wells knows what it’s like to get teens and tweens interested in anything other than their iPods. In her new book she helps parents help their teens enjoy Chicago as a tourist, delving deep into the windy city’s attractions like museums, tours, shops, parks and more. The book is a tidy size, too, so it can be easily carried around.
Dog lovers don’t love to leave their companion behind when they travel. The Dog Lover’s Companion to Chicago explores dog parks, beaches, forest preserves and even dog spas that will love pooches almost as much as their owners. Dog friendly bars, restaurants and cafes are featured, as well as veterinarians and dog bakeries. Explore Chicago from two feet – or four.
Imagine Your World
Grow Books Press newest book, Imagine Your World, is one of the most unique travel book ideas we’ve ever seen. This book focuses on Chicago architecture and landmarks and encourages kids, ages six to 12 to explore Chicago with their parents. Getting them out and involved in the city is one of the main goals and includes having kids collect signatures, learn about local foods, write their own story and more. The books are handmade in Chicago from recycled materials and are made in limited quantities, making them even more special.
Everyone tries the newest pizza place. Why not try the oldest? With the help of Oldest Chicago, visitors to the Windy City can try the oldest church, visit the oldest park, have a drink at the oldest nightclub, and see the oldest house in town! The book has a great selection of oldest restaurants, bakeries, liquor stores, ice cream parlors and street vendors.
Weird Chicago: Ghosts, Gangsters & Ghouls of the Windy City!
Sometimes museums and parks get tiresome. When a little craziness is in order, check out Weird Chicago. In the pages of this absurdly delightful book, readers find stories, places and history that are offbeat, odd and quite bizarre. The author covers the Dill Pickle Club, Bughouse Square, finds all the cigar store Indians in town and the Leaning Tower of Niles, a Chicago replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.