Our Labor Day series concludes in one of my all-time favorite hot spots - The Windy City.
I travel here time and time again to catch Cubs games at Wrigley Field and Bulls games at the United Center, take relaxing walks at Lincoln Walk, watch cool shows at the Adler Planetarium, and even gaze out at the Willis Tower which, to my surprise, is the tallest building in the United States.
I'm also quite fond of animals, which is why I always frequent both the Lincoln Park and Brookfield zoos when I get the chance.
No matter what, I always feel right at home in this city.
Of course, one of Chicago's biggest draws is its hotels, and I have no complaints about any of the ones in which I've stayed or visited.
For one, I went to Hotel SAX Chicago for a meeting and was wowed by the sheer sophistication found inside.
The hotel's guest rooms and meeting rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, which is always a huge plus whether I'm vacationing or on business.
Also, the Crimson Lounge is a great place to grab a cocktail and unwind in the evening, while Xbox game stations and MP3 players in The Studio make for a day of fun and play with friends.
In addition, I found the Four-Diamond Swissôtel Chicago to be a great place to catch a breather after a busy day sightseeing downtown Chicago.
It is within walking distance of the city's business, entertainment and financial districts, minutes from The Art Institute of Chicago, and within miles of the O'Hare International and Midway airports.
If you're in the mood to pamper yourself, check out the Penthouse Health Club, which simply has it all: a Jacuzzi, heated indoor pool, dry sauna, and all the exercise equipment you could ever want.
And if you ever decide to hold an event or meeting in the Chicago area, keep this hotel in mind.
It has 65,000 square square feet of meeting space! Another great property to check out is Hotel 71, located on the Chicago River at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue.
Not only are the rooms huge and spacious, but they afford some of the best views imaginable of either the city itself or the Chicago River.
What a nice way to forget the day's worries! Luckily there is plenty of nightlife and several shops and restaurants in the area should you want to get out for a while.
Moreover, hotels that allow pets are a rare find nowadays, which is why I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that Wyndham Glenview Suites offers 10 pet-friendly suites.
My dog, Max, will be more than pleased! This place is also chock full of amenities including shuttle service to local businesses and attractions, and two restaurants that serve mouth-watering meals.
The Garden Atrium Cafe is a nice spot to start off the day while eating the hotel's new Fields & Sun Breakfast.
Last but not least, the eco-friendly Hotel Felix is a great option for travelers seeking boutique intimacy.
You'll spot the building's unique 1920s facade before venturing inside to find comfy rooms decorated in earth tones.
There's no doubt that everything there has been carefully designed down to the smallest detail.
There are so just many areas where I can just kick back and relax with my wife and kids, including the cozy lounge and spa.