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Kohl Children's Museum: Admission for 2 or 4, Save up to 50%

Kohl Children's Museum: Admission for 2 or 4, Save up to 50%

Source: Kohl Children's Museum

Kohl Children's Museum "raises 'let's pretend' to an art form" (Metromix); in 2011 Parents Magazine named it one of the best children's museums in America.

Aug. 18, 2014 - Nov. 21, 2014


99% (76 ratings)

$75 -- Lake Skyline Cruise w/Gourmet Dinner, Reg. $143

$75 -- Lake Skyline Cruise w/Gourmet Dinner, Reg. $143

Source: Odyssey Cruises

Set sail on the Odyssey, "the largest and most luxurious of the boats that dock along ... Navy Pier" (CBS Chicago), and save up to 45% on a dinner cruise. 

July 30, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014


98% (41 ratings)

‘Golf at Its Finest’: Round for 2 w/Lunch & Cart, Save 55%

‘Golf at Its Finest’: Round for 2 w/Lunch & Cart, Save 55%

Source: The Course at Aberdeen

"To experience a round of golf at Aberdeen is to enjoy golf at its finest," praises Michiana Golf. Subscribers can save more than 50% on a round this season. 

Aug. 5, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014


97% (274 ratings)

$12 -- Magic Waters Day Pass through August, Half Off

$12 -- Magic Waters Day Pass through August, Half Off

Source: Magic Waters Waterpark

Spend one more day this summer at one of the region's best water parks (CBS Chicago) that offers "fun for all ages" (Rockford Register Star).

Aug. 1, 2014 - Sept. 1, 2014


96% (76 ratings)

Randolph Street Market: Half Off Weekend Admission

Randolph Street Market: Half Off Weekend Admission

Source: Randolph Street Market

With hundreds of vendors offering antiques, clothing, global goods and gourmet foods, Randolph Street Market is one of the nation's top shopping destinations.

July 26, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014; select weekends only


Chicago River Walk, History or Brunch Tour, 50% Off

Chicago River Walk, History or Brunch Tour, 50% Off

Source: Chicago's Finest Tours

"The information provided was stellar!" "I can't say enough good things about the tour." Subscribers love Chicago's Finest; reserve a tour this summer for 50% off.

June 1, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014


97% (74 ratings)

Private Lake Michigan Sailboat Charter for up to 6, 50% Off

Private Lake Michigan Sailboat Charter for up to 6, 50% Off

Source: SeaBreeze Charter

Save up to 50% on a two-hour private charter for up to six passengers, cruising out of Monroe Harbor near Millennium Park and Buckingham Fountain.

May 20, 2014 - Sept. 11, 2014


70% off, Drive a Ferrari on a Closed Autocross Course

70% off, Drive a Ferrari on a Closed Autocross Course

Source: Imagine Lifestyles

Save up to 70% on one of Imagine Lifestyles' 2014 driving events, which Travelzoo subscribers call an "exhilarating" and "once-in-a-lifetime experience."

Aug. 29, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014; select dates


88% (423 ratings)

Bolingbrook: Golf for 2 or 4 w/Clubhouse Lunch, Half Off

Bolingbrook: Golf for 2 or 4 w/Clubhouse Lunch, Half Off

Source: Bolingbrook Golf Club

Named one of the top 30 public courses in America by Golf Digest readers in 2010, Bolingbrook offers subscribers up to 50% off a round through autumn.

July 18, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014


96% (332 ratings)

$59 -- Mission Hills Golf: Round for 2 w/Lunch, Reg. $118

$59 -- Mission Hills Golf: Round for 2 w/Lunch, Reg. $118

Source: Mission Hills Golf Course

After five decades as a private course, Mission Hills opened its doors to public play this year. Subscribers can save on a round with cart and lunch. 

July 15, 2014 - Oct. 15, 2014


90% (20 ratings)

Jet Ski, Kayak or SUP Rentals on Lake Michigan, 50% Off

Jet Ski, Kayak or SUP Rentals on Lake Michigan, 50% Off

Source: Chicago Water Sport Rentals

Take a trip on Lake Michigan this summer as you paddle over the waves or roar across the water on a Jet Ski. Subscribers ride for 50% off with this offer.

June 2, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014


$29 -- North Avenue Beach: Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

$29 -- North Avenue Beach: Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

Source: Chicago SUP

Spend two hours atop a stand-up paddleboard, an activity that's become "a fine addition to Chicago's lakefront recreation menu" (Chicago Tribune).

July 10, 2014 - Sept. 16, 2014


Tall Ship Fireworks & Skyline Sails, 50% Off through August

Tall Ship Fireworks & Skyline Sails, 50% Off through August

Source: Tall Ship Red Witch

CBS Chicago calls a trip on the Red Witch one of the best in Chicago. Finish your summer strong with a Skyline Sail or Fireworks Sail for 50% off. 

July 15, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014


$99 & up -- Fireworks Cruise or Grill Onboard a Yacht

$99 & up -- Fireworks Cruise or Grill Onboard a Yacht

Source: 3rd Coast Cruising

Spend a day on the waters of Lake Michigan with the top-rated 3rd Coast Cruising. Subscribers can save up to $250 on a trip. 

May 20, 2014 - Nov. 12, 2014


$95 -- Cantigny: Rare Savings at Chicago's No. 1 Golf Course

$95 -- Cantigny: Rare Savings at Chicago's No. 1 Golf Course

Source: Cantigny Golf

GolfAdvisor recently named Cantigny the Best Course in Chicagoland, calling it "a landmark golf course [with] superb conditions" that's "unforgettable to play."

Aug. 11, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014


$45 -- Guided Scooter Tours: Downtown or North Side, 50% Off

$45 -- Guided Scooter Tours: Downtown or North Side, 50% Off

Source: Scoot for Good

Take a tour of Chicago's downtown or northern neighborhoods with Scoot for Good, an organization pairing charitable giving with two-wheeled fun. 

July 7, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014


$39 -- Top-Rated Private 1-Hour Golf Lesson, Reg. $100

$39 -- Top-Rated Private 1-Hour Golf Lesson, Reg. $100

Source: Chicago Style Golf

At the top-rated Chicago Style Golf in West Town, subscribers can hone their swing with individual or group lessons for up to 60% off.

May 19, 2014 - Sept. 19, 2014


Top-Rated BYOB Painting or Candle Making Class, Save 55%

Top-Rated BYOB Painting or Candle Making Class, Save 55%

Source: VIP Paints

Head to the artistic enclave of Pilsen for a BYOB painting class from VIP Paints. Subscribers can save up to 55% on these top-rated classes.

May 22, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2014


$29 -- 'Best Place to Learn Diving': Intro to Scuba, 60% Off

$29 -- 'Best Place to Learn Diving': Intro to Scuba, 60% Off

Source: Learn Scuba Chicago

CBS Chicago calls Learn Scuba one of the best places to take diving lessons in Chicagoland. Travelzoo subscribers can save over 60% off an intro class.

May 2, 2014 - Oct. 2, 2014


Make Your Own Glass Sculpture or Beer Glass, Save 55%

Make Your Own Glass Sculpture or Beer Glass, Save 55%

Source: Shatter Glass Group

Opened in 1987, Shatter Glass Group is the city's first and oldest glass-teaching facility. Utilize those years of experience and save 55% on private classes. 

June 9, 2014 - Dec. 9, 2014


$49 -- 4 Weeks of City's Best Music Lessons, Reg. $140

$49 -- 4 Weeks of City's Best Music Lessons, Reg. $140

Source: Guitar Cities

CBS Chicago praises the "effective, friendly instructors" at Guitar Cities Chicago. With this offer, receive four private lessons for 65% off. 

May 27, 2014 - Nov. 26, 2014


$89 -- Wakeboarding Lessons on the Fox River, Reg. $209

$89 -- Wakeboarding Lessons on the Fox River, Reg. $209

Source: Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School

Get your feet wet this summer with the Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School offering half-day lessons for kids and adults. Subscribers can save up to $233. 

June 26, 2014 - Sept. 7, 2014; closed Thursdays


$35 -- NY Times-Praised DIY Gourmet Meal Delivery

$35 -- NY Times-Praised DIY Gourmet Meal Delivery

Source: Plated

Direct purchase

Plated delivers everything you need to make a healthy, delicious dinner -- in 30 minutes or less.

Aug. 19, 2014 - Sept. 6, 2014


$39 -- Loop Sightseeing Tour w/Drinks & Apps, Half Off

$39 -- Loop Sightseeing Tour w/Drinks & Apps, Half Off

Source: Alternative Chicago Experience

Subscribers can see the Windy City's downtown area in a whole new way with a walking tour from the Alternative Chicago Experience.

Aug. 6, 2014 - Nov. 13, 2014; tours available Wednesdays & Thursdays


$25 -- Painting Parties at City Bars Nationwide, Reg. $45

$25 -- Painting Parties at City Bars Nationwide, Reg. $45

Source: Paint Nite

For $25, regularly $45, Travelzoo subscribers can flex their creative muscles during a two-hour Paint Nite event at bars around the country.

June 1, 2014 - Dec. 1, 2014


$64 -- Race Car Thrill Ride at Chicago Speedway, Reg. $130

$64 -- Race Car Thrill Ride at Chicago Speedway, Reg. $130

Source: Mario Andretti Racing Experience & NASCAR Racing Experience

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a drive-or-ride experience in a full-size Indy-style race car or real NASCAR race car.

Select dates through May 1, 2016


92% (13 ratings)

$45 -- Lucky Mag Pick: Create Your Own Perfume, Save 50%

$45 -- Lucky Mag Pick: Create Your Own Perfume, Save 50%

Source: Aroma Workshop

Midwest Living says these Signature Scent classes, where attendees create their own personal perfume, are a great way to "tap your creative instincts."

Aug. 15, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014


96% (23 ratings)

$45 -- Top-Rated Sunset Kayak Tour on the Chicago River

$45 -- Top-Rated Sunset Kayak Tour on the Chicago River

Source: Urban Kayaks

Watch the sky change color as you paddle through Chicago's "skyscraper canyon." Subscribers save over 35% on a guided sunset tour from Urban Kayaks.

July 15, 2014 - Oct. 15, 2014


97% (39 ratings)

$12 -- Half Off Interactive Tours in 14 U.S. Cities

$12 -- Half Off Interactive Tours in 14 U.S. Cities

Source: Stray Boots

Set off on an interactive tour across one of 14 U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and D.C., for half off through the end of the year.

Redeem by Dec. 31, 2014


$189 -- Rolling Hills: 10 Rounds, Lessons & Club, Reg. $760

$189 -- Rolling Hills: 10 Rounds, Lessons & Club, Reg. $760

Source: Rolling Hills Golf Course at Silver Lake Country Club

Save 75% and pick up a golf pass good for multiple rounds at Rolling Hills, as well as lessons, range balls and a Champion Hybrid golf club.

Redeem by Nov. 1, 2014; Small group lesson clinics start April 8


$10 -- Randolph Street Market: Admission for 2, 50% Off

$10 -- Randolph Street Market: Admission for 2, 50% Off

Source: Randolph Street Market

SOLD OUT

With hundreds of vendors offering antiques, clothing, global goods and gourmet foods, Randolph Street Market is one of the nation's top shopping destinations.

July 26, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014; select weekends only


$20 -- Shedd Aquarium: Admission w/Express Entry, Reg. $38

$20 -- Shedd Aquarium: Admission w/Express Entry, Reg. $38

Source: John G. Shedd Aquarium

SOLD OUT

Visitors to Chicago can save over 45% on admission and be among the first to try Shedd's new Stingray Touch experience, which just opened for the season. 

May 28 - June 20 and Sept. 2 - 30, 2014; not valid June 21 - Sept. 1


100% (28 ratings)

$28 & up -- Shedd: Special Access Tour or Beluga Encounter

$28 & up -- Shedd: Special Access Tour or Beluga Encounter

Source: John G. Shedd Aquarium

SOLD OUT

Visit iconic Shedd Aquarium this summer and take a behind-the-scenes tour, meet a beluga whale or become a trainer for a day, all for 50% off.

June 6, 2014 - Sept. 20, 2014


100% (28 ratings)

$29 -- Country Club Golf: 18 Holes, Lunch & Cart, Reg. $48

$29 -- Country Club Golf: 18 Holes, Lunch & Cart, Reg. $48

Source: Fox Lake Country Club

SOLD OUT

Reserve a round at the "beautiful and challenging" Fox Lake Country Club (WorldGolf.com) this summer. Subscribers can save up to 45%. 

June 2, 2014 - Sept. 30, 2014


Navy Pier: Great American Lobster Fest Admission, 50% Off

Navy Pier: Great American Lobster Fest Admission, 50% Off

Source: The Great American Lobster Fest

SOLD OUT

The inaugural Great American Lobster Fest kicks off at Navy Pier during the Air & Water Show. Subscribers save 50% off on admission for two. 

Aug. 16-17, 2014


$39 -- Half-Hour Jet Ski Rental on Lake Michigan, Reg. $80

$39 -- Half-Hour Jet Ski Rental on Lake Michigan, Reg. $80

Source: Chicago Water Sport Rentals

SOLD OUT

Take a high-speed ride on Lake Michigan this summer as you roar across the water on a Jet Ski. Subscribers ride for over 50% off with this offer.

June 2, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014


$39 & up -- Wakeboarding Lessons on the Fox River

$39 & up -- Wakeboarding Lessons on the Fox River

Source: Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School

SOLD OUT

Get your feet wet this summer with the Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School offering half-day lessons for kids and adults. Subscribers can save up to $233. 

June 26, 2014 - Sept. 7, 2014; closed Thursdays