Chicago Southland Visitors Guide lists family fun
March 28, 2012 4:14PM
The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau's 2012 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide offers fun ideas for the whole family.
Updated: May 1, 2012 8:09AM
When it comes to ideas for spring break and other fun, the 2012 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide offers several suggestions.
The official regional destination publication of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, the guide is arranged into Categories, in which visitors will find accommodations, dining, things to see and do, arts and culture, shopping, transportation and other visitor amenities within the region.
The content of these categories is grouped into Areas of the Southland.
Area 1 includes Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Burbank, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Forest View, Hickory Hills, Hometown, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Summit and Worth.
Area 2 includes Alsip, Blue Island, Crestwood, Homer Glen, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Posen and Robbins.
Area 3 includes Beecher, Calumet Park, Chicago Heights, Dixmoor, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, South Chicago Heights, Steger and University Park.
Area 4 includes Burnham, Calumet City, Crete, Dolton, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Lansing, Lynwood, Phoenix, Riverdale, Sauk Village, South Holland and Thornton.
Area 5 includes Frankfort, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone and Richton Park.
Area 6 includes Tinley Park.
Things to see and do include bowling alleys, casinos, outdoor activities, park districts, sightseeing and tours, spas and salons and golfing.
Arts and culture includes dance entertainment and education, fine and performing arts centers, historical societies, orchestras and theaters.
Retail information includes antique and specialty shops, flea markets, resale shops, malls and thrift stores.
Four pages have been added to the 70-page guide to lighten the design with bits of trivia and interesting facts about the Southland have been sprinkled throughout.
“We’ve found visitors appreciate looking for the category listing first, as opposed to grouping all of the amenities in each area together,” said Jim Garrett, CSCVB president and chief executive officer.
“The 2012 Visitors Guide portrays the Southland in a bold, colorful and exciting way, and I encourage everyone to take a look at the new guide.”
Highlights include descriptions and pictures of the variety of regional venues such as:
◆ Toyota Park in Bridgeview for big-name concerts and Chicago Fire soccer.
◆ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park for touring musical groups.
◆ Major League Baseball at U.S. Cellular Field with the Chicago White Sox.
◆ Balmoral Park in Crete for live harness racing.
◆ Frontier League baseball with the Windy City ThunderBolts at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.
◆ Fun for the kids at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn.
The 2012 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide is available for no charge by calling (708) 895-8200 or emailing a request to email@example.com, or it can be viewed on the CSCVB website, visitchicagosouthland.com.
The website also offers up-to-date listings of festivals and events in the region.