Halsted Tastes Better - Amusement Park Deals - Dr. Joseph Siegler - Pianoman - Eddie Money - Botanic Backyard - Gary Owen
Monday, July 13
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Halsted Tastes Better
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Tuesday, July 14
Kendra Thornton - Amusement Park Deals
Six Flags Great America - Gurnee, Illinois
For the "staycationer", only a 45-minute drive from Chicago, Six Flags Great America is fun for the whole family with 13 roller coasters, a free 20-acre water park, spectacular shows and parades, family rides and four children's areas including Wiggles World and over 35 rides for the little ones.
If you prefer to stay overnight in Gurnee, I recommend staying at Key Lime Cove Waterpark and Resort - a tropical inspired indoor waterpark resort located three blocks away from Six Flags. Rates for double rooms, which can sleep up to 6 people, start at $195 and include admission to the waterpark.
The park's newest addition, Buccaneer Battle, is a pirate-themed water attraction featuring ships, water guns, waves and special effects.
From July 11 - August 9, adults receive $15 off admission and only pay $34.99. General admission for adults is usually $54.99. Kids price (children under 48") is $34.99, and children 2 & under are free.
General parking is $15.00. Hours of operation are 10:00am - 10:00pm.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Another drive-to amusement park getaway is Wisconsin Dells - "the water park capital of the world", which is about a 3 hour drive from Chicago.
Summer rates start at $139/night for a deluxe room at the Aloha Beach Resort, located just minutes from all the major attractions of the Wisconsin Dells.
For a day of fun, visit Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park. Offering both water rides and roller coasters, it's the biggest water and theme park in Wisconsin Dells. Daily passes start at $35.99/person over 2 years old. Or, visit Noah's Ark Water Park, America's largest water park that features 49 waterslides, 2 huge wave pools, 2 endless rivers, 4 children's water play areas and much more. Daily passes are $34.99/person, but adults can save 10% and children under 47" save 20% if tickets are purchased online.
For more information, visit www.wisdells.com
Cedar Point - Sandusky, Ohio
Cedar Point, one of the oldest amusement parks in North America, is a 5-hour drive from Chicago (one hour west of Cleveland). Voted "Best Amusement Park in the World", Cedar Park has more rides and more roller coasters than any park in the world.
Stay at the family-friendly Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Resort, which offers its own waterpark within the resort, and is located within a few minutes of the Cedar Point, Soak City Waterpark and Challenge Park Activity Complex entrance gates. Summer rates start as low as $166/room per night based on double occupancy.
Daily admission to the park ranges from $19.99 - $43.99 based on age and height.
New this summer is the Starlight Experience - a themed lighted walkway along the Frontier Trail featuring music and a mixture of colored lights and displays that transforms the Trail into a canopy of lights and colors.
For hotel reservations, visit www.cedarpoint.com
Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL
With four major theme parks - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom- plus two water parks, 22 themed resorts and a total area the size of Boston, Disney World is a destination where there is always something new to see or do.
For $483/person (based on a family of four) in July, enjoy a 4-night stay at the beautiful Caribbean Beach Resort, a 4-Day Park Pass for each person and free shuttle service to the park, which is located within a few miles of the resort.
Flights in July are available for $199 on AirTran out of Midway Airport.
For reservations, call (407) 939-7429.
For help planning your next vacation, contact Royal Travel and Tours at 1-800-747-7695 or www.royal-travel.com
Joseph E. Siegler, MD
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