The Taste of Chicago began in 1980 when a group of food lovers petitioned the city to host a food festival. It was going to be in a single day, the 4th of July, and it occupied only three city blocks. They had a small budget and a goal of getting a hundred thousand people to attend, but to everyone’s amazement, 250,000 people attended that year and the one day was such a success that it has been a part of the city’s culture ever since.
In 1981 they moved the party to Grant Park, a sprawling green space that now hosts the annual event, which takes place every July. Grant Park is central and easily accessible from all directions. The Taste of Chicago is a free event, but now instead of being a one-day event, it takes five full days and is filled with entertainment, bands, cooking demos, dinners with celebrity chefs, singers, an art gallery Street map. and of course the food. Lots and lots of food.
One million people attended the festival in 2016, making it the largest tourist attraction in the entire state. It’s a great time, if you live in or near Chicago, but what if you live far enough from Chicago that you have to fly?
Fear not, as you can charter a plane to get you and your party there in style. Why would you fly commercial when you can get through lines, through security checkpoints, and have ample leg, elbow, head, and shoulder room on a plane with just you and your friends?
Charter jets are cheaper than you think and give you the option of different cabin configurations. There’s onboard entertainment at your fingertips and a galley in most to prepare whatever your heart desires. Best of all, you can come and go on your schedule, not the major airlines’, so you have the freedom to do whatever you want. Do you want to stay the five days of the festival? You can do that! Have fun while you can in this great city, but do it in style.
The Taste of Chicago is not just about food, it is also about the city itself, its culture, its traditions and its great stories, so what are you waiting for? Reserve that letter today!