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Bird Watching in Chicago Southland
Posted on 01/05/2017 by  

Grab your binoculars, camera and get ready to explore the beauty within Chicago Southland. There are over 40,000 acres of forest preserves throughout the Chicago Southland. The Forest Preserves of Cook County and Forest Preserve District of Will County are a wealth...
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Holiday Weekends in Chicago Southland
Posted on 12/22/2016 by  

Enjoy winter at its finest by visiting Chicago Southland these two holiday weekends. Whether you wish to enjoy Winter Break indoors (click here for 5 family-friendly suggestions) or want to check out events while visiting family and friends in Chicago Southland, you will fin...
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Winter Break in Chicago Southland
Posted on 12/20/2016 by  

To parents, including yours truly, winter break doesn't feel much like a break. This is of course due to the fact that we need to entertain the children, preferably inside, without watching a lot of TV. This is why we've rounded up a few ideas to make this winter bre...
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Holiday Events in Chicago Southland
Posted on 12/19/2016 by  

Ongoing Events Thursday, Dec. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 31 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Lansing Historical Museum (Lower Level of Lansing Public Library) 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing 708-474-7497 The Lansing Historical Society will display more than 30 Christmas trees, nativity sce...
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Over 15 Things To Do this Weekend
Posted on 12/13/2016 by  

Enjoy winter at its finest by visiting Chicago Southland this weekend. Whether you’re interested in celebrating the holidays at the brewery, taking in a performance or exploring nature in winter, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to ...
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Over 15 Things To Do this Weekend
Posted on 12/06/2016 by  

Enjoy winter at its finest by visiting Chicago Southland this weekend. Whether you’re interested in celebrating the holiday lights, taking in a performance or exploring nature in winter, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to tag #Chic...
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Over 30 things to do this weekend in Chicago Southland
Posted on 11/30/2016 by  

Start getting in the Holiday Spirit by visiting Chicago Southland this weekend. Whether you’re interested in celebrating the holiday lights, taking in a performance or exploring nature in winter, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to ...
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Top 13 Things to Do this Weekend in Chicago Southland
Posted on 11/23/2016 by  

You're certain to be thankful this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re interested in Opting Outside on Black Friday, shopping on Black Friday or starting Holiday celebrations, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our ne...
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Turn Two for Youth Program Raises over 1,700 Items for Impoverished Youth
Posted on 11/21/2016 by  

Turn Two for Youth, a non-profit, charitable organization created by two baseball families on a mission to facilitate the enjoyment and expansion globally of youth baseball and softball, partnered with the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau and collected over...
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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces 2016 Annual Award Winners & Southland Stars of the Industry
Posted on 11/21/2016 by  

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, the regional destination management organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs, recognized its members, municipalities and organizations for their outstanding service in the hospitality and tourism ...
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Over 20 things to do this weekend
Posted on 11/11/2016 by  

You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re interested in turkey-themed sports, exploring the outdoors or staying inside to see a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our new destin...
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Over 25 things to do this weekend
Posted on 11/04/2016 by  

You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for turkey-themed sports, explore the outdoors or stay inside to see a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our ne...
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Famous Sculptures for Instagram Photography
Posted on 11/02/2016 by  

Whether you shoot with your phone, Cannon, Nikon or your all time favorite camera, you will find a great photo moment at Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park located throughout Governors State University (GSU) in University Park, IL. Nine photographers arrived at our recent In...
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The Weekender: November 4th - 6th
Posted on 10/28/2016 by  

You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to see or participate in unique sports, explore the outdoors or stay inside to see a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our ne...
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The Weekender: October 28th - 30th
Posted on 10/20/2016 by  

BOO! You're certain to have a spooky good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to get more use out of the kids' costumes at Halloween events, explore nature or an alien plant, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   ...
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The Weekender: October 21st–23rd in Chicago Southland
Posted on 10/18/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to get more use out of the kid's costumes at Pre-Halloween events, celebrate Fall as a family or catch a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits. &nb...
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The Weekender: October 14th–16th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 10/12/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for music, art or family fun events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Play and share our newest destination video highlighting all of the fun...
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The Weekender: September 30th – October 2nd
Posted on 09/29/2016 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for farmers markets, Fall Festivals or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.   Make sure to tag #ChicagoSouthland in your Facebook, ...
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Another way to ride a bicycle
Posted on 09/26/2016 by  

Attending this event is as easy as riding a bike. The second annual Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo (CUBE) rides its way into the Tinley Park Convention Center, September 30th - October 2nd. This is the nation's largest show for unconventional bikes. Friday, S...
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Top 5 Things To Do Labor Day Weekend in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/26/2016 by  

As the unofficial ending of summer, Labor Day Weekend offers the perfect time to start thinking about the Fall season and festivals. Here are the top five fun things to do over Labor Day weekend in Chicago Southland.   You might also be interested in these&nb...
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The Weekender: August 26 - 28 in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/24/2016 by  

This weekend's events in Chicago Southland offer an array of opportunities to eat, drink and be happy or to reconnect with family and friends! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Month...
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The Weekender: August 19th –21st in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/17/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, family - friendly events, nature, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland, sign-up...
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The Weekender: August 12th – 14th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/10/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, family fun, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-News...
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The Weekender: August 5th –7th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 08/04/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, wine, beer, nature, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland, sign-up for our Month...
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The Weekender: July 29th – 31st in Chicago Southland
Posted on 07/27/2016 by  

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, wine, beer, nature, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthl...
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Father's Day in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/16/2016 by  

Father’s Day is a day to be celebrated! Take him out and spoil him or let him enjoy a day all to himself. Whatever he decides, the Chicago Southland has something to make him smile!1. World's Greatest Rolling Car Show  DRIVING THE DIXIE Parking lot kitty-corner to Morai...
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Mancation in Chicago Southland
Posted on 06/07/2016 by  

Beer, golf and cigars, oh heck yeah!Men, it’s time to ditch the thoughts of a romantic weekend getaway or antiquing and start planning your Mancation to the Chicago Southland. What better way to kick things off than grabbing your clubs, best "Caddyshack" references and head ...
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The Weekender: April 22nd – 24th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 04/13/2016 by  

This weekend, you can celebrate Earth, Chicago Red Stars home opener at TOYOTA PARK and more while you stay Just Beyond the City Limits.To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-Newsletter.Make sure to tag #ChicagoSouthland in your Facebook...
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The Weekender: March 11th – 13th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 03/10/2016 by  

Whether you’re in the mood for a show or celebrating Irish heritage, there is something to do for all interests this weekend Just Beyond the City Limits.To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southland,sign-up for our Monthly E-Newsletter.Make sure to tag #ChicagoSouthland...
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Sweet Treats in Chicago Southland
Posted on 02/12/2016 by  

It’s been said by the Travel-Supreme-Beings-That-Be, when you’re on vacation, calories don’t count and it’s OK to eat SWEETS. So it’s completely fine to indulge in Chicago Southland sweets, since you’re traveling.All things in life should be as fabulous as the delicious trea...
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Honor the Dream in Chicago Southland
Posted on 01/13/2016 by  

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"- Martin Luther King Jr.On the third Monday of January, we honor the man and message of Martin Luther ...
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Meetings with Mary: Learn the Ropes
Posted on 11/10/2015 by  

Meeting planning has evolved drastically over the past decade. With meeting planners becoming more tech savvy, hoteliers consistently updating their venues and destinations trying to stay ahead of the curve, it is easy to lose focus on the experience of it all.The Chicago So...
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Chicago Southland Fall & Winter 2015-2016 Festivals & Events Guide now available
Posted on 11/10/2015 by  

Lansing, Ill. – With winter fast approaching, it is easy to fall into the same mundane routine. Shake things up with the Chicago Southland Fall & Winter 2015 - 2016 Festivals & Events Guide. The Guide contains all the information you will need to have fun at any of the 306 f...
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THE WEEKENDER: NOVEMBER 6TH-8TH in Chicago Southland
Posted on 11/06/2015 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to thank a Veteran, take in the Fall outdoor weather or places to eat and drink, you will find it just beyond the city limits.To better plan your next trip to Chicago Southla...
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The Weekender: October 16th-18th in Chicago Southland
Posted on 10/16/2015 by  

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for arts and culture, family friendly or outdoor events, you will find it just beyond the city limits.Make sure to tag #ChicagoSouthland in your Facebook, Twitter and Instagr...
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Harvest Happenings in Chicago Southland
Posted on 10/16/2015 by  

It’s very easy to get wrapped up in all the hustle and bustle that happens in our everyday lives. We encourage you to take a step back, slow down and truly enjoy the beauty of the region. The farms are filled with family history and have grown to become Fall favorites in Chi...
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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces 2015 Annual Award Winners & Southland Stars of the Industry
Posted on 10/15/2015 by  

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, the regional destination management organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs, recognized its members, municipalities and organizations for their outstanding service in the hospitality and tourism indust...
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Top 10 things to do at Lansing Autumn Fest
Posted on 10/09/2015 by  

Lansing Autumn FestDowntown Lansing at Fox Pointe & Park PlazaRidge Road and Henry Street, Lansing(708) 832-4584 The 4th Annual Lansing Autumn Fest offers three days of family fun in the heart of downtown Lansing at Fox Pointe and Park Plaza. Enjoy a KidZone area wi...
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Largest Show for Unconventional Bikes
Posted on 10/01/2015 by  

Friday, October 2nd from 12 - 5PMSaturday, October 3rd from 9AM - 5PMSunday, October 4th 10AM - 4PMTinley Park Convention Center18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park(847) 204-1133The first annual Chicagoland Unconventional Bicycle Expo (CUBE) rides its way into the Tinl...
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Chicago Southland on Travel Planners Radio
Posted on 08/28/2015 by  

At the Travel Media Showcase in Bloomington, IN, we met Travel Planners Radio Show Hosts Sue and Kevin McCarthy. Chicago Southland CVB President/CEO Jim Garrett recently spoke with Sue and Kevin at GAB Radio Network. More information about Travel Planners Radio Show can be f...
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Three Ways to Put Money in Your Pocket
Posted on 06/29/2015 by  

We have partnered with numerous meeting, group tour and event planners throughout the years. Here are three ways they would agree you can put money in your pocket when you partner with Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. 1. FREE Event Services We&r...
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Experience a Major League Evening at a Minor League Price!
Posted on 09/02/2014 by  

With a growing family and a number of nieces and nephews, my husband and I are always trying to find ways to do things around the area without breaking the bank. Many of the complaints for the major league sports are that they cost an arm and a leg just to step into the stad...
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Last Minute Summer Adventures in the Chicago Southland!
Posted on 08/20/2014 by  

In the past week, I’ve had several friends reach out to see where they could spend these last days of summer before the hustle and bustle of the school year is in full swing. Most people were hoping to keep these adventures inexpensive and local so as not to spend much more ...
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Explore one of the 10 Nature Centers in the Chicago Southland!
Posted on 04/29/2014 by  

 YES! Spring has finally sprung here in the Chicago Southland! We don’t know about you, but we are pretty antsy to get out and enjoy the weather every chance we get. What better way to do this than by enjoying one of the 10 nature centers the region has to offer? From c...
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