Five Fun Ways to Experience Chicago During ProMat 2023

Call us biased, but we think the hottest thing happening in Chicago in March is ProMat 2023.  But, of course, there is life after show hours. If you can find time for Chicago attractions while in town, we have five fun suggestions for you:

Catch a Show at Second City

This iconic comedy club has helped launch the careers of such comedians as Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert. To catch the next generation of stars, book a Second City Show. During the week of ProMat, you can watch a 60-minute showcase of improv and sketch comedy for just $10. Or “The Second City Swipes Right: An Incomplete Guide to the Ultimate Date Night,” seems guaranteed to deliver laughs.

Speaking of laughs, stay at ProMat on Wednesday night to watch renowned comedian Nate Bargatze! Remember to register for Industry Night!

Tour Wrigley Field

With MLB Opening Day on March 30, you might be dreaming of baseball fields come ProMat. The historic Wrigley Field is a must for even those who root against the Cubs. For $30, you can reserve a guided 90-minute tour (rain, shine, or wind) of this legendary baseball field. VIP tours are also available. Save time to pop in at some of the surrounding sports bars in this rowdy neighborhood.

Walk the Lincoln Park Zoo

Just a few minutes from downtown Chicago is this gem. Strolling through the Lincoln Park Zoo is a great way to see interesting animals and experience one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Did we mention the zoo is also FREE and open 365 days a year?

Watch a Broadway in Chicago Performance

And here you thought a Broadway-quality performance was something you could only obtain in the Big Apple. We’re here to tell you that Chicago in Broadway is a force to be reckoned with, hosting numerous world premieres. During ProMat, you can attend a show that is bound to be simply the best: TINA-The Tina Turner Musical!

Book a Secret Food Tour

If you are a born-and-bred Midwesterner, you already know there is nothing better than deep dish pizza with a side of ranch dressing and pop. But if have not yet been indoctrinated into the wonder of carbs plus a ridiculous amount of red meat, the Secret Food Tour Chicago will clue you in. In addition to such refined delicacies as pizza, hot dogs, and popcorn, the tour also doles out a hearty dose of architecture and public art.

Looking for something a bit fancier? Chicago also boasts a sophisticated restaurant scene. Check out some of our recommendations for great business dinners.

Happy sightseeing!