Champaign-Urbana Grown-Up Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine's Weekend in Champaign-Urbana. Dinner and a Movie? How about a Show? Perhaps you want a weekend getaway? 1) secure a sitter (or register for one of the kids programs on our calendar), 2) make some reservations or buy some tickets 3) you can have a lovely night away with your sweetheart in C-U. Note, these events have a specific Valentine's Day theme -- … [Read more...]

Best Kept Secret: Illini Union Rec Room

Quick! Where in Champaign-Urbana can you:  a) Go bowling b) Play Wii or X Box Games c) Shoot pool d) Play arcade games All in the same place? Well, I already spoiled the answer with the title of the article. For those of you who weren't students at the University of Illinois -- or for those of you who were, but never thought of it -- the Illini Union Rec Room is a … [Read more...]

Mom Review: Climbing High at Urbana Boulders

By Bethany Parker First, let me tell you just straight off – if you haven’t been here yet, just go. It’s totally and completely worth your time. Now, on to the review. Urbana Boulders is a new climbing wall experience at 502 N. Cunningham Dr. in Urbana. It’s tucked away in the shopping plaza at the corner of Cunningham and Perkins Road – I missed it twice and … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Holiday Bucket List: 33 Things To See and Do in CU Before Christmas

If you are on Pinterest, you've seen those "Holiday Bucket List" pins.  They are a list of fun activities to see, do, or complete with your kids during the holiday season. You could think of them as a laundry list of more things you need to fit in during the holiday season, or like us, you can pick and choose from the events listed to add more local fun to your celebrations … [Read more...]

Santa Photos in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond

Thank you to Curtis Orchard for sponsoring our 2015 guide to Santa photos in Champaign-Urbana. Did you know that Curtis Orchard is open until Dec. 20? It's a great place to stop and shop for the favorite people on your gift list. And of course, Santa will be making his way to Curtis Orchard for breakfast on Dec. 5-6. Make some memories at our annual event! The event includes an … [Read more...]