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Deal or no deal, our editors strongly recommend these businesses based on their reputation, popularity, and quality of service.

Up to 63% Off Fireworks Cruise

Chicago Party Yacht

Chicago

$200 $79

Passengers watch the Wednesday night Navy Pier fireworks aboard a 60-foot luxury yacht while enjoying an open bar and music

Sunset Kayaking with Bonfire Cookout

Sunset Kayaking on Chicago River

Kayak Chicago

$69 $69

Learn about Chicago architecture in a two-hour sunset tour down the Chicago River, followed by dinner and s'mores around a campfire

Up to 58% Off Girl's Night Out Styling Packages

Styles By Jeffrey

Lakeview

$65 $29

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Stylists prep guests for a night on the town by blowing out hair and applying feature-enhancing makeup

50% Off Kids' Cooking Camp

Pied Piper Parties & Playschool

Lakeview

$60 $30

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Kids participate in art projects, cooking, and interactive imagination games in a safe, supervised facility during three-hour cooking camps

Up to 49% Off Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Remember Summer- A Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Ignite Glass Studios

$69.18 $35

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Vintage carnival games, Etsy gifts, and a brass band carry visitors back to a simpler time while raising funds for a nonprofit

82% Off a Massage and Pain Consultation

New Health Centers

Multiple Locations

$164 $29

Experienced practitioners enlist techniques to uncover sources of pain before gently massaging away aches and stress!

Up to 48% Off at Zachi

Zachi

Lakeview

$27 $14

Eatery dishes out Middle Eastern food with plates full of beef or chicken shawarma, kebabs, and more, as well as falafel wraps

Chicago Hotel near Magnificent Mile Shopping

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

Chicago, IL

$189 $99

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Situated on Michigan Avenue, this hotel features an indoor pool, free WiFi, and two onsite restaurants

Up to 52% Off Juke Fest, Jam-Band Tribute, or The Baseball Project

The Baseball Project or Mom's Kitchen (A Tribute to Widespread Panic) or Juke Fest

The Abbey Pub

$12.55 $6

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See underground DJs and incredible footwork moves, a tribute to Widespread Panic, or a baseball-themed band with Peter Buck and Mike Mills

Up to 57% Off at Dim Sum Nails

Dim Sum Nails

Pilsen

$45 $22

Nail artists pamper hands and feet during classic mani-pedis or apply short white tip gel nails on top of the natural nail

Blah Blah Blah – Up to 48% Off Rock Concert

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Portage Theater

$28.60 $15

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Self-proclaimed "ballroom rockers" perform alternatively sprightly and moody songs reminiscent of The Smiths

Up to 50% Off Chicago History Tour

Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour

The Loop

$40 $20

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Pedway's heated tunnels and sky bridges ferry guests between landmarks; tragedies tour examines Great Chicago Fire among other events

58% Off Golf or Tennis Classes

Play Golf and Tennis

Multiple Locations

$69 $29

At city parks and facilities, instructors teach students the fundamentals of golf or tennis

Up to 79% Off Acupuncture

Lesley M. Heidrich Acupuncture, LLC™

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

Acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles into the body to help treat pain, depression, fatigue, anxiety, and stress

75% Off at Sun and Moon Beach Yoga

Sun and Moon Beach Yoga

Lincoln Park

$120 $30

Instructors lead students of all levels through Vinyasa-style classes and breathing techniques on scenic shores of North Avenue Beach

Arun's – Up to 48% Off 12-Course Thai Dinner

Arun's

Albany Park

$190 $99

Seasonal contemporary Thai dishes fill a chef's tasting menu in a restaurant awarded five diamonds by AAA

Up to 51% Off at UV Free Organic Tan

UV Free Organic Tan

Lakeview

$45 $22

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Technicians manually apply plant-based, PBA- and chemical-free tanning solution to imbue skin with natural-looking bronze

19th-Century Hotel in Downtown Chicago

The Congress Plaza Hotel

Chicago, IL

$149 $104

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The 19th-century hotel located on Chicago's Michigan Avenue has hosted several presidents

67% Off a Two-Hour Pontoon-Boat Rental

Vantage Yacht Club

Goose Island

$300 $99

Luxury pontoon boats host up to 10 guests as they tour the Chicago River or enjoy sunset views of downtown Chicago