Ah…summertime in The Windy City. What would summer be without The Chicago Air and Water Show? The Show, originating as part of a “Family Day Celebration” back in the summer of 1959, is the largest free show of its kind in the United States and can be viewed along the Michigan lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point. Pack your picnics, get the beach blankets ready and bring the whole family for events the whole family can enjoy. The 58th annual show runs August 20 – 21 from 10 am – 3 pm both days.
This year’s headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and new this year, the F-35 Heritage Flight. Enjoy the annual U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frog formation jumps! Watch as the AeroShell Aerobatic Team fascinates crowds with tight formations and awe-inspiring inverted maneuvers.blue-angels-formation-02-624×495
Don’t fight the downtown traffic and spend big bucks on downtown hotel rooms, not to mention outrageous overnight parking fees. The four hotels in Burr Ridge are conveniently located in the upscale, suburban neighborhood of Burr Ridge at the I-55 and County Line Road intersection, exits 276 A & B. A straight shot from the city. Choose from the full-service Chicago Southwest Marriott at Burr Ridge, SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge, Extended StayAmerica Burr Ridge or the Crowne Plaza Burr Ridge (opening Summer 2016).
Whether you’re planning a summer vacation to Chicago or checking out a spur-of-the-moment concert or event in the Chicago area, the four hotels in Burr Ridge continue to provide safe and comfortable upscale lodging just outside the city. Any of the four hotels located in Burr Ridge (about 18 miles from Downtown Chicago) will provide you and your family and friends a convenient and money saving place to stay (plus free on-site parking!). Whether you’re catching a show in the city or just passing through Chicago on the way to another destination, Burr Ridge is one of your best options for convenient and comfortable accommodations. Enjoy the summer!!!